Starting on December 19, Samsung seems to be permanently disable Galaxy Note 7 units in the US, after the new update hits the hardware. As the alert went out to at least one Note7 owner on US Cellular stating that, “As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work.” Makes sense that the South Korean electronics very much making the Galaxy Note7 hardware useless in the United States for ever, except the Verizon Note 7 units.
In the way Samsung taken unusual steps regarding the Galaxy Note 7 debacle to prevent from further explosion, this is another process that suggests worth noting to those users there do not want to return their devices. The company has been forcing users to return Note 7 units, but several fans and Samsung device lovers aren’t returning so.
According to this report, Samsung has thus far witnessed almost 90% participants in the U.S. Note 7 Refund and Exchange program. To make it a full 100-percent count, Samsung is planning to release a software update on 15th or 19th of December 2016, that will reach every single Galaxy Note 7 units in time frame of 30 days. Once received the update on Note 7, it will disable the device from charging.
This update from Samsung will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices. Alongside other carrier partners, Samsung will be notifying consumers through multiple touch panels to encourage any remaining Note 7 owners participate in the program and on the same time, take advantage of the financial incentives currently been made available.
Apart from other US Cellular partners, Verizon Wireless is said will not be taking part in this update. “We will not push a software upgrade that will eliminate the ability for the Note7 to work as a mobile device in the heart of the holiday travel season. We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation.”
It turns to be very true and accurate. It’s officially happening. Instead, the update will be sent on Dec. 19. Release notes says “prevent U.S. Galaxy Note7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices“.
T-Mobile will be pushing the update to affected Note 7 devices on December 27th. As said above, Verizon has chosen not to participate in the rollout of this update and said this:
Today, Samsung announced an update to the Galaxy Note7 that would stop the smartphone from charging, rendering it useless unless attached to a power charger. Verizon will not be taking part in this update because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note7 users that do not have another device to switch to. We will not push a software upgrade that will eliminate the ability for the Note7 to work as a mobile device in the heart of the holiday travel season. We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation.
Because, Verizon Galaxy Note 7 units aren’t going to get the new charge-restricting update, meaning that their owners might choose to keep them even after this point. Unclear that what else Samsung could do to entice the holdouts to turn their firing-phone handsets in: http://www.samsung.com/us/note7recall/
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