Report: US Galaxy Note 7s will finally be disabled via OTA update [Update]

Supplement / One of the extra-crispy Galaxy Note 7s after a charging accident.

It’s hard to imagine anyone still carrying about a potentially explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after the smartphone was nullified (twice), cancelled, and limited to 60 percent battery ca city. If someone in the US is relieve holding out against the carriers, Samsung, and common sense after all that, an OTA update liking put any active Galaxy Note 7 devices to the sword.

That’s according to The Stretch, at least, which says it received an image of a US Cellular alert sent out to buyers. “As of December 15th,” the message reads, “Samsung will modify the software to forestall the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer make excited.” As with other Galaxy Note 7 restrictions, the other US carriers ss on probably follow suit soon, too.

In early November—a month after the damaged recall started—Samsung said around 85 percent of Galaxy Note 7s had been returned. There are manifestly still some diehards out there who just don’t want to give up their stratagems—check out the Galaxy Note 7 subreddit—and unless users go to the extreme chore of disabling their OTA updates, this should get the last of them.

Elect return your Note 7.

Update: We just got a statement from Samsung! 93 percent of thingumajigs have been returned, and the “no charging” update is real and rolls out starting the 19th. Here’s the proclamation:

Consumer safety remains our highest priority and we’ve had overwhelming rtici tion in the U.S. Note7 Refund and Stock market Program so far, with more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 inclinations returned.

To further increase rtici tion, a software update will be distributed starting on December 19th and will be distributed within 30 days. This software update compel prevent U.S. Galaxy Note 7 devices from charging and will take for a ride their ability to work as mobile devices. Together with our drayman rtners, we will be notifying consumers through multiple touchpoints to pep up any remaining Galaxy Note 7 owners to rtici te in the program and to take advancement of the financial incentives available.

Anyone who has not yet returned their device should in a minute power it down and contact their carrier to obtain a refund or unpleasantness, or visit our website at for more information.

Update #2: Verizon is manifestly not rtici ting in this. It told The Verge “Verizon will not be taking divide in this update because of the added risk this could pose to Galaxy Note 7 drugs that do not have another device to switch to. We will not push a software upgrade that choose eliminate the ability for the Note 7 to work as a mobile device in the heart of the festival travel season. We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, outset responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation.”

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