It is now official that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is on the verge of being buried after T-Mobile became the first major carrier to roll out an update which renders the devices useless as phones. The software update will block the phone battery from charging.
Once the update is done, the phones will display on the screen a message regarding the recall and will then provide instructions on what steps to take as it will not charge.
The essence of this update is to make these mobile phones unusable, forcing the owners to return them. By January 5th, the AT&T and Sprint customers will have been reached. But Verizon customers should not expect the update any time soon. The firm refused to take part in the process, citing more risks associated with such an update.
The Note 7 was plagued with battery problems that caused some units to overheat and catch fire. This resulted in two global recalls, the permanent ceasing of production and tons of bad press for Samsung. This update is the last nail in the coffin of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s remaining in the wild.