T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 receives killer update2016-12-28 16:27 by Daniela
Tags: T-Mobile, Galaxy Note 7
T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to start killing remotely Galaxy Note 7 phones. A software update has already been released. The build number for the update is N930TUVU2APL2.
The update will prevent the handset from charging and connecting to networks. It will also show a notification with information about Samsung's Galaxy Note7 recall and the steps needed to return the device.
The other carriers are also expected to release such updates. AT&T and Verizon - on January 5, and Sprint - on January 8.
Samsung and carriers agreed to take the unprecedented step of issuing the killer update after some Note 7 owners continued to use their devices despite the recall and many dozens of incidents of batteries exploding, smoking, or catching fire. About 7% of the Note 7 devices sold in the United States were still in use two weeks ago, Samsung said.
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