Samsung plans to push updates that ‘kills off” the exploding Note 7

Note 7 Samsung to push updates that "kills off" the exploding Note 7

The smartphone manufacturer, Samsung wants to end all the miseries of the Note 7 as 2016 draws to a close, by pushing out a “kill update” to all the devices still out there.  It seems Samsung want to make sure the “Note 7 bad-luck” doesn’t follow her into the New year.

Over the months users have been reporting many glitches and burns from the Note 7, as the manufacturer suspend sales of the device, but still there are thousands of Note 7 still roaming people pockets even though it recall program had 93% success rate.

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“We’ve had overwhelming participation in the US Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program so far, with more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note7 devices returned.

The “kill update” would render any device useless as it won’t be able to charge.

In September, Samsung recalled about 2 million Note7 devices after numerous reports of them catching fire as a result of faulty batteries. The following month saw Samsung officially stop production of the device.

In a statement Samsung said, “Consumer safety remains our highest priority.

“To further increase participation, a software update will be released starting on December 19th and will be distributed within 30 days. This software update will prevent U.S. Galaxy Note7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices.”

Cnet also reported that AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint are willing to kill off Galaxy Note 7 by releasing a software update after the holidays to make Samsung’s device unusable.

T-Mobile’s update will come December 27, while AT&T will release the update on January 5. Sprint will push out the new software to its users on January 8.

“We always want to do the right thing and make sure our customers are safe, so on December 27 we will roll out Samsung’s latest software update, which is designed to stop all remaining Note 7 devices from charging,” T-Mobile said in a statement provided to CNET.

“T-Mobile customers who still have a Note7 should immediately power down and stop using the device, and bring it back to a T-Mobile store for a full refund and a replacement device.”

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