T-Mobile begins issuing its Note 7-killing update
T-Mobile has begun administering the drug (opens in new tab) that will prove fatal to the twice-recalled Note 7, an update that will eventually roll out to all remaining units (some 100,000) in the U.S. The update, which will be required, adds a persistent notification to the Note 7. It also prevents it from being charged, and limits its connectivity to the network. In other words, the update kills the Note 7.
AT&T, Sprint and, reluctantly, Verizon, have all agreed to begin issuing the same update starting January 5. The build number is N930TUVU2APL2 and, of course, it's not Nougat. Come on, people.
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Still, wish there was a quick and painless way to get people off of this safety hazard phone and get them a new stable one.
All phones carry a slight chance of exploding due to their lithium ion batteries = YES.
However all phones do not explode at the same rate as Note 7's because they were not built with a defective design, hence the change is much lower with a phone that has not been proven to have a defective design.
This statement is an outright lie OR you do not know what "all the time" means. I have seen many phones not in the act of exploding. CORRECTION: ALL phones I have witnessed have been in a non-exploding state. Seriously, BMW may choose to continue to sell, but Samsung has NOT. Plus, Samsung has gone to great lengths to get the phone returned to them. This is a distinction that should be heeded.
I wonder what is so special about this particular device that they would be so stubborn about holding onto it, risking fire, risking a crippled device, losing out on $800+, risking being booted off a flight. I wonder if they really care about a phone so much that they would ignore recalls, public shaming, and safety hazards to themselves and others.
You can't claim ignorance and you can't claim that this device is so singularly critical to your daily life. So really...what ARE you trying to prove?