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Samsung details how you can identify the new Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has finally started replacing Galaxy Note 7 units that have faulty batteries with those that don’t. There’s nothing different about the new stock other than the battery which is now being sourced from a different supplier. Samsung has now detailed the steps through which you can identify the “New Galaxy Note 7.”

As previously reported, units in the new inventory feature a green battery icon. Samsung says that the icon is going to be visible in three locations: the Status Bar, the Always On Display screen as well as the Power Off prompt screen. The retail box of the new inventory also features a black square symbol which immediately lets you know that the handset inside does not have a faulty battery. Samsung has once again reiterated its commitment to the safety of customers and has urged Galaxy Note 7 owners across the globe to immediately participate in the replacement program.

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Tokher
Tokher

Well Samsung must Send New Updates of green icon and for better life battery. I am Samsung fan but only thing i hate about Samsung is slow updates.
And i hope New batteries aren’t gonna cause problems.

superg05
superg05

they could simply just print rev. 2 on the back for revision 2

maccyb
maccyb

That’s the best option, and easiest, I think the green battery icon is probably related to the flying situation, you can show your battery icon easily to a flight attendant..

churritin01
churritin01

Sprint new replacement note 7 doesn’t have any green icons either

maccyb
maccyb

Just talking to a friend who is a Sprint customer in the US. He just got a system update and his battery is green. It has a white battery icon and only changes after the update

DazzerD
DazzerD

I have received a replacement Blue Coral Note7 today in the UK but there is no green battery icon. I have done a software update that was available but still no green battery icon. Samsung UK say they have no knowledge at this time of Samsung’s global press release about how to identify a safe Note7 from the battery icon..

At this point I have no way to demonstrate that I have a safe Note7. I’m fast losing patience with Samsung.

friss
friss

What will happen to those recalled note7 that the users didn’t exchange? What will happen to their note7 battery indicator?

mantaka
mantaka

You will be able to just flash that firmware via Odin and sell the phone as safe… this is why I don’t like this method at all!

sammay69
sammay69

The black square one the box cant be flashed via an update

tiborh
tiborh

hi

my SM-N9300 got an update, and green icons appeared, as described.

well done.

friss
friss

Nobody has received the new software update yet but yours N9300 got it? My N930FD show no update.

manojmcn
manojmcn

My Note 7 is a new batch but the software update is not yet available. As per Samung, the update will be pushed later this month. Till then we can use the IMEI check to ascertain that the phone is a brand new non-issue set

Rcypher
Rcypher

I have my replacement and the battery icon is not green…

waelnd
waelnd

i think you will get the green icon thru SW update. But still i would advise you to give Sasmsung customer service a call.

mantaka
mantaka

Damn, this makes me wan’t to cancel my pre-order. Green is ugly as f**k. Green on AOD is just plain stupid… I can’t take this shit any more…

Belarrius
Belarrius

It’s just for the main theme

mantaka
mantaka

Thank god!