Verizon kills the Galaxy Note 7 with last software update

Samsung announced late last year that it would release a final software update for the Galaxy Note 7 in the United States which will remotely brick the device. It will render the device incapable of charging the battery so the only way users can power it once the battery reaches 0 percent is by connecting it to a wall outlet or external charger.

While all other major carriers were quick to confirm when they will release the final Galaxy Note 7 update, Verizon initially said that it would not work with Samsung on this, but it eventually came around. Verizon is rolling out the final Galaxy Note 7 update today.

Software version MMB29M.N930VVRS3APL2 has been released by Verizon for the Galaxy Note 7. Users will see a notification on the home screen which tells them that they will no longer be able to charge the battery and that the handset will no longer work as a mobile phone once it runs out of charge. Verizon once again reiterates that those who are still holding on to their Galaxy Note 7 should power it down immediately and participate in the refund and exchange program.

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rmbln01
4 months 18 days ago

“It will render the device incapable of charging the battery so the only way users can power it once the battery reaches 0 percent is by connecting it to a wall outlet or external charger.”

What do you mean?

kronicle
4 months 16 days ago

The firmware update utilizing the KNOX Security to shut down the cellular and wifi radios…. along with borking the charging circuit. So that the phone can only power on while plugged in directly to a USB charger or PC. It’s like forcing the phone into ‘Airplane Mode’ once the update is install. But the Firmware Update completely isolates the battery and once it’s discharged you can only operate it as basically a fancy music player and camera! …..so yeah, it has to be plugged into a charger to even turn on!

maccyb
4 months 15 days ago

Thanks for clarifying that! :) I suppose some people will keep it as a camera and music player.

maccyb
4 months 18 days ago

I’m not sure if the information is correct. The phone may charge if it is switched off and plugged in, though I’m not sure that is correct either. But in any case even if it can charge it will no longer connect to the mobile network.

chan4k
4 months 18 days ago

Means that you can charge the phone after the battery is flat. So you need to wait for phone to switch off itself before connecting it to wall outlet. Otherwise, it won’t charge even if it is connected with charger when there is low battery. for example 5% or so.

eHoolie
4 months 18 days ago

RIP Note7….

 
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