New software updates have been sent to the Galaxy Note 7 by all the US carriers to permanently disable it. If you are hoping for a new update for your Samsung phone, it will make your Note 7 completely useless. The South Korean phone maker has been begging the Note 7 users to return their phones. About 3 weeks ago, Samsung reported that only 93% of the phones were returned. T-Mobile was the first US phone company to set a date for the update after which the Galaxy Note 7 will not be able to hold a charge. This move will hopefully compel the Samsung users to finally return their devices. The battery killing update weighs about 114 MB. The changelog reads that the update will “send an on-screen notification about the recall with action steps to take and will prevent the charge ability of the device.”
The company said that the update “will prevent U.S. Galaxy Note 7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices.” But, Galaxy Note 7 users have not verified whether the update indeed damaged the cellular capabilities of their phones. AT&T, Sprint and Verizon are also going to release the update early next year. The US carriers and South Korean tech goliath are hoping that this update will dispatch all the Note 7 devices back to their offices. Samsung has yet to give a thorough explanation on what caused their Galaxy Note 7’s to explode in the first place. If you are reading this and you possess a Galaxy Note 7 phone, you can head over to Samsung’s recall website for help on your options.