Yesterday Verizon started rolling out a software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note7 that came with two features, basically - a green battery indicator for safe units and a big bad warning for those unreplaced exploding ones.
And now the Note7 units sold by both AT&T and T-Mobile are starting to receive the same update. If you've already replaced your phablet with a safe version, then you'll see a green battery icon in the status bar, the Always On Display, and the power menu when you want to turn the phone off. The color of the icon will confirm that your device is safe.
On the other hand, if you still have a unit that's prone to catching fire, then you'll get a big warning message about replacing it as soon as possible. This will be shown every time you reboot the Note7, and also when you plug it in to charge.
After applying the update on AT&T's model, you'll be on build UCS2APHE, while for the T-Mobile Note7 that's UVU2API4. Like all over-the-air rollouts, this too could take a few days before it reaches all handsets out there.
I want massanger
While waiting for my replacement Note7, Samsung loaned me a brand new S6. I'm impressed with the way they're handling the problem so far. I remain confident with the product. It's just a battery problem - had this been the older removable batte...
Yes, I'm so sad knowing that my Note 7 is the hands down best phablet sized phone on the planet. Sooooooo Sad.