A Note 4 user, 12 Sep 2016REMOTELY??? DEACTIVATE???
so, they have 24/7 access to your (theirs) phone?... moreThey just need to give the phone an update. All phones can do that.
And carriers can block your phone the way they always have.
And by the time gsmarena reported this, we already have reports that Samsung denies they said they are going to do this (but wording was a little weird, so they may do it still).
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2016So you pay around $900 and Samsung will disable it via OTA! What a fascistic action! You get a new one... you say it like you lose your 900$
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2016So you pay around $900 and Samsung will disable it via OTA! What a fascistic action! you can get note7 new
vasilisA3, 12 Sep 2016No, it requires a GSM connection, even with no sim the phone has a GSM connection for safery r... moreCan Samsung do it directly or do they need to ask for support of my carrier to do it?
Samsung Fans: Samsung wouldn't resort to this action if you were not stubborn. They know that a recall warning would not be enough, should a more serious accident happen because of their phones - what ever happens they'd still be held accountable. Imagine if this was to cause fire in a plane and as a result cause an accident. Return this sh!t and get another one, PLEASE.
BeYourSelf1, 12 Sep 2016With an OTA Update Shamsung Can Deactivate Your Phone For Safety ...So you pay around $900 and Samsung will disable it via OTA! What a fascistic action!
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2016Of course they have. You don't own the software that runs on your phone, you buy only the righ... moreThat's why everybody should buy factory unlocked devices, disable automatic updates and root the phone to install a firewall, remove all Google and Samsung apps and don"t connect any account to the phone.
And that's why today's digital/download games are crap and physical and cracked games are better: if you own the CD/DVD you own the game. If the game is cracked, it won't need internet connection to activate / run it.
so, they have 24/7 access to your (theirs) phone??
if they can do that, what else they can do?
mir, 12 Sep 2016In hindsight, Samsung would've been much better off if they just skipped the Note series for t... moreLol you kidding me? They need money and need this to work
Spent tons on r&d, marketing and more they need these back even though I highly doubt they will at this point
I never trusted Samsung since Omnia HD. Then I got Galaxy S6 with clear cover and gave them another chance. In one week the glass was greatly scratched from that cover. Never again! And now I read about this lol.
Watchme, 12 Sep 2016Can someone explain to me how Samsung can remotely deactivate my Note7? How will they do it? D... moreYou can't really check how they can control your device because Samsung's software is mostly proprietary. And they don't publish their source code for a reason.
Technically, there is no problem to ship a privileged module (as a part of firmware) that can run commands it gets from an Internet server or SMS. After all, Google Services include an official backdoor and few people are concerned about it.
foo, 12 Sep 2016and thats the reason you buy an iphoneThat's why you buy an IPhone??? You must be stupid to believe that Apple that spys on everything you do, Doesn't have the same ability as Samsung to remotely disable ANY iPhone via a killswitch! You don't think Apple an American company doesn't share it's information with Homeland and government agencies? Now that would be silly.
Wonder what happens to the returned units. Or perhaps they are the ones that are furnished as replacement units but with new battery.
Watchme, 12 Sep 2016Can someone explain to me how Samsung can remotely deactivate my Note7? How will they do it? D... moreYes, it is the same way how 'Find My Samsung Device' works. Using GPS of course. Samsung system does all the works.
Mas Sakti, 12 Sep 2016"Remotely"? So they have the right to control any Samsung devices from far away? Are they alr... moreOf course they have. You don't own the software that runs on your phone, you buy only the right to use it.
"Ensuring the safety of its customers" by making them wait another three weeks with a grenade in their pocket? Lol. Shamesung doesn't care about the safety of its customers. All they care about is money.
BeYourSelf1, 12 Sep 2016With an OTA Update Shamsung Can Deactivate Your Phone For Safety ...But you can disable automatic updates to prevent that.
Samsung is refusing to return imported note 7 they have no value for customers who use imported note 7
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2016Samsung is refusing to return imported note 7 devices. When will you guys report this? What a ... moreYes that is correct, if you import a phone from a different company that is what you should expect.