Anonymous, 06 Jan 2017If you disable the updates properly, it won't update anymore.
One of Samsung's updates prob... moreDude, please let me know how to get in touch with you. Tell me how can I disable the bloody updates. Thanks.
RejZoR, 06 Jan 2017People bitch about it when they used it for something bad. And here we are at a point when peo... moreI'm not complaining, I'm saying this article proves that phone companies have the power to update your phone with problems or limitations.
So this note 7 update is necessary, but what about all the other updates that came out for other phones? Were they strictly to enhance the phone,or to gradually install a big or battery drainer over time to make you purchase a new phone?
Julliard, 06 Jan 2017Disabling updates do nothing. There a lot of forum people complaining the update still go thro... moreIf you disable the updates properly, it won't update anymore.
One of Samsung's updates probably changed the system to ignore the disable update setting. If those people disabled the updates immediately when they bought their phones, it would have not happened.
But even if Samsung ignores the setting to disable updates, people still can root their phones an they can uninstall / disable the updater service. They also can install a firewall to block all connections to Samsung's servers and the carrier's servers.
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2017All Note 7 users should disable all updates on their Note 7. Also, they should change their IMEI.Disabling updates do nothing. There a lot of forum people complaining the update still go through their note7 even after they disable everything. In other country Samsung had disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as cell and data service so it wont be able to make a call or access the internet in any way. Most carrier already stop supporting Note7. No sim card work with it anymore. IMEI change is useless. Samsung prevent the phone from charging anymore. There are only around 10% Note7 left around the world anyway. Not a sustainable community.
The Note 7 debacle is all about context and trade-off.
Samsung employs good engineers to produce world-class products, as do other major manufacturers. Product planners, marketing and sales executives respond to market demands when specifying new products. Good air-time is essential and users appear obsessed with slim, lightweight mobiles with attractive lines. Development and manufacturing lead times and high costs don't allow long enough for adequate field testing given the 6-12 month sales cycle.
I've owned several Tab, S and Note series devices and use the S-pen to achieve efficient electronic note-taking and drawing for business and research. I pre-ordered the Note 7, returned the first unit in September and the second unit in October because I believed Samsung when it suggested that the battery was oversize and the battery plates were distoring when the device was assembled making a short-circuit and melt-down inevitable. Samsung's explanation implied a HUGE quality management issue AND left users WITHOUT insurance cover for consequential damages resulting from a melt-down.
'Instrumental' explains the issue as unacceptably tight manufacturing tolerances, which could explain the random nature of the melt-downs; and raises the question "have earlier fixed battery devices ignored safety-tolerance standards?" - time will tell.
Recent commentary may indicate that the melt-down could be model specific given the differential use of Qualcomm SoC for CDMA and Samsung SoC for GSM carrier markets and the unknown use of charger-devices related to melt-down (fast charging, normal charging or the use of cheap non-certified third-party chargers).
Samsung did the right thing with the first recall, but did not adequately establish cause before shipping replacement devices.
IF Samsung truly put customer service and safety first, then Samsung would have provided replacement Note 5 devices upon request (I asked several times) to people like me who are heavy S-pen users and it would have published a candid explanation of the root-cause for melt-down, which would have better encouraged users to exchange their Note 7 leaving very few devices in the 'wild'. That would have avoided a need to first reduce usability and then brick devices, pressure carriers to resort to in-country mobile service turn-offs, and use strong-arm tactics to coerce software suppliers into withdrawing software product that can prevent device bricking and turn-off.
Samsung appears to be using the end of the 'refund process' to apply further pressure to users before they are in a position to make a well-informed decision based upon the candid report.
I've obtained a version 2 Note 7 (in a flame-resistant bag) for research purposes, only use a standard-rate Samsung charger in a steel safe during observed recharging, and use an outright purchased S7 Edge for gear-VR experiments to avoid the slight risk of melt-down near to the eyes and I will make an informed decision as to how I use the Note 7 once Samsung releases its candid report.
Limiting charge is nice and fine... but what if someone delibrately doesnt install a single update.... does that allow him to charge 100% and such person will use his handset for as long as he wishes.... untill it catches fire ?
This is ridiculous. They sell you a device for an outrage of a price, then they brick it remotely so you have to buy a new one. WTF. This should be completely illegal.
Truth, 05 Jan 2017Wow, they just openly admitted they have the power to brick your phone with an "update"People bitch about it when they used it for something bad. And here we are at a point when people are bitching over it when they are using it to save people by preventing them from using potentially lethal devices...
Note 7 fans will keep it anyways, its easy to flash first rom without any batter limitations and just disable OTA, then you'r good to go
Wow, they just openly admitted they have the power to brick your phone with an "update"
nicknameds, 05 Jan 2017Because people are stupid. Simple as that.lol, Mostly Note 7 from europe n America usually blow up, but in Asia rarely have problem, And i'm still use it til now with battery 100%, Never see problem xD
Anonymous, 05 Jan 2017All Note 7 users should disable all updates on their Note 7. Also, they should change their IMEI.NO! They should give the phone to Samsung for full refund (or now they're wait for discount in the article), then we can find ally close this irrational Note 7 page.
There are still ppl using note7 and there have not been any incidents of fire since recall ....doesnt this sound fishy?
I don't understand why people won't just give up their Note7s. A newer model is coming in a few months. Be patient.
From the day one, I used to think its is more Design (Hardware formation) flaw rather than Battery... Samsung may hesitant to take their blame on Design as it might questions on other devices (especially Slim Flagships), so it easily to blame on Battery Things to conceal the main flaws...
It is still Okay, if Samsung puts some extensive care on reliability over compacting the internals into slim form factors in future Phones..