Samsung confirmed earlier this month that it would kill the remaining Galaxy Note 7 phones in the US, and today that process officially begins.
T-Mobile has started rolling out an update to its version of the Galaxy Note 7 that disables the phone’s ability to charge. The update also includes a notification about Samsung’s Note 7 recall and info on how to return the recalled handset.
This update is version N930TUVU2APL2 and is 113.75MB in size.
Samsung has made quite a bit of progress in reclaiming all of the Note 7s in the US, having collecting 93 percent of devices to date. Some folks are still clinging to their Note 7s despite the recall and possibility of the phones catching fire, and while the Note 7 is a good phone, all of the devices need to be turned in for the safety of the owners and everyone around them. Today’s update will help with that.
The other three major US carriers will release updates to kill their Note 7s in January. AT&T and Verizon will both push it starting on January 5, while Sprint will follow on January 7.