1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    For various reasons, I often use Bluetooth to transfer files and data between my PC and Samsung S8+ phone. (In situations, where USB or Wifi is not an option.) Anyway, recently I received a forced update from T-Mobile, which crippled my phone's Bluetooth capabilities, so the phone can no longer make a Bluetooth connection to the PC. Also the Bluetooth tethering option has been disabled / removed. I tried doing a factory reset, and removed the T-Mobile SIM card, but the Bluetooth tethering option is still not available.

    So I have 3 questions:

    1) Is there some way to re-flash the phone with the original OS, and restore Bluetooth functionality, or is my phone permanently ruined?

    2) If I switch to a different carrier, which one can be trusted not to send crippling updates to my phone?

    3) Can I sue T-Mobile for crippling my phone?
    11-25-2019 03:08 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.

    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist

    11-25-2019 03:15 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    What Android version you on ? Pie 9.0
    11-25-2019 03:16 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you sure it was a T-Mobile thing? It may have been something from Samsung. Have you already tried it in Safe Mode? https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-34283

    You can always sue anybody, but it's unlikely the case would get very far.
    11-25-2019 03:16 PM

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