1. marzfreerider's Avatar
    Looking at buying the Note 7 unlocked. I have an S7edge carrier locked and the updates are horribly slow. I have looked online for answers but they are conflicting at best, hoping people here who have unlocked Samsung phones will be able to help with answers. Thanks

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    08-20-2016 04:32 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    So far track record isn't as good as some of the carrier devices. Which is weird.
    08-20-2016 04:36 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Like he said. Unlocked us several months behind carriers.
    08-21-2016 10:01 PM
  4. vientiane's Avatar
    That the reason I switch to Note 7, my S7 edge U.S unlocked version never has update since it came out.
    08-21-2016 10:19 PM
  5. marzfreerider's Avatar
    That the reason I switch to Note 7, my S7 edge U.S unlocked version never has update since it came out.
    My carrier bought S7edge is usually 2-3 months behind the release as well. I was hoping for a more consistent and timely updates. Too bad a company of their size can't get it together.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-22-2016 04:22 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    My carrier bought S7edge is usually 2-3 months behind the release as well. I was hoping for a more consistent and timely updates. Too bad a company of their size can't get it together.

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    The Verizon s7 was pretty up to date... It got both the June and July security patches. The unlocked is still on May, I believe
    08-22-2016 10:39 AM
  7. sangs's Avatar
    The unlocked S7E (US variant) we have has never received an update. But the Verizon model has received an update every month.
    08-22-2016 10:52 AM
  8. bhatech's Avatar
    Samsung has ignored the US unlocked version completely, all carrier versions received monthly updates frequently.

    I don't know why they release an unlocked non carrier model and not keep it up top date. People who are buying the unlocked unbranded model care about this stuff and the main reason they buy is for carrier free experience and fast updates. Hopefully, they correct this since I'm planning to sell my T-Mobile Note 7 and buy the us unlocked version when they release later in the year. By then if the S7 US unlocked model haven't received a single update then I'll probably pick up the international unlocked version since they update that once in a while.
    vientiane likes this.
    08-22-2016 10:57 AM
  9. race4life's Avatar
    That the reason I switch to Note 7, my S7 edge U.S unlocked version never has update since it came out.
    I had an unlocked ATT branded S7 Edge that never got OTA updates. But if you bring it to the Samsung req at a Best Buy they can force the update to your phone. Not sure about all unlocked version but might want to try that if you are close to a Best Buy.
    08-22-2016 11:02 AM
  10. lanocus's Avatar
    I don't know about US samsung devices. But here in Ukraine my Note 5 gets the security update timely. Got the August security patch like 2 weeks ago

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    08-22-2016 11:07 AM
  11. bhatech's Avatar
    I had an unlocked ATT branded S7 Edge that never got OTA updates. But if you bring it to the Samsung req at a Best Buy they can force the update to your phone. Not sure about all unlocked version but might want to try that if you are close to a Best Buy.
    Sim unlock has nothing to with OTA updates. Since yours is an AT&T branded version, you will get whatever updates AT&T approves pushes. It's still an AT&T phone just sim unlocked. Let's say you put a T-Mobile sim, still doesn't matter updates come thru AT&T since it runs AT&T firmware.
    08-22-2016 06:14 PM
  12. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Sim unlock has nothing to with OTA updates. Since yours is an AT&T branded version, you will get whatever updates AT&T approves pushes. It's still an AT&T phone just sim unlocked. Let's say you put a T-Mobile sim, still doesn't matter updates come thru AT&T since it runs AT&T firmware.
    No, AT&T send updates over the mobile network of lying so you must have a valid AT&T sim card to receive updates. Smart Switch doesn't work either
    08-22-2016 06:48 PM
  13. bhatech's Avatar
    No, AT&T send updates over the mobile network of lying so you must have a valid AT&T sim card to receive updates. Smart Switch doesn't work either
    Thanks for clarifying, so you need to have a valid AT&T sim card to update an AT&T branded phone irrespective of sim unlocked or not. That sucks !!
    08-22-2016 06:58 PM
  14. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Yes, it's well locked down
    08-23-2016 01:27 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    No, AT&T send updates over the mobile network of lying so you must have a valid AT&T sim card to receive updates. Smart Switch doesn't work either
    You can take it to Samsung inside best buy to update
    anon(632115) likes this.
    08-23-2016 10:07 AM

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