11-01-2016 08:10 PM
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  1. jgraves1107's Avatar
    CPSC reported that they had investigated 23 reports of 'safe' Note 7 failing prior to issuing the final (second) recall.

    (edited... CPSC doesn't deal with anecdotal evidence)
    They investigated yes, but have note said it was the official cause. That is what bothers me. They also only issued the recall because Samsung decided to discontinue rather than take chances.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    10-21-2016 11:15 AM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    They investigated yes, but have note said it was the official cause. That is what bothers me. They also only issued the recall because Samsung decided to discontinue rather than take chances.
    Of course... they don't know why the phone is going up in smoke, but they know the phone is going up in smoke. The phone is defective... It has nothing to do with the user patterns or anything of the sort.. if it was, all the other phones would be going up at the same rate and they most certainly are not. There is something seriously wrong with the phone. That is an indisputable truth.

    Samsung still needs to determine the root cause of the problem, but that root cause isn't necessary for a recall, it's necessary for them to continue as a viable mobile phone manufacturer.
    10-21-2016 12:23 PM
  3. Adaboy's Avatar
    I was thinking in terms of recalls and I've dealt with a few products that were recalled. For example The drivers seat in my car was recalled last month because of a fire danger from the electronic controls. 5 yrs later a recall on a 2011 Buick Regal CXL.. Now is GMC going to disable your car because you don't, No! I know some people will not turn in this phone unless it gets disable!
    Cary Quinn and kevinpleasants like this.
    10-21-2016 03:09 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I was thinking in terms of recalls and I've dealt with a few products that were recalled. For example The drivers seat in my car was recalled last month because of a fire danger from the electronic controls. 5 yrs later a recall on a 2011 Buick Regal CXL.. Now is GMC going to disable your car because you don't, No! I know some people will not turn in this phone unless it gets disable!
    Do any cars even have this kind of ability for remote disabling? I know mine don't. So that analogy doesn't work. Even if possible, it's still up to the manufacturer. Samsung may decide to do this when someone like HTC may not and vice versa.


    EDIT: While disabling a car may not be possible for a recall, I do know some dealerships have held vehicles basically for ransom when someone has modified the emissions in an illegal way and wouldn't release it until the owner paid to put things back to normal. So there is that option.
    10-21-2016 04:54 PM
  5. Adaboy's Avatar
    Yes they do! My car has On Star and you can remotely disable it, diagnosis, and start it via On Star! So its a fair analogy..
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    10-21-2016 10:01 PM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Yes they do! My car has On Star and you can remotely disable it, diagnosis, and start it via On Star! So its a fair analogy..
    Ah. I don't have a "connected vehicle." I.e. No On-Star, no Wi-Fi, no mobile data connections, etc. Good luck remotely disabling that.
    jgraves1107, Adaboy and maclancer like this.
    10-21-2016 10:40 PM
  7. jgraves1107's Avatar
    And that is why the dealer never works on my truck. But heh I get the mechanics discount at Ford cuz I bought it from him. It's so cool getting parts dirt cheap. Now go join note 7 rebel on Facebook. There are a lot of people that refuse to give up the Note 7.
    mmsean likes this.
    10-22-2016 01:10 AM
  8. dario12v's Avatar
    Exactly. And these daily posts about phone disabling are totally unnecessary. Those of us still using the phone DO NOT CARE! I'm using mine until it's bricked, a deadline is announced, or the S8 is out.
    Same here... Using until last possible minute or s8 is out
    cnotes63, Adaboy and Cary Quinn like this.
    10-22-2016 01:30 AM
  9. LeoRex's Avatar
    Just a warning to the thread... Altering ones IMEI is illegal and any discussion here could be grounds for banishment across all of Mobile Nation's family of sites.

    We've had a few people suggesting the practice, I suggest that you avoid doing it again.
    10-23-2016 02:20 PM
  10. akordboy's Avatar
    Can't change your imei, but you can disable software updates. I've done so. Use an app like package disabler pro to disable all the update services. Don't need them updating my phone until I send it back in.
    Which update service needs to be disabled for OTA updates?
    10-23-2016 04:20 PM
  11. piinkRainbowz's Avatar
    One of our replacement Note 7s had a couple of glitches, so we took it to Sprint for repair yesterday. The Sprint tech couldn't fix the glitch and called Samsung tech support. After the conversation with Samsung, the Sprint tech still had trouble getting the phone to work. He found out Samsung disabled gmail access on the phone so it wouldn't work anymore. Then we found out today that Samsung plans to do this to all Note 7s in 2-3 weeks. Just a heads up in case you aren't aware of this so that you can be prepared.
    But only Google can disable Gmail support for your device.

    Samsung maybe able to disable support to the email app but not Gmail. And it would done as an update. And out of all people why would they choose you. One random person.

    I smell bull.
    10-23-2016 05:56 PM
  12. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Which update service needs to be disabled for OTA updates?
    Samsung to Disable Note 7 Functionality Soon-screenshot_20161023-194042.png These are the ones I disabled. Now when I go to the software update section of settings, it just force closes so that should be sufficient.
    10-23-2016 07:41 PM
  13. soldier45's Avatar
    Turning in my N7 this Friday when the LG V20 releases with a $200 gift card and free $149 headphones.
    10-23-2016 07:55 PM
  14. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Turning in my N7 this Friday when the LG V20 releases with a $200 gift card and free $149 headphones.
    Just a heads up the headphones won't be included. You'll have to go to LG's promotion site to redeem them like Samsung with the Gear/SD cards.
    10-23-2016 08:14 PM
  15. soldier45's Avatar
    Just a heads up the headphones won't be included. You'll have to go to LG's promotion site to redeem them like Samsung with the Gear/SD cards.
    I know I got the sd card from Best Buy the same day on the spot for getting the N7 but know about the LG promotion site. Thanks.
    10-23-2016 08:27 PM
  16. ilordvader's Avatar
    Got notification today in Dubai
    after 31st Oct will be able to use only till 60% battery life
    10-28-2016 08:20 AM
  17. James Beam's Avatar
    Got notification today in Dubai
    after 31st Oct will be able to use only till 60% battery life
    You could try using something like Package Disabler Pro and disable the system updates and see if you can avoid it that way.
    10-28-2016 10:11 AM
  18. keepnitreel's Avatar
    You could try using something like Package Disabler Pro and disable the system updates and see if you can avoid it that way.
    There's a thread over on XDA stating that the new update to Package Disabler Pro will not disable OTA updates. Don't update the app if you don't want to lose this functionality
    From A Buick 8 likes this.
    10-28-2016 11:50 AM
  19. dejanh's Avatar
    There's a thread over on XDA stating that the new update to Package Disabler Pro will not disable OTA updates. Don't update the app if you don't want to lose this functionality
    Source? I have the latest version of Package Disabler Pro and I can still see and control the OTA packages.

    Edit: Wow, so much for owning the stuff you paid for. If someone chooses not to want to receive updates, that is that persons choice. What a blatantly dirty move by Samsung and the devs...both Package Disabler Pro and EZ Disabler removed access to those two packages. I think they got paid off.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ablerpro&hl=en
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...disabler&hl=en

    Dirty, dirty business. Well, mine are still disabled so ha!
    10-28-2016 12:11 PM
  20. James Beam's Avatar
    There's a thread over on XDA stating that the new update to Package Disabler Pro will not disable OTA updates. Don't update the app if you don't want to lose this functionality
    Hmm, that's interesting. Thanks,good to know! Glad I installed it when I did...
    From A Buick 8 likes this.
    10-28-2016 12:14 PM
  21. ilordvader's Avatar
    Yes dirty trick
    so the rest are stuck & will get auto update & be forced to get only 60%
    VERY BAD
    10-28-2016 01:41 PM
  22. keepnitreel's Avatar
    Yes dirty trick
    so the rest are stuck & will get auto update & be forced to get only 60%
    VERY BAD
    Your not stuck. The OP from the XDA thread has a copy of the previous APK for anyone that needs it
    10-28-2016 01:54 PM
  23. JohnT3's Avatar
    Source? I have the latest version of Package Disabler Pro and I can still see and control the OTA packages.

    Edit: Wow, so much for owning the stuff you paid for. If someone chooses not to want to receive updates, that is that persons choice. What a blatantly dirty move by Samsung and the devs...both Package Disabler Pro and EZ Disabler removed access to those two packages. I think they got paid off.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ablerpro&hl=en
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...disabler&hl=en

    Dirty, dirty business. Well, mine are still disabled so ha!
    I'm sure there was a conversation about whether or not they wanted to be involved in negating Samsung's efforts to make the phone safe and if they wanted any part of the repercussions of a phone starting a fire. I don't agree with it necessarily but I could see how they wouldn't really have a choice if Samsung or Google decided to make a point of it.
    athenatp likes this.
    10-28-2016 02:58 PM
  24. dejanh's Avatar
    I'm sure there was a conversation about whether or not they wanted to be involved in negating Samsung's efforts to make the phone safe and if they wanted any part of the repercussions of a phone starting a fire. I don't agree with it necessarily but I could see how they wouldn't really have a choice if Samsung or Google decided to make a point of it.
    There is no such thing as liability by proxy in this case. The creators of the tool are not targeting Samsung specifically because of the Note7 fiasco, and the tools were widely available years before any of the current events transpired with the same functionality. The devs were paid off or threatened and therefore buckled. I am going to go with paid off.
    10-28-2016 03:33 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm sure there was a conversation about whether or not they wanted to be involved in negating Samsung's efforts to make the phone safe and if they wanted any part of the repercussions of a phone starting a fire. I don't agree with it necessarily but I could see how they wouldn't really have a choice if Samsung or Google decided to make a point of it.
    This. If anything I am sure the devs wanted to not "encourage" keeping a recalled phone. I can't say I blame them.

    All in all it is their app to remove / update features so nothing new in regards to apps. As for others if you feel like your purchase was not what you wanted I would contact them or Google for a refund.
    Teamjones likes this.
    10-28-2016 03:39 PM
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