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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets a temporary fix

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blown up due to battery issues, Samsung solves the problem with a software update
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blown up
This official software update stops the device from fully charging, so even the units with a defective battery should no longer blow up.
Codrut Nistor,

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 turned from a new flagship with a great potential into one of Samsung's greatest nightmares so far. After a few initial reports that made everyone believe some handsets are facing battery problems due to defective third party charging cables and adapters, the company revealed that the problem is serious and decided to recall all units sold. Now, a software workaround for the problem has been just issued.

According to SamMobile, Samsung "published an advertisement in Korean newspaper The Seoul Shinmun that it will be rolling out a software update to the Galaxy Note 7 that will prevent the device from charging beyond 60 percent." The same source reveals the update will roll out starting next week - on September 20, to be more accurate.

The main reason for this update is that South Korean customers are celebrating a major holiday this week, and so most are choosing to ignore Samsung's warnings and not to return their new phablets for the time being. Obviously, this software workaround is just a temporary measure that would prevent the Galaxy Note 7 units in use to blow up, but all should have their batteries replaced sooner or later.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5565 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-14 (Update: 2016-09-14)