I* agree innocent people have got hurt, it's not cool to hold onto something that can injure and burn possibly cause deaths...when there's a nationwide hell, worldwide pretty much recall on something I feel it's the responsible thing to do and follow the methods of switching devices but some don't feel that way so they in turn decide to take the chance but that chance could very possible injure someone else too like say if one exploded and caught something on fire that hurt innocent people which may have happened already but I think it's been more personal injuries as of yet, leg burn from it being in pocket etc.
And I'm, just posting what I read, it's not to rub in anyone's face. Anyone who knows me from XDA knows I'm not that type of person whatsoever. This is simply to let people know that a change is coming that will be forced on them if they have a Note 7 still....they can take that for what they want.
After the IMEI blocking and kill updates are completed only hard core techies will still be able to use their Note7's. Laypeople don't have the skills and patience to muck around with the s/w and IMEI to keep the phone functioning. That'll leave a handful of people clinging to a phone that, in most people's minds including Samsung's, doesn't really exist. Nougat for the S7 Edge literally ports the Note7's s/w features over so the only thing missing will be the iris scanner, S Pen, and USB C. Shortly after the S8 will be announced with even more new h/w and s/w features than the Note7 had. Maybe then the Note7 can be left to rest in peace. Fewer and fewer people are posting less and less in this forum. That's a harbinger of things to come.