ok guys i have the second model with green battery and i have not received any updates what so ever. i used a no root firewall and yes all have been blocked. you can customize it to block both wifi and data connections. i still want to use my note 7 till s8 6.3 inch screen is released. the firewall program is called no root firewall. i really dont want to post this post and want to keep it a secret so that samsung and the carriers try to tell them to remove the option to disable the updates. but what ever. download it for those of you who haven't gotten the updates yet!