Who is still using their Note 7?

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saulc1981

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Apr 7, 2014
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Good luck taking mine back wish i would have never sent in the first one i got from them but they arent taking my replacement thats for sure. I still got my upgrade so ill wait it out until the note 8 unless there is word that they are absolutely not making the note series in which case ill upgrade to the S8 if it is true that they are planning to release early in january and have that one blow up as well because they keep trying to release earlier and earlier like the note 7.
 

corvette72778

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Oct 8, 2013
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Well i finally broke down and switched my note 7 to the Note Edge N915, but crazy the damm corporate store wouldnt even take back my phone because I bought it at a 3rd party Sprint store, anyone heard of that or encountered it yet? I thought it was mandatory they HAD TO TAKE IT BACK, unreal and wasting my time now
Yes. You have to go through Samsung for 3rd party sales. It's a pain. I did for one of the n7 I have
 

HANSONOTE7

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They will still push the update no matter what mine was turned off and I tried even stopping it as it was happening. This also happened to a friend no way to avoid it lol

So, in the end they will brick the unit? I was thinking of keeping it and hoping to flash it with the earlier firmware someday...
 

Chippy_boy

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So, in the end they will brick the unit? I was thinking of keeping it and hoping to flash it with the earlier firmware someday...

No.

They can only update your phone if you have the necessary services running on the phone, so if you disable those services, then they cannot remotely update it.
 

YOSEFE

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Where can I download firmware Baseband version N930FXXU2BPI5 and Build number N930FXXU2BPI7? Sammobile has a correct EE version, but has "EVR" where I have "XXU" for the CSC, and are slow to download on the free platform.

Thank you in advance.
 

mecampo

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Jan 19, 2011
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still using mine on Tmobile, got updated so push stock firmware thru ODIN and back to 100% battery

disabled the ota and samsung updates

now am still contemplating whether to give it up or not and if i give it up whether go the LG route or to the dark side Apple
 

force70

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Jan 27, 2012
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Ive got a text from FIDO (Canada) They will be turning off N7s starting Dec 12.

lol...me too from rogers.

idiots....they are going to have a handful with me...i spend almost $6000 a year with them...and I wont pay a cent if they kill my note 7.

it still shouldn't be a problem to get a ew imei if thats how they are blocking them but its the principle of it.

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OkayGK

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lol...me too from rogers.

idiots....they are going to have a handful with me...i spend almost $6000 a year with them...and I wont pay a cent if they kill my note 7.

it still shouldn't be a problem to get a ew imei if thats how they are blocking them but its the principle of it.

Sent from my SM-N930W8 using Tapatalk 2

laugh, forget the principle. I want to keep my n7

Let me know what you decide on as im going to be looking for other way to keep my n7
 

Chippy_boy

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Yet another example of this totally botched and uncoordinated mess. i.e. still no plans at all to block Note7's here in the UK where the recall is entirely voluntary and you can even take it on a plane (provided the airline allows it - some do, some don't).

What REALLY annoys me about Samsung's increasingly aggressive moves, is that they seem to have forgotten one very important point: They do not OWN the Note7's any more. The Note7's out in the field do not belong to Samsung.

I fully understand that Samsung wants them all back, and it *may* have the only the best intentions regarding that (Personally, I don't believe that for 1 second - I don't think it's about consumer safety at all now). However, this does not give it the right to go around maliciously vandalising other peoples' property like this!

If they really want all the devices back, how about offering some decent incentives, rather than this all stick and no carrot approach? Like free S8 for any Note7 returns. An S7 is NOT an adequate replacement, and here in the UK, you don't even get any compensation.
 
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jopa7

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Apr 13, 2012
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Still using mine although having some random freezes, reboots etc.. Was talking today with a friend who provides technical support for Samsung here in PT and he told me that they will disable network functionality gradually also in Europe - no timeline

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    I'm using mine, I dont have any problems with it, it never gets up to past 38C fast charging 3.0 + intense gaming, performance is amazing no lag or shutter even in pornhub with multi window. I cant complain about anything with this unit, I'm afraid they would actually send me a device that doesn't run as well as this one. I love this damn thing!
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    I don't know why anyone thinks its outrageous for Samsung to kill all the Note 7's from working. They have a corporate and legal responsibility for your safety now the device is deemed unsafe. Back in August I mentioned somewhere on the Note 7 forum that Samsung would deactivate all the devices. I mentioned they would try the softy softy approach first, and then for all the stubborn ones, do it the hard way.

    Also, as painful as it is to say goodbye to the phone, anyone still using it is IMO totally irresponsible. I had 2 x Note 7's and was left totally frustrated as their wasn't anything similar to replace it with!

    I disagree with almost every syllable of the above.

    First, and very importantly, so I will emphasize this: Samsung do not own MY phone! It is MY property, not theirs. They have no right to go around willfully damaging other people's property, no matter what the moral or other responsibilities they may think they have. (Not that this has anything to do with safety any more, it's simply about Samsung wanting to do what's best for Samsung, which makes their actions even more unacceptable.)

    Second, it is not "totally irresponsible" to use a device here in the UK when there have been thousands shipped here and no one solitary issue with any of them. You don't go around saying it's socially irresponsible to drive a car, but when you do, there's a chance you might crash and kill people. But the chances of that are deemed very low, so you are not deemed to be "totally irresponsible" to drive a car are you. The chance of problems is fundamental to the argument and since the chance of my phone overheating - let alone catching fire, and even more unlikely caused third party damage - are minuscule. It is not "totally irresponsible" to do something with minuscule chance of problems.
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    Who is still using their Note 7 even though samsung told us to stop using and power down our phones? Im still using my Note 7 while waiting for my replacement but I'm a little concern now since I saw those news headline about Note 7 incidents one after another.

    Are you still using your Note 7?
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    Wow, stumbled upon this thread from Reddit (Hey Reddit!) and the level of stupidity is quite high.
    You guys have a phone that can burst into flames any time, that is not going to get any update, that has NO ($0) resale value and that will be blacklisted in mere days. And yet none of you thought about returning to your carrier and/or Samsung, to get either another phone or to get a full refund (iirc, they offered that some time ago, they might still do). You literally bought a non-refundable $900 bomb with a stochastic trigger, and keep it in your pants throughout the day.

    Yes IMEIs will be blacklisted, yes they can, and yes they will. No matter how much you complain when this happens, you won't be able to do anything. You might want to run a class action, but considering they wanted to refund your purchase and you decided not to do it, you are to blame.
    Also, you won't be able to blame Samsung when your pants/car/house will catch fire due to the 5 minutes you left your phone unattended at the wrong moment.

    Just get a refund, and buy the Note 8 when it comes out. You'll do yourself, your family, and everyone a favor.
    If you guys like to waste $900, feel free to hit the "Donate" button on the left.

    Oh good grief, not another one.
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    I'm using mine, I dont have any problems with it, it never gets up to past 38C fast charging 3.0 + intense gaming, performance is amazing no lag or shutter even in pornhub with multi window. I cant complain about anything with this unit, I'm afraid they would actually send me a device that doesn't run as well as this one. I love this damn thing!

    Wow, that's awesome. Off to get some hand lotion! :D
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