Verizon and AT&T Are Now Bricking Everyone’s Galaxy Note 7

Last month, T-Mobile began rolling out the software update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that would disable all radios (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular) and stop the device from charging. After originally opting out of doing so and then jumping back into the ring, Verizon is also now rolling out the same update to those who own the handset on the carrier’s network.

This software update affects the battery on all Note7 devices. The device battery can’t be recharged.

When the battery reaches 0%, the device will only power on when connected to a wall outlet or external charger.

We urge you to stop using your Note7, upgrade it to another device, and return the Note7 to us.


The software comes in as version MMB29M.N930VVRS3APL2. Even though it’ll be bricked afterwards anyway, I do still recommend jumping on a Wi-Fi network before downloading and installing the update. Usually, I’ll tell people to also plug in their phone before updating, but that’s a decision you have to make in the case of the Note 7.

In addition, users of the Note 7 on AT&T can also expect the same software update to hit their devices, however the carrier hasn’t formally announced the roll out. We’ll update this article when more info comes into play.