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Samsung, the Angel of Death: Exploding Note 7 phones will be bricked

Richard 12 Silver badge

Re: the precedent this sets if a manufacturer can

It sounds like that's pretty much what they're doing - disabling the charge function.

So I guess they'll probably continue to work when plugged into a suitable PSU.

As to "update bricking it in a dangerous situation" - don't be silly. Phone firmware updates only get applied automatically when on WiFi and plugged into power, overnight (phone time)

You can only get an update to happen up a rockface if you deliberately started it!

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