An Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update is available for Samsung Galaxy Note 7. However, Team Android noted that it is only compatible with the Korean variant of Samsung’s 2016 phablet.
According to the post, the Marshmallow firmware with build number KSU1BPHA can now be installed to Galaxy Note 7 units bearing the model number SM-N930S. This model “supports all the Korean network standards and is based on the Exynos chipset from Samsung,” Team Android explained.
To make sure you have the right Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unit, verify the phablet’s model number by going to the Settings menu, then tap About Device. The handset’s model number together with other technical information about the Note 7 should be listed on the screen.
The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 7 update based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow did not bring any major changes but it came with bug fixes. Owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N30S can officially access and install the firmware update through the Over-the-Air or OTA system.
A push notification should automatically pop up on the phone to let the users know that an update is available. Once it arrives, Note 7 owners in Korea simply have to follow the onscreen prompts that will be provided in order to commence with the download and installation process.
Double check the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update’s availability by heading to the smartphone’s Settings menu again, then look for About Device, select Software Updates, and lastly, tap the Check for Software Updates option. The system will then search for any firmware ready to be installed on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Before proceeding with the actual download and installation process, Galaxy Note 7 owners need to make sure first that their phone is fully charged, or at least that it still has 80 percent battery power. A stable Wi-Fi connection is also required to download the update file smoothly.
Another official way to update the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930S model to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow KSU1BPHA firmware version is through Samsung’s PC app, the Smart Switch.
As for other Samsung Galaxy Note 7 news, the tech conglomerate is reportedly considering a recall of units that have been sold already because of the phone’s reported battery issues. There have been reports of the Note 7 exploding while charging due to the faulty battery, according to GSM Arena. Allegedly, distribution of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Korea and other markets such as Serbia and Belgium has been halted following these reported fiascos.
Citing Chosun IIbo, a Korean media outlet, GSM Arena also noted that the Galaxy phone maker’s original plan is to replace the Note 7 batteries of the customers for free. But other reported possibilities as to how Samsung will address this issue are to provide a refund or replace the phone with an entirely new Note 7 unit.
Samsung’s official statement on the Galaxy Note 7 matter, as cited by GSM Arena, read as follows.
“In response to questions on Galaxy Note7, we are conducting a thorough inspection with our partners. We will share the findings as soon as possible. Samsung is fully committed to providing the highest quality products to our consumers.”
Sam Mobile cited Yonhap News Agency quoting an anonymous Samsung official who said, “The most important thing is the safety of our customers and we don’t want to disappoint our loyal customers.”
The report also mentioned that it seems like the battery problem of the Galaxy Note 7 is not widespread. “Products installed with the problematic battery account for less than 0.1 percent of the entire volume sold,” the Samsung official also shared. “The problem can be simply resolved by changing the battery, but we’ll come up with convincing measures for our consumers.”
Below is a review of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from Android Authority posted on their YouTube channel:
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