If you've just gone out and bought a shiny new phone that costs over $1000, being told you have to return it isn't fun. That's especially if there's a chance the phone might literally explode, which is the problem Galaxy Note7 owners have been facing.
So over the last week, that's what people have been doing. But for those who ignore all of Samsung's warnings, there's an extra special present: a patch that cripples the battery to a maximum charge of 60%.
The software update will crimp the Note7 so it only uses 2,100 mAh of its 3,500 mAh, according to a report from the Associated Press. The update was announced via an ad placed in the Seoul Shinum newspaper, targeting users who either missed or ignored earlier recall notices.
But why crimp the battery? It's supposedly a measure to reduce the potential risk of overheating, although it'll undoubtedly function as an annoyance to encourage owners to get a phone that won't explode. Besides, your Note7 shouldn't be turned on anyway.
We don't know when Samsung will push the patch out to Australians, although given the circumstances I can't imagine it would take them too long. And for those who do still own a Note7 in Australia, remember that your dealer or Samsung themselves will get in touch from September 21.
Until then: just turn off your Note7.