Software update will disable remaining Galaxy Note7 devices

This Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, photo provided by Andrew Zuis, of Farmington, Minn., shows the replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone belonging to his 13-year-old daughter Abby, that melted in her hand earlier in the day. (Andrew Zuis via AP)

(WISH) — Samsung is planning to disable the batteries of remaining Galaxy Note7 devices in January.

The company said a software update on Jan. 8 will prevent the devices from being able to hold a battery charge.

The devices were previously recalled in September due to exploding batteries.

The Department of Transportation then banned the device from flights in October.

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