Galaxy Note 4 users aren’t really looking out for a major update given the fact that this handset was among the first few devices that Samsung rolled out Lollipop for. Granted that Android 5.1 is yet to arrive for this update but since users are on Lollipop most of them wouldn’t mind waiting until it’s time for Android 5.1 to be released. Sprint is sending out a new update to its Galaxy Note 4 owners today and it has nothing to do with a major software bump, it adds a feature that will stop thieves from wiping your device clean.
It’s a simple feature which makes it mandatory for users to enter a passkey before the device is able to wipe itself. Factory reset protection will eliminate thieves’ ability to wipe devices and sell them off.
So even if it doesn’t get you your stolen device back, you’ll may probably rest easy knowing that there’s nothing much the thief can do with the device other than use it as a paperweight.
Sprint is rolling out software version N910PVPU2BOE1 for the Galaxy Note 4 today which includes the factory reset protection feature as well as several bug fixes.