As promised a few weeks ago, the tutorial to Update Galaxy S7 to Android 7 (Nougat) is finally available! The process is simple, fast, and will take no more than 15-20 minutes. If the phone operator still has you waiting with the upgrade from Galaxy S7 to Android Nougat – even though it has been available since the beginning of the year (!!!) – then do it yourselves!
Here the video
Steps to Update Galaxy S7 to Android 7.0
Step 0: Back up your information.
Upgrading from Android 6.0 Marshmallow to 7.0 Nougat will require them to do a Factory Reset, so they will leave the phone as it was when they first bought it. This is highly recommended, as there are so many changes from one version to another that not doing this reset will cause performance, battery and more problems.
Before updating, back up your photos, videos, and documents. Most downloaded apps are usually backed by Google, so we can quickly restore our phone. But the local information of the apps – those that we are not synchronizing with any service – sometimes is not saved. So take advantage of this opportunity to backup all your information somewhere, or opt for a cloud service that does it for you. They can also make use of Samsung software – which is pretty good – to back up information like contacts, messages, and more, before updating Galaxy S7
Step 1: Download the Firmware and Odin
To download the Firmware, they will have to visit Sammobile and create a free account. Go to the Firmware section and look for the specific model of your phones . It depends on the country and region, but the most common – and what is used in Latin America, which has equipment with the Exynos processor, is:
- Galaxy S7 Edge: SM-G935F
- Galaxy S7: SM-G930F
They will find a number of firmwares arranged chronologically. What I have noticed, since I make this type of updates to my Samsung phones (something that I have been doing since the Galaxy S3), is that Trinidad and Tobago It usually has more updates, sooner than others. So in the menu on the right, look for Trinidad and Tobago (TTT).
Here you will see the list of Firmwares launched in Trinidad and Tobago. Download the most recent (in the case of this post, it is from May). Press wait, this process takes about two to three hours, as the free Sammobile account restricts our download speed.
While we wait, Let's go to Samsung, which is the software that we will use to update the Galaxy S7 to Android 7. Download the latest version, which is 3.12.3 at this time.
Step 2: Put the phone in Download Mode and connect it to the PC
Once we have downloaded Odin, the Firmware and we have unzipped them, it is time to put our phone in Download Mode or Download Mode to install the update.
For it, we turn off the phone and press the Volume Down, Power and Home keys. We leave them pressed until we feel a vibration. Now, we press Volume Up to continue to Download Mode, and voila!
Make sure to connect it to the computer so that the necessary Drivers can be installed in Windows 10 and the phone is recognized.
Step 3: Odin
Now comes the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat! To update Galaxy S7 to Nougat, we open Odin. You will see that in the ID: COM section it turns blue. This is because the phone has been detected. If there is nothing, the drivers have not been installed properly, so try another USB port / cable when connecting to the S7.
Now, on the right hand, click the AP button and select the downloaded (and unzipped) file whose name begins with AP.
It is important that you choose the right file!
Once this is done, go to the Options tab and make sure that Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time are the only options with a check
Once you are sure of this, click Start
Step 4: Update Galaxy S7 to Android Nougat / Factory Reset
That is all! The phone will start the process of Upgrading Galaxy S7 to Android Nougat! This will take about 8-10 minutes, and on your phone you will see, as in the image, a advancing bar. It is important not to touch anything or disconnect the phone during this stage !!. Once the process is finished, you will have Android Nougat!
If the phone has not returned to its factory settings manually, please do so from the options. Android tends to crash quite a bit when we don't do a Factory Reset after a big update like this, so avoid headaches and reset now.
Did you see how simple the process was? So you can do with any other firmware, if you are not happy with the one from Trinidad and Tobago! Since we have only touched the AP section, not the Modem, your phones will continue to work perfectly and smoothly with your chips!
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