Launched a few weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is by far the most complete Android phone ever, with big chances at being declared the best handset of the year. Currently, it’s available for pre-ordering and, starting with August 18, it will start hitting carriers’ offers.
Out of the box, the phablet is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, customized with the manufacturer’s user interface, TouchWiz, which, over the past years, got better and better. However, if you’re planning to get the Note 7, you should test the stock Android Marshmallow firmware. And guess what? You can do it right now, as Samsung released the software online.
Therefore, if you’re the type of user who wants to get the max out of Android, you should definitely download the first Samsung Galaxy Note 7 firmware and review its features, built-in apps and processes.
By far, the most interesting feature of the new firmware is the improved GracUX user interface, pre-loaded on the Note 7. It will help you make an overall idea about what to expect from Samsung’s new phablet.
Third-party developer also have reasons to be happy, as they can use this stock Marshmallow firmware in order to work at dedicated custom ROMs, with the possibility of optimizing them for other Android-running smartphones and tablets.
Warnings & Requirements
The Galaxy Note 7 stock firmware is solely for the Chinese version of the phablet. For the moment, Samsung hasn’t made it available for other variants, but they should do it over the few next days.
In order to use it on your phone, you need to flash it using Odin. The process is very easy and it requires just a few minutes of your time.