Samsung is getting ready to update Galaxy A line-up with the latest operating system and, currently, Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) is rolling out in Russia. Since we’re talking about a phase-wise manner distribution, it should take some time until all users will receive it over the air.
On the other side, you can also install Nougat on Galaxy A7 (2016) manually, by flashing the update using the latest ODIN version and enjoy all the new features of this stable version, based on Google’s latest mobile OS.
The update brings all the 7.0 Nougat features, including a new user interface and various improvements, so you have all the reasons to update your handset!
Before considering updating your phone, please take one minute and read the following aspects, in order to avoid any potential issues:
- The update works just for the Russian variant SM-A710F of the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016). Don’t try it on other models, since you can even brick it.
- Our recommendation is to take a full backup of the device before starting, just for the safer side.
- Ensure the battery level is around 50-60%.
- Please follow the below steps without skipping anyone.
Download Galaxy A7 (2016) Nougat Firmware
Nougat Firmware For Galaxy A7 (2016) – Download
Download Latest ODIN Tool – Download
Install Nougat on Galaxy A7 (2016)
Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings menu > About phone > Build Number. Tap it 7 times, to enable Developer Options.
Step 2: In the Developer Options menu, enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock.
Step 3: Download the stock Nougat firmware from above
Step 4: Download the Odin tool, and extract the .zip file.
Step 5: Run the Odin .exe file.
Step 6: Connect the phone to a PC, using a micro USB cable, then reboot it into Download/Odin mode by pressing and holding Home + Volume Down + Power at the same time, until you see the Download Mode screen.
Step 7: In Download Mode, you should see the blue ID:COM port, as well as the ‘Added’ message. This means that the phone was recognized and you can flash the software.
Step 8: Locate the stock Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy A7 file, with a .tar or .md5 extension, downloaded earlier, and add it to the AP/PDA tab.
Step 9: Check the “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” options.
Step 10: Click on start, which begins the flashing process, taking around 10 minutes. Wait until you see the Pass message, written on a green background.
Done! You have updated your Galaxy A7 to Nougat firmware successfully . If you have any questions about the process, please contact us, using the comments section below.