As reported a few days ago, Samsung released the beta version of the Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, in order to be able to install it on your phone, you need to be enrolled in the Galaxy Beta Program and eventually get selected to try the update and send some feedback.
However, if you want to enjoy the full Android 7.0 Nougat firmware for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, you can also install it manually, by flashing it through the latest version of ODIN.
The update itself has a total size of 2.0 GB and it’s an official leaked beta version, perfect for those who want to test it, before the official build will be released.
Like expected, the update is packed with several features, like:
- Improved notification
- New messaging apps
- Vulkan API
- Seamless update
Before proceeding to the installation, here are a few details about the update you should consider:
- It is just for the Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F/FD) and S7 Edge (SM-G935F/FD). Don’t try it on other devices.
- Before starting, make sure you perform a full backup of your phone, in order to avoid an unpleasant situation.
- Make sure your battery level is between 50% and 60%, otherwise you risk dealing with an accidental shutdown.
- Please follow the steps below correctly!
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Update Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge To Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware
Step 1: Go to your phone’s Settings > About phone and search for the Build number. Tap on it 7 times, in order to enable Developer Options.
Step 2: From the Developer Options menu, enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock.
Step 3: Download the stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware.
Step 4: Download the Odin tool, and extract the .zip file.
Step 5: On your PC, run the Odin_v3.10.7.exe file.
Step 6: Connect the phone to the PC, using a cable, and reboot it into Download/Odin mode. In order to enter it, turn the phone off and press and hold Home + Volume Down + Power at the same time.
Step 7: Once entered the Download mode, you will see the ID:COM port turning blue, while in Odin, in the message box, you will see “Added”. This means that the phone has been recognized by Odin.
Note: If ID:COM doesn’t show, your phone is either not correctly installed or the USB cable is not working properly.
Step 8: Locate the stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware .tar or .md5 file, downloaded using the link above, and add it to the AP/PDA tab in Odin.
Step 9: Make sure you check the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options.
Step 10: Click on the Start button and the flashing process will begin. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. When the “Pass” message will be displayed, everything will be ready.
And this is how you can update Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Android 7.0 Nougat manually. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to contact us, using the comments section below.