Samsung finally has updated the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Android 8.0 Oreo. These are the flagship devices of 2016, and since their launch they have only received one major update, Android Nougat. The devices were released with Android Marshmallow, however, Samsung was generous enough to upgrade these devices to Android Nougat in 2017.
Now, while some users are trying Android P DP1 on their devices, the Korean manufacturer has updated its two former top-of-the-range devices to Android 8.0 Oreo. In this Android tutorial, we are going to tell you how to update Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge to Android 8.0 Oreo via Odin.
Samsung has always been very slow in developing updates for its users. Google has already finished launching Android 8.1 Oreo, and Samsung has just launched Android 8.0 Oreo for its flagship devices. Either way, it’s nice to know that hope is the last to die.
The update was implemented via the OTA update system, which means the implementation will be in batches and not all smartphones will be updated at the same time. So if you haven’t received theOTA update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, then you have to look for a manual way to update Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Android Oreo.
You have come to the right place, below you will find a complete step by step guide on how to update Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge to Android 8.0 Oreo via Odin.
- Before proceeding back up all important data such as emails, messages, personal photos and videos.
- Download and install Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge USB drivers on your PC.
- Make sure USB debugging mode is enabled on your Android device. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer options.
- The device should be charged up to 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns. This is very important, any shutdown during the process can permanently damage the device.
- Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware Files for the Galaxy S7
- S7 SM-G930F
- Other Galaxy S7 Variants
- Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware Files for the Galaxy S7 Edge
- S7 Edge SM-G935F
- S7 Edge SM-G935FD
- Other S7 Edge Variants
- Download Odin
How to update Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge to Android 8.0 Oreo | Fast guide
- Extract the downloaded firmware file to your computer to get the AP, CP, BL and HOME_CSC files.
- Now launch Odin on your computer and click on AP card and select the AP file. To select the CP in CP card, BL files in the BL card And HOME_CSC files in the CSC card.
- Once all the files have been selected correctly in Odin, turn off the device and start it in download mode. To do this, press and hold the keys Volume down + Home + Power on.
- Now connect your phone to the PC via USB cable while it is still in download mode.
- In the Odin tool one of the boxes ID: COM turns Blue. This means your phone has been connected successfully.
- Before clicking Start, make sure the options Auto Reboot And Reset Time are selected, but the option re-partition It must NOT be checked.
- Click the Start button to start the installation procedure. The whole flashing process could take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes, so you have to wait.
- After the installation is complete, your phone will restart automatically.
Are you done. We just finished seeing how to update Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge to Android 8.0 Oreo. The main screen, which you will see after startup, will be that of Android 8.0 Oreo.