The update to Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge should be around the corner, but the truth is that at this point the data package has not yet arrived for a large majority of users. If you are among these, perhaps this article can help you and clarify doubts.
You already know that apart from the official updates, there are other unofficial data packages that can be installed manually and that, in short, bring with them a large part of the features and innovations that we can see in the standard version. This is the idea of the update that we have in hand and that can help the most expert users to update their Samsung Galaxy S7 to Android 7.0 Nougat before anyone else.
The update we have in hand would correspond to the SM-G930F model of Samsung Galaxy S7 that is marketed in Europe and that could receive, even manually, Android 7.0 Nougat: a version that would be known under this code G930FXXU1DPLT and that would already be ready for be downloaded. However, keep in mind that to implement this update you must be an expert in the field and have extensive knowledge on how to carry it out.
Please note that any unauthorized modification can void the warranty that Samsung offers to its customers and lead to fatal errors in the operation of the equipment. For all these reasons, we recommend that you be very cautious and do not take a step if you are not completely sure of it.
Before you upgrade
You will have to download the USB drivers for your Samsung Galaxy S7 on your computer. Make sure you have backed up all the important files that you have stored on your phone. Next, access the Settings section and press (on) five times to activate the developer options.
Launch USB debugging by accessing Menu> Settings> Applications and accessing Developer Options to make sure that debugging is indeed running. Lastly, you have to make sure that you have a compatible Samsung Galaxy S7 (the model code is G930F) and that the battery is fully charged or at least 70% of its capacity.
Launch the update
1. The next thing is to start the process. The first thing you have to do is download the update files. Don't forget Odin v3.11.1.
2. Next, you will have to unzip Odin to install it on your computer. You have to do the same with the software package and locate the resulting file in the same folder as Odin.
3. Now turn the Samsung Galaxy S7 off and on and restart it in Download mode : press and hold the Volume Down, Power and Home buttons at the same time.
4. Open Odin and then connect the phone to the computer . You will only need a USB cable. When ready, the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow.
5. Inside Odin, you will have to click on AP / PD and choose the firmware file . At this point you have to make sure that the Re-Partition is not checked.
6. Click on the "Start" button to start the update process . When completed, you will receive a warning message and the phone will reboot.
7. When the computer has returned to the home screen for good (keep in mind that there may be several reboots), you can disconnect the Samsung Galaxy S7 from the computer and start enjoying Android 7.0 Nougat.