How to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

How to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Galaxy S7/S7 Edge users can now manually upgrade their phone to Android 8.0 Oreo. The instructions below will help you install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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After covering devices like the Galaxy S8/S8+ and several other older phones including the Galaxy A3 and A5, the manufacturer is now moving ahead to its 2016 flagship phones – the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. According to earlier speculations, the said devices were soon expected to receive Android Oreo update. Samsung has recently started rolling out the OTA update for users in the UK. It will soon be available for other regions as well. But for those who are impatient and would like to update their phone, like right now, can manually flash the Oreo firmware using Odin. Simply follow the steps below to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

How to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

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Guide to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

According to Sammobile, the Oreo update is now available for both the unlocked and Vodafone-branded phones in the UK. The new firmware is labeled G930FXXU2ERD5 and G935FXXU2ERD5 for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge respectively. It wasn’t much later that the new firmware files went live, which can be flashed using Odin tool for a force-upgrade.

Before you get ahead with the instructions to install Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android Oreo update, let us first take a look at the new shiny features and changes that it brings.

Of course, the new firmware brings all the standard Oreo features including Picture-in-Picture mode, adaptive icons, notification channels, autofill framework, faster boot time, and more. Apart from that, April 2018 security patches also come has as part and parcel of this update. Being based on Samsung Experience 9.0, you expect a whole lot of new OEM-specific features such as Color Lens, Dual Messenger, improved keyboard, new emojis/stickers, and much more.

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Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge - Oreo Screenshot

Since the Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge Android Oreo update is rolling out over-the-air, it could take some time before it reaches all the regions. In that case, you can either wait for the OTA to arrive on your phone, or you can follow the steps to manually install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge using Odin.

Prerequisites

  • Perform a complete backup of your personal data, including the storage. We suggest that you follow our extensive Android backup guide for the same.
  • Charge your Samsung phone to at least 60% battery level to avoid any shutdowns during the process.
  • Download and install Samsung USB drivers on the PC.
  • Download latest Odin tool and extract the ZIP on the PC.
  • Make sure to close Kies software before you follow the instructions.

Once you have fulfilled the requirements, move to the next section to download and install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Download Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge Android Oreo Firmware

We shall be updating the list of firmware when more of them are available online.

How to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

  1. Download the Oreo firmware for your phone.
  2. Extract the downloaded ZIP on the PC.
  3. Next, power off your Samsung Galaxy device.
  4. Then hold the Volume Down + Home + Power button to boot into Download Mode.
    Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge - Download Mode
  5. Connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.
  6. Run the Odin tool (Odin3.exe) on the PC.
  7. The ID:COM port should light up.
  8. Click on the ‘BL’ button and select the firmware file initiating with “BL_”.
  9. Do the same for ‘AP’, ‘CP’, and ‘CSC’.
  10. Make sure that you choose the ‘HOME_CSC’ file whilst performing the flashing procedure. Using the regular CSC file will wipe your phone completely, including the internal storage.
    Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge using Odin
  11. Once everything is selected, hit the ‘Start’ button to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

For more detailed instructions, you can also follow our guide on how to flash stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices using Odin.

When finished, the phone will automatically boot into the latest Oreo firmware.  So go ahead, and experience all the new features on your Samsung Galaxy device. Also, don’t forget to let us know how this new software has improved over the previous one. Is the just the features that make the difference, or have you seen significant improvements in terms of performance as well? Just drop a comment below.

So, this was our guide on how to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7. If you have any questions regarding the procedure, let us know via the comments.

Comments

  1. Hi Dhananjay,

    I have carrier unlocked phone samsung s7 edge plus from korea (boots with LG u+ at startup) Model number SM-G935L.

    Samsung pay is not working as it says ” Invalid sim card, failed to read your phone number from your sim card. check your sim card and try again.

    I am currently using the phone in india

    If I reinstall with Indian firmware, will it remove the Logo and will the samsung pay work?

    or suggest me anything. Thankyou

    1. Hi. I am sorry, but it won’t work. If you flash the Indian firmware, which will be for the G935F, you will observe that your phone will ultimately get stuck in Download Mode.

      I am neither sure if anything will work. But, you should give a try to re-flashing G935L firmware via Odin and then check if it works. Make sure that your SIM card is inserted during and after the process.

  2. I have s7 edge G935T. I tried installing TWRP with all means…with 3 different versions of Odin including 13.1…However it fails everytime. Sha 256 error is thrown everytime. Is it possible to change G935T or other baseband and everything still works?

    1. Hi Sahil. Please let me know if your phone is carrier-locked Snapdragon variant?

  3. hi dhananjay, i have a samsung s7edge custom rom, it was formerly SM-G935T and now it is SM-G935F can i go ahead and install the Oreo update.

    1. Hi Sani. I would need a little more info than that in this case. Please go to About phone in Settings and provide me a screenshot of the build number, model, etc.

      Also, how exactly did you convert the G935T to G935F previously?

  4. Hie Dhananjay, l am sending message again. l have a SM-G935F Branded with AT & T, l am not sure but l think it is American. l am using it down here in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. Build Number is MMB29 M.G935FXXU4BPH1. l have tried to install the software on the link above but it fails, when l use the csc home it fails immediately saying ” FAIL! SHA256 is invalid
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1″ when l use the other csc file that you said will delete everything, it takes a bit of time on the setup connection but still fails saying ” Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)”

    1. Thank you much, let me download and see how it goes. l will give you feedback. Thank you.

    1. Hi. I believe that’s the US model branded with AT&T. Could you please confirm the current build number/version installed on your phone?

  5. Hie, l have this SM-G935F that is stuck on Anroid 6.0.1, l am trying to download the Oreo firmware but baseband version G935FXXU4BPH1 is not amoung the download options on SamMobile, can you please advice on a way forward

    1. Hi Brian. I can understand your confusion. Please let me know the region to which the phone belongs to and also if it is carrier-branded or the unlocked/GSM version.

    2. Yes it is AT & T l am really not quiet sure of the region, it should be America. l tried using the link above and it said sha25 failed after trying to establish connection.

    1. Hi Faingers. I believe your phone is a Snapdragon variant. The unlocked model sold in the US is G930U. You can use that firmware to update your phone. Here is the link to download the firmware.

  6. I am unsure if I should use Home_CSC or just CSC. My s7 edge is the G935F, however it came with UAE firmware (UAE is limited to 7.0) and I live in the UK so want uk oreo (BTU). I have the file on my PC but what should I use?

  7. hi
    i am from belgium and i have a s7 edge
    so now can i upgrade to oreo by selecting UK version ?

  8. Hi , I purchased my s7 edge from Dubai and i installed indian firmware using Odin. So now can i upgrade to oreo by selecting UK version ?

  9. It was XFV before. Now I flashed VOD since the phone has multi-CSC and XFV is included. When I checked with Phone Info app VD2 is the active CSC.
    Now I have downloaded the latest firmware for XFV (7.0 Naugot unfortunately). Are you saying I can flash only the CSC file in the firmware using odin? Is it safe?

    1. Hi again, since the phone supports multi-csc, you can try something. But first of all, make sure that you have a full backup, because it is going to completely format the device.

      1) Flash the Oreo firmware (VOD).
      2) Right after flashing, boot into the stock recovery. (Vol Up + Home + Power buttons)
      3) Wipe data/factory reset
      4) Reboot the phone

      When you reboot, the phone shall ask you to choose the CSC (That’s how it happens on multi-csc, right?).

    2. Thanks for your quick response. That was exactly what I did when I flashed VOD and it did not ask me to choose CSC. It used the default VD2 and I lost the Vodacom welcome splash….Every other things works apart from wifi calling and VOLTE.

    3. Hi again. I would suggest that you return to the stock firmware for your region itself. I have tried researching, but couldn’t find anything evident enough to recommend to you.

      Samsung recently halted the Oreo update and is rolling it out once again. Your best call right now would be to restore to Nougat firmware and check for the OTA notification. I am truly sorry that I wasn’t able to help you with it.

  10. i did everything right using the latest odin version (v3.12) and it took 2 seconds to say pass and the phone restarted on the old firmware with nothing changed.

  11. Hi,
    I have G935F with CSC XFV (South Africa). Please which firmware is safe for me to install between BTU and VOD?
    Thank you.

    1. You can install any, but since VOD is carrier branded, I would recommend using BTU.

    2. I installed BTU and it is smooth but I lost wifi calling and volte. Is there any workaround?
      Thanks

    3. That’s probably due to unmatched CSC. What you can try is, download the latest XFA firmware and flash the CSC file from it using Odin. Let me know if it helps resolve the issue.

    4. It was XFV before. Now I flashed VOD since the phone has multi-CSC and XFV is included. When I checked with Phone Info app VD2 is the active CSC.
      Now I have downloaded the latest firmware for XFV (7.0 Naugot unfortunately). Are you saying I can flash only the CSC file in the firmware using odin? Is it safe?

    1. Kindly mention the exact model number of your S7 Edge, so that I can verify further.

    2. Please I have G935F with CSC code XFA (South Africa) which Oreo update is safe to install on it so that I will still have future OTA updates.
      Thank you

  12. Up to step 10 everything goes as it says. but when I hit start, it takes 2 seconds to show PASS and the phone reboots. Can you help me? I have a Brazilian s7 edge

    1. Hi Lorenzo, are you sure that you selected all the files? And one more thing, which exact version of the Odin Tool did you use for this?

    2. I think i found how to fix that. you need to download odin from the link of this post and not google. that way you will have the latest 2.13 version and then it will work

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