Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Experience 9.0)

Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge - Samsung Experience ROM

You can now install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge using Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM.

Samsung is already rolling out Oreo for the Exynos variant of the S8 and S8+. But there’s still no official news on when the 2016 S-series devices will receive the update. However, there has been a recent chatter that has surfaced. According to AndroidU.ro, some user in the S7/S7 Edge Telegram group posted two images of an S7 Edge (G935F) running Android 8.0 Oreo. Allegedly, the said user received the update accidentally. Well, we are not sure whether the screenshots are authentic or not. But even if they aren’t, you still have the chance to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge using the Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM.

Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge - Samsung Experience ROM
How to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge (G935F)
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Guide to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge

Update: Offical Galaxy S7 Edge Oreo update is now available here.

XDA senior member ProtoDeVNan0 has come up with Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM based on Android Oreo. Like the stock firmware, the ROM also runs updated Samsung Experience 9.0. The developer was able to compile the ROM because of the added contribution of another member – Kill-switch, who recently provided the full system and kernel dump of the S7 Edge firmware. The ROM can only be flashed on the G935F model of the S7 Edge (Exynos). Before you even follow the steps to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge, let us talk a bit more about the ROM itself.

Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge - Screenshots

Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM sports January 2018 security patch, which does indicate that Samsung probably testing the update internally. The developer has further taken a step, debloated the ROM and fixed S-Health app issues. His focus is to keep the ROM as close to stock as possible. While all else works flawlessly, a few users reported that Samsung Gear was not functional. A quick tip from another member indeed fixed the problem. All you have to do is, grab the latest Gear S Plugin APK and install it on your device.

It’s quite an exciting news for those using the device since they have been long expecting to see the Oreo update. So, if you totally dig flashing custom ROMs, then go ahead and follow the steps to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge.

Also read: How to Install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ (Exynos)

The ROM developer suggests users to Format Data via TWRP, in order to avoid any issues. He has also provided a flashable zip to disable forced-encryption on this ROM.

Prerequisites

  • Your device must have TWRP recovery installed. If you don’t have it yet, then follow our guide to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy S7 Edge.
  • Take a complete backup of your personal data. You will need to completely format device after flashing this ROM.
  • Charge your S7 Edge to at least 50-60% battery level to avoid any disruptions during the process.
  • Download and Install Samsung USB driver on your PC.
  • Your device must be on the latest stock build based on Android Nougat.

Once you have fulfilled the stated requirements, go ahead and install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge.

Download Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM

ROM: S7 Edge Oreo by Jay 1.1.zip

DM-verity disabler: no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip

Steps to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge (G935F)

  1. Power down your S7 Edge and boot it into TWRP recovery.
  2. To do so, hold down Volume Up + Home + Power button simultaneously until you see the Samsung logo.
  3. Then release the Power button and keep holding the rest of the keys to enter TWRP.
  4. In TWRP, go to “Wipe” -> “Format Data” and type in “Yes” in the field.
  5. This will wipe off your device completely, including the internal storage as well.
  6. Download the Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM and dm-verity disabler zip files from above.
  7. Connect your S7 Edge to the PC using the USB cable.
  8. Go to the “Mount” menu and tap on the “Enable MTP” option.
  9. Next, transfer the downloaded files to the phone’s storage or SD card.
  10. Disconnect the device and tap on “Install”.
  11. Navigate to the internal storage and select the ROM zip file.
    Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge using TWRP
  12. Finally, swipe the button on the screen to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge.
  13. Next, flash the dm-verity disabler as well.
  14. When the flashing process is complete, hit “Reboot System”.

Your Samsung phone will boot into the updated firmware. If you further want to root your S7 Edge running Oreo, you can download latest SuperSU and flash it using TWRP.

The leaked screenshots and system dump clearly indicates that Samsung is already working on the update for the S7 series. Yet, there’s still no news of any public beta program to be announced. Until it is official, using the Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM seems like a really convenient option. Users have already claimed that the ROM itself works flawlessly and the performance is outstanding.

Troubleshooting

There you go! You have just been able to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge. Those who have already installed the ROM, have managed to run into some issues. After browsing the official release thread, we have been able to find solutions to some of the common problems.

  1. No sound when playing music? – Turn off WiFi and it should work. Or use another music player from the Play Store.
  2. WiFi/Mobile network issue? – Flash this zip via TWRP. Thanks, dragang!
  3. Samsung Gear not working? – Install latest Gear S plugin APK on your S7 Edge.
  4. Stuck in a bootloop? – Make sure your S7 Edge is running the latest bootloader and modem. If not, then download and flash it using Odin.
  5. Facing weird issues? – Don’t enable any settings in Developer options.

So you have just been able to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge using Samsung Experience 9.0 ROM. If you have any questions, ask us through the comments.

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Comments

  1. When i press update system on my phone setting it will notify me that processing fails.
    What should i do please send me complate methoood to update my samsung galaxy s7 edge.
    SM-G935F thats is the model number
    The mobile is taking just one SIM card

    1. Hello Aziz. This was custom before the official Oreo update rolled out. Please follow the method listed here to manually install the latest available Oreo firmware on your S7 Edge. Make sure to download the update file for the correct region.

    1. The ROM is only meant for the Galaxy S7 Edge. Moreover, you can now update to Android Oreo by simply flashing the stock Oreo firmware via Odin.

  2. i am getting one issue after update my s7 edge to oreo. its showing “android process media keeps stopping”

    kindly give me the solution.

    1. Hi Rodrigo, please elaborate on the problem. It’s hard to tell what kind of issue it is unless more details are provided. Happy to help!

  3. this update recently happened on my phone as a standard update but now when i play a game anything with flashes or explosions or things of that nature cause them it to not look right and it to appear artifacty

    how can i fix this?

    1. Hi Abu, kindly reflash the ZIP again and wipe cache after that. Let me know if it resolves.

    2. Hi again Abu, I tried searching again but could find anything else. Most of the people have fixed it by flashing the DBT modem. What I would recommend now is that you connect with the other users over the XDA forums (Source link at the bottom of the post) or the Telegram group.

    1. Hi, the ROM is basically an unofficial port of the upcoming Oreo update. So, it contains bugs. Official Android Oreo for the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge is suspected to release very soon. I would recommend you to wait for it.

    1. Hi Islem, kindly try that again. According to the source, screen mirroring is working fine.

    1. I am sorry, but this is out of my hands. The ROM was compiled by an independent developer at XDA. For now, you will have to use another music player.

    1. Hello, kindly try clearing the app data from settings. And turn off the WiFi, then try too. If nothing works, I am afraid, you will need to try another music player. That’s an issue suspected with the ROM itself.

  4. Hi,
    Samsung Gear does not work even if the latest (2.2.03.18031441N) plugin is installed.
    It says: Check if your phone is compatible and if the Samsung Gear app needs to be updated, then try again. Gear IconX 2018 is paired and works fine anyway.
    Anybody with similar problem?

    1. Hi Zsolt Tóth, kindly have a look at the Troubleshooting section towards the end of the article. You will need to update the Gear S Plugin to the latest version to fix the issue. Please let me know of the results.

    2. Hello Dhananjay,

      I have already tried three different plugin versions, also the latest one, but the result is the very same.

      Best Regards,
      Zsolt

    3. Hi again, after you install the latest plugin, make sure to unpair and then repair the Samsung Gear.

    4. Thanks for the tip, unfortunately it did not resolve my problem. Unpaired-uninstalled-reinstalled-repaired twice, but no success so far. The message which is written is my first post comes up right during the pairing when the Gear app is being launched.

    5. So, does it cause any hindrance in the Gear usage? I mean after the error, does it connects fine and works well?

    6. Then I believe you will have to wait until there’s a correct fix available for the problem.

    1. Hi Odre, it seems like there are a few others who have faced the issue. But I haven’t been able to find a solution yet. Have you tried another camera app? Or maybe clearing the app data of the stock Samsung camera on your device?

  5. How to root it the last time i try i get into a bootloop so if you have any idea on how to root it please post links thx

    1. Hi, what did you try for rooting? I mean which files did you flash after installing the ROM?

    1. Hi, there isn’t a bug related to that. I have cross checked the source as well. Kindly try clearing off the cache through recovery.

    1. According to the source, VoLTE is working correctly. If you’re having issues, kindly download the latest Nougat official firmware for your region (like India) and flash the CSC file using ODIN. I am pretty sure that it will fix the issue for you.

  6. 2. WiFi/Mobile network issue? – Flash this zip via TWRP. Thanks, dragang!

    where is the file for flash sir i have wifi issue in s7 edge kindly help.

    1. Thank you for notifying. I have updated the post with the link, kindly check now.

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