Update Galaxy S7 G930F to Android 7.1.2 crDroid Nougat Custom Firmware

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crDroid can be installed on Galaxy S7 G930F — it is based on latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat and packs great features. A lot of them are customisation features and some are tweaks to run your device smooth and fast. Its a great ROM and is liked by a lot of users out there. And with that, you will be able to update Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F to Android 7.1.2 crDroid Nougat using this complete tutorial. A custom recovery will be needed to install Android 7.1.2 based crDroid ROM zip and Google Apps zip files, since this is not an official Samsung firmware update.

If this is your very first time installing a custom ROM, we understand you would want to make sure your installation process go as smooth as possible. So before we actually jump to the installation process of crDroid ROM, let’s take a look below at how to backup all your data. When installing this Android 7.1.2 Nougat based custom ROM, your entire data will be wiped clean — like a brand new phone. As a Samsung Galaxy S7 user, you have several options to choose from depending on how you want to store your data. These are the some of the tips given below that we want you to keep in mind and then proceed.

 

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 7.1.2 crDroid Nougat ROM Details:

This amazing crDroid custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. A quick list of the main features in crDroid is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F:

  • LineageOS – all mods and features
    StatusBar: Network Traffic
    StatusBar: SU icon toggle
    StatusBar: Ticker
    StatusBar: Hide/Show icons
    StatusBar: BatteryBar customization
    StatusBar: Battery styles
    StatusBar: Tap to Sleep
    StatusBar: Clock styles
    StatusBar: crDroid logo customization
    QuickSettings: Tiles customization
    QuickSettings: Brightness slider toggle
    QuickSettings: Optional brightness icon
    QuickSettings: Vibrate on Touch
    QuickSettings: WiFi easy toggle
    QuickSettings: Bluetooth easy toggle
    QuickSettings: Data easy toggle
    Navigation: Toggle navbar
    Navigation: PIE navigation
    Navigation: DUI – SmartBar / Fling Toggle
    Navigation: Pulse – smart visualization
    Notifications: Power notification controls
    Notifications: Force expanded notifications
    Notifications: Toggle immersive mode messages
    LockScreen: Screen shortcuts
    LockScreen: Toggle longpress for screen shortcuts
    LockScreen: Swipe shortcuts
    LockScreen: Toggle media cover art
    LockScreen: Toggle clock
    LockScreen: Toggle date
    LockScreen: Toggle alarm
    LockScreen: Tap to sleep
    LockScreen: Toggle longpress torch
    LockScreen: Cutomize number of notifications
    LockScreen: Toggle power menu for secure lockscreen
    Recents: Immersive Recents
    Recents: Hidden apps
    Recents: Toggle OmniSwitch as default Recents
    Sound: Toggle screenshot sound
    Sound: Live customization for number of volume steps
    Sound: Less frequent notification sounds
    Miscellaneous: Clock Widget
    Miscellaneous: Toggle suggestions on Settings dashboard
    Miscellaneous: Toggle summaries in Settings
    Miscellaneous: Toggle auto-start music player on headset detection
    Settings/Display: Expanded Desktop customization
    Settings/Sound: Increasing Ringtone
    12 New Quick Settings Tiles including Caffeine mode, Expanded Desktop and Sync.
    Settings/Security: Quick PIN/Password Unlock
    Default sounds from latest Nexus image.
    OMS support.
    Stability and performance improvements.

NOTE: This crDroid custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S7 is only for the SM-G930F variant. We highly recommend not trying this custom ROM on any other variant. You may have a different variant/model of the Samsung Galaxy S7, depending on your region of purchase.

Not sure about your phone? Please follow these quick and easy steps below:

  • Go to Settings on your phone
  • Scroll down till you see “About device” or “About phone” and tap there
  • Note down what is written under “Model number”

This is the exact model number of your Samsung Galaxy S7.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy S7, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this crDroid ROM based on the latest Android 7.1.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy S7 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S7 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S7 USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F to Android 7.1.2 crDroid Nougat custom firmware.

NOTE: There is a helpful tips section at the bottom of this guide to help you backup your entire phone as all your data will be wiped clean during the installation of this ROM. We want to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Tutorial: How to Install Android 7.1.2 crDroid Nougat on Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Android 7.1.2 crDroid Nougat custom firmware on Samsung Galaxy S7. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Galaxy S7, then this should not be any different for you.

As we mentioned earlier, you need to have a custom recovery installed on your phone. Please do that first and then get back to this tutorial. And before you proceed below, make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

Samsung Galaxy S7 - Android 7.1.2 Nougat crDroid ROM

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for installing Android 7.1.2 crDroid ROM on Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S7 variants.
  • Your phone should have a custom recovery installed in order to install this crDroid ROM on your phone.
  • We will be using TWRP Recovery for this tutorial. [Installation Guide: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S7]
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Samsung KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing this ROM because it is a custom firmware.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the Recovery Mode.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 7.1.2 crDroid ROM and Google Apps for Galaxy S7 to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy S7 USB memory to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 7.1.2 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your phone memory / SD card. Make sure the file is in the phone memory / SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy S7.

TWRP-ROM-Install-1

NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.