XXU1AOA8 Android 4.4.4 firmware update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A7 A700H. This KitKat build brings incremental changes, bug fixes and performance improvements. We would not consider XXU1AOA8 Android 4.4.4 update a major one due to the fact it still is based on KitKat and a Lollipop software update could be released soon — no information from Samsung so far. You can expect battery improvements and more reliability associated with this build. Right now, limited regions can get XXU1AOA8 Android 4.4.4 firmware through Samsung KIES or OTA (Over-the-air) update. If you don’t see this update on the mentioned services, you can follow along our easy tutorial for manually upgrading your Galaxy A7 A700H. You can easily update Galaxy A7 A700H to XXU1AOA8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat official firmware– and also root Galaxy A7 A700H phone on this firmware. A700HXXU1AOA8 is a complete unbranded firmware, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.
If you update your Samsung Galaxy A7 using Samsung KIES, then a backup is not always necessary and there are less chances of anything going wrong. However, we recommend that you always backup your stuff and all your apps, because you never know when something might happen to your phone while manually flashing firmwares. As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXU1AOA8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy A7 LTE A700H using ODIN. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
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 😉
XXU1AOA8 Android 4.4.4 Firmware Details:
Model name GALAXY A7
Version Android 4.4.4
Build date Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:22:49 +0000
Product code CAM
You might find these following Galaxy A7 A700H related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy A7 A700H on XXU1AOA8 Android 4.4.4 Official Firmware.
- Try Lollipop on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy A7 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A7 LTE A700H, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy A7 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 A7 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, KitKat and Lollipop.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy A7 A700H to Android 4.4.4 XXU1AOA8 official firmware update.