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Update Galaxy A7 A700FD to XXU1AOAA Android 4.4.4 Stock Firmware

Samsung Galaxy A7 A700FD (dual-SIM) can now be upgraded to XXU1AOAA Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware. This update comes just in time when Galaxy A7 has finally started reaching consumers all around the globe. Nothing major has changed over the software which comes out of the box. However, you can expect newer security fixes, enhancements and performance improvements. It is recommended that you keep your phone updated to the latest software version to ensure an awesome experience. Android Lollipop will hopefully arrive soon on this phone but for now, we have XXU1AOAA Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware. For starters, you can get this update straight from Samsung KIES or through OTA (Over-the-air) update system. If you don’t find any of these services helpful, you can always follow our easy guide given below. Our tutorial will cover each and every step required to update your Galaxy A7 A700FD. Our tutorial has no region lock, so as long as you have an Galaxy A7 A700FD, you can upgrade your phone. You can easily update Galaxy A7 A700FD to XXU1AOAA Android 4.4.4 KitKat official firmware– and also root Galaxy A7 A700FD phone on this firmware. A700FDXXU1AOAA 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 XXU1AOAA Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy A7 LTE A700FD 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 ( 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 😉

XXU1AOAA Android 4.4.4 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A700FD
Model name GALAXY A7
Country Nepal
Version Android 4.4.4
Changelist 3686651
Build date Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:26:15 +0000
Product code NPL

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If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A7 LTE A700FD, 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:

Download Samsung Galaxy A7 USB drivers!

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:

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 A700FD to Android 4.4.4 XXU1AOAA official firmware update.

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