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Update Galaxy A7 A720F to XXU2BQJ1 Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware

Follow the steps ahead to update your Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F to XXU2BQJ1 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. This update brings small revisions, bug fixes and an updated security patch. With Android 8.0 Oreo confirmed for the device, we expect to see it pop up soon but till then, Samsung will keep releasing these necessary maintenance updates for the phone. Now, onto the procedure, you can update your Galaxy A7 (2017) through two main routes. One way is, go to Samsung Smart Switch app or try the OTA(over-the-air) update system directly on the phone to see whether XXU2BQJ1 Android 7.0 Nougat update pops up. The other — more immediate — way is to follow our manual guide below. For our manual procedure to work, you just need a computer, the firmware and an unlocked Galaxy A7 (2017). Also, if you are running a custom ROM, recovery or even root, this is the only process you would be able to upgrade your phone’s software. You can easily update Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F to XXU2BQJ1 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware– and also root Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F phone on this firmware. A720FXXU2BQJ1 is a complete unbranded firmware, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.

Samsung Smart Switch gives you some surety over not losing your data while updating your phone. 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 XXU2BQJ1 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F using ODIN. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Install XXU2BQJ1 Android 7.0 firmware on Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F

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 😉

XXU2BQJ1 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A720F
Model name Galaxy A7
Country Panama
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 11940495
Build date Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:44:49 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-10-01
Product code TPA
PDA A720FXXU2BQJ1
CSC A720FUUB2BQJ1

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If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 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 (2017) properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 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. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. Smart Switch helps you to move data across different Android devices i.e moving HTC U11 backup data to Samsung Galaxy S8.

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. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]

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, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo.

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?

3. 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.

All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F to Android 7.0 XXU2BQJ1 official firmware update.

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