Here is how to manually update Chinese Galaxy S7 Edge G9350 to latest ZCU2CRF5 Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware. Regional policies forces brands such as Samsung to come out with multiple variants of it smartphones. The main difference in each variant is often quite minute but still, Samsung classes them with a different model number. If you bought your phone from China, chances are, it has the model number G9350. Now, for this variant, Samsung just released an official update with the codename ZCU2CRF5 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. This new build brings the phone up from Android Nougat to latest Oreo. To install it and have it running on your smartphone, just follow the ahead mentioned steps.
If you are an enthusiast and have already installed a custom ROM, this guide will still apply to you. Through Odin — tool for Windows to flash system files — Galaxy S7 Edge G9350 can be easily brought up to ZCU2CRF5 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware. Being a version jump, we advise that you factory reset your smartphone and set it up as new for better performance. Want to factory reset but have no clue on how backup existing data? You can use Samsung Smart Switch, which is an official partner program to manage your Samsung smartphone while also read up on our tips: make a complete backup of your stuff and all your apps. After you have made sure that your data has been safely and completely backed up, install ZCU2CRF5 Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S7 Edge G9350 using ODIN with the instructions ahead.
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ZCU2CRF5 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:
Model name Galaxy S7 edge
Version Android 8.0.0
Build date Mon, 28 Jun 5379 11:13:16 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-04-01
Product code CHC
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- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S7 Edge G9350, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 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 Edge properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
How to Install ZCU2CRF5 Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G9350 Oreo Firmware
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to Android 8.0 ZCU2CRF5. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device. There are some files to be downloaded, so we recommend downloading them from before to save time while you flash this firmware update.
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G9350. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- G9350ZCU2CRF5 is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy S7 Edge G9350.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 8.0 build ZCU2CRF5 update for Galaxy S7 Edge G9350, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy S7 Edge to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. See here: How to Root Galaxy S7 Edge G9350 on ZCU2CRF5 Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 G9350ZCU2CRF5 for Galaxy S7 Edge to your computer and extract the zip file.
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G9350.
Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see a warning screen (as shown below). Press Volume Up to confirm and proceed to the Download Mode. Having issues getting into this mode? Read our detailed guide on how to enter Download Mode S7.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S7 Edge USB drivers installed on your computer.