US Unlocked Galaxy S7 devices are finally getting the latest Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware update from Samsung and users can immediately update their own smartphones manually with the guide ahead. It is no doubt that Samsung has kept US Unlocked Galaxy S7 owners waiting for quite some time. The very initial updates arrived back in late April, early May for various other Galaxy S7 variants and now its July. Nonetheless, the new Android 8.0 Oreo build is here and you can update immediately. List of new changes and features is quite size-able and we are sure once you install Android 8.0 Oreo on your US Unlocked Galaxy S7, you’ll find the device up to speed and ready to serve for years to come.
Not all is well with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade as Samsung has frustratingly only included April 2018 security patch which is dated to say the least. We do hope to see Samsung come out with another update soon that solely carries latest security patch. Before taking you through the detailed steps, as with any system installation, we recommend you create a backup of all your dat and also backup of all your apps. The guide ahead will address US Unlocked Galaxy S7 devices and let users install Android 8.0 Oreo firmware manually using Odin.
Disclaimer: Please use this guide at your own risk. We, at TeamAndroid, would not be held responsible if you brick or generally mess up with your device. Further, the firmwares, system files or apps used are property of their respective owners.
Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware Details:
Latest software update from Samsung carries the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo system version which is further accompanied by numerous improvements such as latest Samsung Experience UI, boost in performance and better battery life. There’s a lot more that has changed as well and you can experience it all by installing the new firmware on your US Unlocked Galaxy S7 with the guides ahead.
This firmware tutorial for applies to the following model / variants of Samsung Galaxy S7.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 G930U
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy S7 model / variant, go to Settings > About phone > Model number.
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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:
All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy S7 to Android 8.0 2018 official firmware update.
How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S7
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S7 to Android 8.0 build. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy S7.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S7. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- Firmwares used in this post are official releases by Samsung for the Galaxy S7.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 Oreo update from the following links for your specific Galaxy S7 model to your computer and extract the zip file.
- Galaxy S7 G930U: G930UUEU4CRG2
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 8.0 Oreo update on Samsung Galaxy S7.
Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S7 USB drivers installed on your computer.