Samsung just started to roll out new security patches for some of its mid-rangers among which we can now include the Galaxy J7 Prime. Thus, as expected, the J7 Prime users should anytime now receive the new April 2018 Security Patch on their own devices in form of a new Android notification which will then bring the default Android system to build number G610FXXU1BRC1. Now, if you want to learn how to install this software manually, don’t hesitate and check the guidelines from below.
The new April 2018 Security Patch is not a major update available for your Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. But, even though you won’t get new features or an improved Android functionality, you will be able to secure your overall Android activity as the G610FXXU1BRC1 OS is bringing important bug fixes and stability improvements which are here to fix severe security problems and to smooth up your daily experience. Shortly, with this latest Android build applied, your handset should perform better on a daily basis regardless of what you choose to run or install on your phone.
The update is OTA available and will start embracing devices gradually depending on each market. The notifications can be spotted only if on your device the official Android OS is already running and only if tweaks weren’t performed. Bottom line, you might receive the OTA later than others, while some users might not be able to receive it at all. And, that’s why it’s good to have an alternative at your disposal – manually flashing the April 2018 Security Patch through Odin, this process being detailed during the following guidelines.
You can install the G610FXXU1BRC1 software manually, without any problems by using Odin, a dedicated flashing program offered by Samsung itself. Of course, the update process will be official and you won’t have to use any other third party app or risky program during it. So, Samsung KNOX won’t get tripped, you won’t lose your phone’s warranty or access to built-in apps, thus you have nothing to worry about.
However, your personal files should be backed up, as in rare situations your data might suffer during the flashing process – a wipe might be required (we will discuss about this a little bit later). Anyway, backing up your Galaxy J7 Prime can be easily handled as you can choose from different backup and restore solutions: you can sync files anytime with your Google account, you can use different platforms from Google Play or you can just use Samsung’s cloud storage built-in apps. The goal is of course to save as much as possible: contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on.
You will need to use a computer for being able to apply the steps explained below. Windows should run on this computer as Odin is optimized especially for this OS. Also, on your PC the Galaxy J7 Prime drivers must be applied before anything else – you can do that by using Samsung KIES. Also, before installing the April 2018 Security Patch you must enable Developer Options on your phone – tap repeatedly on Built Number (from About Phone) just until you see the ‘you are a developer’ prompt displayed. Next, access Developer Options (within Menu – > Settings) and check the USB Debugging feature.
Your smartphone and its USB cable must be near you because a connection between your handset and your computer will be required. In order to make everything happen without experiencing any additional problems, you need to verify the power that’s left on your J7 Prime – it’s important to know that a charging is more than indicated when the power is lower than 50% as that’s when a sudden shut down might happen right during the update process (in that case you will risk in soft bricking your device, so be careful and try not to mess things up).
How to Manually Install April 2018 Security Patch on Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
- Download the April 2018 Security Patch for your Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime from this page; save it on desktop.
- On your computer download Odin from here; run the executable file and stick to the on-screen instructions and set up the flashing program.
- In the end run Odin on your computer.
- Now, switch off your smartphone, wait a few seconds and afterwards reach download mode: press and hold the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons together.
- Use the USB cable and connect your Galaxy J7 Prime with your computer.
- The ‘added’ message should be displayed on Odin and the ID:COM field should be turned yellow or blue on the flashing program; if that’s not happening, choose to close Odin, unplug the USB cable and reinstall your phone’s drivers before retrying.
- The next thing to do is to click on the AP button. Then, pick up the Android update file from your computer.
- Don’t check the Re Partition and Auto Reboot options and when ready, click on Start.
- Just wait a few moments while the firmware package is being installed – in the end, the ‘pass’ message will show up and the ID:COM field will be turned green.
- So, when done, remove the USB cable, close the flashing program and reboot your handset.
- If during this reboot a boot loop happens, try to: enter recovery mode on your Android device (press and hold, together, the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons) and from there initiate a hard reset and clear app data cache by choosing ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’.
- Similarly, Odin can get stuck while you try to resume the steps from this guide; well, in that case, follow: close the flashing program (end its related processes from Task Manager), reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer, remove the USB connection, force restart your Galaxy J7 Prime and in the end repeat the steps from above from the beginning.
There you go; now you can use the latest Android build on your Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Test the new April 2018 Security patch on your phone and share your observations with us and with the users who are thinking in using this firmware – you can use the comments field from below for getting in touch with us and with others. Also, for further update opportunities don’t hesitate and use our ‘how to’ section.