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Install Android 8.0.0 Oreo for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Verizon has launched the new Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update for all the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge users.

Check the guidelines listed in this post in order to learn how to manually install the new firmware. The updates are being rolled out by Verizon over-the-air which means that not everyone will get the new Oreo 8.0.0 firmware files at the same time.

Check the following guidelines before starting the update:

  • use this guide only for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones.
    – check the model of your device and make sure that it is the SM – G935V.
  • download and install the Samsung USB drivers from here on your PC.
  • for the update process you have to use the ODIN 3.13.1 tool.
    – for Odin to connect the PC and phone with each other, then you should enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
    – the Developer Options might be hidden and you need to go to Settings> About Phone> Software Info> find Build Number version and tap 7 times on it.
    Return to Settings, find Developer Options and enable USB Debugging.
  • you can flash the stock Android 8.0.0 Update firmware over a stock, but rooted firmware without losing any data in the process.
  • Odin is also capable of flashing the Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update over custom ROMs, but you will have to Factory Reset the device after the update is done.
    – the Factory Reset process wipes clean system partition and it removes the old custom ROM, allowing the new official firmware to boot in normal mode.
    – the Factory Reset steps are listed at the end of the tutorial.
    Factory Resetting the device will not delete any data from internal storage.
  • in case your Galaxy S7 Edge Verizon device runs 100% stock Android, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post and learn how to manually install the update.
  • this guide has to be used by advanced users only, we cannot be blamed in case you brick the device nor in case you lose any data in the process.
  • read the whole post and do not skip any steps.

How to flash Android 8.0.0 Oreo Update for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 Egde:

  1. Download Android 8.0.0 Oreo Update firmware from here.
  2. When the download is done you can extract the archived contents and save them on your PC.
    You will obtain theĀ G935VVRU4CRE5 tar.md5 update files. Don’t extract the tar.md5 archives and save them on your PC.
  3. Download Odin 3.13.1 zip from here.
    Extract the archived files.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. Boot your device in Download Mode.
  6. Launch Odin exe on your PC.
  7. Connect your phone to PC via usb cable.
    Wait for Odin to add the device, then continue to the next step.
    – if the phone is not added you need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers.
  8. Go back to Odin’s main screen and load the update files.
    Click BL and load the BL_G935VVRU4CRE5 tar.md5 firmware update file.
    Click AP and load the AP_G935VVRU4CRE5 tar.md5 update file.
    Click CP and load the CP_G935VVRU4CRE5 tar.md5 file.
    Click CSC and load the HOME_CSC_G935VVRU4CRE5 tar.md5 update file.
    Don’t load the CSC-only named file, as that one will trigger a complete factory reset of your phone.
  9. Hit the START button when you’re ready to begin the Android 8.0.0 Oreo update for your Galaxy S7 Edge Verizon.
  10. When the update is done you can see the PASS alert shown by ODIN you can reboot the phone in normal mode.
    Unplug the device from PC and wait for first boot of Android 8.0.0 to complete.

These were all the steps you had to go over before starting the flashing process. If you need more help completing the tutorial, then you should tell us in comments.

In case the FAIL alert is shown by ODIN, then you will have to repeat the whole guide more than once. Make sure that in case you do repeat installation, then you have to make sure that your phone meets all requirements and that you won’t skip any steps.

NOTE:

If the PASS alert is shown by ODIN, but the Galaxy S7 Edge Verizon device enters in a boot loop or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, then you will have to Factory Reset the phone.

The Factory Reset steps below should be applied by those that have installed the Android 8.0.0 update over a custom ROM, too, as otherwise their device won’t boot in normal mode.

Here’s how to factory reset the Galaxy S7 Edge Verizon:

  • power off the phone.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode.
    – select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
  • confirm.
  • reboot phone in normal mode.

I hope you’ve managed to complete the new update. For more help use the comments field below.

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