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Install Android 8.0.0 Oreo Official Update for Samsung Galaxy S7

The International Samsung Galaxy S7 is now receiving the new and official Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update in Europe.

If you are an advanced user and Samsung hasn’t launched the new update in your region. This tutorial can be used to upgrade your phone to Oreo 8.0.0 firmware before the OTA files are rolled out.

Odin 3.13.1 is the tool that you can use to complete the Android 8.0 Oreo for your Galaxy S7 device. You can use this guide if you wish to install the new official update over a custom ROM, too.

Before starting the flashing process you need to check the following guidelines:

  • use this guide for the Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F.
    – do not attempt to update any other devices with the files that you will find in this post.
  • download and install Samsung USB drivers from here on your PC.
    – the drivers will allow your smartphone to be detected when connected via usb cable.
  • for the installation of Android 8.0.0 update you will use ODIN 3.13.1 tool.
    – for the ODIN app tool to run on your PC and connect with the Galaxy S7 phone you will need to install the USB drivers above and to enable USB Debugging.
  • if you can’t find Developer Options, then you need to enable this particular menu first: go to Settings> About Phone> Software Information and here tap seven times on the “build number” text.
    – return to the Settings, find Developer Options and enable USB Debugging option.
  • the new update can be installed over rooted firmware easily, but you need to know that root access won’t survive the update process.
    – also, any custom Recovery you might have flashed will be replaced with stock Recovery.
  • the Android 8.0.0 update can be flashed with ODIN tool over a custom ROM, too.
    – after you install the new update over a custom ROM you will have to apply an extra Factory Reset process.
    – the Factory Reset process steps are listed at the end of the tutorial.
    – Factory Resetting the Galaxy S7 will wipe clean its system partition of all files, while no data from internal storage will be affected by the tutorial.
  • if your phone runs 100% stock Android firmware, then you can start the update process whenever you wish.
  • make sure not to skip any steps and that your phone runs 100% stock Android firmware.
  • check the battery levels and make sure that there is at least 50% charge left before it powers off completely.

Now that you know all that you can continue to the next part of this post.

How to update Galaxy S7 G930F International to Android 8.0.0 Oreo:

  1. Download the Android 8.0.0 Oreo G930FXXU2ERE8 archive file from here.
  2. When the download is complete you will have to extract the archived Oreo firmware files.
    Extract the contents and save them all on your computer.
  3. Download Odin 3.13.1 zip from here.
    – when the zip is downloaded extract all contents.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. Boot it in Download Mode.
  6. Open Odin exe on your PC.
  7. Connect your phone to computer using the USB cable.
    – wait for Odin to add the phone and then continue to the next step.
    – if the phone is not added you need to reinstall the Samsung USB drivers.
  8. Now you can start to load the update files in ODIN.
    Go to Odin’s main menu:
    – click BL and load the BL_G930FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 file.
    – click CP and load the CP_G930FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 file.
    – click AP and load the AP_G930FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 file.
    – click CSC and load the HOME_CSC_G930FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 file. Do not load the file that only contains CSC in its title without HOME, as that one will trigger the complete deletion of all the files stored on your Galaxy S7 phone.
  9. Hit the START button when you’re ready to begin the update process.
    – wait for the update to be completed.
  10. When Odin finishes the Android 8.0.0 installation for your Galaxy S7 you can reboot the phone and unplug it from PC.
    Use your default login info in order to regain control over your smartphone once again.

These were the instructions you had to go over in order to complete the Android 8.0.0 Oreo for your Galaxy S7 phone.

In case ODIN shows the FAIL message, then you will be forced to repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat installation you need to make sure that your Galaxy S& G930F phone is supported by the tutorial, and that you won’t skip any steps listed above.

NOTE:

If the PASS message is shown by ODIN, but your Galaxy S7 device enters in a boot loop or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen for more than 20 minutes, then you have to Factory Reset the phone.

The Factory Reset steps are listed below, and you should apply them in case you have installed the new Android 8.0.0 update over a custom ROM, too. Here’s how to Factory Reset the phone:

  • power off the device.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode.
  • select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
  • confirm.
  • reboot phone in normal mode and you are done with this post.

If you need more help completing the guide, then you can tell us in comments below.

If you can’t complete the update and your phone runs 100% stock Android, then you should wait for the official OTA Android 8.0.0 Oreo update in your region. You can check for yourself for new update files by going to Settings> Software Update. If a new firmware file is ready for download you simply have to confirm the download process and your phone will take care of the rest of the process.

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