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Install Android 8.0.0 Oreo Update for Samsung Galaxy S7 G930FD

The SM-G930FD Galaxy S7 devices are updated to official Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware over-the-air.

Check the guidelines posted below in order to learn how to manually flash this new update for your smartphone.

The new Oreo official updates are being released over-the-air for all users, but not everyone will get them at the same time. If you own the G930FD Galaxy S7 and you don’t want to wait until the firmware is ready for download in your region, then you can use Odin 3.13.1 tool to manually complete the new update.

Check the following guidelines before starting the flashing process:

  • use this guide only for the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930FD.
    – check the model of your device.
  • don’t use the tutorial for other different Galaxy S7 models.
  • download Samsung USB drivers from here and install them on your PC.
  • for the update process you have to use the Odin 3.13.1 app.
    – for ODIN to launch and connect with your smartphone you have to install the above usb drivers and to enable the USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
    If you can’t find Developer Options, then you have to unhide that menu first: go to Settings> About Phone> Software Information and tap seven times on the Build Number text.
    Return to Settings, find Developer Options, then enable USB Debugging.
  • Odin can flash any official update over rooted firmware, but you should know that root access won’t survive the installation.
  • Odin can also be used to flash the Android 8.0.0 official update over a custom ROM.
    If you install this new update over a custom ROM, then you need to know that an extra Factory Reset process has to be applied after the update is done.
    – the Factory Reset is going to wipe clean the system partition, removing the old custom ROM and allowing the new official firmware to be flashed on a clean system partition.
    – Factory Resetting the Galaxy S7 G930FD will not delete any data from internal storage.
  • if your phone runs 100% stock Android firmware, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post and learn how to manually flash the new firmware.
  • check the whole and do not skip any steps.
  • this guide has to be used by advanced users only.
    – we cannot be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any data files in the process.
  • if you need more help tell us in comments.

How to install Android 8.0 Oreo Official Update for G930FD Galaxy S7:

  1. Download the Android 8.0 G930FXXU2EREM zip from here.
  2. After the download is done you can extract the Android 8.0 update files from the archive.
    You will obtain several files all with G930FXXU2EREM term in their titles and a tar.md5 file extension. Do not extract any further than that.
  3. Download Odin 3.13.1 zip from here.
    Make sure to download 3.13.1 Odin version.
    – unzip the contents.
  4. Power off the device.
  5. Boot your device in Download Mode.
  6. Launch the Odin 3.13.1 exe on your PC.
  7. Connect your smartphone to PC via usb cable.
    Wait for Odin to add the phone.
    – if the phone is not added you need to reinstall the usb drivers.
  8. Go back to ODIN main menu and start loading the update files:
    – click BL in ODIN and load the BL_G930FXXU2EREM tar.md5 update file.
    – click CP and load the CP_G930FXXU2EREM tar.md5 file.
    – click AP and load the AP_G930FXXU2EREM tar.md5.
    – click CSC and load HOME_CSC_G930FXXU2EREM tar.md5 file.
    Don’t load the file that contains only CSC in the name, as that one will tell ODIN to wipe all data from the Galaxy S7.
  9. When you’re ready to begin the updating process you should simply click START. Wait for ODIN to complete the update before doing anything else.
  10. After the update is done you can see the PASS alert shown by ODIN.
    Unplug the phone from PC when the installation is done.

If the FAIL alert is displayed by ODIN, then you will have to try and repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat installation you need to make sure that you won’t skip any steps and that your phone meets all requirements.

NOTE:

If the PASS message is shown by ODIN, but your Galaxy S7 G930FD enters in a boot loop or it gets stuck at the boot animation for longer than 20 minutes, then you will have to apply an extra Factory Reset process for your device.

The Factory Reset process has to be applied in order to force your phone to boot in normal mode in case it got stuck. Also, if you were running a custom ROM on your Galaxy S7 G930FD, then you will also need to apply the Factory Reset process steps below:

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

These were all the steps you had to go over in order to complete the Android 8.0 Oreo official update.

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