The Galaxy A9 Pro was released last year running on Android Marshmallow OS and since then Samsung pushed out different minor OS improvements for this device. However, if you were wondering when will your phone receive something that’s worth mentioned now you have all the reasons for debating on the firmware that runs on your smartphone. Yes, that’s right, a new update is available and this time it’s something major and important: the official Android 7.0 Nougat software.
The official OTA is currently available in India but it can be successfully installed on any Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro with model number SM-A910F. So, if you didn’t receive the OTA notification until now, or if you cannot receive it (because you recently tweaked your handset) go ahead and use the steps from this tutorial. That’s how you can learn how to manually install the new Android 7.0 Nougat package on your own Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro.
The firmware build number A910FXXU1BQHB will be brought to your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro and once the flashing process from below is completed you will be able to experience everything that’s new in Android 7.0 Nougat. The software comes packed with the latest features, apps, processes and capabilities along with Samsung’s new UX. Overall, the firmware is fully stable so everything will run smoothly all the time.
And, you should apply this update as this is going to be the last major OS improvement received by your Galaxy A9 Pro – no, Samsung will not release the Android 8.0 Oreo platform for this device.
Now, completing the steps from this tutorial can be done through Odin. This is a program developed and offered by Samsung and especially created for update types of operations. Thus, you will complete an official operation that’s supported by your OEM. The warranty of your phone won’t get void and you won’t have to use any other third party apps or risky programs for applying this guide.
It’s unlikely to lose something personal while using Odin for updating your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. But for being sure that any possible problems are avoided you should still backup your personal data, info, accounts and files – basically, you should secure everything that’s not there from day one: contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, the EFS folder or IMEI / NVRAM data. Optional: if possible also initiate and complete a Nandroid backup.
You can successfully perform this update operation even if your smartphone is rooted or tweaked in any other way – the OTA however cannot be received on a tweaked Android system. Anyway, if you choose to manually update your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro to official Android 7.0 Nougat you should keep in mind one thing: your handset will be restored back to its initial / default state. So, shortly, during this process the root access will be revoked, the bootloader relocked, the stock recovery image reinstalled and the bloatware re-applied – that’s why this update tutorial can be used also as a manual troubleshooting solution through which you can choose to fix issues such as boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating situations, signal strength problems, total blackouts and more.
Odin can be used without problems on a Windows powered computer. Aditionally, for making things work from your first attempt you should also install your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro drivers on this computer. Moreover, on your smartphone you should enable Developer Options by tapping repeatedly on Built Number (keep tapping until you see the ‘you are a developer’ prompt). Afterwards, access the recently enabled Developer Options and check the USB Debugging field.
Finally, before initiating the update operation check the power remained on your handset. If your device will get turned off while you still use Odin, you can afterward experience different soft related problems within the Android core system. So, as a general recommendation, you should charge your phone if the power left is currently lower than 50%.
Of course, the Android 7.0 Nougat A910FXXU1BQHB firmware is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro with model number A910F. So, try not to mess things up by using this guide on a different Android based device.
Manually Update Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro to Official Android 7.0 Nougat A910FXXU1BQHB Firmware
- Download Odin on your computer. Then, install this program on your PC by following on screen-prompts.
- Remember that the Galaxy A9 Pro drivers must be installed too – you can do that by using the Samsung KIES toolkit.
- Download the firmware file for your A9 Pro from here.
- Switch off your smartphone and wait a few moments while the power off process is completed.
- On your computer run Odin.
- Enter your Samsung branded device into download mode: press and hold the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons at the same time and in the end connect your device with your computer via USB cable.
- When the connection is ensured on Odin you will be prompted with the “added” message; the ID:COM field should be also turned yellow or blue – if not, reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer before repeating the previous steps.
- Now, from Odin click on the AP option and then load the Android 7.0 Nougat package.
- Make sure that Re Partition and Auto Reboot options aren’t selected.
- Click on Start for initiating the update operation.
- When that’s done you will receive the “pass” message; the ID:COM field should be now green.
- Close Odin and remove the USB cord; also, reboot your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro.
This last reboot might cause a boot loop; if that occurs, reboot recovery mode on your Android device. From recovery make a hard reset and clear app data cache by picking “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”.
On the other hand, if Odin stops from running while you try to apply the update follow: close Odin, remove the USB cable, reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer, force restart your smartphone and repeat the update process from step one.
Congratulations; your Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro should be running on official / stock Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Do share your update experience with us and stay close for further Android related tips, tricks and update opportunities – especially if you are thinking in installing a custom ROM firmware such as Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android.