The official Android 7.0 September security patch is now being rolled out for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices. Check the instructions listed in this post in order to learn how to manually complete the new update for your smartphone.
This new update is being rolled out over-the-air, but not everyone will get the new files at the same time as others. If you don’t want to wait until your Verizon Galaxy S7 Edge receives the new official update, then you should install the new files manually.
Read the following guidelines before starting the installation process of this new firmware:
- use this tutorial only for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Verizon models.
– the model number of your device has to be the SM – G935V.
– don’t try to use this tutorial for other different devices.
- download and install on your PC the Samsung USB Drivers from here.
– the drivers will allow your smartphone to be detected by the computer when connected via usb cable.
- the ODIN tool is the app you will use to complete the update process.
– for ODIN to work with your device you will need to enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
– the Developer Options menu might be hidden, go to Settings> About Device> Software Info and tap seven times on the Build Number text.
– return to Settings and Developer Options will be listed there, so you can enable USB Debugging.
- you can flash the Android 7.0 Nougat update over rooted firmware, but you will lose root access.
– any custom Recovery you might have installed will be replaced with stock Recovery.
- you can also install the Android 7.0 September 2017 patch over a custom ROM, but you will have to Factory Reset the device after that.
– the Factory Reset steps are listed at the end of this tutorial.
– applying the factory reset will wipe clean the system partition, it will remove the old custom ROM and it will force your device to boot in normal mode.
– no data will be lost from internal storage.
- if your Verizon Galaxy S7 Edge device runs 100% stock Android, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post.
- this guide is destined 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.
- read the whole post and do not skip any steps.
- check battery charge levels and make sure that there is at least 50% charge left before the device powers off completely.
These were the guidelines you had to go over before starting the update.
Note that in case you don’t want to manually install the update on your phone, then you can choose to wait until Verizon pushes the new firmware over-the-air in your region.
Now that you know all that start the updating process.
How to flash Android 7.0 Nougat September 2017 Security Patch for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge:
- Download Android 7.0 G935VVRU4BQH4 archive from here.
- When the download is done you need to extract the archived contents and save them on your computer.
You will obtain the G935VVRU4BQH4 tar.md5 firmware update file. Don’t extract this file, as that’s how you need to load in ODIN and flash it.
- Dowload Odin 3.12.3 zip from here.
Unzip the contents.
- Switch off your device.
- Boot your smartphone in Download Mode.
- Open Odin exe tool on your computer.
- Connect your phone to PC via usb cable.
Wait for the device to be detected by the computer. If the phone is not added you need to reinstall the Samsung USB drivers once again.
- Go to Odin main menu and click the AP option.
Find and load the G935VVRU4BQH4 tar.md5 Android 7.0 update file in ODIN.
- Press START to begin the update.
- When installation is done you will see the PASS alert shown by ODIN and your phone will reboot in normal mode.
Unplug the phone from PC and wait for first boot to complete.
- Use your default login in order to regain control over your device.
These were all steps you had to take in order to complete the Android 7.0 update for your device.
If the FAIL alert is shown by ODIN, or in case any other error prevents you from completing the flashing process, then you will have to repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you need to repeat installation you need to make sure that the Verizon Galaxy S7 Edge phone meets all requirements and that you won’t skip any steps.
If the PASS alert is shown by ODIN, but your smartphone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, then you will have to factory reset the device.
The Factory Reset process below should be applied by those that have installed the Android 7.0 update over a custom ROM, too. Here’s how to factory reset the device:
- power off the phone.
- boot it in Recovery Mode.
- select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ process.
- reboot in normal mode.
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