Rogers Canada has launched the official Android 8.0 Oreo official update for all the Galaxy S7 users on their network.
Check the instructions listed in this post in order to learn how to manually install the new Oreo update using the Odin 3.13.1 tool.
These updates are being rolled out in stages by the carrier, but not every Galaxy S7 Rogers user will get the new firmware files at the same time. If you don't want to wait until Samsung pushes the new firmware update in your region, then you can use the files posted below and learn how to update the phone manually
Check the following guidelines before starting the update:
- use this tutorial only with the Rogers Samsung Galaxy S7 devices.
- the model number of your device has to be the SM - G930W8.
- do not attempt to update any other devices found in this post.
- download Samsung USB drivers from here, then install them on your PC.
- the drivers will allow you to connect your phone to PC via usb cable.
- for the installation of Android 8.0.0 Oreo you will use the ODIN tool.
- for Odin to connect with your phone you have to enable the USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
If you cannot find Developer Options, then you have to enable that menu first: go to Settings> About Phone> Software Information, now find and tap 7 times on the Build Number text.
- return to Settings, find Developer Options and enable USB Debugging.
- you can flash the Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update over rooted, but still stock, firmware, but you need to know that root access won't survive the update process.
- Odin can install the Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update over custom ROMs, too, but you need to know that an extra Factory Reset process has to be applied after the update is done installing.
- the Factory Reset steps are listed at the end of the tutorial.
- the Factory Reset process won't delete any data files from internal storage, but it will wipe the system partition, so that it will get rid of the custom ROM.
- if your phone runs 1oo% stock Android firmware, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post, as no data will be lost in the process.
- read the whole post and don't skip any steps.
- this guide has to be used by advanced users, we cannot be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any data files.
How to install Android 8.0.0 Oreo Update for Samsung Galaxy S7 Rogers G930W8:
- Download the Android 8.0.0 Oreo official firmware from here.
- After the download is done you have to extract the archived files.
Save the files on your PC. You will obtain several G930W8VLU3CRE3 tar.md5 files. Do not extract any further.
- Download Odin 3.13.1 zip from here.
Unzip the files.
- Power off the device.
- Boot it in Download Mode.
- Launch Odin exe on your PC.
- Connect your phone to PC via usb cable.
Wait for Odin to detect the device and then get to the next step.
- if the phone is not added you need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers.
- Go back to Odin's main menu and load the firmware update files:
Click BL and load the BL_G930W8VLU3CRE3 tar.md5 firmware update file.
Click AP and load the AP_G930W8VLU3CRE3 tar.md5 update file.
Click CP and load the CP_G930W8VLU3CRE3 tar.md5 firmware file.
Click CSC and load the HOME_CSC_G930W8VLU3CRE3 update file. Don't load the CSC-only named file, as that one will tell ODIN to delete all the data from your hpone.
- Press START when you're ready to begin the updating process.
- After the installation is done you can see the PASS alert shown by ODIN. The phone reboots and it will enter normal mode.
Unplug it from PC and use your default login info in order to regain control over your device.
If the FAIL message is shown by ODIN, then you should try to repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat installation you need to make sure that your device meets all requirements and that you won't skip any steps.
If the PASS alert is shown by ODIN, but your phone enters in a boot loop or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, then you should apply an extra factory reset process.
The Factory Reset steps below should be applied by those that have installed the Android 8.0 Oreo update over a custom ROM, too. Here's how to factory reset the device:
- power off the device.
- boot it in Recovery Mode.
- select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
- reboot device in normal mode.