Samsung is pushing out the February 2019 Security Patch for the Galaxy A7 2018 the OTA being available in limited markets for the moment. But, the firmware can be downloaded in its full version too which means that you can use Odin for completing the update process in a manual manner. Thus, this tutorial will be helpful if you want, or have to, manually set up the February 2019 Security Patch on your 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7, a process which will bring the built-in software version to A750FNXXU1ASA4.
This is going to be an official update operation even though the OTA won’t be at your disposal. But, as already explained, you will be using the full firmware package which is also officially released by Samsung and compatible with your Galaxy A7. Odin will be used in that regard, this being the flashing program developed by Samsung and designed especially for update types of procedures. Anyhow, the actual flashing steps will be detailed below where we will also discuss about essential pre-requisites, potential risks and advantages that can turn out the update operation into other useful solutions.
As for the A750FNXXU1ASA4 firmware don’t expect too much in term of new features, apps and capabilities. This is a minor OTA which represents the monthly Samsung package that aims to resolve the recently reported problems and malfunctions. In our case we discuss about the February 2019 Security Patch that isn’t bringing a new functionality. However, it adds essential bug fixes and stability improvements along with security patches that will fix Samsung’s vulnerabilities that currently exist within the Android core system that powers your Samsung Galaxy A7 2018.
As always, it’s more than recommended to apply the latest official Android update as that’s the only way in which you can end up in using a fully stable Android UI and a smooth Android functionality. And in that respect you can now resume the flashing steps explained below.
Knowing how to manually set up the stock A750FNXXU1ASA4 Android ROM can help you manage different situations and even annoying problems. Since the update operation implies in restoring your Galaxy A7 2018 back to factory state, this tutorial can turn out to be more than helpful when trying to:
- Go back to stock Android OS when you are using a custom ROM firmware.
- Regain the lost warranty and re-apply bloatware and built-in settings – the warranty can be void when unofficial operations are being performed.
- Revoke recently applied tweaks in terms of unrooting the Android system, relocking the bootloader or reinstalling the stock recovery image.
- Refresh the Android system when it isn’t running as smooth as it used to.
- Fix different software related problems that can cause malfunctions within the Android core system such as boot loops, lags, hangs, screen freeze errors, battery drain problems, signal strength issues, total blackouts and more.
A backup is recommended even though your personal files should be in safe hands while Odin is running. However, we’re talking about sensible data which might still be needed afterwards. Thus, as a precaution measure saving everything that wasn’t pre-loaded on your smartphone is a good idea. In that regard on your Galaxy A7 start running the built-in cloud storage services or start syncing files with your Google Account; additionally, choose to use an external storage device or use backup and restore apps from Google Play for saving you contacts, call logs, texts, EFS folder, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings or IMEI / NVRAM data.
For being able to perform this tutorial you don’t have to use a rooted device though the flashing steps will work on tweaked handset without problems. Once more, this is an official procedure and Samsung Knox won’t get tripped so from this perspective you have nothing to worry about.
A computer is needed for this operation because there you have to run Odin. Also, on your PC you will have to download the A750FNXXU1ASA4 February 2019 Security Patch which will be then flashed automatically from the flashing program. Since Odin must recognize your Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (yes, a connection between your devices must be established at some point) on your computer you must first install your phone’s drivers – Samsung KIES might help you get the right drivers that’s available for your handset.
After doing that make sure that your device can be recognized by your computer when that will be required. And you can verify that easily by going to Developer Options; there the USB Debugging feature must be enabled. If Developer Options cannot be accessed from general Settings don’t panic; navigate towards About Phone and there start tapping repeatedly on Built Number and do that until the ‘you are a developer’ message shows up.
As you might know, each time you are about to start a manual operation, you should first verify the power that’s left on your phone. This precaution measure can help you avoid unpleasant situations because sudden shut downs might cause severe malfunctions and can even soft brick the Android core system. In our case, before starting to use Odin for manually installing the A750FNXXU1ASA4 February 2019 Security Patch on your Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 you should plug in the charger if the power that’s left is currently lower than 50%.
Of course, follow the next steps only if you own the already mentioned Android based device. This particular update is compatible only with this smartphone so try not to mess things up.
How to Manually Install A750FNXXU1ASA4 February 2019 Security Patch on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
- As already pointed out, on your computer download the A750FNXXU1ASA4 February 2019 Security Patch that’s available for your Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 – just get the firmware file from here and save it on desktop.
- Afterwards, download Odin; run or open the executable file and then follow on-screen prompts for properly setting up the flashing program on your computer.
- When done, on your computer run Odin.
- It’s time to put your Galaxy A7 into download mode: so, switch off your phone first and then start pressing and holding down (together) the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons, just until download mode is displayed on your handset.
- Next, connect your smartphone with your computer with the help of the USB cord.
- Odin must recognize your A7 now – if it does the ‘added’ message will be returned and the ID:COM field will be turned yellow or blue; if it doesn’t you will have to reinstall your phone’s drivers on your PC before going any further.
- On the flashing program click on the AP button and from the next window select the Android firmware file that’s located on desktop.
- Make sure that the Re Partition and Auto Reboot options aren’t selected on Odin.
- Click on Start when you’re done and just wait while the update operation is being automatically completed.
- The ‘pass’ message will be displayed in the end and then the ID:COM field will be turned green.
- Close Odin and disconnect your smartphone from your computer. Also, reboot your Galaxy A7 and that’s all.
As you might experience by yourself, in rare situations issues might happen during the update operation. If you somehow notice that something isn’t running as it should, don’t panic as everything can be fixed with the help of the following troubleshooting guidelines:
Odin is a stable platform and it should run smoothly all the time. However, rarely and for different motifs, it might stop running right in the middle of the A750FNXXU1ASA4 February 2019 Security Patch update operation. So, if you have problems while using the Odin software, follow: close Odin on your computer and make sure that its processes are also interrupted – you can easily do that from Task Manager (press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keyboard hotkeys); then, disconnect your Galaxy A7 2018 from your computer by removing the USB cord; next, force reboot your Android device before doing anything else; reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer (remove the drivers that are already installed first); repeat the flashing steps from the beginning as now everything should run as expected.
In other rare situations a boot loop might be experienced on your Samsung Galaxy A7 2018. Do note that you shouldn’t confuse a long reboot process with a boot loop. Anyhow, a boot loop or a similar issues can be quickly fixed from recovery mode as explained: force reboot your Android device in recovery mode – press and hold (simultaneously) the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons until the recovery mode menu shows up; from recovery you will have to make a hard reset and clear app data cache as a full wipe will remove the processes that are causing the issues in the first place; so, select these options: ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ and by ‘wipe dalvik cache’; in the end return to main menu of recovery and pick ‘reboot system now’. That should be all.
Congratulations, you should now be able to use the A750FNXXU1ASA4 February 2019 Security Patch on your Samsung Galaxy A7 2018. If you had problems while following the steps explained above, share your issues with us and try to describe them in detail – based on the details you offer we will be able to find the right solutions. Also, tell us how the new Android UI is running on your phone as in that way you can help other users decide whether to follow or not our step by step update guide. You can quickly get in touch with us by filling out the comments form from below. Enjoy.