Sprint has rolled out the Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update for all the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. Check the info below and learn how to manually install this new firmware update for your smartphone.
This update is being rolled out in stages, which means that not all users are getting the new files at the same time.
If you are an advanced user, then you should
Check the guidelines listed below:
- use this tutorial only for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Sprint Edge CDMA.
- do not try to update any other devices with the files found in this post.
- download and install the Samsung USB drivers from here.
- for the installation of Android 8.0.0 update you will have to use the ODIN 3.13.1 app.
- for ODIN to work with your PC and phone you will have to install the above USB drivers and to enable USB Debugging tool from Developer Options.
- Developer Options might be hidden and you will need to unhide it first: go to Settings> About Phone> Software Information and here you have to type seven times on the Build Number text.
- Odin can be used to install the Android 8.0 Oreo update over rooted firmware, but you should know that root access won't survive the installation process.
- Also, Odin 3.13.1 is capable of installing the Android 8.0 official firmware over a custom ROM, too, but an extra Factory Reset process has to be applied after the installation is done.
- the Factory Reset process wipes clean the system partition, it removes the old custom ROM and it forces your device to boot in normal mode with the new Android 8.0 ROM firmware.
- Factory Resetting the phone shouldn't remove any data from internal storage.
- if your device is running 100% firmware, then you can continue to the tutorial without worrying about losing any user data.
- check the whole post and don't skip any steps.
- this guide has to be applied by advanced users only, we cannot be blamed in case you end up bricking your device in the process.
How to install Android 8.0.0 Oreo Official Update Manually for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge:
- Download the Android 8.0 G935PVPU6CRE7 archive files from here.
- When the download is done you have to extract the archived files.
Save all the tar.md5 G935PVPU6CRE7 update files on your PC.
- do not extract the archived G935PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5 files, as those have to be installed like that.
- Download Odin 3.13.1 zip from here.
- unzip the files.
- Switch off the device.
- Boot your Galaxy S7 Edge in Download Mode.
- Open Odin on your computer.
- Connect the Galaxy S7 Edge to computer via usb cable.
Wait for Odin app to detect the phone and then continue to the next part of this post.
- Get to ODIN 3.13.1 main menu and start loading the new update files:
Click BL and load the BL_G935PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5 file.
Click AP and load the AP_G935PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5 file.
Click CP and load the CP_G935PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5 file.
Click CSC and load the HOME_CSC_G935PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5 file.
- don't load the gile with only CSC in the name without HOME, as that one will tell ODIN to wipe clean the device.
- Press START when you are ready to initiate the Android 8.0.0 Official update for your Galaxy S7 Edge phone.
- don't press any buttons until the install process is complete.
When the flashing process is done you will see a PASS alert shown by ODIN, and the phone will then reboot. Unplug the Sprint Galaxy S7 from computer and wait for first boot of Android 8.0 to be completed successfully.
If the FAIL alert is displayed by ODIN, or other error is preventing the update from being installed, then you can try and restart the whole tutorial.
If you repeat installation you have to make sure that your phone meets all requirements, and that you won't be skipping any steps.
If Odin 3.13.1 shows the PASS message, but the Galaxy S7 Edge phone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen for more than 20 minutes, then you should apply a Factory Reset.
The Factory Reset process wipes clean the system partition, and it forces your device to boot in normal mode with the new official Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware.
The Factory Reset steps listed below should be applied in case you have installed the Android 8.0 stock ROM over a custom ROM, as otherwise you won't be able to boot in normal mode.
Here's how to factory reset the device:
- power off the Galaxy S7 Edge.
- boot the phone in Recovery Mode.
- select 'wipe/ data factory reset' option.
- confirm process.
- reboot phone in normal mode and you are done.
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