Sprint has launched the official Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 users on their network.
If you are an advanced user and you are looking to manually upgrade your device then you should follow our guide below.
Before starting the flashing process you should check the following guidelines:
- use this guide only for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Sprint models.
- the model of your phone has to be the SM _ G930P.
- do not attempt to update any other devices with the files found below.
- check the version of your device under Settings> About Phone.
- download and install Samsung USB drivers from here.
- install the usb drivers on your computer.
- these will allow your phone to be detected by the PC when connected via usb cable.
- for the update process you will have to use ODIN 3.13.1 tool.
- enable USB Debugging from Developer Options on your Galaxy S7 Sprint.
- Developer Options might be hidden, if you can't find this menu you have to unhide that first: go to Settings> About Phone> Software Information, and in there find Build Number text and tap over it seven times.
- return to Settings and Developer Options should be listed there.
- ODIN can flash this new update over a rooted, but still stock, firmware without losing any data in the process.
- no data should be lost except for root access.
- also, ODIN is capable of flashing an official update over a custom ROM, but you need to know that an extra Factory Reset process has to be applied in order to force your device to boot in normal mode.
- the Factory Reset steps are listed at the end of the tutorial, and you should apply them if you install the official update over a custom ROM.
- if your device runs 100% stock Android firmware, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post and start the update, as no files will be lost in the process.
- use the tutorial only if you are an advanced user, we cannot be blamed in case you brick the Galaxy S7 Sprint device.
- read the whole tutorial and do not skip any steps.
How to install Android 8.0.0 Oreo Official Update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 G930P:
- Download the Android 8.0.0 G930PVPU6CRE7 Oreo official firmware archive from here.
- When the download is done you can unzip the contents.
You will obtain several G930PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5 update files.
- do not extract any tar.md5 file.
- Download Odin 3.13.1 zip from here.
Make sure to grab the 3.13.1 version of ODIN, as only that one can flash Android 8 Oreo firmware.
- Switch off the device.
- Boot your Galaxy S7 in Download Mode.
- Open Odin exe on your PC.
- Connect the phone to PC via usb cable.
- wait for Odin to detect the phone and then continue to the next part of this post.
- Go to ODIN's main menu and load the new Android 8.0 Oreo firmware update:
Click BL in ODIN and then load the BL_G930PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5.
Click AP and load the AP_G930PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5.
Click CP and load CP_G930PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5 file.
Click CSC and load the HOME_CSC_G930PVPU6CRE7 tar.md5 update file.
- don't load the CSC-only named file without HOME in its title, as that one will tell ODIN to wipe the entire user data from your phone.
- Hit the START button in order to confirm the Android 8.0 Oreo official update.
- don't play any buttons until all the files are done installing.
- When installation is done you can see the PASS message in ODIN and the phone will reboot in normal mode.
Use your default login data in order to regain control over your device once again.
If the FAIL alert is shown in ODIN, then something went wrong and you will have to repeat the whole tutorial more than once.
If you repeat installation you need to make sure that your phone 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 for more than 20 minutes, then you will have to Factory Reset the phone.
The Factory Reset steps below need to be applied by advanced users only that have installed over a custom ROM, too.
The Factory Reset steps are listed below:
- power off the phone.
- boot your Galaxy S7 in Recovery mode.
- select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
- reboot Sprint Galaxy S7 in normal mode.
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