In May Samsung released the last official Android update for the Galaxy C7 Pro. Well, we were all hoping for an Oreo roll out, but chances weren’t actually in our favor. However, finally Samsung decided to push out a new software improvement for the C7 Pro, a perfect timing for patching the new November 2018 security add-on. Our surprise was to find the Oreo system included in this new OTA, which by the way is currently rolled out in India for all the Galaxy C7 Pro users.
If you missed this roll out, if your phone was tweaked, or for any other reasons, today we will be explaining the manual update procedure that can be followed for setting up this particular Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro. The firmware built number is C701FDDU1CRK1 and, as already outlined during the introductory lines from above, is coming with the latest Oreo system along with the November 2018 Security Patch.
Thus, this new update is coming to improve the overall Android experience that runs on your Galaxy C7 Pro. You will therefore receive the new Oreo features and the Android 8.0 functionality along with other bug fixes, stability improvements and security add-ons. Bottom line, this firmware is fully stable as it comes straight from Samsung and will smoothly run on your device – you won’t be experiencing software related issues such as bugs, hangs, lags, or screen freeze.
Now, this tutorial is showing and explaining the manual procedure that has to be followed if you want to use Odin for installing the Android 8.0 Oreo C701FDDU1CRK1 firmware on your own Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro. Odin is the official Samsung flashing program that will be required in this case, so don’t worry you won’t have to use complex or third party programs. And, since this operation is supported by your OEM you don’t have to worry about losing your phone’s warranty or about losing access to built-in apps.
But, if your Samsung branded device was tweaked, now you will manage to restore the Android UI back to its factory state. Shortly, in the end you will revoke root access, relock the bootloader, reinstall the stock recovery image and re-apply the bloatware on your Galaxy C7 Pro – and that’s a good thing as from this perspective you can use this update tutorial as a troubleshooting solution that can address the most common Android software related issues.
A backup must be performed first on your Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro – usually, your files should remain safe and secured while Odin is used but in rare situations a wipe might be involved (we will discuss about such situations a little bit later). Thus, be precautious and choose to save your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and other stuffs before setting up the Android 8.0 Oreo C701FDDU1CRK1 firmware. On your C7 Pro you can use Samsung’s cloud storage services, you can use an external storage device, you can sync files with your Google account or you can just use dedicated backup and restore apps from Google Play.
A computer will be needed during this update procedure. There you will have to download the Oreo package and set up Odin. Also, the Galaxy C7 Pro drivers must be flashed first – in that respect you can choose to use Samsung KIES for getting the right drivers for your smartphone.
In the meantime, on your handset make sure that you can access Developer Options from general Settings. If you can’t, go to About Phone and tap repeatedly on Built Number until the ‘you are a developer’ message shows up. Later, navigate towards Developer Options and make sure that the USB Debugging feature is selected.
Verify the power that’s left on your phone. Charge your Galaxy C7 Pro before starting to use Odin for completing the Android Oreo flashing procedure if the power that’s left is currently lower than 50%. A low power might lead to a sudden shut down, which can cause severe malfunctions within the Android core system, so try to avoid such unpleasant situations.
How to Manually Install Official Android 8.0 Oreo C701FDDU1CRK1 Firmware on Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
- Power on your computer and download Odin – get this file from here; run the executable file and follow on-screen prompts for setting up the flashing program on your PC.
- On desktop download the November 2018 Security Patch that also include the Oreo package – get the C701FDDU1CRK1 software package from here.
- Run Odin on your PC and in the meantime enter download mode on your smartphone: switch off your Galaxy C7 Pro and afterwards press and hold the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons for a short while.
- Connect your device with your computer via USB cable.
- Odin should now recognize your phone – if it does, the ‘added’ message will be displayed and the ID:COM field will be turned yellow or blue; if it doesn’t, try to reinstall your phone’s drivers on your PC before repeating the steps from above.
- On the flashing program click on the AP button and afterwards load the Android Oreo firmware package.
- In the next screen make sure that the Re Partition and Auto Reboot options aren’t selected.
- Click on Start and wait while the update is being automatically installed on your Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro.
- When this operation is completed you will receive the ‘pass’ message while the ID:COM field will be now turned into green.
- At this point it’s safe to close Odin and unplug the USB cable; you can also reboot your smartphone now.
Problems that can occur and the ways to fix everything
The last reboot should take a while, so don’t panic if several minutes are passing by. However, if a boot loop happens, follow: enter your Galaxy C7 Pro into recovery mode – press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons together for a few moments; in recovery choose to initiate a hard reset and to clear app data cache; thus, select ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’; when done, return to main menu of recovery and choose ‘reboot system now’.
If while you try to follow the steps from above Odin gets stuck, follow: force-close the flashing program – do that from Task Manager (press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keyboard hotkeys and end Odin’s processes); unplug the USB cable and disconnect your devices; force-restart your Samsung branded device; reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer; repeat the update steps from the beginning.
Congratulations; you’ve successfully managed to install the latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on your own Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro. Test the new features, try the new Android functionality and in the end share your update experience with us and with the other users who might be wondering how the new system performs on a daily basis. Stay close for further update opportunities available for your Samsung branded smartphone and contact us if you have questions or if you had problems while trying to complete the steps from this tutorial.