Samsung has launched the Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update for all the International Unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge phones.
Check the guidelines below in order to learn how to manually complete the update before it arrives in your region over-the-air.
Android 8.0.0 Oreo OTA Update is rolled out by Samsung all over the world for the Unlocked models of Galaxy S7 Edge, but this is done in stages. It means that everyone running a stock ROM will get the new firmware update files, but not at the same time.
The tutorial below can be used to restore a Galaxy S7 edge phone running a custom ROM to 100% stock Android. For the update process you will use the ODIN tool.
Before starting the updating process you have to check the following guidelines:
- use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935F models.
- check the version of your phone before starting the update.
- don't attempt to update any other devices with the files found in this post.
- download from here, then install the Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- for the installation of Android 8.0.0 Oreo official update you will use the ODIN 3.13.1 tool.
- for ODIN to work and connect with your PC you will have to install the above usb drivers and to enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
- if you cannot find Developer Options you need to enable that menu first: go to Settings> About Phone> Software Information and tap seven times on the Build Number text.
- return to Settings, find Developer Options and enable USB Debugging.
- the update can be installed over rooted firmware, but you need to know that root access won't survive the installation.
- any custom Recovery you have installed will be replaced with stock Recovery.
- Odin can flash the Android 8.0 Oreo stock update over a custom ROM, too, restoring the Galaxy S7 Edge to 100% stock Android once again.
- note that by installing an official firmware over a custom ROM you will be forced to perform a Factory Reset for your device.
- the Factory Reset steps are listed at the end of the tutorial.
- the Factory Reset process won't delete any data from internal storage, but it will delete the system partition removing all installed apps.
- if your Galaxy S7 edge phone runs 100% stock Android firmware, then you can continue directly to the installation part of this post, as no data will be lost in the process.
- read the whole tutorial, and don't skip any steps.
- this guide has to be applied by advanced users only, we cannot be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any important data files.
You can continue to the tutorial now that you know all of the above.
How to flash Android 8.0.0 Oreo Official Update for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge:
- Download Android 8 Oreo G935FXXU2ERE8 Official Update archive file from here.
- After the file is downloaded you need to extract the archived files. Save all the obtained files on your computer.
- you will obtain all the G935FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 firmware update files.
- Download Odin 3.13.1 zip from here.
- unzip the files.
- Power off the phone.
- Boot your Galaxy S7 Edge in Download Mode.
- Launch ODIN exe on your PC.
- Connect the phone to computer via usb cable.
- wait for the Odin app to add the phone and then get to the next step.
If the phone is not added you need to reinstall the usb drivers.
- GO to Odin's main menu. Load the G935FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 firmware update files:
Click BL and load the BL_G935FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 update file.
Click CP and load the CP_G935FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 file.
Click AP and load AP_G935FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 firmware file.
Click CSC and load HOME_CSC_G935FXXU2ERE8 tar.md5 file. Don't load the file with only "CSC" in the name, as that one file will wipe clean the phone of all files.
- Press START when you're ready to begin the Android 8.0 Oreo official update for your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phone.
- do not press any buttons until all files are flashed successfully.
- When the Android 8.0 update is done you can see the PASS alert shown by ODIN, and your phone should reboot.
Unplug the Galaxy S7 Edge from the PC and wait for first boot of Android 8.0 to be complete.
These were the instructions you had to go over in order to complete the Android 8.0.0 update for your Galaxy S7 Edge G935F phone.
If the ODIN app fails to complete the installation you need to repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat installation you should make sure that your Galaxy S7 Edge phone meets all requirements and that you won't skip any steps listed above.
If the PASS message is shown by ODIN, but your Galaxy S7 Edge phone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, then you have to factory reset the device's system partition for it to be able to boot in normal mode with Android 8.0 Oreo.
The factory reset steps below should be applied by those that have installed the Android 8.0 Oreo official update over a custom ROM, as otherwise their phones won't boot in normal mode. Here's how to factory reset your Galaxy S7 Edge:
- power it off.
- boot it in Recovery Mode.
- select the 'wipe data/ factory reset' option.
- confirm the process.
- reboot the Galaxy S7 Edge phone in normal mode and wait for the boot to complete.
If you need any extra help completing this guide, then you have to tell us in comments below.