How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat update on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Android 7.0 Nougat update finally released to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones. You can now check for OTA update by following these steps:

Android 7.0 Nougat Download

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap About device.
  3. Then look for the “system updates” option on there.
  4. Tap “check for update” button to see the latest firmware update, including Nougat build.

If the Android Nougat firmware doesn’t show up on your device, here we’ve provided the download link. So you can download and install the Nougat firmware to upgrade your OS to Android 7.0 Nougat without waiting for OTA.

How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat update on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

  1. Download the Odin 3.12.3 .zip file.
  2. Open the Odin3 v3.12.3.exe file from the extracted files on your PC.
  3. Download the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware for your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, and then unzip the .zip file to get the files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL and CP in the beginning of their name. It should look like this image below. Android 7.0 Nougat firmware
  4. Enable OEM unlock on your device:
    1. Go to Settings, About phone, then tap Build number seven times to enable Developer options.
    2. Go back to main Settings page, scroll to bottom and select Developer options from there.
    3. Under Developer options, look for Enable OEM unlock checkbox/toggle the enable it.
  5. Boot your device into Download mode:
    1. Switch off your device.
    2. Press and hold “Home + Power + Volume down” buttons for a few seconds until the warning screen appears.
    3. Press Volume Up on the warning screen to accept it then boot into Download mode.
  6. Connect your device to the PC with a USB cable once it is in download mode. The Odin window on PC should detect the device and show an “Added!!” message.
  7. Now please select each firmware file we’ve downloaded into the appropriate box in Odin.
    Click on CSC tab and select the firmware file starting with HOME_CSC in its name.
    Note: Do NOT select the regular CSC file that starts with CSC in its name, as that would replace your CSC and thus would result factory data reset of the device.
    Click on CP tab and select file starting with CP in its name.
    Click on BL tab and select the file starting with BL in its name.
    Click on AP tab and select the file starting with AP in its name.
    Note: DON’T play with any other options on Odin the screen. You’re only required to connect your device and select the firmware files as instructed above.
  8. Click the Start button on Odin and wait for it to finish the process. Once it has finished successfully, you’ll see a pass message on the Odin screen.
  9. Your device will automatically reboot when Odin is done flashing. You can then disconnect your device.
    It might take some time for the first boot after flashing a stock firmware.
  10. Finished, your smartphone now run with an Android Nougat update.

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