Android is the most famous mobile operating system in the world, present in 9 out of 10 smartphones that are marketed around the world today. It is precisely for this reason that we cannot stop considering it as an insurance bet when purchasing a new phone. Beyond that, we have to know that one of its main problems is fragmentation, that is, the huge number of Android versions that we can find right now available to users.
Without going into details about these different versions, we do have to say that the most recent of them is Android 7.0 Nougat, which was officially launched a few months ago with the arrival of the Google Pixel terminals developed by the search engine firm. The problem is that relatively few computers have updated to Android 7.0 Nougat right now, even many of the best on the market like the Samsung Galaxy S7 do not offer this benefit to most of their users.
Indeed, many of our readers who have a high-end Samsung launched last year, that is, a Samsung Galaxy S7 or a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, have recently been commenting to us that when looking for new Android updates, they have found the classic “The latest updates have already been installed” message, which basically means that They already have the latest version of Android available, and that in most cases is none other than the previous Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Well, if your Samsung Galaxy S7 does not update to Nougat, you have to know that there is the possibility of doing it also manually, something that we will teach you to do later. What happens is that companies such as WOM, Entel, VTR, Virgin Mobile, Claro or many others, at the moment have not enabled the update to their terminals. So if your Samsung Galaxy S7 doesn’t update to Nougat, you have to know that it is a problem that we could consider common, so there is no reason to despair.
Many Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge terminals are still running Android 6.0.1 right now, and it is clear that this is a rather annoying issue considering that most of its users have paid a high price for having one of those terminals. Beyond that, you should know then that you can perform the update manually, although to achieve it first we must download the update manually in case it does not appear directly with the traditional installation method.
Well, the first thing we have to do is enter www.sammobile.com/firmwares/ where we will find all available firmware, although we must specifically choose the one for our Galaxy S7 model. To make sure which is your version of Galaxy S7 you can check in the Settings, About device, Model number. Beyond that, when you get to know the particular model, you should download the firmware we are talking about, and also the Odin program, from this link.
Once you have reached this point, you have to extract the Odin ZIP file and open it. When you have done it, you must restart the phone in download mode by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume down. You connect the phone directly to the computer in question, and wait for Odin to recognize it. When done, you should add the AP / PDA firmware file and make sure the re-partition is not checked. At the end of this process, click on the Start button, and wait a few minutes before finishing the process.
Have you been able to install Android 7.0 Nougat on your Samsung Galaxy S7 with this step by step?