Galaxy A7 firmware download: Android 9 Pie available for 2018 edition

Samsung Galaxy A7 Firmware

Android 9 Pie firmware

Well, expect the Android 9 Pie firmware to be available for the eligible devices sometime in Q2 2019. Which means you might see Android Pie firmware for the Galaxy A7 2018 — the one with the triple camera, yes! — in Q2 2019.

BTW, only the Galaxy A7 2018 is eligible for Android Pie update as all the other older editions of the Galaxy A series have reached the end of major Android OS upgrade support.

Android 8.0 Oreo firmware

Update [June 18, 2018]: The Android 8.0 update is available for the 2017 release of the Galaxy A7, model no. SM-A720. While earlier models released in 2015 (SM-A700) and 2016 (SM-A710) are not expected t received the Oreo OTA update.

Android 8.1 update is not expected for any of the Galaxy A7 handsets.

Galaxy A7 2018

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-A750GN 05 Apr 2019 A750GNDXU2BSC7 | Android 9 A750GNDXU2BSC7_A750GNOLM2BSC7_XXV.zip
SM-A750F 18 Sep 2018 A750FXXU1ARII | Android 8.0.0 A750FXXU1ARII_A750FOJM1ARII_TUR.zip
SM-A750F 17 Sep 2018 A750FXXU1ARIJ | Android 8.0.0 A750FXXU1ARIJ_A750FODM1ARIK_INS.zip

Galaxy Note 9 firmware

Galaxy A7 2017

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-A720F 16 Jun 2018 A720FZTU3CRD4 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A720FZTU3CRD4_A720FZZT3CRD4_BRI.zip
SM-A720F 08 May 2018 A720FXXU3CRE3 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A720FXXU3CRE3_A720FODD3CRD9_INS.zip
SM-A720F 07 May 2018 A720FXXU3CRE2 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A720FXXU3CRE2_A720FOXY3CRD3_SER.zip
SM-A720F 26 Apr 2018 A720FXXU3CRD3 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A720FXXU3CRD3_A720FOXY3CRD3_SER.zip
SM-A720F 13 Apr 2018 A720FXXU3BRD3 | Android 7.0 Nougat A720FXXU3BRD3_A720FODD3BRD2_INS.zip
SM-A720F 14 Jun 2018 A720FXXU3BRB9 | Android 7.0 Nougat A720FXXU3BRB9_A720FOJV3BRB1_TUR.zip
SM-A720F 09 Feb 2018 A720FXXU3BRB6 | Android 7.0 Nougat A720FXXU3BRB6_A720FOXY3BRB6_SER.zip
SM-A720F 07 Dec 2017 A720FXXU2BQL8 | Android 7.0 Nougat A720FXXU2BQL8_A720FOJV2BQL2_TUR.zip
SM-A720F 03 Nov 2017 A720FXXU2BQK2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A720FXXU2BQK2_A720FODD2BQHB_INS.zip
SM-A720F 05 Oct 2017 A720FXXU2BQJ1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A720FXXU2BQJ1_A720FUWT2BQJ1_EBE.zip
SM-A720F 22 Sep 2017 A720FXXU2BQI9 | Android 7.0 Nougat A720FXXU2BQI9_A720FOJV2BQI9_TUR.zip
SM-A720F 10 Jul 2017 A720FXXU2AQG5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A720FXXU2AQG5_A720FUUB2AQF1_ALE.zip
SM-A720F 26 Jun 2017 A720FXXU2AQFA | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A720FXXU2AQFA_A720FUUB2AQF1_ARO.zip
SM-A720F 23 Jun 2017 A720FXXU2AQF9 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A720FXXU2AQF9_A720FODD2AQF9_INS.zip
SM-A720F 09 Jun 2017 A720FXXU1AQF2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A720FXXU1AQF2_A720FOJV1AQF1_AFR.zip
SM-A720F 18 Apr 2017 A720FXXU1AQD5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A720FXXU1AQD5_A720FXSA1AQE1_XSA.zip
SM-A720S 03 May 2018 A720SKSU2BRE1 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A720SKSU2BRE1_A720SSKC2BRE1_SKC.zip
SM-A720S 06 Feb 2018 A720SKSU2ARB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A720SKSU2ARB1_A720SSKC2ARB1_SKC.zip

Galaxy S9 firmware‘ | ‘Galaxy S9 Plus firmware

Galaxy A7 2016

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-A710F 19 Sep 2017 A710FXXU2CQI6 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CQI6_A710FOXY2CQI5_SER.zip
SM-A710F 04 May 2017 A710FXXU2CQE3 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CQE3_A710FOJV2CQE1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F 22 Apr 2017 A710FXXU2CQDC | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CQDC_A710FOXY2CQDC_SER.zip
SM-A710F 06 Apr 2017 A710FXXU2BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BQD1_A710FOXY2BQD1_CAC.zip
SM-A710F A710FXXU2BQC8 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BQC8_A710FOJV2BQC3_TUR.zip
SM-A710F 17 Feb 2017 A710FXXU2BQB1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BQB1_A710FOXY2BQB1_SER.zip
SM-A710F 09 Dec 2016 A710FXXU2BPL3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BPL3_A710FOJV2BPL1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F 26 Oct 2016 A710FXXU2BPJ8 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BPJ8_A710FOXY2BPJ8_SER.zip
SM-A710F 22 Sep 2016 A710FXXU1BPI6 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU1BPI6_A710FOXY1BPI6_SER.zip
SM-A710F 25 Jul 2016 A710FXXU1BPG6 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU1BPG6_A710FOJV1BPG1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F 25 Jul 2016 A710FXXU1BPG5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU1BPG5_A710FOXY1BPG5_SER.zip
SM-A710F 05 Jul 2016 A710FXXU1BPG2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU1BPG2_A710FOJV1BPG1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F 01 Jul 2016 A710FXXU1BPG1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU1BPG1_A710FOXY1BPG1_SER.zip
SM-A710F A710FXXU1APBA | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710FXXU1APBA_A710FOJV1APB1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F A710FXXU1APB2 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710FXXU1APB2_A710FOXY1APB1_SER.zip
SM-A710F 08 Jan 2016 A710FXXU1APA5 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710FXXU1APA5_A710FOJK1APA2_ILO.zip
SM-A710F A710FXXU1AOLF | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710FXXU1AOLF_A710FOJV1AOL3_TUR.zip
SM-A710F A710FXXU1AOLD | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710FXXU1AOLD_A710FOXY1AOLD_SER.zip
SM-A710F A710FXXU1AOL4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710FXXU1AOL4_A710FOXY1AOL4_SER.zip
SM-A710FD A710FXXU2CRE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CRE1_A710FDODD2CRE1_INS.zip
SM-A710FD 14 Nov 2017 A710FXXU2CQK2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CQK2_A710FDOLB2CQK2_XSP.zip
SM-A710FD 14 Nov 2017 A710FXXU2CQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CQK1_A710FDODD2CQK1_INS.zip
SM-A710FD 12 Jul 2017 A710FXXU2CQG4 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CQG4_A710FDODD2CQG2_INS.zip
SM-A710FD 15 May 2017 A710FXXU2CQE6 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CQE6_A710FDOLB2CQE6_XSP.zip
SM-A710FD 13 May 2017 A710FXXU2CQE4 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710FXXU2CQE4_A710FDODD2CQF2_INS.zip
SM-A710FD 24 Mar 2017 A710FXXU2BQC7 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BQC7_A710FDOLB2BQC1_STH.zip
SM-A710FD 07 Mar 2017 A710FXXU2BQC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BQC2_A710FDOLB2BQC1_XXV.zip
SM-A710FD 11 Jan 2017 A710FXXU2BQA2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BQA2_A710FDODD2BQA2_INS.zip
SM-A710FD 25 Oct 2016 A710FXXU2BPJ7 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BPJ7_A710FDODD2BQA1_INS.zip
SM-A710FD 07 Oct 2016 A710FXXU2BPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU2BPJ2_A710FDODD2BPJ2_INS.zip
SM-A710FD 01 Aug 2016 A710FXXU1BPH1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710FXXU1BPH1_A710FDODD1BPG1_INS.zip
SM-A710FD 20 May 2016 A710FXXU1APE2 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710FXXU1APE2_A710FDODD1APE2_INS.zip
SM-A710K 07 Dec 2017 A710KKKU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710KKKU1CQL1_A710KKTC1CQL1_KTC.zip
SM-A710K 04 Jan 2017 A710KKKU1BQA4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710KKKU1BQA4_A710KKTC1BQA4_KTC.zip
SM-A710K 17 Mar 2016 A710KKKU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710KKKU1APC4_A710KKTC1APC4_KTC.zip
SM-A710L 07 Dec 2017 A710LKLU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710LKLU1CQL1_A710LLUC1CQL1_LUC.zip
SM-A710L 04 Jan 2017 A710LKLU1BQA4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710LKLU1BQA4_A710LLUC1BQA4_LUC.zip
SM-A710L 17 Mar 2016 A710LKLU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710LKLU1APC4_A710LLUC1APC4_LUC.zip
SM-A710M A710MUBU2CQL3 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710MUBU2CQL3_A710MCHT2CRA1_CHT.zip
SM-A710M 26 Apr 2017 A710MUBU2CQD4 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710MUBU2CQD4_A710MUUB2CQD4_COO.zip
SM-A710M 02 Mar 2017 A710MUBU2BQB2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710MUBU2BQB2_A710MTFG2BQB1_CHT.zip
SM-A710M 15 Sep 2016 A710MUBU1BPI2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710MUBU1BPI2_A710MUUB1BPI2_BVO.zip
SM-A710M 03 Aug 2016 A710MUBU1BPH1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710MUBU1BPH1_A710MUUB1BPH1_BVO.zip
SM-A710M 01 Jul 2016 A710MUBU1BPG1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710MUBU1BPG1_A710MUUB1BPG1_COO.zip
SM-A710M 24 Jun 2016 A710MUBU1APF9 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710MUBU1APF9_A710MUWA1APG1_COM.zip
SM-A710M 24 Feb 2016 A710MUBU1APB4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710MUBU1APB4_A710MUUB1APB4_COO.zip
SM-A710M 22 Dec 2015 A710MUBU1AOL5 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710MUBU1AOL5_A710MUUB1AOL5_BVO.zip
SM-A710M 16 Dec 2015 A710MUBU1AOL4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710MUBU1AOL4_A710MUUB1AOL4_TPA.zip
SM-A710M 02 Dec 2015 A710MUBU1AOL1 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710MUBU1AOL1_A710MUUB1AOL1_COO.zip
SM-A710S 07 Dec 2017 A710SKSU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A710SKSU1CQL1_A710SSKC1CQL1_SKC.zip
SM-A710S 04 Jan 2017 A710SKSU1BQA4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710SKSU1BQA4_A710SSKC1BQA4_SKC.zip
SM-A710S 17 Mar 2016 A710SKSU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710SKSU1APC4_A710SSKC1APC4_SKC.zip
SM-A710Y 16 Nov 2017 A710YZTU1BQK2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A710YZTU1BQK2_A710YZZT1BQK2_BRI.zip
SM-A710Y A710YZTU1APH3 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A710YZTU1APH3_A710YZZT1APH3_BRI.zip

Galaxy A7 2015

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-A700F 05 May 2017 A700FXXU2BQE1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FXXU2BQE1_A700FPHE2BQE1_PHE.zip
SM-A700F 24 Apr 2017 A700FXXU2BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FXXU2BQD1_A700FOJV2BQD1_MID.zip
SM-A700F 29 Nov 2016 A700FXXU2BPK1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FXXU2BPK1_A700FDBT2BQA1_DBT.zip
SM-A700F 21 Oct 2016 A700FXXU2BPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FXXU2BPJ2_A700FOJV2BPJ3_KSA.zip
SM-A700F 01 Sep 2016 A700FXXU2BPH4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FXXU2BPH4_A700FPHE2BPH4_PHE.zip
SM-A700F 08 Aug 2016 A700FXXU2BPH2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FXXU2BPH2_A700FOJV2BPH2_XFA.zip
SM-A700F 28 Mar 2016 A700FXXU2BPC5 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FXXU2BPC5_A700FOXX2BPC1_ROM.zip
SM-A700F 18 Feb 2016 A700FXXU2BPB2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FXXU2BPB2_A700FOJV2BPB1_MID.zip
SM-A700F 01 Dec 2015 A700FXXU2BOL1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FXXU2BOL1_A700FOJV2BOK2_XFA.zip
SM-A700F 24 Oct 2015 A700FXXU2BOJ6 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FXXU2BOJ6_A700FOJV2BOJ5_KSA.zip
SM-A700F 25 Sep 2015 A700FXXU2BOI6 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FXXU2BOI6_A700FDBT2BOI1_DBT.zip
SM-A700F 12 Feb 2015 A700FXXU2AOB2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700FXXU2AOB2_A700FOJV2AOB2_KSA.zip
SM-A700F 06 Dec 2016 A700FXXS2BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FXXS2BPL1_A700FOJV2BPH2_XFA.zip
SM-A700FD 10 May 2017 A700FDXXU1CQE3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXU1CQE3_A700FDODD1CQC6_INS.zip
SM-A700FD 14 Mar 2017 A700FDXXU1CQC3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXU1CQC3_A700FDOXE1CQD2_CAC.zip
SM-A700FD 21 Oct 2016 A700FDXXU1CPJ3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXU1CPJ3_A700FDOJV1CPJ2_KSA.zip
SM-A700FD 13 Oct 2016 A700FDXXU1CPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXU1CPJ2_A700FDOLC1CPJ2_XSP.zip
SM-A700FD 27 Sep 2016 A700FDXXU1CPI5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXU1CPI5_A700FDODD1CPI5_INS.zip
SM-A700FD 05 Aug 2016 A700FDXXU1CPH5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXU1CPH5_A700FDOXE1CPI1_CAC.zip
SM-A700FD 21 Jul 2016 A700FDXXU1CPGG | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXU1CPGG_A700FDOJV1CPGG_KSA.zip
SM-A700FD 01 Jul 2016 A700FDXXU1CPG1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXU1CPG1_A700FDODD1CPG1_SLK.zip
SM-A700FD 03 Nov 2015 A700FDXXU1BOK1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDXXU1BOK1_A700FDOJV1BOK1_KSA.zip
SM-A700FD 31 Oct 2015 A700FDXXU1BOJD | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDXXU1BOJD_A700FDOXE1BOJD_CAC.zip
SM-A700FD 11 Aug 2015 A700FDXXU1BOH2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDXXU1BOH2_A700FDOXE1BOH1_CAC.zip
SM-A700FD 08 Jun 2015 A700FDXXU1AOF1 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700FDXXU1AOF1_A700FDOLB1AOF1_XME.zip
SM-A700FD 17 Apr 2017 A700FDXXS1CQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FDXXS1CQD1_A700FDOJV1CPGG_XSG.zip
SM-A700FD 23 May 2016 A700FDDDU1BPE1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BPE1_A700FDODD1BPE1_INS.zip
SM-A700FD 22 Apr 2016 A700FDDDU1BPD4 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BPD4_A700FDODD1BPD1_INS.zip
SM-A700FD 18 Mar 2016 A700FDDDU1BPC4 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BPC4_A700FDODD1BPC2_INS.zip
SM-A700FD 15 Mar 2016 A700FDDDU1BPC3 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BPC3_A700FDODD1BPC2_INS.zip
SM-A700FD 11 Feb 2016 A700FDDDU1BPB1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BPB1_A700FDODD1BPB1_SLK.zip
SM-A700FD 27 Jan 2016 A700FDDDU1BPA2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BPA2_A700FDODD1BPA2_INS.zip
SM-A700FD 11 Nov 2015 A700FDDDU1BOK2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BOK2_A700FDOLC1BOK1_XSP.zip
SM-A700FD 30 Oct 2015 A700FDDDU1BOJ7 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BOJ7_A700FDODD1BOJ7_SLK.zip
SM-A700FD 21 Oct 2015 A700FDDDU1BOJ5 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FDDDU1BOJ5_A700FDODD1BOJ5_INS.zip
SM-A700FQ 07 Oct 2016 A700FXXU2BPJ1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700FXXU2BPJ1_A700FTUR2BPJ2_TUR.zip
SM-A700FQ 22 Jun 2016 A700FXXU2BPF2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FXXU2BPF2_A700FTUR2BPF1_TUR.zip
SM-A700FQ 18 Apr 2016 A700FXXU2BPD2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700FXXU2BPD2_A700FTUR2BPD2_TUR.zip
SM-A700H 15 Mar 2017 A700HXXU1CQC1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700HXXU1CQC1_A700HOXYU1CQC1_CAC.zip
SM-A700H 29 Sep 2016 A700HXXU1CPI3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700HXXU1CPI3_A700HOJVU1CPI3_THR.zip
SM-A700H 31 Aug 2016 A700HXXU1CPH8 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700HXXU1CPH8_A700HOLB1CPH8_XXV.zip
SM-A700H 03 Aug 2016 A700HXXU1CPH2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700HXXU1CPH2_A700HOJVU1CPH2_AFR.zip
SM-A700H 25 Jul 2016 A700HXXU1CPG8 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700HXXU1CPG8_A700HOXYU1CPG8_CAC.zip
SM-A700H 24 Feb 2016 A700HXXU1BPB2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700HXXU1BPB2_A700HOJVU1BPB1_MID.zip
SM-A700H 26 Dec 2015 A700HXXU1BOL3 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700HXXU1BOL3_A700HOLBU1BOL1_XXV.zip
SM-A700H 30 Sep 2015 A700HXXU1BOIA | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700HXXU1BOIA_A700HOJVU1BOI8_MID.zip
SM-A700H 10 Sep 2015 A700HXXU1BOI4 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700HXXU1BOI4_A700HOLBU1BOI4_XXV.zip
SM-A700H 24 Aug 2015 A700HXXU1BOH7 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700HXXU1BOH7_A700HOXYU1BOI1_CAC.zip
SM-A700H 03 Jul 2015 A700HXXU1BOG1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A700HXXU1BOG1_A700HOXYU1BOG1_CAC.zip
SM-A700H 15 Jun 2015 A700HXXU1AOF2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700HXXU1AOF2_A700HOLB1AOF1_XXV.zip
SM-A700H 23 Apr 2015 A700HXXU1AOD2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700HXXU1AOD2_A700HOLB1AOD1_XXV.zip
SM-A700H 20 Apr 2015 A700HXXU1AOD1 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700HXXU1AOD1_A700HOJV1AOD3_AFR.zip
SM-A700H 25 Mar 2015 A700HXXU1AOC2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700HXXU1AOC2_A700HOXY1AOC2_CAC.zip
SM-A700H 14 Jan 2015 A700HXXU1AOA7 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700HXXU1AOA7_A700HOJV1AOA3_THR.zip
SM-A700H 12 Jan 2015 A700HXXU1AOA6 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700HXXU1AOA6_A700HOXY1AOA6_CAC.zip
SM-A700H 09 Jan 2015 A700HXXU1AOA5 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700HXXU1AOA5_A700HOLB1AOA1_XXV.zip
SM-A700H 03 Jan 2015 A700HXXU1AOA3 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A700HXXU1AOA3_A700HOXY1AOA3_CAC.zip
SM-A700H 08 Dec 2016 A700HXXS1CPL2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700HXXS1CPL2_A700HOJVU1CPL1_MID.zip
SM-A700H 05 Dec 2016 A700HXXS1CPL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A700HXXS1CPL1_A700HOLB1CPH8_XXV.zip

How to download the correct firmware file

This is an important part!

Be sure to check and find the correct model no. of your Galaxy A7. Then, based on your device’s model no., look for the appropriate firmware build from above.

You can identify the model no. using an app called Droid Info, or simply check it on its packaging box, or under Settings > About. Another solid trick would be to look at the packaging box of your device (in case you can’t power on the device because it is bricked).

Now that you know the model no., download the latest firmware from above for that model no. exactly.

Next, install the firmware on your Galaxy A7 by following the guide linked right below.

How to install a firmware

First, read our disclaimer, then take backup and then follow the guide below to install the firmware.

Disclaimer: Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup, backup, backup! Create an appropriate backup of contacts, pictures, videos, songs and other important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files. Sometimes, firmware installation may delete everything on your device! Like, when you change the CSC of your device, knowingly or not.

Step-by-step Firmware Installation Guide

Let’s see how to install the firmware on your Galaxy A7. Make sure you have more than 30% battery on your device.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC. See above for how to download correct firmware file for your Galaxy A7 and download links.

Step 2. Install Samsung USB driver (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double-click the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).

Step 4. Extract the firmware file now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should get a file in .tar.md5 format now. (You may get 4 or more files, with AP, BL, CP or CSC etc. written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on the device (in step 10 below).

Step 5. Extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy A7 from PC if it is connected.

Step 7. Boot into download mode:

  • Power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Home + Power together until you see the Warning screen.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 8. Double click on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the Odin window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.

Odin-3.10.6

Step 9. Connect your device now using the USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in the bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

Odin-3.10.6-Added-message
  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 10. Load the firmware file into Odin. Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from above.

Load the firmware files(s) on your device. This depends on how many files you got in step 4 above upon extracting the firmware .zip file.

Case 1: If you got a single .tar/.tar.md5 file, then load this into AP tab of your Odin software. Then go to next step.

To load the file, click on AP tab, select the single firmware file starting with AP text, wait for it to load, and then skip to step 11, ignoring the rest of the part of this step.

Case 2: If you got more than one .tar/.tar.md5 file, then you must be having files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL, CP, etc. stuff. In this case, choose the files as follows. Select the firmware files as follows.

  • Click on BL tab, and select the file beginning with BL text.
  • Click on AP tab, and select the file beginning with AP text.
  • Click on CP tab, and select the file beginning with CP text.
  • [Different] Click on CSC tab, and select the file beginning with HOME_CSC text. If HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then select the file beginning with CSC text.

About CSC file: Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. However, when we select regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in CSC file, your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even choose to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t work out, repeat the whole process and select CSC file this time around.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checks the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.
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Step 11. Click on Options tab, and make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Don’t use PIT tab, ever.

Go back to Log tab now, as it will show the progress of firmware installation when you hit the start button in next step.

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Step 12. Verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Wait till installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

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Some errors you may run into, and with respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the file and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the file again as stated just above.

That’s it. Let the device restart automatically.

The first start of the device may take time, so wait patiently again. When it has, verify the installation. Check the Settings > About device, to confirm new build no. based on the firmware you just installed.

Need help? Be sure to let us know via comments below.


Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for a variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Galaxy A7 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy A7 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy A7 — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy A7 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy A7 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy A7 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy A7.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy A7.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy A7 firmware in Settings > About device.