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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

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-A750GN05 Apr 2019A750GNDXU2BSC7 | Android 9A750GNDXU2BSC7_A750GNOLM2BSC7_XXV.zip
SM-A750F18 Sep 2018A750FXXU1ARII | Android 8.0.0A750FXXU1ARII_A750FOJM1ARII_TUR.zip
SM-A750F17 Sep 2018A750FXXU1ARIJ | Android 8.0.0A750FXXU1ARIJ_A750FODM1ARIK_INS.zip

Galaxy Note 9 firmware

Galaxy A7 2017

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-A720F16 Jun 2018A720FZTU3CRD4 | Android 8.0.0 OreoA720FZTU3CRD4_A720FZZT3CRD4_BRI.zip
SM-A720F08 May 2018A720FXXU3CRE3 | Android 8.0.0 OreoA720FXXU3CRE3_A720FODD3CRD9_INS.zip
SM-A720F07 May 2018A720FXXU3CRE2 | Android 8.0.0 OreoA720FXXU3CRE2_A720FOXY3CRD3_SER.zip
SM-A720F26 Apr 2018A720FXXU3CRD3 | Android 8.0.0 OreoA720FXXU3CRD3_A720FOXY3CRD3_SER.zip
SM-A720F13 Apr 2018A720FXXU3BRD3 | Android 7.0 NougatA720FXXU3BRD3_A720FODD3BRD2_INS.zip
SM-A720F14 Jun 2018A720FXXU3BRB9 | Android 7.0 NougatA720FXXU3BRB9_A720FOJV3BRB1_TUR.zip
SM-A720F09 Feb 2018A720FXXU3BRB6 | Android 7.0 NougatA720FXXU3BRB6_A720FOXY3BRB6_SER.zip
SM-A720F07 Dec 2017A720FXXU2BQL8 | Android 7.0 NougatA720FXXU2BQL8_A720FOJV2BQL2_TUR.zip
SM-A720F03 Nov 2017A720FXXU2BQK2 | Android 7.0 NougatA720FXXU2BQK2_A720FODD2BQHB_INS.zip
SM-A720F05 Oct 2017A720FXXU2BQJ1 | Android 7.0 NougatA720FXXU2BQJ1_A720FUWT2BQJ1_EBE.zip
SM-A720F22 Sep 2017A720FXXU2BQI9 | Android 7.0 NougatA720FXXU2BQI9_A720FOJV2BQI9_TUR.zip
SM-A720F10 Jul 2017A720FXXU2AQG5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA720FXXU2AQG5_A720FUUB2AQF1_ALE.zip
SM-A720F26 Jun 2017A720FXXU2AQFA | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA720FXXU2AQFA_A720FUUB2AQF1_ARO.zip
SM-A720F23 Jun 2017A720FXXU2AQF9 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA720FXXU2AQF9_A720FODD2AQF9_INS.zip
SM-A720F09 Jun 2017A720FXXU1AQF2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA720FXXU1AQF2_A720FOJV1AQF1_AFR.zip
SM-A720F18 Apr 2017A720FXXU1AQD5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA720FXXU1AQD5_A720FXSA1AQE1_XSA.zip
SM-A720S03 May 2018A720SKSU2BRE1 | Android 8.0.0 OreoA720SKSU2BRE1_A720SSKC2BRE1_SKC.zip
SM-A720S06 Feb 2018A720SKSU2ARB1 | Android 7.0 NougatA720SKSU2ARB1_A720SSKC2ARB1_SKC.zip

Galaxy S9 firmware‘ | ‘Galaxy S9 Plus firmware

Galaxy A7 2016

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-A710F19 Sep 2017A710FXXU2CQI6 | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CQI6_A710FOXY2CQI5_SER.zip
SM-A710F04 May 2017A710FXXU2CQE3 | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CQE3_A710FOJV2CQE1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F22 Apr 2017A710FXXU2CQDC | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CQDC_A710FOXY2CQDC_SER.zip
SM-A710F06 Apr 2017A710FXXU2BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BQD1_A710FOXY2BQD1_CAC.zip
SM-A710FA710FXXU2BQC8 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BQC8_A710FOJV2BQC3_TUR.zip
SM-A710F17 Feb 2017A710FXXU2BQB1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BQB1_A710FOXY2BQB1_SER.zip
SM-A710F09 Dec 2016A710FXXU2BPL3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BPL3_A710FOJV2BPL1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F26 Oct 2016A710FXXU2BPJ8 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BPJ8_A710FOXY2BPJ8_SER.zip
SM-A710F22 Sep 2016A710FXXU1BPI6 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU1BPI6_A710FOXY1BPI6_SER.zip
SM-A710F25 Jul 2016A710FXXU1BPG6 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU1BPG6_A710FOJV1BPG1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F25 Jul 2016A710FXXU1BPG5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU1BPG5_A710FOXY1BPG5_SER.zip
SM-A710F05 Jul 2016A710FXXU1BPG2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU1BPG2_A710FOJV1BPG1_TUR.zip
SM-A710F01 Jul 2016A710FXXU1BPG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU1BPG1_A710FOXY1BPG1_SER.zip
SM-A710FA710FXXU1APBA | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710FXXU1APBA_A710FOJV1APB1_TUR.zip
SM-A710FA710FXXU1APB2 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710FXXU1APB2_A710FOXY1APB1_SER.zip
SM-A710F08 Jan 2016A710FXXU1APA5 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710FXXU1APA5_A710FOJK1APA2_ILO.zip
SM-A710FA710FXXU1AOLF | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710FXXU1AOLF_A710FOJV1AOL3_TUR.zip
SM-A710FA710FXXU1AOLD | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710FXXU1AOLD_A710FOXY1AOLD_SER.zip
SM-A710FA710FXXU1AOL4 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710FXXU1AOL4_A710FOXY1AOL4_SER.zip
SM-A710FDA710FXXU2CRE1 | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CRE1_A710FDODD2CRE1_INS.zip
SM-A710FD14 Nov 2017A710FXXU2CQK2 | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CQK2_A710FDOLB2CQK2_XSP.zip
SM-A710FD14 Nov 2017A710FXXU2CQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CQK1_A710FDODD2CQK1_INS.zip
SM-A710FD12 Jul 2017A710FXXU2CQG4 | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CQG4_A710FDODD2CQG2_INS.zip
SM-A710FD15 May 2017A710FXXU2CQE6 | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CQE6_A710FDOLB2CQE6_XSP.zip
SM-A710FD13 May 2017A710FXXU2CQE4 | Android 7.0 NougatA710FXXU2CQE4_A710FDODD2CQF2_INS.zip
SM-A710FD24 Mar 2017A710FXXU2BQC7 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BQC7_A710FDOLB2BQC1_STH.zip
SM-A710FD07 Mar 2017A710FXXU2BQC2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BQC2_A710FDOLB2BQC1_XXV.zip
SM-A710FD11 Jan 2017A710FXXU2BQA2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BQA2_A710FDODD2BQA2_INS.zip
SM-A710FD25 Oct 2016A710FXXU2BPJ7 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BPJ7_A710FDODD2BQA1_INS.zip
SM-A710FD07 Oct 2016A710FXXU2BPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU2BPJ2_A710FDODD2BPJ2_INS.zip
SM-A710FD01 Aug 2016A710FXXU1BPH1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710FXXU1BPH1_A710FDODD1BPG1_INS.zip
SM-A710FD20 May 2016A710FXXU1APE2 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710FXXU1APE2_A710FDODD1APE2_INS.zip
SM-A710K07 Dec 2017A710KKKU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatA710KKKU1CQL1_A710KKTC1CQL1_KTC.zip
SM-A710K04 Jan 2017A710KKKU1BQA4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710KKKU1BQA4_A710KKTC1BQA4_KTC.zip
SM-A710K17 Mar 2016A710KKKU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710KKKU1APC4_A710KKTC1APC4_KTC.zip
SM-A710L07 Dec 2017A710LKLU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatA710LKLU1CQL1_A710LLUC1CQL1_LUC.zip
SM-A710L04 Jan 2017A710LKLU1BQA4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710LKLU1BQA4_A710LLUC1BQA4_LUC.zip
SM-A710L17 Mar 2016A710LKLU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710LKLU1APC4_A710LLUC1APC4_LUC.zip
SM-A710MA710MUBU2CQL3 | Android 7.0 NougatA710MUBU2CQL3_A710MCHT2CRA1_CHT.zip
SM-A710M26 Apr 2017A710MUBU2CQD4 | Android 7.0 NougatA710MUBU2CQD4_A710MUUB2CQD4_COO.zip
SM-A710M02 Mar 2017A710MUBU2BQB2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710MUBU2BQB2_A710MTFG2BQB1_CHT.zip
SM-A710M15 Sep 2016A710MUBU1BPI2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710MUBU1BPI2_A710MUUB1BPI2_BVO.zip
SM-A710M03 Aug 2016A710MUBU1BPH1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710MUBU1BPH1_A710MUUB1BPH1_BVO.zip
SM-A710M01 Jul 2016A710MUBU1BPG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710MUBU1BPG1_A710MUUB1BPG1_COO.zip
SM-A710M24 Jun 2016A710MUBU1APF9 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710MUBU1APF9_A710MUWA1APG1_COM.zip
SM-A710M24 Feb 2016A710MUBU1APB4 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710MUBU1APB4_A710MUUB1APB4_COO.zip
SM-A710M22 Dec 2015A710MUBU1AOL5 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710MUBU1AOL5_A710MUUB1AOL5_BVO.zip
SM-A710M16 Dec 2015A710MUBU1AOL4 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710MUBU1AOL4_A710MUUB1AOL4_TPA.zip
SM-A710M02 Dec 2015A710MUBU1AOL1 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710MUBU1AOL1_A710MUUB1AOL1_COO.zip
SM-A710S07 Dec 2017A710SKSU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatA710SKSU1CQL1_A710SSKC1CQL1_SKC.zip
SM-A710S04 Jan 2017A710SKSU1BQA4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710SKSU1BQA4_A710SSKC1BQA4_SKC.zip
SM-A710S17 Mar 2016A710SKSU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710SKSU1APC4_A710SSKC1APC4_SKC.zip
SM-A710Y16 Nov 2017A710YZTU1BQK2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA710YZTU1BQK2_A710YZZT1BQK2_BRI.zip
SM-A710YA710YZTU1APH3 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopA710YZTU1APH3_A710YZZT1APH3_BRI.zip

Galaxy A7 2015

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-A700F05 May 2017A700FXXU2BQE1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FXXU2BQE1_A700FPHE2BQE1_PHE.zip
SM-A700F24 Apr 2017A700FXXU2BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FXXU2BQD1_A700FOJV2BQD1_MID.zip
SM-A700F29 Nov 2016A700FXXU2BPK1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FXXU2BPK1_A700FDBT2BQA1_DBT.zip
SM-A700F21 Oct 2016A700FXXU2BPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FXXU2BPJ2_A700FOJV2BPJ3_KSA.zip
SM-A700F01 Sep 2016A700FXXU2BPH4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FXXU2BPH4_A700FPHE2BPH4_PHE.zip
SM-A700F08 Aug 2016A700FXXU2BPH2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FXXU2BPH2_A700FOJV2BPH2_XFA.zip
SM-A700F28 Mar 2016A700FXXU2BPC5 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FXXU2BPC5_A700FOXX2BPC1_ROM.zip
SM-A700F18 Feb 2016A700FXXU2BPB2 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FXXU2BPB2_A700FOJV2BPB1_MID.zip
SM-A700F01 Dec 2015A700FXXU2BOL1 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FXXU2BOL1_A700FOJV2BOK2_XFA.zip
SM-A700F24 Oct 2015A700FXXU2BOJ6 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FXXU2BOJ6_A700FOJV2BOJ5_KSA.zip
SM-A700F25 Sep 2015A700FXXU2BOI6 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FXXU2BOI6_A700FDBT2BOI1_DBT.zip
SM-A700F12 Feb 2015A700FXXU2AOB2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700FXXU2AOB2_A700FOJV2AOB2_KSA.zip
SM-A700F06 Dec 2016A700FXXS2BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FXXS2BPL1_A700FOJV2BPH2_XFA.zip
SM-A700FD10 May 2017A700FDXXU1CQE3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXU1CQE3_A700FDODD1CQC6_INS.zip
SM-A700FD14 Mar 2017A700FDXXU1CQC3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXU1CQC3_A700FDOXE1CQD2_CAC.zip
SM-A700FD21 Oct 2016A700FDXXU1CPJ3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXU1CPJ3_A700FDOJV1CPJ2_KSA.zip
SM-A700FD13 Oct 2016A700FDXXU1CPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXU1CPJ2_A700FDOLC1CPJ2_XSP.zip
SM-A700FD27 Sep 2016A700FDXXU1CPI5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXU1CPI5_A700FDODD1CPI5_INS.zip
SM-A700FD05 Aug 2016A700FDXXU1CPH5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXU1CPH5_A700FDOXE1CPI1_CAC.zip
SM-A700FD21 Jul 2016A700FDXXU1CPGG | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXU1CPGG_A700FDOJV1CPGG_KSA.zip
SM-A700FD01 Jul 2016A700FDXXU1CPG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXU1CPG1_A700FDODD1CPG1_SLK.zip
SM-A700FD03 Nov 2015A700FDXXU1BOK1 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDXXU1BOK1_A700FDOJV1BOK1_KSA.zip
SM-A700FD31 Oct 2015A700FDXXU1BOJD | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDXXU1BOJD_A700FDOXE1BOJD_CAC.zip
SM-A700FD11 Aug 2015A700FDXXU1BOH2 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDXXU1BOH2_A700FDOXE1BOH1_CAC.zip
SM-A700FD08 Jun 2015A700FDXXU1AOF1 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700FDXXU1AOF1_A700FDOLB1AOF1_XME.zip
SM-A700FD17 Apr 2017A700FDXXS1CQD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FDXXS1CQD1_A700FDOJV1CPGG_XSG.zip
SM-A700FD23 May 2016A700FDDDU1BPE1 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BPE1_A700FDODD1BPE1_INS.zip
SM-A700FD22 Apr 2016A700FDDDU1BPD4 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BPD4_A700FDODD1BPD1_INS.zip
SM-A700FD18 Mar 2016A700FDDDU1BPC4 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BPC4_A700FDODD1BPC2_INS.zip
SM-A700FD15 Mar 2016A700FDDDU1BPC3 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BPC3_A700FDODD1BPC2_INS.zip
SM-A700FD11 Feb 2016A700FDDDU1BPB1 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BPB1_A700FDODD1BPB1_SLK.zip
SM-A700FD27 Jan 2016A700FDDDU1BPA2 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BPA2_A700FDODD1BPA2_INS.zip
SM-A700FD11 Nov 2015A700FDDDU1BOK2 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BOK2_A700FDOLC1BOK1_XSP.zip
SM-A700FD30 Oct 2015A700FDDDU1BOJ7 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BOJ7_A700FDODD1BOJ7_SLK.zip
SM-A700FD21 Oct 2015A700FDDDU1BOJ5 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FDDDU1BOJ5_A700FDODD1BOJ5_INS.zip
SM-A700FQ07 Oct 2016A700FXXU2BPJ1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700FXXU2BPJ1_A700FTUR2BPJ2_TUR.zip
SM-A700FQ22 Jun 2016A700FXXU2BPF2 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FXXU2BPF2_A700FTUR2BPF1_TUR.zip
SM-A700FQ18 Apr 2016A700FXXU2BPD2 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700FXXU2BPD2_A700FTUR2BPD2_TUR.zip
SM-A700H15 Mar 2017A700HXXU1CQC1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700HXXU1CQC1_A700HOXYU1CQC1_CAC.zip
SM-A700H29 Sep 2016A700HXXU1CPI3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700HXXU1CPI3_A700HOJVU1CPI3_THR.zip
SM-A700H31 Aug 2016A700HXXU1CPH8 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700HXXU1CPH8_A700HOLB1CPH8_XXV.zip
SM-A700H03 Aug 2016A700HXXU1CPH2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700HXXU1CPH2_A700HOJVU1CPH2_AFR.zip
SM-A700H25 Jul 2016A700HXXU1CPG8 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700HXXU1CPG8_A700HOXYU1CPG8_CAC.zip
SM-A700H24 Feb 2016A700HXXU1BPB2 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700HXXU1BPB2_A700HOJVU1BPB1_MID.zip
SM-A700H26 Dec 2015A700HXXU1BOL3 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700HXXU1BOL3_A700HOLBU1BOL1_XXV.zip
SM-A700H30 Sep 2015A700HXXU1BOIA | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700HXXU1BOIA_A700HOJVU1BOI8_MID.zip
SM-A700H10 Sep 2015A700HXXU1BOI4 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700HXXU1BOI4_A700HOLBU1BOI4_XXV.zip
SM-A700H24 Aug 2015A700HXXU1BOH7 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700HXXU1BOH7_A700HOXYU1BOI1_CAC.zip
SM-A700H03 Jul 2015A700HXXU1BOG1 | Android 5.0.2 LollipopA700HXXU1BOG1_A700HOXYU1BOG1_CAC.zip
SM-A700H15 Jun 2015A700HXXU1AOF2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700HXXU1AOF2_A700HOLB1AOF1_XXV.zip
SM-A700H23 Apr 2015A700HXXU1AOD2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700HXXU1AOD2_A700HOLB1AOD1_XXV.zip
SM-A700H20 Apr 2015A700HXXU1AOD1 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700HXXU1AOD1_A700HOJV1AOD3_AFR.zip
SM-A700H25 Mar 2015A700HXXU1AOC2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700HXXU1AOC2_A700HOXY1AOC2_CAC.zip
SM-A700H14 Jan 2015A700HXXU1AOA7 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700HXXU1AOA7_A700HOJV1AOA3_THR.zip
SM-A700H12 Jan 2015A700HXXU1AOA6 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700HXXU1AOA6_A700HOXY1AOA6_CAC.zip
SM-A700H09 Jan 2015A700HXXU1AOA5 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700HXXU1AOA5_A700HOLB1AOA1_XXV.zip
SM-A700H03 Jan 2015A700HXXU1AOA3 | Android 4.4.4 KitKatA700HXXU1AOA3_A700HOXY1AOA3_CAC.zip
SM-A700H08 Dec 2016A700HXXS1CPL2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700HXXS1CPL2_A700HOJVU1CPL1_MID.zip
SM-A700H05 Dec 2016A700HXXS1CPL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowA700HXXS1CPL1_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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.