Galaxy C7 Oreo update: Android 8.0 beta release date set for mid-July

Galaxy C7 Oreo Update

Update [October 16, 2017]: Samsung hasn’t begun its beta program for Oreo for the Galaxy S8 yet, which means that they don’t have a Android 8.0 build ready with them for any device. Only when Oreo rollout starts for Galaxy S8, we will know how much extra it would take the bug Sammy for other devices, including the Galaxy C5 and C7.


Original article: Find the major updates for the Galaxy C7 and C7 Pro on this page, along with download link of the firmware (except China region). That apart, as Google recently released the Android Oreo update too, we have a lot to talk about here.

Well, to be frank, even though the C7 and C7 Pro are amazing smartphones — bringing the glory of Samsung smartphone in metal — the situation looks pretty dull on the software update front. We’re yet to see Samsung release Nougat update for these two, so, Oreo then? Let’s talk below for each of the devices.

Also read: ‘OnePlus 5 Oreo update

Galaxy C7 Oreo update: Eligibility and release date

Expected release date: Q3 2018

Device Model Android 8.0 Expected Release Date
Galaxy C7 SM-C700 Eligible Q3 2018
Galaxy C7 Pro SM-C701 Eligible Q3 2018

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Oreo update

Let’s hope an official announcement from Samsung arrives soon, as we’re dying to find out whether the original Galaxy C7 is bound for an Oreo OTA or not. As regards the C7 Pro, that comes with model no. SM-C701, we think Samsung would surely provide the Android 8.0 update.

Update [June 20]: Reports from China indicate that the Galaxy C7 and Galaxy C7 Pro will start receiving Android 8.0 Oreo in mid-July, however, this will be the beta version. Typically, it should take Samsung 4-8 weeks trying out the OS on the devices, after which the stable version will be rolled out.

Galaxy C7 update and firmware download

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-C700 14 Mar 2018 C7000ZCU2BRB1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
SM-C700 12 Dec 2017 C7000ZCU2BQL2 Android 7.0 December 2017 security patch
SM-C700 11 Nov 2017 C7000ZCU2BQJ6 Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat

Galaxy C7 Pro update and firmware download

Expected Oreo release: Q8 2018

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-C701F 27 Mar 2018 C701FDDU1BRC2 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-C701F 24 Jul 2017 C701FDDU1AQG4 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-C701F 18 May 2017 C701FDDU1AQE3 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch

‘Android 8.0 Oreo update for: Galaxy A5 | Galaxy A7 | Galaxy A8 | Galaxy A9

Coming to the market only in February 2017, by all means, Samsung should be releasing the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the C7 Pro (SM-C701). That the C7 Pro is also selling outside China helps a lot in the prospects of C7 Pro Oreo update.

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Note: We’re yet to begin uploading firmware for China, and because C7 doesn’t have any firmware for non-China region available, we don’t have the firmware for the device at the moment.

How to install Galaxy C7 firmware

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy C7 first, and then download the latest firmware available above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

Let us know in comments if you need any help with this.

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