Galaxy S7 Active update: No Android 9 Pie, but up to July 2019 security patches released (update CSG2)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is a 2016 flagship from Samsung and exclusive to American carrier AT&T. The device was launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and received Android 7.0 Nougat back in March 2017 and later made the switch to Android 8.0 Oreo beginning June 2018. Still, many would like to know if and when the S7 Active would be upgraded to Android 9 Pie.

On this page, you’ll find all important news about the Galaxy S7 Active software update, as well download mirrors (links) of the firmware so that you can download the firmware all by yourself and install it right away. Of course, we will also share important bits about Android 9 Pie update release prospects here too.

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Galaxy S7 Active update timeline

  • Android 8.0: Released on 19 June 2018
  • Not eligible for official Android 9 update
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
19 Aug 2019G891AUCS6CSG2Android 8.0Up to July 2019 security patches
27 Feb 2019G891AUCS5CSB1Android 8.0February 2019 security patch
29 Jan 2019G891AUCS4CSA3Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
30 Nov 2018G891AUCS4CRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
30 Oct 2018G891AUCS4CRJ1Android 8.0October 2018 security patch
29 Aug 2018G891AUCU4CRH1Android 8.0Bug fixes and improvements
14 Aug 2018G891AUCS4CRG3Android 8.0July 2018 security patch
19 June 2018G891AUCU3CRE7Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo, FirstNet IOC2, and Mobile Hotspot APN support
09 May 2018G891AUCS3BRD1Android 7.0April 2018 security patch
20 Mar 2018G891AUCU2BRB5Android 7.0Addition of Messaging as a Platform (MaaP)
05 Feb 2018G891AUCS2BRA7Android 7.0January 2018 security patch, and including Meltdown & Spectre mitigation patches
04 Jan 2018G891AUCS2BQL6Android 7.0December 2017 security patch
07 Dec 2017G891AUCS2BQK4Android 7.0November 2017 security patch, and KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix
09 Nov 2017G891AUCS2BQJ4Android 7.0BlueBorne fix, and September and October 2017 security patch.
23 Aug 2017G891AUCS2BQH1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
19 July 2017G891AUCS2BQG1Android 7.0July security patch
27 June 2017G891AUCU2BQF2Android 7.0June security patch
23 May 2017G891AUCS2BQE1Android 7.0May security patch
28 Apr 2017G891AUCS2BQD4Android 7.0Installs April security patch
27 Mar 2017G891AUCS2BQC2Android 7.0Installs March security patch
07 Mar 2017G891AUCU2BQB2Android 7.0Installs Nougat, adds Samsung Cloud, Samsung Pass and App Select enabled in Setup and Transfer, removes AT&T Address Book
08 Feb 2017G891AUCS2AQA1Android 6.0.1Installs January security patch
04 Jan 2017G891AUCS2APL1Android 6.0.1Installs December security patch
23 Nov 2016G891AUCU2APK2Android 6.0.1Adds Full Screen – Mobile Video Service, removes Milk Music, Improves volume for Enhanced Push To Talk (ePTT), fixes calls failing to go to voicemail when calling non-LTE devices, installs Android device security updates
23 Sep 2016G891AUCS2API2Android 6.0.1Installs Android device security updates
25 Aug 2016G891AUCS1APH1Android 6.0.1Installs Android device security updates
09 Aug 2016G891AUCU1APG7Android 6.0.1Adds Wi-Fi Calling, AT&T Advance Messaging, AT&T Messages Backup & Sync feature (AMBS) and adds Other device enhancements

Galaxy S7 Active Android Pie update

ModelLaunch OS — Current OSAndroid Pie and Android Q update
AT&TAndroid 6.0 — Android 8.0Not eligible

Typically, Samsung rolls out two major OS upgrades to its flagship Galaxy S and Note devices. The Galaxy S7 Active has already received two major OS upgrades, the second one being the recent Android 8.0 Oreo. This means that there’s no official Pie update for the S7 Active, but of course, there will always be room to get wild with the plenty of unofficial Android Pie ROMs out there, among them LineageOS 16.

On the downside, whether there will be room for the S7 Active on the list of supported devices for the various Pie custom ROMs is still in doubt. The device hasn’t had the best of developer support and we don’t expect things to change all of a sudden.

RelatedLineageOS 16: Release date and list of supported devices

Samsung One UI

Given that Samsung won’t be rolling out official Pie updates to the Galaxy S7 Active, there similarly won’t be an official update to One UI, the successor to Samsung Experience that was launched recently. Unlike the S7 and S7 Edge, we don’t expect much from the developer community in regards to unofficial One UI updates, but if anything happens, well for sure alert you, so stay tuned.

Related: Samsung One UI device list and release date

Let us know if you need any help with S7 Active updates.


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