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Galaxy S7 Firmware download: Android 8.0 build available for AT&T, Verizon, and global model

Check out latest Samsung Galaxy S7 firmware we have got below for download for all the major variants of the S7. For more on Oreo release for S7, keep a tab on our S7 update page.

You have to install firmware meant for the exact model no. of your device, so check out that first before downloading the firmware. Check out the sections below to identify model no. of your handset, and a way to install the firmware given in the table below for various model no. of the S7.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Firmware

Some of the Galaxy S7 models are as follows based on the carrier or region.

  • AT&T Galaxy S7: SM-G930A
  • T-Mobile Galaxy S7: SM-G930T
  • Sprint Galaxy S7: SM-G930P
  • Verizon Galaxy S7: SM-G930V
  • US Cellular Galaxy S7: SM-G930R4
  • Canadian Galaxy S7: SM-G930W8
  • Global Galaxy S7: SM-G930G/H/i/F/FD

Android 8.0 Oreo firmware

Update [June 18, 2018]: Android Oreo is now available for almost all of the Galaxy S7 variants, including those at AT&TSprint, and Verizon, and the global model.

Just look for the Android 8.0.0 Oreo build in the software version column below if you want to manually update to Android Oreo using a firmware.

AT&T OTA firmware download

Galaxy S7 firmware download

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-G930026 Dec 2018G9300ZCU2BQL3 | Android 7.0 NougatG9300ZCU2BQL3_G9300CHC2BQL3_CHC.zip
SM-G930019 Dec 2016G9300ZCU2APL2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG9300ZCU2APL2_G9300CHC2APL2_CHC.zip
SM-G930F26 May 2018G930FXXU2EREM | Android 8.0.0 OreoG930FXXU2EREM_G930FOJV2ERE8_TUR.zip
SM-G930F11 May 2018G930FXXU2ERE8 | Android 8.0.0 OreoG930FXXU2ERE8_G930FOXA2ERE8_BTU.zip
SM-G930F16 Apr 2018G930FXXU2ERD5 | Android 8.0.0 OreoG930FXXU2ERD5_G930FOXA2ERD5_BTU.zip
SM-G930F19 Mar 2018G930FXXU2DRB6 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU2DRB6_G930FSEE2DRB6_SEE.zip
SM-G930F27 Jun 2017G930FXXU1DQFL | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQFL_G930FPHE1DQF3_PHE.zip
SM-G930F15 Jun 2017G930FXXU1DQFF | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQFF_G930FTMS1DQF3_TMS.zip
SM-G930F14 Jun 2017G930FXXU1DQFD | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQFD_G930FUUB1DQFD_CHO.zip
SM-G930F02 Jun 2017G930FXXU1DQF1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQF1_G930FROM1DQF1_ROM.zip
SM-G930F16 May 2017G930FXXU1DQEF | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQEF_G930FPHE1DQF1_PHE.zip
SM-G930F10 May 2017G930FXXU1DQE7 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQE7_G930FOJK1DQD1_ILO.zip
SM-G930F17 Apr 2017G930FXXU1DQD7 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQD7_G930FUWT1DQD7_UFU.zip
SM-G930F05 Mar 2018G930FXXS2DRC3 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXS2DRC3_G930FATO2DRB5_ATO.zip
SM-G930F15 Jan 2018G930FXXS2DRAA | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXS2DRAA_G930FVIR1DQJ1_VIR.zip
SM-G930F08 Jun 2017G930FXXS1DQF6 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXS1DQF6_G930FXSA1DQEF_XSA.zip
SM-G930FD06 Mar 2018G930FXXU2DRC4 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU2DRC4_G930FOXE2DRC4_SER.zip
SM-G930FD20 Feb 2018G930FXXU2DRBB | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU2DRBB_G930FOZS2DRBB_BRI.zip
SM-G930FD17 Jan 2018G930FXXU2DRAG | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU2DRAG_G930FODD2DRAG_INS.zip
SM-G930FD19 Dec 2017G930FXXU1DQLF | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQLF_G930FODD1DQLF_INS.zip
SM-G930FD13 Dec 2017G930FXXU1DQL8 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQL8_G930FOXE1DQL8_SER.zip
SM-G930FD24 Oct 2017G930FXXU1DQJ8 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQJ8_G930FOXE1DQJ1_SER.zip
SM-G930FD08 Sep 2017G930FXXU1DQIC | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQIC_G930FOXE1DQI3_SER.zip
SM-G930FD02 Jul 2017G930FXXU1DQG1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQG1_G930FOXE1DQG1_CAC.zip
SM-G930FD19 Jun 2017G930FXXU1DQFG | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQFG_G930FODD1DQE1_SLK.zip
SM-G930FD30 May 2017G930FXXU1DQEY | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQEY_G930FOXE1DQEM_CAC.zip
SM-G930FD24 May 2017G930FXXU1DQER | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQER_G930FOLB1DQEO_XME.zip
SM-G930FD13 Feb 2017G930FXXU1DQBO | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQBO_G930FOJV1DQB7_TUN.zip
SM-G930FD02 Feb 2017G930FXXU1DQB7 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXU1DQB7_G930FOLB1DQB8_XXV.zip
SM-G930FD23 Mar 2018G930FXXS2DRCG | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXS2DRCG_G930FODD2DRAG_INS.zip
SM-G930FD12 Jan 2018G930FXXS1DRA5 | Android 7.0 NougatG930FXXS1DRA5_G930FOXE1DQL8_SER.zip
SM-G930K25 May 2018G930KKKU1EREA | Android 8.0.0 OreoG930KKKU1EREA_G930KKTC1EREA_KTC.zip
SM-G930K30 Nov 2017G930KKKU1DQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930KKKU1DQL1_G930KKTC1DQL1_KTC.zip
SM-G930K15 Dec 2016G930KKKU1APL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930KKKU1APL1_G930KKTC1APL1_KTC.zip
SM-G930L25 May 2018G930LKLU1EREA | Android 8.0.0 OreoG930LKLU1EREA_G930LLUC1EREA_LUC.zip
SM-G930L30 Nov 2017G930LKLU1DQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930LKLU1DQL1_G930LLUC1DQL1_LUC.zip
SM-G930L15 Dec 2016G930LKLU1APL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930LKLU1APL1_G930LLUC1APL1_LUC.zip
SM-G930P17 Apr 2018G930PVPU6BRD2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930PVPU6BRD2_G930PSPT6BRD2_VMU.zip
SM-G930P30 Nov 2017G930PVPU5BQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930PVPU5BQL1_G930PSPT5BQL1_VMU.zip
SM-G930PG930PVPU4BQD2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930PVPU4BQD2_G930PSPT4BQD2_SPR.zip
SM-G930P01 Feb 2017G930PVPU4BQAA | Android 7.0 NougatG930PVPU4BQAA_G930PSPT4BQAA_SPR.zip
SM-G930P21 Dec 2016G930PVPU4APL6 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930PVPU4APL6_G930PSPT4APL6_SPR.zip
SM-G930P24 Aug 2016G930PVPU2APH7 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930PVPU2APH7_G930PSPT2APH7_VMU.zip
SM-G930P10 Jun 2016G930PVPU2APF2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930PVPU2APF2_G930PSPT2APF2_VMU.zip
SM-G930P02 May 2016G930PVPU2APE1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930PVPU2APE1_G930PSPT2APE1_VMU.zip
SM-G930P09 Apr 2016G930PVPU2APD3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930PVPU2APD3_G930PSPT2APD3_VMU.zip
SM-G930P03 Mar 2018G930PVPS5BRA1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930PVPS5BRA1_G930PSPT5BRA1_SPR.zip
SM-G930P16 Jun 2017G930PVPS5BQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930PVPS5BQK1_G930PSPT5BQK1_VMU.zip
SM-G930P08 May 2017G930PVPS4BQE1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930PVPS4BQE1_G930PSPT4BQE1_SPR.zip
SM-G930P16 Mar 2017G930PVPS4BQC1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930PVPS4BQC1_G930PSPT4BQC1_SPR.zip
SM-G930P31 Oct 2016G930PVPS4APK1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930PVPS4APK1_G930PSPT4APK1_SPR.zip
SM-G930P11 Oct 2016G930PVPS4APJ2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930PVPS4APJ2_G930PSPT4APJ2_VMU.zip
SM-G930P01 Jul 2016G930PVPS2APG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930PVPS2APG1_G930PSPT2APG1_SPR.zip
SM-G930R427 Nov 2017G930R4TYU4BQK3 | Android 7.0 NougatG930R4TYU4BQK3_G930R4USC4BQK3_USC.zip
SM-G930R416 May 2017G930R4TYU4BQE1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930R4TYU4BQE1_G930R4USC4BQE1_USC.zip
SM-G930R429 Mar 2017G930R4TYU4BQC5 | Android 7.0 NougatG930R4TYU4BQC5_G930R4USC4BQC5_USC.zip
SM-G930R419 Sep 2016G930R4TYU4API5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930R4TYU4API5_G930R4USC4API5_USC.zip
SM-G930R416 May 2016G930R4TYU2APE2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930R4TYU2APE2_G930R4USC2APE2_USC.zip
SM-G930R404 Apr 2016G930R4TYU2APD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930R4TYU2APD2_G930R4USC2APD2_USC.zip
SM-G930R427 Mar 2018G930R4TYS4BRC3 | Android 7.0 NougatG930R4TYS4BRC3_G930R4USC4BRC3_USC.zip
SM-G930R407 Dec 2016G930R4TYS4APL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930R4TYS4APL1_G930R4USC4APL1_USC.zip
SM-G930R431 Oct 2016G930R4TYS4APK1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930R4TYS4APK1_G930R4USC4APK1_USC.zip
SM-G930R405 Oct 2016G930R4TYS4APJ1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930R4TYS4APJ1_G930R4USC4APJ1_USC.zip
SM-G930R711 Dec 2017G930R7WWS4BQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930R7WWS4BQL1_G930R7ACG4BQL1_ACG.zip
SM-G930S25 May 2018G930SKSU1EREA | Android 8.0.0 OreoG930SKSU1EREA_G930SSKC1EREA_SKC.zip
SM-G930S30 Nov 2017G930SKSU1DQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930SKSU1DQL1_G930SSKC1DQL1_SKC.zip
SM-G930S15 Dec 2016G930SKSU1APL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930SKSU1APL1_G930SSKC1APL1_SKC.zip
SM-G930T29 Aug 2017G930TUVU4BQH7 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVU4BQH7_G930TTMB4BQH7_TMB.zip
SM-G930T18 Jul 2017G930TUVU4BQG5 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVU4BQG5_G930TTMB4BQG5_TMB.zip
SM-G930T16 Jun 2017G930TUVU4BQF6 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVU4BQF6_G930TTMB4BQF6_TMB.zip
SM-G930T02 Feb 2017G930TUVU4BQB1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVU4BQB1_G930TTMB4BQB1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T02 Nov 2016G930TUVU4APK1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930TUVU4APK1_G930TTMB4APK1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T21 Sep 2016G930TUVU4APIA | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930TUVU4APIA_G930TTMB4APIA_TMB.zip
SM-G930T01 Jul 2016G930TUVU3APG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930TUVU3APG1_G930TTMB3APG1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T22 Apr 2016G930TUVU2APD7 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930TUVU2APD7_G930TTMB2APD7_TMB.zip
SM-G930TG930TUVU2APC8 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930TUVU2APC8_G930TTMB2APC8_TMB.zip
SM-G930T27 Mar 2018G930TUVS4BRC1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVS4BRC1_G930TTMB4BRC1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T02 Jan 2018G930TUVS4BRA1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVS4BRA1_G930TTMB4BRA1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T16 Jun 2017G930TUVS4BQL2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVS4BQL2_G930TTMB4BQL2_TMB.zip
SM-G930T16 Jun 2017G930TUVS4BQJ2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVS4BQJ2_G930TTMB4BQJ2_TMB.zip
SM-G930T08 May 2017G930TUVS4BQE1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVS4BQE1_G930TTMB4BQE1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T17 Mar 2017G930TUVS4BQC1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930TUVS4BQC1_G930TTMB4BQC1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T11 May 2016G930TUVS3APD8 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930TUVS3APD8_G930TTMB3APD8_TMB.zip
SM-G930TG930TUVS2APB8 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930TUVS2APB8_G930TTMB2APB8_TMB.zip
SM-G930T127 Mar 2018G930T1UVS4BRC1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930T1UVS4BRC1_G930T1TMK4BRC1_TMK.zip
SM-G930T102 Jan 2018G930T1UVS4BRA1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930T1UVS4BRA1_G930T1TMK4BRA1_TMK.zip
SM-G930U05 Apr 2018G930UUEU4BRD1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUEU4BRD1_G930UOYM4BRD1_USC.zip
SM-G930U30 Oct 2017G930UUEU4BQJ5 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUEU4BQJ5_G930UOYM4BQJ5_USC.zip
SM-G930U18 Aug 2017G930UUEU4BQH3 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUEU4BQH3_G930UOYM4BQH3_USC.zip
SM-G930U19 Jun 2017G930UUEU4BQF3 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUEU4BQF3_G930UOYM4BQF3_USC.zip
SM-G930U15 May 2017G930UUEU4BQE2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUEU4BQE2_G930UOYM4BQE2_USC.zip
SM-G930U11 Apr 2017G930UUEU4BQD2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUEU4BQD2_G930UOYM4BQD2_USC.zip
SM-G930U08 Dec 2016G930UUEU4APL2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930UUEU4APL2_G930UOYM4APL2_SPR.zip
SM-G930U09 Sep 2016G930UUEU4API3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930UUEU4API3_G930UOYM4API3_SPR.zip
SM-G930U26 Jul 2016G930UUEU2APG9 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930UUEU2APG9_G930UOYM2APG9_SPR.zip
SM-G930U30 Mar 2018G930UUES4BRC1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUES4BRC1_G930UOYM4BRC1_USC.zip
SM-G930U25 Jan 2018G930UUES4BRA1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUES4BRA1_G930UOYM4BRA1_USC.zip
SM-G930U14 Jun 2017G930UUES4BQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUES4BQL1_G930UOYM4BQL1_USC.zip
SM-G930U11 Jul 2017G930UUES4BQG1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930UUES4BQG1_G930UOYM4BQG1_USC.zip
SM-G930U13 Mar 2017G930UUES4AQC1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930UUES4AQC1_G930UOYM4AQC1_SPR.zip
SM-G930V19 June 2018G930VVRU4CRE5| Android 8.0 OreoG930VVRU4CRE5_G930VVZW4CRE5_VZW.zip
SM-G930V15 Mar 2018G930VVRU4BRC2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BRC2_G930VVZW4BRC2_VZW.zip
SM-G930V29 Nov 2017G930VVRU4BQK4 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BQK4_G930VVZW4BQK4_VZW.zip
SM-G930V06 Nov 2017G930VVRU4BQK2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BQK2_G930VVZW4BQK2_VZW.zip
SM-G930V16 Jun 2017G930VVRU4BQH4 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BQH4_G930VVZW4BQH4_VZW.zip
SM-G930V15 Jul 2017G930VVRU4BQG1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BQG1_G930VVZW4BQG1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V09 Jun 2017G930VVRU4BQF2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BQF2_G930VVZW4BQF2_VZW.zip
SM-G930V29 Mar 2017G930VVRU4BQC5 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BQC5_G930VVZW4BQC5_VZW.zip
SM-G930V13 Mar 2017G930VVRU4BQA4 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BQA4_G930VVZW4BQA4_VZW.zip
SM-G930V31 Jan 2017G930VVRU4BQA2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRU4BQA2_G930VVZW4BQA2_VZW.zip
SM-G930V13 Oct 2016G930VVRU4API3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930VVRU4API3_G930VVZW4API3_VZW.zip
SM-G930V03 Aug 2016G930VVRU2APG5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930VVRU2APG5_G930VVZW2APG5_VZW.zip
SM-G930V24 May 2016G930VVRU2APE1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930VVRU2APE1_G930VVZW2APE1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V04 Apr 2018G930VVRS4BRC3 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRS4BRC3_G930VVZW4BRC3_VZW.zip
SM-G930V25 Jan 2018G930VVRS4BRA1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRS4BRA1_G930VVZW4BRA1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V16 Jun 2017G930VVRS4BQI1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRS4BQI1_G930VVZW4BQI1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V07 Aug 2017G930VVRS4BQH1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRS4BQH1_G930VVZW4BQH1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V08 May 2017G930VVRS4BQC9 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VVRS4BQC9_G930VVZW4BQC9_VZW.zip
SM-G930V09 Sep 2016G930VVRS4APH1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930VVRS4APH1_G930VVZW4APH1_VZW.zip
SM-G930VC27 Nov 2017G930VCCTU4BQK3 | Android 7.0 NougatG930VCCTU4BQK3_G930VCCCT4BQK3_CCT.zip
SM-G930W822 May 2018G930W8VLU3CRE3 | Android 8.0.0 OreoG930W8VLU3CRE3_G930W8OYA3CRE3_BMC.zip
SM-G930W815 Feb 2018G930W8VLU3BRB2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLU3BRB2_G930W8OYA3BRB2_FMC.zip
SM-G930W810 Nov 2017G930W8VLU2BQK4 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLU2BQK4_G930W8OYA2BQK4_XAC.zip
SM-G930W808 Aug 2017G930W8VLU2BQH1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLU2BQH1_G930W8OYA2BQH1_XAC.zip
SM-G930W816 Jun 2017G930W8VLU2BQG4 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLU2BQG4_G930W8OYA2BQG4_XAC.zip
SM-G930W822 May 2017G930W8VLU2BQE5 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLU2BQE5_G930W8OYA2BQE5_XAC.zip
SM-G930W824 Feb 2017G930W8VLU2BQB6 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLU2BQB6_G930W8OYA2BQB6_XAC.zip
SM-G930W818 Nov 2016G930W8VLU2APK3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930W8VLU2APK3_G930W8OYA2APK3_BWA.zip
SM-G930W801 Sep 2016G930W8VLU2API1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930W8VLU2API1_G930W8OYA2API1_XAC.zip
SM-G930W802 Jul 2016G930W8VLU1APG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930W8VLU1APG1_G930W8OYA1APG1_XAC.zip
SM-G930W806 Apr 2016G930W8VLU1APD3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG930W8VLU1APD3_G930W8OYA1APD3_XAC.zip
SM-G930W816 Jun 2018G930W8VLS3BRC2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLS3BRC2_G930W8OYA3BRC2_XAC.zip
SM-G930W811 Jan 2018G930W8VLS3BRA2 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLS3BRA2_G930W8OYA3BRA2_XAC.zip
SM-G930W801 Jun 2017G930W8VLS2BQF1 | Android 7.0 NougatG930W8VLS2BQF1_G930W8OYA2BQF1_XAC.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 S7. 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 S7 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 S7. 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 S7 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 S7 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 S7 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy S7 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy S7 — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy S7 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy S7 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy S7 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy S7.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy S7.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy S7 firmware in Settings > About device.