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

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-G9300 26 Dec 2018 G9300ZCU2BQL3 | Android 7.0 Nougat G9300ZCU2BQL3_G9300CHC2BQL3_CHC.zip
SM-G9300 19 Dec 2016 G9300ZCU2APL2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G9300ZCU2APL2_G9300CHC2APL2_CHC.zip
SM-G930F 26 May 2018 G930FXXU2EREM | Android 8.0.0 Oreo G930FXXU2EREM_G930FOJV2ERE8_TUR.zip
SM-G930F 11 May 2018 G930FXXU2ERE8 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo G930FXXU2ERE8_G930FOXA2ERE8_BTU.zip
SM-G930F 16 Apr 2018 G930FXXU2ERD5 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo G930FXXU2ERD5_G930FOXA2ERD5_BTU.zip
SM-G930F 19 Mar 2018 G930FXXU2DRB6 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU2DRB6_G930FSEE2DRB6_SEE.zip
SM-G930F 27 Jun 2017 G930FXXU1DQFL | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQFL_G930FPHE1DQF3_PHE.zip
SM-G930F 15 Jun 2017 G930FXXU1DQFF | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQFF_G930FTMS1DQF3_TMS.zip
SM-G930F 14 Jun 2017 G930FXXU1DQFD | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQFD_G930FUUB1DQFD_CHO.zip
SM-G930F 02 Jun 2017 G930FXXU1DQF1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQF1_G930FROM1DQF1_ROM.zip
SM-G930F 16 May 2017 G930FXXU1DQEF | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQEF_G930FPHE1DQF1_PHE.zip
SM-G930F 10 May 2017 G930FXXU1DQE7 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQE7_G930FOJK1DQD1_ILO.zip
SM-G930F 17 Apr 2017 G930FXXU1DQD7 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQD7_G930FUWT1DQD7_UFU.zip
SM-G930F 05 Mar 2018 G930FXXS2DRC3 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXS2DRC3_G930FATO2DRB5_ATO.zip
SM-G930F 15 Jan 2018 G930FXXS2DRAA | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXS2DRAA_G930FVIR1DQJ1_VIR.zip
SM-G930F 08 Jun 2017 G930FXXS1DQF6 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXS1DQF6_G930FXSA1DQEF_XSA.zip
SM-G930FD 06 Mar 2018 G930FXXU2DRC4 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU2DRC4_G930FOXE2DRC4_SER.zip
SM-G930FD 20 Feb 2018 G930FXXU2DRBB | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU2DRBB_G930FOZS2DRBB_BRI.zip
SM-G930FD 17 Jan 2018 G930FXXU2DRAG | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU2DRAG_G930FODD2DRAG_INS.zip
SM-G930FD 19 Dec 2017 G930FXXU1DQLF | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQLF_G930FODD1DQLF_INS.zip
SM-G930FD 13 Dec 2017 G930FXXU1DQL8 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQL8_G930FOXE1DQL8_SER.zip
SM-G930FD 24 Oct 2017 G930FXXU1DQJ8 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQJ8_G930FOXE1DQJ1_SER.zip
SM-G930FD 08 Sep 2017 G930FXXU1DQIC | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQIC_G930FOXE1DQI3_SER.zip
SM-G930FD 02 Jul 2017 G930FXXU1DQG1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQG1_G930FOXE1DQG1_CAC.zip
SM-G930FD 19 Jun 2017 G930FXXU1DQFG | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQFG_G930FODD1DQE1_SLK.zip
SM-G930FD 30 May 2017 G930FXXU1DQEY | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQEY_G930FOXE1DQEM_CAC.zip
SM-G930FD 24 May 2017 G930FXXU1DQER | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQER_G930FOLB1DQEO_XME.zip
SM-G930FD 13 Feb 2017 G930FXXU1DQBO | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQBO_G930FOJV1DQB7_TUN.zip
SM-G930FD 02 Feb 2017 G930FXXU1DQB7 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXU1DQB7_G930FOLB1DQB8_XXV.zip
SM-G930FD 23 Mar 2018 G930FXXS2DRCG | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXS2DRCG_G930FODD2DRAG_INS.zip
SM-G930FD 12 Jan 2018 G930FXXS1DRA5 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930FXXS1DRA5_G930FOXE1DQL8_SER.zip
SM-G930K 25 May 2018 G930KKKU1EREA | Android 8.0.0 Oreo G930KKKU1EREA_G930KKTC1EREA_KTC.zip
SM-G930K 30 Nov 2017 G930KKKU1DQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930KKKU1DQL1_G930KKTC1DQL1_KTC.zip
SM-G930K 15 Dec 2016 G930KKKU1APL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930KKKU1APL1_G930KKTC1APL1_KTC.zip
SM-G930L 25 May 2018 G930LKLU1EREA | Android 8.0.0 Oreo G930LKLU1EREA_G930LLUC1EREA_LUC.zip
SM-G930L 30 Nov 2017 G930LKLU1DQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930LKLU1DQL1_G930LLUC1DQL1_LUC.zip
SM-G930L 15 Dec 2016 G930LKLU1APL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930LKLU1APL1_G930LLUC1APL1_LUC.zip
SM-G930P 17 Apr 2018 G930PVPU6BRD2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930PVPU6BRD2_G930PSPT6BRD2_VMU.zip
SM-G930P 30 Nov 2017 G930PVPU5BQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930PVPU5BQL1_G930PSPT5BQL1_VMU.zip
SM-G930P G930PVPU4BQD2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930PVPU4BQD2_G930PSPT4BQD2_SPR.zip
SM-G930P 01 Feb 2017 G930PVPU4BQAA | Android 7.0 Nougat G930PVPU4BQAA_G930PSPT4BQAA_SPR.zip
SM-G930P 21 Dec 2016 G930PVPU4APL6 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930PVPU4APL6_G930PSPT4APL6_SPR.zip
SM-G930P 24 Aug 2016 G930PVPU2APH7 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930PVPU2APH7_G930PSPT2APH7_VMU.zip
SM-G930P 10 Jun 2016 G930PVPU2APF2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930PVPU2APF2_G930PSPT2APF2_VMU.zip
SM-G930P 02 May 2016 G930PVPU2APE1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930PVPU2APE1_G930PSPT2APE1_VMU.zip
SM-G930P 09 Apr 2016 G930PVPU2APD3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930PVPU2APD3_G930PSPT2APD3_VMU.zip
SM-G930P 03 Mar 2018 G930PVPS5BRA1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930PVPS5BRA1_G930PSPT5BRA1_SPR.zip
SM-G930P 16 Jun 2017 G930PVPS5BQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930PVPS5BQK1_G930PSPT5BQK1_VMU.zip
SM-G930P 08 May 2017 G930PVPS4BQE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930PVPS4BQE1_G930PSPT4BQE1_SPR.zip
SM-G930P 16 Mar 2017 G930PVPS4BQC1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930PVPS4BQC1_G930PSPT4BQC1_SPR.zip
SM-G930P 31 Oct 2016 G930PVPS4APK1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930PVPS4APK1_G930PSPT4APK1_SPR.zip
SM-G930P 11 Oct 2016 G930PVPS4APJ2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930PVPS4APJ2_G930PSPT4APJ2_VMU.zip
SM-G930P 01 Jul 2016 G930PVPS2APG1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930PVPS2APG1_G930PSPT2APG1_SPR.zip
SM-G930R4 27 Nov 2017 G930R4TYU4BQK3 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930R4TYU4BQK3_G930R4USC4BQK3_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 16 May 2017 G930R4TYU4BQE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930R4TYU4BQE1_G930R4USC4BQE1_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 29 Mar 2017 G930R4TYU4BQC5 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930R4TYU4BQC5_G930R4USC4BQC5_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 19 Sep 2016 G930R4TYU4API5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930R4TYU4API5_G930R4USC4API5_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 16 May 2016 G930R4TYU2APE2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930R4TYU2APE2_G930R4USC2APE2_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 04 Apr 2016 G930R4TYU2APD2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930R4TYU2APD2_G930R4USC2APD2_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 27 Mar 2018 G930R4TYS4BRC3 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930R4TYS4BRC3_G930R4USC4BRC3_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 07 Dec 2016 G930R4TYS4APL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930R4TYS4APL1_G930R4USC4APL1_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 31 Oct 2016 G930R4TYS4APK1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930R4TYS4APK1_G930R4USC4APK1_USC.zip
SM-G930R4 05 Oct 2016 G930R4TYS4APJ1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930R4TYS4APJ1_G930R4USC4APJ1_USC.zip
SM-G930R7 11 Dec 2017 G930R7WWS4BQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930R7WWS4BQL1_G930R7ACG4BQL1_ACG.zip
SM-G930S 25 May 2018 G930SKSU1EREA | Android 8.0.0 Oreo G930SKSU1EREA_G930SSKC1EREA_SKC.zip
SM-G930S 30 Nov 2017 G930SKSU1DQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930SKSU1DQL1_G930SSKC1DQL1_SKC.zip
SM-G930S 15 Dec 2016 G930SKSU1APL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930SKSU1APL1_G930SSKC1APL1_SKC.zip
SM-G930T 29 Aug 2017 G930TUVU4BQH7 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVU4BQH7_G930TTMB4BQH7_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 18 Jul 2017 G930TUVU4BQG5 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVU4BQG5_G930TTMB4BQG5_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 16 Jun 2017 G930TUVU4BQF6 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVU4BQF6_G930TTMB4BQF6_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 02 Feb 2017 G930TUVU4BQB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVU4BQB1_G930TTMB4BQB1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 02 Nov 2016 G930TUVU4APK1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930TUVU4APK1_G930TTMB4APK1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 21 Sep 2016 G930TUVU4APIA | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930TUVU4APIA_G930TTMB4APIA_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 01 Jul 2016 G930TUVU3APG1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930TUVU3APG1_G930TTMB3APG1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 22 Apr 2016 G930TUVU2APD7 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930TUVU2APD7_G930TTMB2APD7_TMB.zip
SM-G930T G930TUVU2APC8 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930TUVU2APC8_G930TTMB2APC8_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 27 Mar 2018 G930TUVS4BRC1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVS4BRC1_G930TTMB4BRC1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 02 Jan 2018 G930TUVS4BRA1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVS4BRA1_G930TTMB4BRA1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 16 Jun 2017 G930TUVS4BQL2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVS4BQL2_G930TTMB4BQL2_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 16 Jun 2017 G930TUVS4BQJ2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVS4BQJ2_G930TTMB4BQJ2_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 08 May 2017 G930TUVS4BQE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVS4BQE1_G930TTMB4BQE1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 17 Mar 2017 G930TUVS4BQC1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930TUVS4BQC1_G930TTMB4BQC1_TMB.zip
SM-G930T 11 May 2016 G930TUVS3APD8 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930TUVS3APD8_G930TTMB3APD8_TMB.zip
SM-G930T G930TUVS2APB8 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930TUVS2APB8_G930TTMB2APB8_TMB.zip
SM-G930T1 27 Mar 2018 G930T1UVS4BRC1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930T1UVS4BRC1_G930T1TMK4BRC1_TMK.zip
SM-G930T1 02 Jan 2018 G930T1UVS4BRA1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930T1UVS4BRA1_G930T1TMK4BRA1_TMK.zip
SM-G930U 05 Apr 2018 G930UUEU4BRD1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUEU4BRD1_G930UOYM4BRD1_USC.zip
SM-G930U 30 Oct 2017 G930UUEU4BQJ5 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUEU4BQJ5_G930UOYM4BQJ5_USC.zip
SM-G930U 18 Aug 2017 G930UUEU4BQH3 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUEU4BQH3_G930UOYM4BQH3_USC.zip
SM-G930U 19 Jun 2017 G930UUEU4BQF3 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUEU4BQF3_G930UOYM4BQF3_USC.zip
SM-G930U 15 May 2017 G930UUEU4BQE2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUEU4BQE2_G930UOYM4BQE2_USC.zip
SM-G930U 11 Apr 2017 G930UUEU4BQD2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUEU4BQD2_G930UOYM4BQD2_USC.zip
SM-G930U 08 Dec 2016 G930UUEU4APL2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930UUEU4APL2_G930UOYM4APL2_SPR.zip
SM-G930U 09 Sep 2016 G930UUEU4API3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930UUEU4API3_G930UOYM4API3_SPR.zip
SM-G930U 26 Jul 2016 G930UUEU2APG9 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930UUEU2APG9_G930UOYM2APG9_SPR.zip
SM-G930U 30 Mar 2018 G930UUES4BRC1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUES4BRC1_G930UOYM4BRC1_USC.zip
SM-G930U 25 Jan 2018 G930UUES4BRA1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUES4BRA1_G930UOYM4BRA1_USC.zip
SM-G930U 14 Jun 2017 G930UUES4BQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUES4BQL1_G930UOYM4BQL1_USC.zip
SM-G930U 11 Jul 2017 G930UUES4BQG1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930UUES4BQG1_G930UOYM4BQG1_USC.zip
SM-G930U 13 Mar 2017 G930UUES4AQC1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930UUES4AQC1_G930UOYM4AQC1_SPR.zip
SM-G930V 19 June 2018 G930VVRU4CRE5| Android 8.0 Oreo G930VVRU4CRE5_G930VVZW4CRE5_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 15 Mar 2018 G930VVRU4BRC2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BRC2_G930VVZW4BRC2_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 29 Nov 2017 G930VVRU4BQK4 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BQK4_G930VVZW4BQK4_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 06 Nov 2017 G930VVRU4BQK2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BQK2_G930VVZW4BQK2_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 16 Jun 2017 G930VVRU4BQH4 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BQH4_G930VVZW4BQH4_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 15 Jul 2017 G930VVRU4BQG1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BQG1_G930VVZW4BQG1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 09 Jun 2017 G930VVRU4BQF2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BQF2_G930VVZW4BQF2_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 29 Mar 2017 G930VVRU4BQC5 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BQC5_G930VVZW4BQC5_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 13 Mar 2017 G930VVRU4BQA4 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BQA4_G930VVZW4BQA4_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 31 Jan 2017 G930VVRU4BQA2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRU4BQA2_G930VVZW4BQA2_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 13 Oct 2016 G930VVRU4API3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930VVRU4API3_G930VVZW4API3_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 03 Aug 2016 G930VVRU2APG5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930VVRU2APG5_G930VVZW2APG5_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 24 May 2016 G930VVRU2APE1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930VVRU2APE1_G930VVZW2APE1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 04 Apr 2018 G930VVRS4BRC3 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRS4BRC3_G930VVZW4BRC3_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 25 Jan 2018 G930VVRS4BRA1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRS4BRA1_G930VVZW4BRA1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 16 Jun 2017 G930VVRS4BQI1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRS4BQI1_G930VVZW4BQI1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 07 Aug 2017 G930VVRS4BQH1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRS4BQH1_G930VVZW4BQH1_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 08 May 2017 G930VVRS4BQC9 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VVRS4BQC9_G930VVZW4BQC9_VZW.zip
SM-G930V 09 Sep 2016 G930VVRS4APH1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930VVRS4APH1_G930VVZW4APH1_VZW.zip
SM-G930VC 27 Nov 2017 G930VCCTU4BQK3 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930VCCTU4BQK3_G930VCCCT4BQK3_CCT.zip
SM-G930W8 22 May 2018 G930W8VLU3CRE3 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo G930W8VLU3CRE3_G930W8OYA3CRE3_BMC.zip
SM-G930W8 15 Feb 2018 G930W8VLU3BRB2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLU3BRB2_G930W8OYA3BRB2_FMC.zip
SM-G930W8 10 Nov 2017 G930W8VLU2BQK4 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLU2BQK4_G930W8OYA2BQK4_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 08 Aug 2017 G930W8VLU2BQH1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLU2BQH1_G930W8OYA2BQH1_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 16 Jun 2017 G930W8VLU2BQG4 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLU2BQG4_G930W8OYA2BQG4_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 22 May 2017 G930W8VLU2BQE5 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLU2BQE5_G930W8OYA2BQE5_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 24 Feb 2017 G930W8VLU2BQB6 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLU2BQB6_G930W8OYA2BQB6_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 18 Nov 2016 G930W8VLU2APK3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930W8VLU2APK3_G930W8OYA2APK3_BWA.zip
SM-G930W8 01 Sep 2016 G930W8VLU2API1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930W8VLU2API1_G930W8OYA2API1_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 02 Jul 2016 G930W8VLU1APG1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930W8VLU1APG1_G930W8OYA1APG1_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 06 Apr 2016 G930W8VLU1APD3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930W8VLU1APD3_G930W8OYA1APD3_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 16 Jun 2018 G930W8VLS3BRC2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLS3BRC2_G930W8OYA3BRC2_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 11 Jan 2018 G930W8VLS3BRA2 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLS3BRA2_G930W8OYA3BRA2_XAC.zip
SM-G930W8 01 Jun 2017 G930W8VLS2BQF1 | Android 7.0 Nougat G930W8VLS2BQF1_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.

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.
Odin-3.10.6-Firmware-loaded-after-md5-check

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.

Re-partition-Remains-Off

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.

Odin-3.10.6-Pass-Message-Appears

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.

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