Galaxy S7 Oreo update: Android 8.0 changelog mistakenly published by Verizon, April patch ready for global variant

Samsung Galaxy S7 update

Find all the Galaxy S7 update news here, along with firmware download links. You will find the links to download the Galaxy S7 firmware in each of the sections divided as per the model no., while there is a guide at the bottom of this article to help you install the update manually, pretty easily.

We have also covered info on Android 8.0 release for the Galaxy S7, separate for each and every model of the device. Because that’s how update rolls out — it never rolls out for all variants of the device in one shot. We usually see unlocked international variant receive the latest Android OS version OTA before carrier variants, but nothing is given.

You will find the latest update version with its changelog for each of the Galaxy S7 variants at US carriers (T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon) in the table below, one for each of them.

Galaxy S7 Oreo update

Expected release date: April 2018 for unlocked sets; May 2018 for the US and carrier variants.

Samsung
Galaxy S7
Launch OS Current OS Android 8.0
Global
Unlocked
Android 6.0
Marshmallow
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(April 2018)
AT&T Android 6.0
Marshmallow
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(May 2018)
Sprint Android 6.0
Marshmallow
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(May 2018)
T-Mobile Android 6.0
Marshmallow
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(May 2018)
Verizon Android 6.0
Marshmallow
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected May 2018
US Cellular Android 6.0
Marshmallow
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(May 2018)
Canada Android 6.0
Marshmallow
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(May 2018)
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 6.0
Marshmallow
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
(May 2018)

So, the above shows that the Android 8.0 is not coming anytime soon. In fact, don’t be surprised if the rollout process extends to July 2018.

That’s too late? Well, here’s are the reasons. First and foremost, Galaxy S7 isn’t a Google Pixel or Nexus device, meaning its 8.0 update isn’t coming from Google straight away, and Samsung would need some good deal of time to customize its Samsung Experience UI for Android 8.0 update, which means delay of months from the time Google releases the 8.0 update to eligible Pixel and Nexus sets.Well, long story short, you should be seeing the Galaxy S7 score an Android 8.0 (Oreo?) update sometime in May 2018.

Next, Galaxy S7 is no longer Samsung’s flagship device. As far as Android 8.0 update is concerned, well, this means that Galaxy S8 would receive the 8.0 OTA before Galaxy S7. A good mark for the Galaxy S7 8.0 update release is about 2 months from the time Samsung rolls it for the S8 sets.


Update [April 20, 2018]: Verizon Wireless has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to Samsung Galaxy S7 users. According to the carrier’s software support page, the OS started rolling out on April 18 and not only does it install Oreo, but it also brings this month’s Android security patches.

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Update [April 20, 2018]: It turns out this update has nothing to do with Oreo, rather, it only installs this month’s Android security patches.


Update [April 11, 2018]Canada’s Fido confirms Oreo will roll out in May.

While speculations had pegged the Galaxy S7 Oreo release date to April/May 2018, Canadian carrier Fido has confirmed that indeed Oreo will be available for S7 users in the country beginning May, but the exact date remains unknown.

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We understand that Fido wouldn’t provide an exact release date. You can never be too sure with software updates as far as release dates are concerned, but with a timeframe like “May”, it’s definitely achievable.

Update [April 03, 2018]Wi-Fi Alliance certifies Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0.

Samsung Galaxy S7 will receive Android 8.0 Oreo very soon. The phone has been cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance ahead of release, but it may take several weeks before the OTA starts hitting the S7 units with model number SM-G930F.

Android-Oreo-certified

April 17: Oreo release is near in the U.S. after Wi-Fi Alliance clears multiple variants

The Wi-Fi Alliance has cleared multiple variants of the Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0 Oreo, implying that the rollout is much closer. All five major carrier variants have been certified as well as the unlocked model. Other variants that have been cleared with Oreo have model numbers SM-G930R7, SM-G930R6, SM-G930T1, SM-G930AZ, SM-G9300, SM-G9308, SM-G930VC, and SM-G930VL.

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Global Galaxy S7

  • Android 8.0 release: Expected in April 2018
Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-G930F 21 Apri 2018 G930FXXS2DRDC Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
SM-G930F 15 Mar 2018 G930FXXS2DRC3 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-G930F 14 Sep 2017 G930FXXS1DQIM Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 08 Sep 2017 G930FXXU1DQIA Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 08 Sep 2017 G930FXXU1DQIC Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 24 Aug 2017 G930FXXU1DQI3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 15 Aug 2017 G930FXXS1DQHT Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 09 Aug 2017 G930FXXS1DQHN Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 09 Aug 2017 G930FXXS1DQHM Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 09 Aug 2017 G930FXXS1DQHI Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 09 Aug 2017 G930FXXS1DQHF Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930F 02 Jul 2017 G930FXXU1DQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 13 Sep 2017 G930FXXU1DQIH Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 21 Aug 2017 G930FXXS1DQHV Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 09 Aug 2017 G930FXXS1DQHK Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 09 Aug 2017 G930FXXU1DQH9 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 12 Jul 2017 G930FXXS1DQGL Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 10 Jul 2017 G930FXXS1DQGB Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 09 Jul 2017 G930FXXU1DQG6 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 07 Jul 2017 G930FXXS1DQG4 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 19 Jun 2017 G930FXXU1DQFG Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 30 May 2017 G930FXXU1DQEY Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 24 May 2017 G930FXXU1DQER Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G930FD 10 May 2017 G930FXXU1DQE7 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch

AT&T Galaxy S7

  • Android 8.0 release: Expected in May 2018
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
19 Apr 2018 G930AUCU2BRC1 Android 7.0 February and March 2018 security patch
26 Jan 2018 G930AUCS4BRA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
02 Jan 2018 G930AUCS4BQL1 Android 7.0 December 2018 security patch
26 Oct 2017 G930AUCS4BQJ2 Android 7.0 Blueborne security fix along with September and October 2017 security patch
28 Aug 2017 G930AUCS4BQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
08 Aug 2017 G930AUCU4BQG1 Android 7.0 July security patch, email performance improvements, and magnetic sensor (compass) bug fix
06 July 2017 G930AUCU4BQF3 Android 7.0 Calendar fixes, Samsung Knox fixes, stability improvements, Messaging fixes, Video calling improvements, and Android device security updates. June security patch.
23 May 2017 G930AUCS4BQE1 Android 7.0 May security patch.
10 May 2017 G930AUCU4BQD4 Android 7.0 Improves Advanced Messaging fix, AT&T Messages Backup & Sync fix, Wi-Fi calling fix, Video Calling, adds various other fixes and improvements, installs April security patch
27 Mar 2017 G930AUCS4BQC2 Android 7.0 Installs March security patch
17 Feb 2017 G930AUCU4BQA6 Android 7.0 Adds Samsung Cloud, and Samsung Pass, enhances network performance and installs the security patch, removes AT&T Address Book. Installs February security patch.
18 Nov 2016 G930AUCS4APK1 Android 6.0.1 Installs November security patch.
08 Nov 2016 G930AUCU4APJ4 Android 6.0.1 Adds Full-Screen Mobile Video Service, improves ePTT volume, fixes Voice Mail, failed voice calls and removes Milk Music, installs October security patch.
26 Sep 2016 G930AUCS4API2 Android 6.0.1 Installs September security patch.
25 Aug 2016 G930AUCS2APH1 Android 6.0.1 Installs August security patch.
27 Jul 2016 G930AUCU2APG1 Android 6.0.1 Adds WiFi calling, advanced messaging and messages backup and sync, installs July security patch.
17 Jun 2016 G930AUCS2APF2 Android 6.0.1 Adds Android device security enhancements, installs June Security update
12 May 2016 G930AUCS2APE1 Android 6.0.1 Adds Android device security enhancements
20 Apr 2016 G930AUCU2APD1 Android 6.0.1 Fixes critical security errors and other minor bugs
18 Mar 2016 G930AUCS2APC2 Android 6.0.1 Adds DTV widget, improves the responsiveness of Home and volume keys, WiFi performance and other performance and security enhancements.
15 Feb 2017 G930AATT1APB5 Android 6.0.1 Launch software

Sprint Galaxy S7

  • Android 8.0 release: Expected in May 2018

For latest updates available for the Sprint S7, check out this official page here.

04 Dec 2017 G930PVPS5BQK1 Android 7.0 November 2017 security patch
14 Nov 2017 G930PVPU5BQJ3 Android 7.0 September and October 2017 security patch
31 Aug 2017 G930PVPU4BQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
26 July 2017 G930PVPS4BQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
12 July 2017 G930PVPU4BQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 Android Security Patches.
28 May 2017 G930PVPS4BQE1 Android 7.0 May security patch.
18 May 2017 G930PVPU4BQD2 Android 7.0 April security patch.
17 April 2017 G930PVPS4BQC1 Android 7.0 March security patch
22 Feb 2017 G930PVPU4BQAA Android 7.0 Upgrade to Nougat. Also installs February security patch.
16 Jan 2017 G930PVPU4APL6 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android Security Patches, adds network performance improvements, fixes bugs
28 Nov 2016 G930PVPS4APK1 Android 6.0.1 Installs November security patch
26 Oct 2016 G930PVPS4APJ2 Android 6.0.1 Installs October security patch
14 Sep 2016 G930PVPU2APH7 Android 6.0.1 Installs September security patch
21 Jul 2016 G930PVPS2APG1 Android 6.0.1 Installs July security patch
27 Jun 2016 G930PVPU2APF2 Android 6.0.1 Fixes bugs, improves network connectivity and installs Android security patch
26 May 2016 G930PVPU2APE1 Android 6.0.1 Adds WiFi calling, improves battery life, fixes bugs and installs security patch.
25 Apr 2016 G930PVPU2APD3 Android 6.0.1 Improves Network and WiFi
28 Mar 2016 G930PVPU2APC5 Android 6.0.1 Fixes bugs and installs security patch.
11 Mar 2016 G930PVPU1APB5 Android 6.0.1 Pre-installed, first release.

T-Mobile Galaxy S7

  • Android 8.0 release: Expected in May 2018
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
12 Apr 2018 G930TUVS4BRC1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch and various bug fixes
19 Jan 2018 G930TUVS4BRA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
21 Dec G930TUVS4BQL2 Android 7.0 Various system improvements
21 Nov 2017 G930TUVS4BQJ2 Android 7.0 September and October 2017 security patch
14 Sep 2017 G930TUVU4BQH7 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
24 July 2017 G930TUVU4BQG5 Android 7.0 July security patch
29 June 2017 G930TUVU4BQF6 Android 7.0 June security patch
26 May 2017 G930TUVS4BQE1 Android 7.0 April/May security update
20 Mar 2017 G930TUVS4BQC1 Android 7.0 Adds various system improvements, installs March security patch
20 Feb 2017 G930TUVU4BQB1 Android 7.0 Installs Nougat and February security patch
05 Nov 2016 G930TUVU4APK1 Android 6.0.1 Adds domestic data improvements, fixes system crash and freeze issues, and installs October and November security patches.
27 Sep 2016 G930TUVU4APIA Android 6.0.1 Adds various system improvements, improves Time/date update and installs security updates
08 Jul 2016 G930TUVU3APG1 Android 6.0.1 Adds various system improvements and Google security fix and installs June and July security patch
23 May 2016 G930TUVS3APD8 Android 6.0.1 Installs Google security update
04 May 2016 G930TUVU2APD7 Android 6.0.1 Adds various system improvements, adds FM Radio, fixes power and volume key
04 Apr 2016 G930TUVU2APC8 Android 6.0.1 Installs mandatory security updates
17 Mar 2016 G930TUVS2APB8 Android 6.0.1 Installs mandatory security updates
11 Mar 2016 G930TUVU1APB6 Android 6.0.1 Pre-installed, first release.

Verizon Galaxy S7

  • Android 8.0 update: Released on April 18, 2018
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
18 Apr 2018 G935VVRS4BRC3 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
3 Apr 2018 G930VVRU4BRC2 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
24 Jan 2018 G930VVRS4BRA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
13 Dec 2017 G930VVRU4BQK4 Android 7.0 December 2017 security patch
21 Nov 2017 G935VVRU4BQK2 Android 7.0 November 2017 security patch
31 Oct 2017 G930VVRS4BQI1 Android 7.0 October 2017 security patch, including BlueBorne fix
28 Sep 2017 G930VVRU4BQH4 Android 7.0 Fixes issues with WiFi voice call drops, contact name not displaying, Mobile Hotspot not turning on, provides a notification panel option to delay app updates, improves OK Google command detection and Samsung S Voice.
For KNOX corporate users, prevent file transfers via USB cable, makes available voicemail speed dialing and notifications, resolves issue with KNOX licence activation fail, and also improves One Talk voice call performance.
25 Aug 2017 G935VVRS4BQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch, Lag fix for Email app (for KNOX business and enterprise users)
27 July 2017 G935VVRU4BQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
25 June 2017 G930VVRU4BQF2  Android 7.0 Installs June security patch. Fixes issues with Link sharing notification, MMS playback, Google apps in easy mode, restart/start, Visual Voicemail playback, HD Voice (WiFi calling), Google Maps (Samsung Knox related error), and Random reset fix for VPN users.
23 May 2017 G930VVRS4BQC9 Android 7.0 May security patch.
25 Apr 2017 G930VVRU4BQC5 Android 7.0 Installs April security patch, adds support for One Talk
13 Mar 2017 G930VVRU4BQA4 Android 7.0 Installs Nougat
23 Nov 2016 G930VVRU4API3 Android 6.0.1 Removes Samsung Milk Music, installs new security patch
22 Sep 2016 G930VVRS4APH1 Android 6.0.1 Improves device performance, fixes known issues and Installs the latest security patches.
10 Sep 2016 G930VVRU2APG5 Android 6.0.1 Adds support for NextRadio and Barcode Beaming for UPC codes and Improves HD Voice performance.
25 Jun 2016 G930VVRU2APE1 Android 6.0.1 Fixes more than 20 security vulnerabilities and installs security patch

US Cellular Galaxy S7

  • Android 8.0 release: Expected in May 2018
Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-G930R4 16 May 2017 G930R4TYU4BQE1 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-G930R4 29 Mar 2017 G930R4TYU4BQC5 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-G930R4 07 Dec 2016 G930R4TYS4APL1 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-G930R4 31 Oct 2016 G930R4TYS4APK1 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-G930R4 05 Oct 2016 G930R4TYS4APJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-G930R4 19 Sep 2016 G930R4TYU4API5 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-G930R4 16 May 2016 G930R4TYU2APE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-G930R4 04 Apr 2016 G930R4TYU2APD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2016 security patch

Canadian Galaxy S7

  • Android 8.0 release: Expected in May 2018
Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-G930W8 08 March 2018 G930W8VLS3BRC2 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-G930W8 08 Aug 2017 G930W8VLU2BQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930W8 18 Jul 2017 G930W8VLU2BQG4 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G930W8 01 Jun 2017 G930W8VLS2BQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G930W8 22 May 2017 G930W8VLU2BQE5 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G930W8 24 Feb 2017 G930W8VLU2BQB6 Android 7.0 February 2017 security patch
SM-G930W8 18 Nov 2016 G930W8VLU2APK3 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-G930W8 01 Sep 2016 G930W8VLU2API1 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-G930W8 02 Jul 2016 G930W8VLU1APG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch

Unlocked Galaxy S7 USA

  • Android 8.0 release: Expected in May 2018
Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-G930U 18 Aug 2017 G930UUEU4BQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G930U 11 Jul 2017 G930UUES4BQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-G930U 19 Jun 2017 G930UUEU4BQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-G930U 15 May 2017 G930UUEU4BQE2 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-G930U 11 Apr 2017 G930UUEU4BQD2 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-G930U 13 Mar 2017 G930UUES4AQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-G930U 08 Dec 2016 G930UUEU4APL2 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-G930U 09 Sep 2016 G930UUEU4API3 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch

Do let us know if you have got any questions about the S7 Oreo rollout, or anything else regarding the S7 updates, in the comments box right below.

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