Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Available Android updates

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get updates thanks to updates new functions and security gaps are closed...

Samsung Galaxy s7 Upadtes

The two top smartphones from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, receive regular firmware updates. Our overview shows the current state as well as new features that Samsung distributed over the App-Store Galaxy Apps.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Beta test for the nougat update comes

Samsung is already busy developing the nougat update for the S7 and S7 Edge. Now the firmware is apparently wide enough to start a public beta test: In Galaxy, the Galaxy Beta program has been launched in South Korea, the UK and the USA - China is to follow soon.

Sammobile.com reported that an unofficial firmware version of the nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge had dipped. Also with the XDA-Developers is a thread, which describes the installation of a leaked firmware image on an S7 edge.

We also have the nougat beta on a Galaxy S7 Edge in operation and here you can read two articles with our Praxisepression:
In the feedback forum of the Betaprogram a user has proposed to update on Android 7.1.1 - GalaxyClub.nl discovered this. The answer is clear: According to it, it is planned to supply the S7 with the latest Android version. However, it remains unclear whether this will be the case at the beginning of the nougat rollout.
The screenshot was posted in the XDA forum and can not be easily verified. We have asked at Samsung Germany for the state of the things, is still an answer but.
Galaxy S7 with Android nougat

Samsung Galaxy S7: When does the nougat update appear?

The beta program is scheduled to run until mid-December, which gives an initial indication of a release period: If there are no serious errors, the release of the nougat update for the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is not a problem this year .

Whether Samsung will update the update as an early Christmas gift just before the year change, remains to be seen - more likely therefore a release is only in the year 2017. This also indicates a reference to the official support pages of Samsung. This means that the beta software can be used after the end of the beta program until the final release of the software - an update to the final firmware will be possible.

Samsung is launching the beta test of the nougat update on November 9th

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: New features for the always-on display

In addition to firmware updates, Samsung regularly provides new functions for the S7 and S7 Edge - including for example the Always-On function. In October, Samsung has updated the S7 with an update, which brings some features of failed Note 7.

For example, there is now a redesigned calendar view and a clock view, which additionally conjures a freely selectable picture on the display. Practical is the new feature, which shows the currently played title. However, notifications are not displayed by Gmail.

New features for the always-on display

In our test of the new functions sometimes problems appeared: once the Galaxy S7 even plunged off, so that it no longer resumed from the standby mode. Only after two reboots appeared the Galaxy S7 again stable to run. Also the battery consumption is slightly increased compared to the state with the always-on display deactivated.

So you get the update: Samsung distributes the update via its own App-Store Galaxy Apps. To get the update, you should go into the system settings and go to the menu point Display> Always On Display> About Always On Display. There you will get the version information and the update request, as far as version 1.4.02 is not yet installed.

Android update on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge manually install

If there is no OTA update for your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you can manually pull a new firmware onto your Android smartphone and get it earlier. These steps pose a certain risk, so we want to warn you about a possible data loss or failure of your smartphone. We can not be held liable in this case.

First you need the Samsung driver for the Windows PC, the flash program Odin, and you must download the device number of your device according to the firmware. The fastest and easiest is to download the firmware with SamFirm to the PC. Then fill out the following fields:

The model can be found in the Android settings under Device Information; The region in the table above. Further prerequisites: at least 80 percent battery, USB debugging activated and a backup, in case the installation deletes your data from the device.

This is how your screen looks when the Samsung firmware flashes.

Then you do the manual Android update of your Galaxy S7 / Edge:

  • Go to the Galaxy S7 / Edge in the settings on screen and security
  • Turns the PIN unlocking off in the secure boot process, if it exists
  • Unpacked at the computer the firmware ZIP archive.
  • Starts Odin on the computer.
  • Restart your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge using the Quiet + Power + Home button in download mode.
  • Connect your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge to your computer and wait for the Odin log entry Added!
  • Reads exclusively car reboot and F.Reset in the odin options.
  • Removes, if set, the Re-Partition check box.
  • Click BL, AP, CP, and CSC, find the appropriate tar.md5 file in the directory of the unzipped firmware archive and click Start.
  • Wait and ensure that the USB connection is not interrupted.
  • Waiting for the green PASS message. Now you can disconnect the cable.
  • As soon as your galaxy reboots, you are ready with the installation.

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