Galaxy J7’s J700F and J700H variants have been updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. J7 owners can enjoy all those new features packed inside the Android Marshmallow by Google. Marshmallow for the Galaxy J7 brings a handful of changes. You may find some graphical changes in the settings application and in the notification panel of your phone. The overall performance of the phone got a boost and battery life has improved as well. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings more stability and more power to the phone.
Samsung pushed the update through OTA in select regions. If you haven’t already got the OTA update or if you’re not in a region where this update reached, you may need a manual solution. Don’t worry, you are not totally out of luck. You can flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Galaxy J7 using Odin. It’s a tool for Samsung Galaxy smartphones which enables the users to flash stock firmware manually on the phone. You just need to download the appropriate firmware and then you are good to flash it. In this guide you will learn how to install official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy J7 J700F/J700H. Let’s go through the pre-requisites and then flash the firmware right now to upgrade your Galaxy J7 to all new Android Marshmallow.
- Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up. In that case, we may not be held responsible.
- Your device’s battery should not be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well.
- Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.
- Backup everything!
- Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired firwmrae. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.
Required Downloads & Installations
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
- Download the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware according to your device: SM-G700H | SM-J700F
- Extract the downloaded firmware file to get the .tar.md5 file.
Install Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy J7 J700F/J700H [How To]
- Make sure that you read the instructions listed above carefully and you’re all set to go ahead now.
- Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation. You may boot into the recovery mode and perform a factory data reset.
- Open Odin3.exe.
- Put your Galaxy J7 in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
- Connect your device to your PC.
- As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue. Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
- For Odin 3.09 or 3.10.6 hit the AP tab. Select the Android Marshmallow firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar, that you downloaded and extracted above.
- If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
- Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.
- Hit start and wait till the firmware flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
- Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually.
- Once the device boots up, checkout the new firmware now.
- Your device will be running on official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware.
- Once updated to stock, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
- That’s all!
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