Install T-Mobile Galaxy J7 J700T Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware

T-Mobile has rolled out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the original Samsung Galaxy J7. Earlier, it was expected that T-Mobile will release the Android 7.0 for Galaxy J7. It looks like the carrier simply ditched Android 7.0 and pushed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat instead.T-Mobile Galaxy J7 J700T Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware

Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Galaxy J7 J700T brings numerous changes and some new features as well. The very first change that you will note in this update is the introduction of new toggle icons. The toggle UI is completely revamped. Icons of some applications are crafted from scratch. There are new icons in the settings application for all the options. File Manager now shows recent files. The performance and battery life of the phone has been improved as well in this update. There are many other changes that you will experience upon flashing this brand new update on your T-Mobile Galaxy J7 J700T.

The update is currently rolling out through OTA. If the update hasn’t hit your Galaxy J700T yet, there is absolutely no need to panic. Since this is a regional update, you must have your J700T in the specific region to get this update. However, if you happen to be outside the region of the J700T, you can still update your phone manually. Installation of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your Galaxy J7 J700T is incredibly easy. You can use the Odin3 tool to load this brand new firmware on your device. In case you are looking for the guide, you have already spotted the right place.

Galaxy J7 J700T users can follow the steps given below to install T-Mobile Galaxy J7 J700T Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware now. The update carries the build number J700TUV3BQI5 and pushes the version number of Android 7.1.1 as mentioned above. Let’s go through the tutorial to update the phone without any further ado.

Install T-Mobile Galaxy J7 J700T Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware Update through OTA

  1. On your Galaxy J7 J700T, go to Settings.
  2. In Settings, go to About Device.
  3. In About device > Software update.
  4. Check for new update now. If there is an update available, update your phone right away.

OTA update is the safest method to update any Android smartphone. However, if the update hasn’t hit your region, you may opt for a manual method to update your phone. Samsung has its own tool called Odin3 which can be used to flash the firmware files manually on your smartphone. Scroll down to update your Galaxy J7 J700T to Android 7.1.1 Nougat manually.

Install T-Mobile Galaxy J7 J700T Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware

[Odin Method]

Early Preparations

  • 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 a 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!

    Backup SMS Messages
    Backup Call Logs
    Backup Contacts
    Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
    Backup EFS – If rooted, otherwise skip this step.

  • Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flash-tool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired firmware. 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

  1. Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
  2. Download and extract Odin3 v3.12.3
  3. Firmware for Galaxy J7 J700T: Firmware for J700T
  4. Extract the downloaded firmware file to get the .tar.md5 files.

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How to Install Official Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy J7 J700T

  1. Make sure that you read the instructions listed above carefully and you’re all set to go ahead now.
  2. Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation. You may boot into the recovery mode and perform a factory data reset.
  3. Open Odin3.exe.
  4. Put your Galaxy J7 J700T 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.
  5. Connect your device to your PC.
  6. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID: COM box should turn blue.
  7. Now in Odin, selects the files one by one as shown in the picture.
    1. Select BL tab and select the BL file in it.
    2. Select AP tab and select the PDA or AP file in it.
    3. Select CP tab and select the CP file in it.
    4. Select CSC tab and select HOME_CSC file in it.
  8. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.
  9. Hit start and wait till the firmware flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
  10. Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually.
  11. Once the device boots up, check out the new firmware now.
  12. Your device will be running on official Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware.
  13. Once updated to stock, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
  14. That’s all!

Got any queries? Make sure that you drop em’ in the comment box below. Good Luck!

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