Download Galaxy C7 Android Oreo Stock Firmware

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Good news for the Galaxy C7 owners is here. The device started receiving the Android Oreo update just yesterday. The update has first landed in for the Galaxy C7 C7000. As usual, the update is happening region-wise. Samsung will roll out the Android Oreo update in different phases. The update can take a while to reach all of the regions that the Galaxy C7 exists in. Galaxy C7 owners, who haven’t got the Android Oreo OTA, they can opt for the manual installation. The manual installation of the Galaxy C7 Android Oreo can be done through the Odin flash tool. In this guide, we will take a look at the steps to download Galaxy C7 Android Oreo. As we head towards the method to install Android Oreo on Galaxy C7, we will go through a brief overview of this device as well.

Galaxy C7 Android Oreo

Galaxy C7 Overview

Samsung Galaxy C series is Samsung’s mid-range series that targets its users in China. The Galaxy C7 is among the very first phones of the Galaxy C series. The phone came out in May 2016. Galaxy C7 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display/ The resolution on this phone is 1080 x 1920 pixels which means Full HD. Galaxy C7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. The GPU on this phone is the Adreno 506. The internal storage of this phone is either 32GB or 64GB. There is a RAM of 4GB on this phone. At the back, it has a 16MP camera. On the front, there is an 8MP camera for snapping selfies. Galaxy C7 has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. The phone has a whopping 3,300 mAh battery under the hood. Galaxy C7 ran on Android Marshmallow out of the box. The phone was updated to Android Nougat. Now is the time to update this phone to Android Oreo.

What’s new in Android Oreo for Galaxy C7?

The Android Oreo for the Galaxy C7 is a major update. At first, this update changes the Android version to Android 8.0. Google has optimized the Android Oreo to give the users better performance and better battery life. This update also packs a lot of cosmetic changes. Since Samsung uses its own UI on the top of Android OS, the cosmetic changes in this particular update for Galaxy C7 have been done by Samsung. The notifications panel has got a completely new look. There are new icons in the toggles section. The status bar has also got a few touches. In the file manager, you can now see the recent files. The settings application has got some of the new icons as well. Many other applications are updated with a new UI too.

Available firmware details

  • Model: C7000
  • Android Version: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • PDA:┬áC7000ZCU3CRH3

Download Galaxy C7 Android Oreo Stock Firmware

Preparations to install Android Oreo on Galaxy C7

  • This guide is only for the C7000 model. Do not try this on any other phone.
  • Before flashing the firmware, charge your phone up to 50% to avoid power mishap.
  • Backup each and everything on your phone.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging.
  • Use OEM Data cable to connect the phone to the computer.
  • Close Samsung Kies or Samsung Smart Switch if its open.
  • Follow the remaining steps with full attention.

Required downloads

  • Samsung Android USB Drivers
  • Odin 3.13.1
    • Extract the downloaded Odin.zip file to get the Odin3 v3.13.1.exe file.
  • Firmware for Galaxy C7 C7000Download
    • Extract the downloaded firmware.zip file. You will get the AP, BL, CP, CSC and HOME_CSC files.

Galaxy C7 Android Oreo

Flashing Galaxy C7 Android Oreo Stock ROM

  1. Open Odin3 v3.13.1.exe file on your computer.
    1. Click on the AP tab and select the AP file.
    2. Now click on the BL option to select BL file.
    3. In the CP tab, select the CP file.
    4. Click on the CSC tab and select the CSC file if you want to perform a clean installation without wiping data. Otherwise, select the HOME_CSC file.
  2. Power down your Galaxy C7 now.
  3. Press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power button to boot into Download Mode.
  4. Press Volume Up on the phone to continue.
  5. Connect the phone to the computer now.
  6. Hit the “Start” button in Odin now.Galaxy C7 Android Oreo
  7. The firmware will flash in about 5 minutes. It will restart your phone automatically.
  8. As the phone boots up, it will be running on latest Android Oreo. That’s all.

Conclusion

That’s pretty much it with the firmware installation. Install a new stock ROM on your phone can fix all the previous issues. A clean ROM installation also means that your phone will now perform better. If you are still having issues with the phone, consider factory resetting it or wiping its cache. For queries and questions, feel free to reach out to me through the comments box below.

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