Install Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 Android Nougat Official Update

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is among the monstrous smartphones that the South Korean giant has ever released. Galaxy A9 Pro is a 5000 mAh battery moniker. This phone has a big 6.0-inch full HD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU running inside accompanied by Adreno 510 GPU. This phone has a RAM of 4 GB and internal storage of 32 GB. A 16 MP shooter can be found on its back and an 8 MP shooter is there on the front. When this phone was released last year, it was running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. Samsung announced its plans to update the Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update just started happening for the phone and it’s on the roll through OTA. The update has also made its way to the internet so that the users can flash it manually.

The brand new Android Nougat firmware for the Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 brings a lot of goodies onboard. This update will upgrade your phone’s UI to a new one. You will find new toggles in the notification panel, a new notification bar, new icons in the settings application and new icons in the application drawer as well. Some new features have been introduced into the applications like My Files. Samsung has also upgraded the battery performance and the overall performance of all of its smartphones which received Android 7.0 Nougat update. The update also brings latest available security patch. Galaxy A9 Pro has now joined the league of few lucky devices enjoying the most recent version of Android. This update has been hitting the users through OTA. If the OTA hasn’t made it to your region yet, the only option to upgrade your Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 is via Odin, which is Samsung’s flashtool. This guide will take you through a step-by-step tutorial to install Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 Android Nougat Official Update.

Install Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 Android Nougat Official Update through OTA

  1. On your Galaxy A9 Pro 2016, 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 most preferred method to update any Android smartphone. As mentioned earlier, if OTA hasn’t made it to your country yet, then Odin method is the way to go.

Install Galaxy A9 Pro 2016 Android Nougat Official Update through Odin

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 A9 Pro 2016: Firmware for A910F
  4. Extract the downloaded firmware file to get the .tar.md5 files.
  5. Image only used for reference here.

How to Install Official Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A9 Pro 2016

  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 A9 Pro 2016 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 7.0 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!

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