T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have started receiving the much awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. This update earlier made its way to the non-branded, Verizon and At&t Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. T-Mobile users have got the chance now to have a new firmware on their phone. The update has been pushed through OTA and it’s also available in the form of a package that you can manually install on your phone. This post is about updating your T-Mobile Galaxy S7 G930T and S7 Edge G935T to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. Before we proceed with the flashing procedure, we will learn a little bit about this update.
Samsung has updated quite a few things in the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. The whole UI has been overhauled. First of all, you will find new toggles, new toggles menu UI and a new notification and status bar. The lock-screen has new notification screen. Settings application is built from scratch. There are new icons. There are new settings for controlling the resolution of your smartphone. Samsung has also added extra options to the icons in toggles menu. Battery life and performance enhancements are definitely there. The update is totally worth it.
You can always check for the OTA update first by going into settings > software update. If the update is available, you can download it and install it right away. Just in case you are out of luck with the OTA update, you can have a look on the guide below to update your phone manually.
- 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 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
- Download and extract the firmware according to your device: T-Mobile Galaxy S7 | T-Mobile Galaxy S7 Edge
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download and extract Odin3 v3.12.3
- Extract the downloaded firmware file to get the .tar.md5 files.
Install Official Android Nougat T-Mobile Galaxy S7 G930T and S7 Edge G935T
- 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 T-Mobile Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge 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.
- Now in Odin, selects the files one by one as shown in the picture.
- Select BL tab and select the BL file in it.
- Select AP tab and select the PDA or AP file in it.
- Select CP tab and select the CP file in it.
- Select CSC tab and select HOME_CSC file in it.
- 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 7.0 Nougat 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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