After being rolled out Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Oreo update in UK and Ireland a couple of weeks back, Samsungs starts rolling out the Oreo update in more countries. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Oreo OTA update is now available in Germany, Italy, Russia and few other countries. Other regions may get the update soon.
The OTA update weighs around 1.3GB. If you have not received the OTA notification for this update, check it manually by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. If you have been waiting for the firmware files for manual installation, then you can download and flash stock firmware via Odin on your Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Here is how to install Oreo update manually on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Before proceeding with the below steps, we recommended to perform necessary backups.
– The procedure will not trigger the Knox counter, but your device’s warranty may void.
– Do not install one region firmware on other region
2. Download latest version of Odin (v3.13.) and unzip it.
3. Unzip the downloaded firmware file (If it is a 4 file firmware, then see this guide).
4. Reboot your Phone in Download Mode (press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down buttons) and then connect it to your PC.
5. Run Odin.exe file, wait until you get a blue sign in Odin and then add the firmware file to AP / PDA
6. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked.
7. If everything is OK, click the Start button and wait until you see Pass message in Odin.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge comes with Samsung Experience 9 UI, April 2018-security patch, and new features like revamped notification shade, autofill script, better battery life and Picture in Picture mode. The update also includes performance boost and general bug fixes.