After the Nougat update already hit all Galaxy S7 Edge devices of the major networks in the US, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, it’s finally rolled out for unlocked S7 Edge devices in the US. Owners of unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices in the US (G935U) are now able to taste the Android Nougat update after a long wait. Although the update hasn’t been rolled out through the OTA, it can be manually installed by using the Odin app. But before that you need to check out the pre-requirements and steps for this update procedure.
First, you need to make a full backup of your unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (G935U) because there are many chances of losing data on your smartphone during installing the update. Secondly, you should also install the Samsung USB drivers on your computer to connect it properly to your smartphone. Next, turn on the USB Debugging option on your Galaxy S7 Edge in Settings> Developer Options. Finally, maintain at least 60% power backup on your handset so that your S7 Edge will not switch off or gets corrupted during the update.
Steps to Update Unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge in US
Now let’s do the following steps to flash the Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on your Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935U
- First of all download the Android Nougat firmware file for your compatible unlocked device and then download Odin on your computer. Once done, unzip both the firmware file and Odin.
- Next, put your unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge into download mode by first pressing and holding the Volume Down+ Power + Home Keys at a same time. After a warning massage appears on your screen, you need to press the Volume Up button to boot your device into Odin mode.
- Now plug your Galaxy S7 Edge to your PC using a USB cable and then open Odin. Once the connection is successful, Odin will display a message in the bottom-left corner.
- Now click on “AP/PDA” box and select the “.tar.md5″ file from the extracted .zip folder. Make sure you untick the re-partition option.
- Now check the Auto-reboot option in Odin and click on the “Start” button. The update will begin and take around 15-20 minutes. Wait till the update is completed.
Also read: How to update Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 7.0 Nougat in Europe
Once the update is finished, your unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935U will restart normally and then you can check the latest Android Nougat version at the About Device option. Feel free to let us know if you face any issues or difficulties in the update process.