This tutorial will help you install the new official Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy J7 Pro devices. This firmware update packs the November 2017 Security patch and you should flash it as soon as possible in order to be protected against any malware attacks.
This new update is being rolled out in stages, it is being released over-the-air, but not everyone will get the files at the same time. If you are an advanced user, then you can flash the new firmware using the ODIN tool and the guide below.
This tutorial can be used by those that have installed the new firmware update over a custom ROM, but an extra Factory Reset process has to be applied after the install is done, as otherwise the Galaxy J7 Pro will not boot in normal mode.
Before starting the flashing process you need to check the following guidelines:
- use this guide only for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro J730G models.
– check the version of your phone and make sure that SM – J730G is listed under Settings> About Phone menu.
- download Samsung USB drivers from here.
– install the drivers on your PC, so that the phone will be detected by it when connected via usb cable.
- for the new update you will use the ODIN app.
– for Odin to launch on your PC you need to install the above usb drivers and to enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
– the Developer Options might be hidden, so you have to enable that first.
– go to Settings> About Phone> Software Info and tap 7 times on the Firmware Build Number text.
– return to Settings, open Developer Options and enable USB Debugging.
- this new update can be installed with Odin over rooted firmware, but you need to know that root access will not survive the update process.
– any custom Recovery you might have flashed will be replaced with stock Recovery.
- in case you have installed a custom ROM on your PC, and you decide to flash this update, then you can do it, but an extra Factory Reset has to be applied.
– the Factory Reset process is listed at the end of the tutorial.
– the Factory Reset will wipe data from system partition, as no data will be deleted from internal storage.
- if your phone runs 100% stock Android, then you can continue to the next part of this post and not worry about losing any important files.
- this guide is for advanced users to apply.
- don’t blame us if you brick the phone nor in case you lose any files.
- read the whole post and do not skip any steps.
How to flash Android 7.0 Nougat Update for Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro J370G:
- Download the Android 7 Nougat November 2017 update archive from here.
- When the download is done you can extract the archived contents.
You will obtain the J730GUBU2AQJ3 tar.md5 BL, AP, CP, CSC and HOME_CSC firmware update files.
Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware files, as that’s how you will load them in Odin for the flashing process.
- Download Odin 3.12.3 zip from here.
– unzip the contents.
- Switch off the phone.
- Boot it in Download Mode.
- Launch Odin exe on your PC.
- Connect the phone to PC via usb cable.
Wait for the ODIN app to detect the phone and continue to the next step.
If the phone is not detected you need to reinstall the Samsung USB drivers.
- Get to ODIN’s main screen and start loading the updating files.
Click BL and load the J730GUBU2AQJ3 tar.md5 BL file.
Click AP and load the J730GUBU2AQJ3 tar.md5 AP file.
Click CP and load the J730GUBU2AQJ3 tar.md5 CP file.
Click CSC and load the J730GUBU2AQJ3 tar.md5 HOME_CSC file. Don’t load the CSC-only named file, as that one will tell Odin to wipe clean the entire device.
Continue to the next step.
- Hit START to begin the Android 7 Update process.
– don’t press anything until the update is done installing.
- When installation is done you can see the PASS message shown by Odin, and you can reboot the phone in normal mode.
Use your default login info in order to regain control over the device.
In case the FAIL alert is shown by the ODIN app, then you will need to repeat the entire tutorial more than once. Make sure that in case you repeat installation, then you won’t skip any steps and that your phone meets all requirements listed above the tutorial.
If the PASS alert is displayed by Odin, but your smartphone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen for more than 20 minutes without doing anything, then you can Factory Reset the device.
The Factory Reset steps below need to be applied by advanced users, and these can be used in case you have installed the Android 7.0 Nougat Update over a custom ROM, too.
Here’s how to Factory Reset the device:
- power off the phone.
- boot it in Recovery Mode.
- select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
- confirm process.
- reboot device in normal mode and you’re done.
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