Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Users of the Samsung S7 Edge have already received Android Oreo  in some countries. If you don’t want to wait for the next days / weeks for your S7 Edge to update to Android 8, you can also do it manually right now by installing the official ROM.

Android Oreo is the latest official version of Android that has already arrived and will continue to arrive in the form of an update to various brands and models of phones. This is a gradual process, where eventually any compatible or approved cell phone from the manufacturer will be updated. That is the case of the Samsung S7, that is, the  Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge  and the normal S7.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Google finished the development and published all the Android Oreo 8.0 files in August of this 2017. Since this event, Samsung has taken  six months to start updating its devices (one month later than expected), starting with the more modern. In February, the Android Oreo update began rolling out for the  Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and  Note 8 . It can also be installed manually.


Android Oreo update for S7 Edge now available

The Android Oreo update date for the S7 Edge was supposed to be May 18 based on a leak, but some users in the UK have already been able to update their S7 Edge. Also people in Pakistan and India, according to reports on Reddit.

That means the update should be rolling out to everyone in the next few days or maybe weeks. An extra delay arose because an issue was found with the update causing SOME Galaxy S7 to reboot or suffer a bootloop failure after updating. This defect in the update has already been fixed and continues to deploy it, but those who have had that problem can try a factory reset from the recovery mode to fix it.

This will be the second and surely  last major update that the S7 Edge and its younger brother will receive . Just as Nougat was for the S6. Although you should continue to receive security updates for another year.

With Oreo, will the Galaxy S7 Edge be faster?

In addition to the changes that Google made in this new system, Samsung will put a great novelty in this Android Oreo for the Galaxy S7 Edge. It is a new software called Samsung Experience , which will replace the current TouchWiz . This new software will not only have a slightly different design, but could also noticeably improve the speed of the phone , as it already did on the Galaxy Note 8.

How to update S7 Edge to Android 8.0 manually

If you don’t want to wait to get Android Oreo on S7 Edge, you can  manually download and install the update that users who have already received it have shared on the Internet.

On the XDA page you have the download links you need and the complete procedure. As a preamble, you will need to unlock the computer’s bootloader (Settings> Developer Options> OEM Unlock). Then you have to flash the recovery TWRP with the Odin program. Then you must put the downloaded update in the memory of the mobile. Finally you have to turn on the phone in said recovery mode and from there flash the update using the “Restore” option.

Android Oreo for the S7 Edge Exynos

Images above (Illustrative only): S7 Edge running Android 8.0.0

The referenced tutorial applies in the same way to update S7 Edge to Android 8.0 as the normal S7, which have an EXYNOS processor. That is, the SM-G935F and SM-G930F models respectively. You will have to choose the corresponding update files for each one.

You MUST NOT use this Android Oreo update if your S7 Edge or S7 has a Qualcomm chip. If you don’t know what CPU your mobile has, use an app like Samsung Phone Info or Aida64.

CAUTION : If you are not sure how to update your S7 Edge to Android Oreo in this way, it is better to wait for the official update.

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