The Galaxy A7 (2017) sports the largest screen available in the A series lineup along with the 1.9 GHz Octa-Core processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM. The A7 (2017) smartphones come with both front and back 16 MP, camera. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F variants can now be updated to XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official update. XXU1AQA1, the stock firmware for Galaxy A7 (2017) is available now based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This latest official update brings some minor changes, fixed bugs and no glitches reported by users. Samsung has rolled out this official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update in stages. So not all users can get the latest update at the same time. If the firmware has not yet reached in your region and you can’t wait more then, you can install XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow manually via Odin app.
Odin is a handy tool that used to flash any official firmware on Samsung devices. By following this step by step guide, you can update your Galaxy A7 (2017) to XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware. We strongly recommend you to always upgrade your Android phones to the latest official firmware updates to keep it running smoothly and up-to-date. If you are interested in installing XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A7 (2017), then go ahead and follow the given steps.
XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:
|Model name||Galaxy A7 (2017)|
|Build date||Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:24:54 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-01-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A7 SM-A720F models. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the version of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-SM-A720F.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A7 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A7 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
- If the Galaxy A7 SM-A720F will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware is installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A7, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Flash A720FXXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 6.0.1 A720FXXU1AQA1 and Odin v3.09 for Galaxy A7 SM-A720F on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the A720FXXU1AQA1 tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A7 SM-A720F to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home keys at the same time and then press the Power button till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7: – Select the firmware files that you want to flash on your Galaxy A7 SM-A720F. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes to complete.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A7 SM-A720F will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F to its first official A720FXXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.