Users having Galaxy A7 model number SM-A700F are now able to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on their devices. This latest Marshmallow official firmware comes with build ID XXU2BPH2 which is quite a major upgrade over the last Lollipop firmware versions. Samsung has been hard at work with streamlining the TouchWiz UX as well as in developing new features. To get this update you should navigate to OTA (over-the-air) update system on your phone or Samsung KIES app on the PC but being an advanced Android user, you may know that, due to regional differences, all users will not receive the update at the same time all over the world. So if you are have missed the OTA update or is not yet available in your region then you can manually install XXU2BPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware on your Galaxy A7 A700F.
Please note that A700FXXU2BPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is a complete unbranded firmware, so there are no pre-installed apps or extra language packs. Now follow the given instructions and proceed to install Android 6.0.1 on Galaxy A7. In this guide we’ll use Odin app to flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware on Galaxy A7 A700F. Odin is developed to flash official firmware on Samsung devices.
XXU2BPH2 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:
|Model name||GALAXY A7|
|Build date||Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:50:53 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2016-08-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A7 A700F 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-A700F.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A7 A700F, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy A7 A700F USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A7 A700F 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 will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A7 A700F, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps To Update Samsung Galaxy A7 A700F to XXU2BPH2 Android 6.0.1 Firmware:
Step No 1:- First, download Android 6.0.1 A700FXXU2BPH2 and Odin v3.09 for Galaxy A7 A700F on the desktop of your PC and extract the .zip files to get tar.md5 file. Do not further extract .md5 file.
Step No 2:- Now, extract the archived contents to get the A700FXXU2BPH2 tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3:- Turn OFF your Galaxy A7 A700F in order 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 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 A700F. (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 it’s 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 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A7 A700F to XXU2BPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.