Finally, Samsung has started rolling out the latest official firmware update based on Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720S in Korea with SK Telecom Carrier. This latest official Nougat stock firmware comes with build ID A720SKSU1AQF8 along with June 2017 security patch. Now you can test the Android 7.0 Nougat OS experience on your device via installing this official firmwrae. This latest update is one of the sweetest update from Samsung which brings new features like Vulcan API, Notification redesign, Multi-tasking, Split screen, Quick Reply, better notification controls, split-screen mode, new emojis, improved settings menu, split-screen mode, data saver, improved battery life and much more. Samsung rolled out the official update via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means that not all users can get it at the same time. If you are still waiting for the OTA update and you have not yet received any notification of Android 7.0 Nougat on your phone then still you can install it manually using Odin app. Odin is basically a Windows-based tool which is developed for the all Samsung devices to install official firmware released by Samsung.
By following this step by step guide, you can install Android 7.0 Nougat official update to Galaxy A7 2017. This latest update is weighs about 1.55GB which comes with all Android Nougat features. Galaxy A7 2017 sports 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by Octa-core Exynos 7880 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz paired along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Camera 16MP rear- and front-facing camera and a 3,600mAh battery. If you are interested in installing Android 7.0 Nougat official update on Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 SM- A720S then go ahead and follow the given steps.
A720SKSU1AQF8 Android 7.0 Nougat Official Update Details:
|Model||SM – A720S|
|Model name||Galaxy A7 2017|
|Country||Korea (SK Telecom)|
|Build date||Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:11:15 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-06-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A7 2017 Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM – A720S.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A7 2017, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A7 2017 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A7 2017 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 stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy A7 2017 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A7 2017, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 to KSU1AQF8 Official Update Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat official udpate and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A7 2017 on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A7 2017 to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while 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 tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy A7 2017. (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.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A7 2017 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.