Galaxy S7 users were expected to get the latest version of Android Nougat on their phones. But Samsung had other plans because Samsung has announced the latest update Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Galaxy S7 G930F variants. This update comes with build ID G930FXXU1BPL2 that comes with the most recent security maintenance patch for the month of December 2016. Samsung rolled out firmware updates in stages. So not all users will get the update at the same time. If XXU1BPL2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is not yet available in your region; then still you can install it manually in any area by using Odin flashing tool.
By following this step by step guide you can easily install XXU1BPL2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F. Also, the update comes with no significant changes except some bug fixes but these small ones are quite important, and we recommend you to install this latest update on your Samsung device. If you are interested in updating official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, then go ahead and follow the given instructions.
G930FXXU1BPL2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Details:
|Model name||Galaxy S7|
|Country||United Kingdom / Ireland|
|Build date||Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:47:11 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2016-12-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy S7 G930F. 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-G930F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy S7 G930F, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S7 G930F USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S7 G930F 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 S7 G930F will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S7 G930F, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
How to Flash G930FXXU1BPL2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Samsung Galaxy S7 (G930F):
Step No 1: – First, download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy S7 G930F 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 S7 G930F 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 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 S7 G930F. (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 S7 G930F will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.