Samsung has started pushing out the latest Google’s OS version Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017). This Nougat firmware update came with build ID XWU1AQF9 which is now available for the J330F variant of Galaxy J3 (2017). Being an average user, these changes aren’t major but it is still recommended to flash the latest firmware version as the new firmware brings some initial bug fixes and a new security patch for the phone. XWU1AQF9 Android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware is rolled out through Samsung’s services such as Samsung Smart Switch / Samsung KIES as well as with the built-in OTA (Over-the-air). But if you have not yet received the OTA notification to update to XWU1AQF9 Android 7.0 Nougat software then we have a detailed guide given below to flash Android 7.0 Nougat update on Galaxy J3, this guide works even if you have a modified system partition. So go ahead and follow the given instructions to have XWU1AQF9 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware running immediately on your J3.
If you are going to update your J3 via Samsung KIES then you will not lose your data while updating your Galaxy J3 but we recommend always to make the proper backup of your stuff and all your apps before proceeding to start the flashing process. Ready to get started? Follow the steps to easily update Galaxy J3 (2017) J330F to XWU1AQF9 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware using Odin.
XWU1AQF9 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:
|Build date||Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:05:49 +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 J3 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-J330F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy J3 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 J3 2017, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy J3 2017 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy J3 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 J3 2017 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy J3 2017, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 to XWU1AQF9 Official Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat official udpate and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy J3 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 J3 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 J3 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 J3 2017 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries regarding the above given guide to flash XWU1AQF9 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy J3 2017 SM-J330F.