Samsung has started rolling out the most awaited Android 7.0 Nougat official update for the Galaxy A7 (2017) SM–A720F, after releasing the firmware for the high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series smart phones. Samsung has finally pushing out Android Nougat official update for Galaxy A7 (2017) that comes with build number A720FXXU2BQH3 along with many new features like newer user interface, improved notifications, newer settings menu, quick setting buttons, Samsung Pass, Dual Messenger function with this update improved AOD feature, multi window experience and much more. Also, the official Android 7.0 Nougat brings a number of improvements, reliability of the phone, system speed improvement etc. This new firmware update is available via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means that not all users can get this update at the same time. If the Android 7.0 Nougat update is not yet available in your region then still you can install it manually using Odin app.
Galaxy A7 (2017) is a mid-range smart phone and was launched in January running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box. Now by following this simple step by step guide, you can update your device to Android 7.0 Nougat official update. This latest official update is a major Android platform update and its size is 1.4GB along with all the features that are parcel of Nougat, including a revamped user interface. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.0 Nougat on your own device Galaxy A7 (2017) SM–A720F then go ahead and follow the given steps.
A720FXXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:
|Model name||Galaxy A7 (2017)|
|Build date||Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:04:28 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-08-01|
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-A720F.
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 A720FXXU2BQH3 Official Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat official update 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.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries regarding the above-given guide to flash A720FXXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A7 2017 SM-A720F.