How to Install the Galaxy S7 Oreo Update Right Now

By | 7th March 2018

How to Install the Galaxy S7 Oreo Update Right Now is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you don’t want to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo update to roll out to your device you can manually install the software right now provided you have the right device and a little bit of time.

Samsung’s Android 8.0 Oreo roll out is finally picking up steam. The update’s expanded beyond the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 to mid-range devices like the Galaxy A series and older devices like the Galaxy S7 with more to come.

The Galaxy S7 Android Oreo update is rolling out to two models, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, in select parts of the world. We expect it to hit the Galaxy S7 Active and models in other parts of the world in the weeks ahead.

If you don’t have it in you to wait several weeks, or several months, for your Galaxy S7 Oreo update to roll out, you can manually install the software right now.

The official version of the Galaxy S7 Oreo update has emerged and it comes with the same features you’ll get on board Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Oreo OTA update including the latest security patches.

How to Get the Galaxy S7 Oreo Update Right Now

If you want to install the Android 8.0 Oreo update on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge right now, you must own an Exynos-powered model.

If you don’t know what Galaxy S7 model you own, you can use an app like CPU-Z to quickly figure out what model and processor you’ve got.

If you’ve got the right processor and you’re running the latest update on your phone, you’ll want to head to XDA-Developers and download the correct file for your device. You can also find the firmware files on SamMobile.

The site also has a step-by-step guide that takes you through the installation process.

If you already know what to do with these files, it should only take you a few minutes to download and manually install the software onto your phone.

If this is your first time manually installing pre-release software, it could take awhile so make sure you carve out some quiet time to get the job done.

Before you make your move, be sure to backup the files on your device to prevent data loss. Data loss is uncommon, but you’ll want to play it safe. You can do this via Samsung Smart Switch or Samsung Cloud.

If you’re on the fence about whether to install the pre-release version of Android Oreo right now, here are a few reasons why you should, or perhaps shouldn’t, make the move.

Who Should Manually Install Oreo Right Now

  • Anyone with the correct Galaxy S7 model who doesn’t want to wait for their Oreo OTA. Remember, it could take weeks to reach your device.
  • Those who feel comfortable sideloading software.
  • If Android Oreo is currently rolling out to your device and your region.

Who Shouldn’t Manually Install Oreo Right Now

  • Anyone who feels uncomfortable with part, or all, of XDA’s manual installation instructions. This process can cause problems. Major ones.
  • Anyone who isn’t prepared.

The Galaxy S7 Oreo update comes with an assortment of new features, enhancements and fixes from Android Oreo and Samsung’s Experience 9.0 UI.

The Experience 9.0 UI includes improvements to the Samsung Keyboard, a new Color Lens feature, new customization options including colored folders, Dual Messenger support, upgrades to the Home and Quick Panel, and a whole lot more.

10 Things to Do Before Installing the Galaxy S7 Oreo Update

Check All Your Backups

Check All Your Backups

One of the first things you'll want to do before your Android Oreo update arrives is a quick check of your various backups to make sure all of your files are safely stored away. 

Data loss issues aren't as prevalent as they used to be, but they can still happen. And that's why you'll want to make sure all of your important data is safe before transitioning from Nougat to Oreo. 

If you don't know where to start, you'll want to use Samsung's Smart Switch application. It's a quick and easy to way to ensure all of your Galaxy S7's data is stored away properly. 

The company's Smart Switch app backs up your device's SMS messages, home screen settings, Settings, call logs, applications, photos and videos, and documents. All of the important stuff. 

You can also use the company's Samsung Cloud solution to backup the data on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

To access Samsung Cloud, head into your device's Settings > Cloud and Accounts. If you don't have a Samsung account you'll need to create one. 

You've also got a ton of third party services at your disposal. There are a bunch of options, but Super Backup & Restore is one to check out. 

How to Install the Galaxy S7 Oreo Update Right Now is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.