Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to receive Android Firmware Update

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Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can finally get their hands on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system ahead of everyone else. This is possible only because the beta version of the firmware that is meant for testing was leaked online. Owners of the compatible devices can now manually install the new Nougat operating system by downloading and manually flashing it.

Samsung already has a Nougat testing program that is available in England, South Korea and the U.S. but the user has to go through a registration process to be able to enter thr program, and meanwhile the Galaxy Beta Program has been completely filled.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge 7.0 OS

The 7.0 firmware that was leaked by Choimobile is meant for the international models of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The devices have to be rooted for the manual firmware flashing to work, after rooting the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the user can now flash them while in the recovery mode.

The user should keep in mind that the firmware is still in its beta version and that the wisest move should be to back up personal files. Android 7.0 Nougat is probably going to have its fair share of bugs and random crashes since its still in the testing phase. Although users who have already manually installed the 7.0 firmware have reported that the OS works rather well and they did not have random crashes, or annoying bugs.

Official 7.0 Firmware Update

Samsung has yet to confirm the official date for when they are going to release the new Android operating system. They are probably still waiting for the testing phase to end, so that they do not release a problematic OS. In the end, Samsung’s choice of holding back the update is going to benefit all users, since the firmware is not going to arrive filled with bugs.

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