How to force download Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge official Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update

Galaxy S7/S7 Edge users can now force download or force install Android 7.0 OTA update, using this guide.

Android 7.0 Nougat
How to force download Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge official Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update

Samsung has finally started rolling out the official Android 7.0 OTA update for the European variants of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with build numbers G930FXXU1DPLT and G935FXXU1DPLT. As the new Nougat firmware is being rolled out in phases, it is not yet available in all countries or regions, except for the UK and Czech Republic.

The S7 and S7 Edge users in the UK and those who prefer installing the European firmware (BTU) for their Galaxy S7 (G930F) and S7 Edge (G935F) may go ahead and try checking for the update manually via Settings > About Device, using the Download updates manually option.

However, if you are still not receiving the OTA update notification for some reason, you could try rolling back to the BTU Marshmallow firmware through a fresh or clean installation of the European firmware on your S7 or S7 Edge, using the step-by-step guide provided below.

Here are the download links for the latest BTU Marshmallow firmware and the latest version of Odin to serve your purpose:

Galaxy S7 BTU firmware:

Galaxy S7 Edge BTU firmware:

Odin 3.12.3

Note: In order to install the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Nougat update, you will need the latest Marshmallow firmware from BTU region as a prerequisite.

Here's a step-by-step guide to flash the BTU Marshmallow firmware, which will allow you to force download or force install the new Nougat OTA update on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:

How to install BTU Marshmallow firmware and force download Android 7.0 OTA on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Step 1: Download Odin from the link provided and unzip/extract the files to a new folder on your computer's desktop. Then launch Odin3.12.3.exe file from the extracted folder.

Step 2: Now download the official BTU firmware for your device from the links provided above and extract the .zip file to get a bunch of files with the codenames as AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL and CP.

Step 3: Enable OEM unlock on your device as follows:

  • Navigate to Settings > About Phone and hit the build number 7 times to enable Developer Options.
  • Return to the main Settings page, scroll down the page and choose Developer Options.
  • Finally, select the Enable OEM unlock checkbox or toggle switch.

Step 4: Boot your device into Download mode:

  • Turn off your phone. Press and hold Home, Power and Volume Down buttons together for a few seconds until the warning message pops up on the screen.
  • Now, release all three buttons and hit the Volume Up button on the warning screen to accept the disclaimer and boot into Download mode.

Step 5: After booting into download mode, connect your phone to the PC via USB cable. Then your device will be detected in the Odin Window on the PC and an "Added!" message confirms the connection was successful.

Step 6: We should now choose each of the individual firmware files (from step 2) using the appropriate option in Odin:

  • Click on CSC tab and choose the firmware file that reads "CSC_BTU" in its name. Note: Do not select the regular HOME_CSC file as it would replace the original CSC file on your phone and result in factory data reset, which could lead to data loss.
  • Hit the CP tab and choose the file named "CP" and then click on BL tab and choose the file named "BL".
  • Click on AP tab and choose the corresponding AP file.

Step 7: Hit the Start button in Odin and wait until the process completes. Then you will see a PASS message on the screen.

Step 8: Once Odin has finished flashing the new Nougat firmware, your device will automatically reboot. You can now disconnect your phone from the computer.

That's it. You now have the latest BTU firmware installed on your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. Go to Settings > About Device and enable Download updated manually option.

You will now be able to download and install the latest Nougat update with build numbers G930FXXU1DPLT and G935FXXU1DPLT on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge respectively. The Nougat OTA weighs roughly around 1291MB in size and you may need to enable WiFi connectivity on your device if you are low on data bandwidth with your 3G/4G network.

Also check out our manual download links for the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA and the step-by-step guide for installing the same.