Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) model has started receiving the latest August 2019 security patch. The most recent update comes with build ID G930FXXS6ESGD. The security update is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and brings lots of bugs fixed, many improvements, and more.
Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone OEM, which always update their devices to the latest software and security patches. Samsung has already excluded the Galaxy S7 phone from the list of those devices which are eligible for Android Pie’s official update. But it still continues the security update for Galaxy S7.
By following our given below step by step guide, you can easily and quickly install the August 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7. The security update is rolling out via OTA (over-the-air) and will soon reach all over the world. So if you have not yet received the update and you are excited to install it, then you can install the August 2019 update manually using Odin tool. The Odin tool is officially developed by Samsung, which is used to flash official stock firmware on any Samsung device. The update is a stable build and smoothly run on your device.
The August 2019 security patch brings lots of new improvements, enhanced system stability, battery life, improved phone speed, and much more. Also, the update fixes many bugs. We highly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official stock firmware. Not necessary, but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable phone data before proceeding. If you wish to download and install the August 2019 security patch on Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F), then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the August 2019 security patch firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy S7. 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.
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- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy S7, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S7 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S7 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 S7 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S7, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
How to Flash Official Update August 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7 :
1: – First, download Galaxy S7 August 2019 security patch official update and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy S7 on the desktop of your PC.
2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy S7 to boot into Download Mode.
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.
5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone into your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy S7. (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.
8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.
10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy S7 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! These were the simple steps to download and install August 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7.
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