Good News! Now the owner of Galaxy S7 in UK and Austria can now download and install February 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7. Samsung started rolling out the latest February 2019 security patch with build number G930FXXS4ESAE. This latest update is based on Android Oreo and rolling out via OTA (Over-the-Air). The February 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7 update comes with fixes dozens of critical, high and moderate risk Android OS vulnerabilities. Also, the update brings quite a few changes in the stock Android OS. In this article, we share a simple step by step guide on how to download and install February 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7.
After the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 8, finally Samsung releasing the February 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7. The updated in rolling out via OTA and currently reported in UK and Austria. You can check the update by going to Settings > Software update > Download updates manually. If the new update is available with build id number G930FXXS4ESAE, then download and install it. Otherwise, you can install full firmware and install it on your Galaxy S7 by using the Odin app.
Samsung officially developed a tool which is known as the Odin tool. The Odin tool helps you to flash official firmware on Samsung devices. Given below we share a detailed guide on how to install February 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7.
While installing the official firmware there is no need to take the backup of your phone. But we are strongly recommended you to take the full backup of your important data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing February 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Official February 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, the model number of your device must be SM-C900F.
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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 February 2019 Security Patch For Galaxy S7:
Step No 1: – First, download February 2019 security patch official update and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy S7 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 S7 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 into 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 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.
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.
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 S7 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! These were the simple steps to download and install February 2019 security patch for Galaxy S7 update.
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