Monday, January 23, 2017

Nougat Update G930FXXU1DPLT, Galaxy S7 SM-G930F Official Firmware

Here comes Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F first official Android Nougat updates version G930FXXU1DPLT. This Nougat update version G930FXXU1DPLT is initially release in UK at this moment, but if ever you couldn't hold that much longer on waiting then simply grab the  stock firmware itself. Anyway, this is an unbranded firmware build and it contains with universal "CSC" code as "OXA" it means it is compatible and it is exactly the same firmware build version for all Galaxy S7 SM-G930F across the European region. So stop lurking around for the OTA update to arrive in your areas, since we all know that UK always gets the first update beforehand.

In addition, this Nougat build G930FXXU1DPLT is downgradeable to some previous Marshmallow builds such as  G930FXXU1BPLB, G930FXXU1BPL2, G930FXXU1BPJG and so on. It contains the same “Bootloader” level as "U1 series" and it's simply means that both are interchangeable in-case you might want to roll back from Nougat to Marshmallow.

Update 2017-2-7 : New Nougat update build G930FXXU1DQB3

Nougat Update version G930FXXU1DPLT Technical Details:

  • Device: Galaxy S7 (international version)

  • Model number: SM-G930F

  • Android version: 7.0 (Nougat)

  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2017

  • Baseband version: G930FXXU1DPLT

  • Kernel version: 3.18.14-10273029

  • Build number: NRD90M.G930FXXU1DPLT




What's New in Nougat Update :

  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade

  • Provides new UX and various performance modes

  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button

  • Improved usability of the Multi-window

  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display

  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

Once installed, you may then upgrade your apps as it may not work properly if it haven't been optimized with Nougat update.

How to Manually install Galaxy S7 G930F Stock Firmware

Download the G930FXXU1DPLT Stock Firmware Package:

G930FXXU1DPLT 2017 January – (DOWNLOAD HERE) or (HERE)


Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not  messed-up your phone:

Backup all your personal data – Use “Samsung Smart Switch for PC (Google it) to easily make a backup of your Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures, and Videos, so that you will not lose it. You must do this because the recent firmware packages will wipe out your device stored data.

Recharge the device battery – Make sure that your Galaxy S7 battery is fully recharged to ensure its stability. A power failure during the installation process may harm your device.

Prepare a PC as this process will not tend to work in Mac computers.

Enable OEM unlocking mode – This thing wan’t there before during the old times, but if this feature is already enabled in your device.  Just go to Settings > About device > then look for the firmware’s Build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-up that says something like “Congratulations you are now a developer!”. Then hit back in Settings > About device > Developer option > OEM Unlocking.

Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable this option.go to Settings > About device > Developer option > USB debugging.

TURN OFF the FRP Reactivation Lock – This also necessarily needed if your device already have this feature enabled. This is only needed if you already turned it ON, from which you cannot modify the system when and if it’s turned-ON.

To do this just got to Settings > Security > Reactivation Lock, and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on.

Grab these necessary tools

  1. Odin3_v3.11.1  downloader or the latest version –  This is best for flashing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware

  2. USB Driver – only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Samsung Smart Switch in your PC.

Extract/Unzip the download stock firmware

Extract the downloaded firmware. Use any decompressing program you have had in your computer.

Reboot the Galaxy S7 G930F into Download mode

Reboot the Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now, Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time. You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears. If you can’t get into it, repeat the 3-button combination again and again.

Run and Configure Odin3 Flasher

Run Odin3 flasher program. In Odin window DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ check-marked by default.

Add the firmware binary files to their designated slots in Odin such as: the “BL” (bootlooder) file goes to the “BL button/slot“, same goes about the “AP” (phone), “CP” (modem) and the “CSC” (consumer code) files. Once loaded, you need to wait for a while as Odin3 will check the files compatibility and authenticity.

Here are the line-up of which goes on Odin buttons.
BL_G930FXXU1DPLT_CL10273029_QB12087657_REV00_user_ low_ship_meta.tar.md5
AP_G930FXXU1DPLT_CL10273029_QB12087657_REV00_user_ low_ship_meta.tar.md5
CP_G930FXXU1DPLT_CL10273029_QB12087657_REV00_user_ low_ship.tar.md5


In addition, in stock firmware packages you may find two CSC files. The one that says “CSC_G930F,” while the other one also says “Home_CSC_G930F“. Both were exactly the same thing and will wipe your data cache.  The only differences in the configuration is that the former may include some hidden system images or it’s the full packaged, while the latter has not. That is why you should backup your important files first before flashing the stock firmware.

Connect the Galaxy S7 G930F into the computer

Connect the Galaxy S7 G930F to the computer using the supplied USB data cable. In Odin window, the ID: COM box will turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and it’s an indication that it’s recognized with Odin. It also states as “Phone Added! in the log-cat.

Begin flashing the stock firmware

When all is set and you are ready into flashing just simply tick the ‘START’ button located at the lower part of Odin.

Avoid interrupting the process

DO NOT disconnect nor do anything when the phone is already in download mode and flashing status. You’ll messed up the phone if you accidentally interfere the installation process. Wait until a word “PASS” appears on the left side of the Odin screen, it is an indication that the installation successfully completed. However, if you get failed errors, check the USB connection condition, repeat the whole process or read the troubleshooting section below.

Wait until it says Pass!!

Odin3 will display a message that says “PASS!” when the process finishes. Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from the computer. However, if you might get the error message “FAILED!” you may check the troubleshooting procedures down below.

Update all your Apps

Once installed, you may then update all of your apps as it may not work properly if it haven't been optimized with the Nougat update. You may experience lag issues when using some apps once your device is running on Nougat update, so it is necessarily to update your apps via Play Store or Galaxy Apps.

Troubleshooting if and when the firmware flashing fails

Do performing factory reset after flashing is necessary when the device previously runs on any modified ROM and unofficial firmware images?

This process is optional, but this method can get rid of the unwanted bootloop, rebooting issues, freezes and lag issues after the new firmware installation.

Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.

Odin keep on failing and I’ve tried everything from A to Z but still nothing works. What else can you suggest?

You may have attempted rolling back to an older firmware version. Noting that newer updates will not allow you to downgrade to an older firmware version.  This is why Samsung and Google frequently released the Android security patches in a monthly basis. You must carefully keep an eye of each firmware build version. Please check back my insights about the stock firmware above.

Also,  if you’ve use the stock firmware to unroot and or restoring back from a modified system images but cannot get through the during the flashing and you get Odin3 fail error, you may first sort  things out like what root kernels and custom ROM, and any modified system images you have previously used before and try to find an answer to why it causes a flashing failure. Sometimes the problem is not on the stock firmware but lies in the modified system image you’ve used that causes the problem of not letting it through pass in Odin3.

If you have something to add and or in need for my assistance, just drop it on the comment form below.


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