After a round of Beta releases of the Android Nougat Beta program, Samsung finally released the long-awaited Android 7.0 update for the international single and dual SIM Exynos variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge weeks ago.
As you know, the latest software updates for the carrier-branded models of the Samsung devices are rolled out much later after they are out for the international models. However, if you can’t wait and want to enjoy Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A) right now, you don’t need to wait any longer.
Just a week ago, we shared tutorials about updating the Verizon Galaxy S7 and the AT&T Galaxy S7/S7 Edge phones to Android 7.0 Nougat by flashing the firmware file using Odin. Today, we’ll see how we can flash the G891AUCU2BPL4 update zip file via stock recovery. The Android 7.0 firmware can be flashed on any Galaxy S7 Active running Marshmallow.
Follow steps in the tutorial carefully. If you have any doubts about the procedure described below, do clear them all before proceeding. You can install the provided firmware on your Galaxy S7 Active regardless of stock or custom firmware. If your S7 Active is network-locked or unlocked, flashing the firmware will not affect the locked/unlocked status after the updates.
Before you proceed, here’re a few preparations you need to make so that things go smoothly for you.
- Backup all your data and apps using Smart Switch as a precaution so that they are safe in case something goes wrong during the firmware installation procedure.
- Go to Settings> Personal> Lockscreen and security> Find my mobile and turn off Reactivation Lock.
- Go to Settings> Developer options and enable USB debugging (this is just as a precaution).
- Make sure that your Galaxy S7 is fully charged.
Download Nougat Firmware for Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Since the full Android 7.0 Nougat firmware is available now, you don’t need to download multiple Nougat OTA packages. Just download the G891AUCU2BQB2 or G891AUCS2BRA7 firmware from below and install it using Odin. In case you are new to such things and don’t know how you can install Samsung firmwares, you can use the steps given in this tutorial.