We have done at least two tutorials describing ways to update the AT&T Galaxy S7/S7 Edge to Android Nougat. While the first update guide was about installing the Nougat Beta on the phones, the other was a detailed tutorial on updating the AT&T S7 Edge by flashing the QA6 Nougat OTA via stock recovery. Since the official firmware for the device is already out, here’s another guide detailing the steps to install the Android Nougat firmware on AT&T Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A) and S7 Edge (SM-G935A).
If you own the AT&T Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and have been able to receive the official Nougat OTA for some reason, you can download the stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware from below and install it manually using Odin.
New Features in Android Nougat Update for AT&T Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
If you are curious about what is inside the box before opening it, let me list a few new things that you’ll be able to enjoy after installing the Nougat firmware on your AT&T Galaxy S7:
Android Nougat is an enormous update because it comes with a lot of new features, changes, performance improvements, bug fixes and many UI-related tweaks. In case curious about what is new in this update, you must take a look at some of the major points we’ve highlighted below.
- The user interface has been revamped throughout.
- Performance is much faster now.
- Entirely new quick settings panel.
- New features in the phone and contacts apps.
- Enjoy better battery life. New battery management feature for better battery performance. Customizable presets for Medium power and Maximum power saving modes. The App Power Monitor detects inactive apps consuming the battery, and puts them to sleep, extending your battery charge.
- Nougat’s split-screen feature lets you use two apps side by side.
- New effects and filters in the camera app. You can view the filters by swiping the screen from right to left when the camera app is open.
- Browse the web more securely and login websites using your fingerprint using the new Samsung Internet and Samsung Pass apps. You need not remember multiple login credentials for various sites as Samsung Pass securely stores your login details.
- Using the Performance Mode, you can now enjoy a better performance by choosing from Optimized, Game, Entertainment, and High-performance modes to optimize battery consumption and improve device performance.
- The new keyboard is configured updates language data automatically and provide better predictions.
- You can now choose between QHD and full HD display resolution.
Android 8.0 Oreo update is now available for AT&T Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Jump to the following tutorial to install the Oreo firmware on your device:
Download Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware for AT&T Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
Galaxy S7 SM-G930A:
UPDATE: The latest G930AUCS4BQE1 (Nougat) firmware is now available for the AT&T Galaxy S7 (SM-G930). It’s a multi-file firmware and you can download it below:
(Having downloaded the 4 files, don’t forget to replace the “.rar” extension of the files with “.md5”.)
Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935A:
UPDATE: The latest G935AUCU4BQF3 (Nougat) firmware is now available for the AT&T Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935). It’s a multi-file firmware and you can download it below:
Having downloaded the file, extract the zip. You will find 4 files with .zip extension inside the extracted folder. You need to unzip them too to find the actual firmware files with .tar.md5 extension.
Install Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on AT&T Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
Now here are the Android Nougat firmware installation instructions.
- Download Odin3_v3.12.3.zip and unzip it.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your computer if you don’t have installed them already.
- Go to Settings> Developer options on your S7 and enable USB debugging.
- Backup your apps and data as a precaution. As the new firmware might wipe/rest your phone.
- Unzip the firmware zip file you downloaded from above. You will get 4 files (with .tar.md5 extension) inside the extracted folder. AP_G935AUCU4BQA6_G935AATT4BQA6 _user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
- Boot your Galaxy S7 into the Download or Odin mode. To do so, turn off your phone and press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time for 2-3 seconds to boot your phone into the Download mode. Release the keys as soon as you see a blue screen with exclamation sign and press the Volume Up key.
- When your phone gets into the Download mode, open the Odin folder double-click the .exe file to launch it.
- Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable that came with your phone.
- When your phone is detected by Odin, the ID:COM port will be highlighted (see below).
- Now click the BL button in Odin, navigate to the firmware folder and add the file that starts with BL in its name.
- Then click the AP button and add the corresponding file to it. Since the AP file is huge in size.
- Now click the CP add the CP file to it.
- Finally, click the CSC button and add the CSC file to it.
- Having added all files, make sure your Odin’s screen looks like as shown below.
- Finally, click the Start button to initiate the installation and wait until the installation completes.
- When the firmware is installed, you will get PASS! message in Odin and your phone will reboot automatically.
- You can now disconnect the USB cable. Since the first boot takes about 5-8 minutes, you need to wait patiently.
Wait until your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge boots up. Done! Enjoy the newly installed Nougat firmware.