Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the latest warriors in the market and nobody would miss fiddling with this device. As most of the popular devices do, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge grabbed the developers time and attention to get the most of it. In our previous articles, we have covered about how to root Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and Installing TWRP recovery on it. Rooting an Android device is like letting that raw power out for some productive use. Without rooting and installing some great stuff, any great smartphone would be an absolute dullard.
Never say that we haven’t warned you about this little dangerous game. Rooting and stuff can be lethal for your device if not used properly, so chances are you may end up with a bricked device if something goes wrong. Hey, but don’t you worry because it isn’t the end of the day… Well, what I meant is that it isn’t the end of your precious Galaxy S7. Samsung devices are very easy to recover, thanks to the great Odin tool which puts you out of trouble. You can use this to install stock firmware on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and bring back your device from most of the horrible situations like a soft brick, hard brick, and some worst nightmares.
Also, it’s a great idea to know how to install stock firmware on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge just in case if you need it sometime in the future (Believe me, it’s sort of a backup for those who want to play with fire). So, you might have already understood the importance of this tutorial, so buckle up while we take a ride.
The following tutorial is only meant for installing the stock firmware on Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935F) variants. So, please don’t use it on any other device or variants unless you like a dead device in your hands. The process is quite simple but a wrong step might be fatal, so be cautious. You alone are responsible for the consequences, we won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device even though we’re confident that the process works and is tested by many users. However, you can reach us for assistance in the comments section.
- Charge your device above 60% to make sure it doesn’t die in the middle of the process which may be fatal sometimes.
- Make a backup of everything on your device so that you can restore the files if something goes wrong. Here’s the usual checklist:
- Install proper drivers on your PC. If you haven’t installed them already, you can follow our detailed USB driver installation guide.
- Setup ADB and Fastboot files on your PC. If you don’t know how, follow our detailed guide on how to setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
- Prepare your device:
- Enable developer options: Go to your device’s Settings » About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
- Enable USB Debugging: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the “USB debugging” checkbox (sometimes listed as Android Debugging)
- Enable OEM Unlock: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the“OEM Unlock” checkbox.
How To Install Stock Firmware on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:
- Download Stock Firmware for your S7/S7 Edge device and then extract the zip file on your PC using Winrar or any unzipping tool. You’ll find the Odin flashable firmware either in .tar or .tar.md5 format.
- Download the Odin zip file and extract it on your PC. You will get the following files in the folder (Files may change with the version):
- Odin3 vx.xx.exe
- Double-click the Odin3 vx.xx.exe file to open an Odin window.
- Now boot your device into download mode. To do this:
- Power off your device and wait until the device is fully switched off.
- Press and hold ‘Volume Down + Home + Power’ buttons together and release them when you see a warning screen shows up on your device.
- At the warning screen, press the Volume Up button to accept the warning and boot into download mode.
- Connect your device to the PC using a good quality USB cable.
- As soon as you connect the device, the ID:COM port on Odin window should turn Blue or Yellow depending on the Odin version you’re using. You’ll also see an “Added!!” message in the message box.
If neither of this happened, please go back and make sure you’ve installed drivers and enabled USB debugging on your device. In case that didn’t help, try the below tricks:
- Uninstall and reinstall the Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Reboot your PC and try using different USB cables and different USB ports on your computer.
- Reboot your device and turn off USB Debugging, turn it on again. Then reboot to the download mode again.
- Now click the AP button in Odin and select the firmware. To do this:
- In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and everything else are unchecked.
└ Note: Do not check the Re-Partition box unless you have a .PIT file to flash or it might corrupt the partition table and leave your device bricked.
- Once everything seems fine, just click the Start button on Odin to start the installation. The flashing might take a few seconds to a matter of minutes depending on the firmware size.
- If everything goes well, you’ll see a success message such as PASS! or RESET! on Odin. Your device will restart automatically after the process is completed.
Note: If you encounter a FAIL! message instead of PASS! remove the battery from the device and reinsert it, restart Odin (preferably a different version) and repeat the process once again carefully. If you want to diagnose the issue, take a look at the Odin log in the Message box.
That’s all! Reach us in the comments section below for any queries or assistance regarding the process in the tutorial. Also, do suggest any modifications or additions to this comprehensive guide, your feedback is important to improve our content and services.
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