The Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update has started rolling out for the Version Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones. If you own the Version S7 (SM-G930V) or S7 Edge (SM-G935V) and haven’t received the Oreo update notification for some reason, there is no need to wait any longer – mind you that rooted Galaxy devices do not get OTA update notifications, you have to flash the stock firmware manually. In the following tutorial, learn how you can install the Android 8.0 Oreo on your Verizon Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge manually. This Android Oreo firmware has build version G935VVRU4CRE5 which you can install on compatible models using Odin flashing tool. The credit for the firmware files for the Verizon S7 and S7 Edge goes to XDA member jrkruse.
Those of you who have VZW Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge that is unrooted and live in the United States, your can check the availability status of the Oreo update by heading over to Settings > About phone and tap the Software updates option.
Best Features of Oreo Update for Verizon Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge
Having the latest version of an operating system is always recommended by experts because it protects your device against latest virus, malware, security threats and data vulnerabilities. Besides, it allows you to use new features that take your productivity to the next level. Android Oreo is a huge leap in terms of security and features when compared to older Android firmware versions. Here are the key features that you will be getting in this update for the Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
- Samsung Experience 9.0 with lots of changes in the user interface.
- Samsung SmartThings app allows you to monitor and control multiple smart devices, such as Samsung Smart TVs, home appliances, and SmartThings-compatible devices.
- Integrated printing support.
- Background limits minimize background activity in the apps you don’t use very often to preserve battery life and extends usage time on a single charge.
- PIP or Picture-in-Picture support that lets you see and use 2 apps at the same time.
- App Notification Dots allows you to press the notification dots to quickly scan what’s new, and clear them by just swiping away.
- App Pair shortcut enables you to launch two apps and use them side-by-side on the immersive Infinity Display. Perfect for multitasking on a smartphone.
- High-contrast keyboard.
- Dual Messenger capability enables you to use 2 accounts on the same chat app. This way you can keep separate accounts for work and home, but on the same phone.
- 60 new emoji in the redesigned emoji set.
- Password Auto-fill manager to remember logins and passwords for quick access to your favorite applications.
- The new phone screen swaps the “Mute” and “Keypad” icons to help prevent accidentally hitting mute during calls.
Download Android 8.0 Oreo For Verizon Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
Verizon Galaxy S7 (SM-G930V)
Download G930VVRU4CRE5_8.0_4File_USA (Verizon).7z zip from the link below and extract it on your computer to get the firmware files with .tar.md5 extension. There should be 4 files inside the zip folder as mentioned below (files names have been condensed to fit the screen, actual names might be longer than those shown below):
- CP_G930VVRU4CRE5_CP9711955_CL13527040_REV 02.tar.md5
Android Oreo Firmware | Download Link
Verizon Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935V)
Download G930VVRU4CRE5_8.0_4File_USA (Verizon).7z zip from the link below and extract it on your computer to get the firmware files with .tar.md5 extension. There should be 4 files inside the zip folder:
- CP_G935VVRU4CRE5_CP9711957_CL13527040_REV 02.tar.md5
Android Oreo Firmware | Download Link
Install Verizon Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Android 8.0 Oreo Stock Firmware
Follow the instructions in the step-by-step guide below to learn how to install Android Oreo 8.0 on your Verizon Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge using Odin.
1 – Download Odin v3.13.1 flashing tool and unzip it on your computer.
2 – Make sure latest Samsung USB Drivers are installed on your PC.
3 – Navigate to Settings > Developer option and enable USB debugging option on your Samsung Galaxy S7.
4 – It is important to backup all current device data before flashing a new firmware. This acts as a safety net to restore the existing files in case the installation doesn’t go through as expected.
5 – Now power off your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
6 – Boot it into the Download or Odin mode: press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time for a few seconds and release them when you see a blue screen with an exclamation sign. Then, press the Volume Up key to enter the Download mode.
7 – Now launch Odin flashing tool on your computer.
8 – Connect your phone to a computer via the original Samsung USB cable.
9 – When connection is properly established, the ID:COM port on Odin turns Blue.
10 – Now click the BL button on Odin, go to the folder where you saved the firmware files on PC and add the BL file with the .tar.md5 extension.
11 – Similarly, click the AP, CP, and CSC buttons and select the respective AP, CP and CSC firmware files with .tar.md5 extension in their specific locations in Odin.
12 – Once all the files are added in Odin, here is what Odin interface should look like.
13 – Now click the Start button and wait for the process of new firmware installation to complete.
14 – Once done, you will see PASS! message in Odin and your phone will reboot automatically.
15 – The first reboot could take about 5-10 minutes, so be patient as new files and setup process finishes in the background. In the end, disconnect the USB cable to remove your phone from PC
That’s all. After the reboot, enjoy the new Android 8.0 Oreo build VVRU4CRE5 on your Verizon Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. For further assistance, drop your questions in the comments section.