How to Install Stock Global 8.0 Firmware on Your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
If you are looking for a way to update your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo version, you might be interested in installing the stock global firmware that Samsung has released for these devices. This firmware is based on the official Android 8.0 Oreo update that Samsung rolled out for some regions, but it is compatible with all variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Stock Global 8.0 Firmware For The Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge
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In this article, we will show you how to download and install the stock global 8.0 firmware on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge using Odin, a popular tool for flashing Samsung devices. This process will not void your warranty or trigger the Knox counter, as long as you use the official firmware from Samsung. However, you should always backup your data before proceeding, as this will erase everything on your device.
What are the benefits of installing the stock global 8.0 firmware?
There are several reasons why you might want to install the stock global 8.0 firmware on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. Some of them are:
You can enjoy the latest features and improvements that Android 8.0 Oreo brings, such as picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, autofill, adaptive icons, and more.
You can get rid of any bloatware or carrier-specific apps that came with your device.
You can fix any issues or bugs that you might have encountered with your current firmware.
You can improve the performance and battery life of your device.
You can easily switch between different regions and languages without losing any data or settings.
What are the requirements for installing the stock global 8.0 firmware?
Before you start installing the stock global 8.0 firmware on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you need to make sure that you have the following:
A Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge device with at least 50% battery charge.
A Windows PC with Samsung USB drivers installed.
A USB cable to connect your device to your PC.
The latest version of Odin (v3.13.1) downloaded from here.
The stock global 8.0 firmware file for your device model downloaded from here. You need to create a free account on SamMobile to download the firmware file.
How to install the stock global 8.0 firmware on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge?
Once you have everything ready, you can follow these steps to install the stock global 8.0 firmware on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge:
Extract the Odin zip file and run the Odin.exe file as administrator.
Extract the firmware zip file and you will get a file with .tar.md5 extension.
Turn off your device and boot it into download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together until you see a warning screen. Then press Volume Up to continue.
Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable and wait for Odin to recognize it. You should see an "Added!" message in Odin and a blue box in one of the ID:COM ports.
Click on the AP button in Odin and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension that you extracted earlier.
Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked in Odin and nothing else.
Click on Start button in Odin and wait for the flashing process to complete. You should see a "PASS!" message in Odin and your device will reboot automatically.
Disconnect your device from your PC and wait for it to boot up normally. You might see an "Installing system update" screen followed by an "Android is upgrading" screen. This is normal and it might take some time.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the stock global