Despite widespread speculation that Samsung would directly bring Android 7.1.x Nougat to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices, the company has started pushing version 7.0 as of this weekend.
Users of these Galaxy devices that are already on the beta program will know that Samsung has been testing this out for a while now. Finally, they should be seeing an update that’s about 215 MB ahead of non-beta users – as a perk from Samsung, apparently.
The rest of the users will receive the update through this month. The beta team originally announced that the Nougat update would drop on January 17th, but since they’ve dropped it nearly a week early, it is being assumed that they were referring to non-beta users. That would mean non-beta users are quite close to getting the updates as well.
A lot of beta users were expecting to see Android 7.1 Nougat drop for their devices, and this was reported last month right after the OTA for the December Security Patch for users in Australia.
The reason Android 7.1 Nougat was highly anticipated is because it brings Google Daydream VR support to devices. However, with the 7.0 rollout underway, it’s not likely we’ll see Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices get the latest Nougat update right away.
But if you’re extremely disappointed…
…that Android Nougat 7.1 isn’t coming to your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge right away, you can always flash your device with a custom ROM like AICP. Have a look at this video to see whether you want to do that.
Note: You’ll need some developer knowledge to get this up and running, so if you’re all thumbs where tech is concerned, this is probably not for you. Please read all materials thoroughly before attempting the flash.
Watch the Video First
How to flash:
- Install latest TWRP/CWM/Philz recovery on your device.
- Make a backup of your current ROM.
- Wipe system, data, cache and dalvik.
- Flash ROM.zip and Googleapps.zip.
- Reboot system and setup!
If you’re sure you want to get the AICP custom ROM, you can get all the required files here:
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