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The Samsung Galaxy J5 and the J7 are now receiving the official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update directly from Samsung. The update comes to the Galaxy J5 and J7 2017 Edition with model numbers SM-J530F, J730F, and J730FM. This is a great deal for all the Samsung J series users as the J7 and J5 2016 variants will soon receive the Nougat update just like the Galaxy A5, A7, and A3 2016 series devices. The premium S series and Note series are already running the Android 7.0 update with the latest Samsung Experience firmware. TouchWiz is now limited to only official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware.
The new Android 7.0 Nougat firmware for J5 & J7 comes with a completely revamped user interface with a more materialistic design. The color combinations for icons in settings, quick settings panel, as well as the notification panel, have changed. Stock Samsung apps have been updated. It also brings all the latest Android 7.0 features like Doze Mode, DND, emojis, and more. OTA update is rolling out across the globe including European countries like France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland. Also in Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, etc.
Download Samsung Galaxy J7 and J5 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update
The following stock firmware files are based on the stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware from Samsung. The files can be used to restore Galaxy J7 and J5 to stock. If you have already rooted your device or flashed a custom ROM, then this tutorial below will help you get the stock TouchWiz firmware installed on your phone with Android 7.0 Nougat. We have already seen the installation of official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy J5 2016 and the Galaxy J7 2016.
The firmware or baseband version for J5 and J7 include:
Download stock firmware from official Samsung servers
Download stock firmware for any Samsung Galaxy device using the SamFirm tool. The software is free will help you download the firmware files with TAR format directly from Samsung Servers. Get the latest updates for all the devices without any restrictions.
Download stock update from third party websites
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 Nougat update
Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 Android 7.0 update
GALAXY J7 (SM-J730F) | Download | Mirror
GALAXY J7 (SM-J730FM) | Download | Mirror
How to Install stock Android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware on Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5?
This method is already listed several times before. Here is a summary of how to flash stock Samsung firmware via Odin. All you need to do is download the full firmware TAR file from above and flash it via Odin tool. Check out this tutorial for detailed instructions on Odin usage.
- Download and extract the Nougat firmware file from above for your device.
- You may also need USB drivers.
- Enable USB Debugging, Enable OEM unlocking, and Advanced Reboot from Developer Options.
- Download and Run Odin on your PC with admin rights.
- Reboot phone into Download Mode using the Advanced reboot option.
- Connect the phone to PC via USB and verify the connection in Odin.
- Add the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 Android 7.0 file to AP section on Odin.
- Verify everything from the image below and hit start.
Let the phone upgrade. Once finished, it will automatically reboot into the system.