Samsung probably likes playing “expect the unexpected”card with its users. Right from the start of August, we are seeing every other Samsung device is getting the latest security updates.Then we saw some older flagship devices getting the firmware updates. That too those running on older version of Android OS. And we even stated that there are no slated OS updates for the older devices. But Samsung took everyone by surprise as it rolled out the official Android Nougat 7.0 update for Galaxy S5 Neo. Here we must mention Galaxy S5 Neo has crossed its two-year timeline for receiving OS updates. So, its users are in for tasting the sweetness of Nougat. This update is rolled out of Canada by three different carriers Telus, Koodo and EastLink as OTA updates. In a matter of few weeks, it should reach other devices around the world.

The Nougat 7.0 update will take the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo to the firmware build number G903WVLU1CQH4. This Nougat 7.0 update for Galaxy S5 Neo is based on the latest August 2017 security patch update. Also, needless to say, the Nougat 7.0 bundles together various cool features such as Merged notifications, Google Doze, DND etc to name a few.The  OTA is rolling out in waves. So not every device will receive the update right now. But You can manually download and install the Nougat 7.0 firmware directly from Samsung servers too.

Firmware Information: Nougat for Galaxy S5 Neo

This Nougat 7.0 update for Galaxy S5 Neo with build number G903WVLU1CQH4 is being rolled out by three different carriers of Canada. So, let us take a look at the firmware info rolled by each carrier.

Telus Galaxy S5 Neo Firmware Update 

Model SM-G903W
Model name Galaxy S5 Neo
Country Canada (Telus)
Version Android 7
Changelist 12067928
Build date Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:45:45 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code TLS
PDA G903WVLU1CQH4
CSC G903WOYA1CQH4

Koodo Galaxy S5 Neo Firmware Update 

Model SM-G903W
Model name Galaxy S5 Neo
Country Canada (Koodo Mobile)
Version Android 7
Changelist 12067928
Build date Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:45:45 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code KDO
PDA G903WVLU1CQH4
CSC G903WOYA1CQH4

EastLink Galaxy S5 Neo Firmware Update 

Model SM-G903W
Model name Galaxy S5 Neo
Country Canada (EastLink)
Version Android 7
Changelist 12067928
Build date Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:45:45 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code ESK
PDA G903WVLU1CQH4
CSC G903WOYA1CQH4

How To Download Nougat 7.0 Update for Galaxy S5 Neo?

For a faster speed and absolutely free download, You can download SamFirm tool listed here. It will download Galaxy S5 Neo full stock firmware update directly from Samsung servers. You can use it to restore the device to complete stock.

Download Nougat for Galaxy S5

As seen in the above image, you can download the full stock firmware for any Samsung device by just typing in the model number and the CSC code or region it belongs to.

How to Install Nougat 7.0 Update for Galaxy S5 Neo

Well, there can be two ways through which You can install the latest Nougat 7.0 Update for Galaxy S5 Neo. You can capture the OTA update and install the update as it becomes available for your device. Or the second way is to Download the firmware directly from Samsung servers and restore the device to stock firmware using latest Odin Tool.

How To capture OTA Update?

Get the Nougat 7.0 for Galaxy S5 Neo via over the air:

  • Go to device Settings > Software updates.
  • Tap on Download updates manually.
  • If any update is available, you will receive an OTA notification to download it.
  • Simply follow the on-screen instructions to install.

And let us take a look at the second way to install the Nougat 7.0 update.

Installing Nougat 7.0 stock firmware Update for Galaxy S5 Neo via Odin Tool

The installation procedure is pretty simple. Here is a short guide to update. For a detailed tutorial, head over to this tutorial.

  • The first thing you need to do is download the full stock firmware file from above to your PC.
  • Extract the Nougat firmware zip to get a file with .tar extension.
  • Download latest Odin software for Samsung.
  • Run Odin as administrator.
  • Add TAR file to AP section. If there are multiple files, add them to their specific category.
  • Hit start.
  • Reboot device to system.

Therefore, grab the Android 7.0 Nougat update for your Galaxy S5 Neo device ASAP and experience the sweetest release of Android in your hands.