It is worth noticing that as the month is about to end, Samsung is quite busy rolling firmware updates to its devices. The manufacturer is seeding latest versions of Android OS and monthly security updates to its supported devices. US-based tele-carriers are also not behind in this matter. Currently, an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat for T-Mobile Galaxy J7 is rolling for the US variants of the device. The update is rolling in waves as OTA (over-the-air) update. Full stock firmware is also available for downloads.
This update brings the firmware build number J700TUVU3BQI5 to the US variants of T-Mobile Galaxy J7. It also brings a lot of new features. We have mentioned them in the changelog section. But the security patch dates back to August 2017. So, we can assume it brings a fix for the Blueborne vulnerability. The update can be grabbed in OTA mode. Also, you can download and install the update manually from Samsung Servers. We have a complete guide on the same later in this post.
Changelog: Android 7.1.1 Nougat for T-Mobile Galaxy J7
Well, the official update note on T-mobile website is wrongly stated as the device is getting an update to Android 7.0 Nougat whereas it is getting Android 7.1 Nougat update. But let’s see as a whole, what this update packs for the device.
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Touch sense improvement
- Daydream VR Mode
- Blueborne Vulnerability Fix
- Fingerprint swipe down gesture
- August 2017 security update
Firmware Info: Android 7.1.1 Nougat for T-Mobile Galaxy J7
Here are the firmware build details that confirm that this update is indeed updating T-Mobile Galaxy J7 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is based on Samsung Experience 8.5. The SE 8.5 is only available for Note 8.
|Device name||T-Mobile Galaxy J7|
|Software Version||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Build date||Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:31:20 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-08-01|
How to download Android 7.1.1 Nougat for T-Mobile Galaxy J7?
Your device will automatically detect the update and install it. But you can also check for the availability of the update manually.
To do so, Go to your device Settings > About device > System Update. Check for any available latest updates. If available download and install it.
However there is a manual method to update T-Mobile Galaxy J7 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat using the full stock firmware. All you need are two tools SamFirm, Odin Tool, and stock firmware file.
1) Using Samfirm, download stock firmware directly from Samsung servers directly.
2) Input the device model number and CSC code in the Samsung firmware tool. u
3) Use Odin tool to flash the firmware and restore J7 to stock.
Stay assured that this is an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Keep checking for the OTA. If you are not into waiting for OTA, download and install the firmware manually. Do share the changes you experience after updating to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.