How to Install Galaxy S7 and S7 edge official Android Nougat beta firmware

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Android Nougat 7.0 has been initially released in a beta program. At this stage only those who participated were lucky enough to have the privileged of running it first into their devices.

During the registration process there were still many folks out there that hasn’t managed to dive in as the maximum number has reached its limit. The registration is close earlier than everyone expected, and there is no way to get in.  Okay, it’s fine! But hey, we  fellas are experienced custom ROM and firmware flasher, we flashed our devices here and there and everywhere.  It’s not a big deal for us, as long as there is someone of our colleagues can upload the firmware file stuff. Am I right?

Alright! Let’s Get It On Folks!

Install Android Nougat on Galaxy S7 SM-G930F and Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935F

This Nougat firmware is UK’s BTU version, it has an English language by default but it can be change to all major languages around the world just like the Marshmallow.
Report said that this firmware also works on Galaxy S7 SM-G930FD and Galaxy S7 edge G935FD models, but don’t mark my words into it, flash it at your own risk!

DO this first or you’ll be sorry if you mess up your phone in no time: 

  1. Backup your contacts, SMS, MMS,  apps, files, photos, videos, music, etc first!
  2. Recharge your phone to the fullest level.
  3. Activate PIN in secure startup so you can may then enter once after flashing.
    From a Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Secure Startup.
  4. Secure OEM locked and USB debugging mode in Developer options. From Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings > Developer option > turn on OEM unlock and USB debugging mode.

Download Firmware file for Galaxy S7 SM-G930F :

G930FXXU1ZPKK – 2nd Nougat Beta Update – Waiting for someone to share!
G930FXXU1ZPK4 – 1st Nougat Beta Update – Download

Download Firmware file for Galaxy S7 edge SM-G935F :

G935FXXU1ZPKK – 2nd Nougat Beta Update – Waiting for someone to share!
G935FXXU1ZPK4 – 1st Nougat Beta Update – Download

Flashing Tools:

  • Download Odin v3.11.1, then extract the Odin ZIP file.
  • Download USB Driver version 1.5.51.0, then install it in your PC.

1. Extract the firmware file.
2. Run Odin v3.11.1, make sure the “Re-partition” option is NOT ticked.
3. Reboot Phone in Download Mode ( turn off the power, then press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down buttons)
4. Connect the phone to your PC.
5. Add the firmware files to their designated slots in Odin such as AP file to the AP button, CP, BL and CSC.
6. Click the “Start” button, wait a few minutes ’til the flashing complete.

 

Install Nougat Beta Firmware on Verizon Galaxy S7 SM-G930V

Download :

G930VVPU4ZPKC 2nd OTA Nougat beta update : Download G930VVPU4ZPKC S7update2.zip > Rename this file to update.zip.
G930VVPU4ZPK4 1st OTA Nougat beta update:   Download G930VVPU4ZPK4 S7Nupdate.zip > Rename file to update.zip.
g930vru4zpk4-verizon-galaxy-s7-nougatg930vvru4zpkc-verizon-galaxy-s7-nougat

Your device must still run in stock firmware Android Marshmallow before you apply the Nougat update.

G930VVRS4APH1 official Android Marshmallow:  : Download > Flash via Odin.

  1. Backup your contacts, SMS, MMS,  apps, files, photos, videos, music, etc first!
  2. Recharge your phone to the fullest level.
  3. Secure OEM locked and USB debugging mode in Developer options. From Home screen, tap Apps icon > Settings > Developer option > turn OEM unlock off and enable USB debugging mode.
  4. Reboot to download mode (Power + Volume up +Home) and make sure phone says Official under system and binary.
  5. Place Update.zip on External SD card, create a new folder name it as FOTA.
  6. Reboot to recovery mode (Power + Volume down + Home)
  7. Choose apply Update.zip from SD card
  8. Locate Update.zip in the FOTA folder you created on your external SD card.
  9. Lastly, click Yes to apply the update

We are still looking forward to get a hand of the other Nougat beta firmware such as the following build version:
vzw-ota-pk4-to-pkc
Sprint Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

  • G930PVPU4ZPKC
  • G930PVPU4ZPK4
  • G935PVPU4ZPKC
  • G935PVPU4ZPK4

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

  • G930TUVU4ZPKC
  • G930TUVU4ZPK4
  • G935TUVU4ZPKC
  • G935TUVU4ZPK4

Verizon Galaxy S7 edge

  • G935VVRU4ZPKC
  • G935VVRU4ZPK4

That’s all for now.

[Credits and thank’s goes to CVertigo1,  ProtoDeVNan0, @viking_vp3By, and among the rest of XDA-Developers fellas for additional support, guidelines, reviews, and more]