Update Galaxy S8+ SM-G955FD to Android 7.0 Nougat official Firmware. Launched in April 2017, Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with some amazing specs and features including 6.2 inches of Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2960 pixels of resolution, Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor with 128 GB of internal storage and 6 GB of RAM, 12 megapixel primary camera and 8 megapixel of front shooter for selfies. It also comes with various sensors including Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate etc. The Galaxy S8+ was released with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
Today in our step by step tutorial we’ll be discussing some easy steps on how to update Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FD to Android 7.0 Nougat XXU1AQK7 firmware. This official firmware comes with various improvements in the overall performance and some newly added features as well. Lets have a look at the complete firmware info and proceed to the easy steps mentioned below on how to update Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955FD to Android 7.0 XXU1AQK7 Nougat firmware. 👍
Model name: GALAXY S8+
Version: Android 7.0 Nougat
Build date: November 27, 17
Product Code: INS
Flashing this official Android 7.0 XXU1AQK7 Nougat firmware is quite risky. So implement the procedure mentioned below carefully without any mistake. If something goes wrong and your phone gets bricked or damaged after following these steps then we at DroidThunder.com will not be held liable for that.
This official Android 7.0 XXU1AQK7 Nougat firmware update must be flashed only on Samsung Galaxy S8+ with the model number SM-G955FD. Do not try to install this firmware update on any other device or variant as it may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked phone. So its better to confirm your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone before going further.
- It is recommended to charge your Galaxy S8+ at least up to 60% before moving ahead. This is necessary as low battery power can increase the chances of interruption during the flashing process.
- Take a complete backup of all your important phone data and settings including your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. before going ahead. This is highly recommended as everything gets wiped out in the last step of this procedure.
- Ensure that you have installed mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect your Galaxy S8+ SM-G955FD when connected to your PC. You can install the drivers from Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from link given below.
- (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your computer. They may interrupt the firmware flashing process.
Procedure to install Android 7.0 XXU1AQK7 Nougat firmware on Galaxy S8+ SM-G955FD
Step 1: Firstly download and extract both the above files to a convenient location on your computer. After extracting the firmware package (.zip file), you’ll see these two files in it:
The SS_DL.dll file is of no use so ignore it.
Step 2: Then switch off your Galaxy S8+ completely.
Step 3: Now you need to boot your phone into downloading mode. Refer our guide on how to boot into download mode:
Step 4: Then keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to your computer using standard USB cable.
Step 5: Go to the downloaded folder on your computer and launch the downloaded ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.12.7′ software which you’ve just received after extraction. As you launch it, the ID:COM section located at the top left corner will turn light blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that your Galaxy S8+ has been successfully connected to your computer.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the mobile specific drivers. So just confirm whether you’ve properly installed the mobile specific drivers on your computer or not. You can install them via Samsung Kies or manually install them from the links given in the Pre-Requisites section. If the problem still persists try changing USB cable or the USB port.
Step 6: Then click on the Options tab located on the Odin window and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options. Tick only these two options and keep all the other options as they are.
Note: Do not tick the Re-partition option as it may increase the risk of bricking your device.
Step 7: Now, click on the AP button present on the Odin window and browse to the firmware package file which you’ve downloaded (G955FXXU1AQK7_G955FOXM1AQK7_G955FXXU1AQK7_HOME.tar.md5) and select it.
Step 8: Everything completes here. Just initiate the firmware flashing process now. For that, hit the Start button present on the Odin window.
Note: While the process goes on, your phone will boot itself automatically. Do not disconnect the micro USB cable from PC as it will interrupt the firmware flashing process.
Step 9: Relax and wait until the firmware flashing process completes. When the process completes successfully, the ID:COM section on the Odin window will turn green with the message ‘Pass’ on it. On the other hand, your Galaxy S8+ will automatically restart itself. This will confirm that the official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware has been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S8+. Now you can disconnect your phone from computer by safely removing the micro USB cable.
Note: If this firmware flashing process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your phone gets stuck into boot loop, then close the Odin window, again go into downloading mode and implement the same procedure as given above.
Awesome! The latest official Android 7.0 XXU1AQK7 Nougat firmware has been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G955FD smartphone. Just navigate to Menu->Settings->About Phone to confirm the same. Enjoy the newly added Android Nougat features on your Galaxy S8+. Also do share your views and experience after using it. Finally if you come across any difficulty while implementing this process, then feel free to inform me through the comments section given below. It’ll be pleasure to help you guys. Till then enjoy and peace out!✌