Install official Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A

In this guide you would be able t download and install official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A. The stock Nougat firmware for Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A is not announced yet but here we have find a solution to install it right away without waiting for the official release. Samsung’s flagship devices Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge international variants are already updated to Android 7.0 Nougat firmware.

Now in this guide we have a great news for the owners of Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A users, now you can also update your device on official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware same like we do on international Galaxy S7. This the update for Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A, please don’t try it on any other variant or a rooted device.

How to install Android 7.0 Nougat OTA on Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A

Before you begin:

Make sure your device is charged well, better if above 70%.

Now go to Settings > About device and make sure your device is running on the official firmware.

Reboot into Download Mode by following this guide, and make sure if the Odin mode says System status as ‘Official’.

If the System status is ‘Custom’ then you need to download the official firmware from the link below and then follow this is guide to flash it on your Galaxy S7 Active.

Once done with the above step, go to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking options.

Now it’s essential to decrypt your SD card. Again go to settings > Lock Screen & Security > Encrypt sd card > DECRYPT.

Download section:

Now here you need to be careful while choosing the firmware file for your device. Just see the links below, then if your device is running on PE7 firmware then you need to download the PG7 firmware and install it on your device. Then you need to download and install all the OTA’s till PL4 that is Nougat firmware. Now let’s see if you are already running PL1 firmware then you directly need to install the stock Nougat PL4 firmware on your device. The process to flash the firmware on your device is mentioned below too.

Process to update official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A

Now connect your device to PC and access the internal storage of your device.

Create a new folder named as ‘fota’ in the main directory.

Copy the above downloaded update.zip file into the same folder (fota).

Turn off your phone now and reboot it to recovery mode by following this guide.

Once in the stock recovery menu, navigate between the options by using volume keys.

Choose the option ‘apply update.zip from sd card’, choose the update.zip file your copied earlier in the fota folder.

Press the power button on the ‘Yes’ option to start the installation process.

Once completed reboot your device.

That’s it! If you have successfully update your Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A on Android 7.0 Nougat firmware, give us your feedback. Stay tuned for more updates.