Install official Nougat firmware on Galaxy J3 SM-J330F [Unbrick]

In this guide you will be able to download and install stock Android 7.0 Nougat based latest firmware update on Galaxy J3 SM-J330F. The firmware includes June security update that installs Android 7.0 Nougat and bumps the build number to J330FXXU1AQF9. The update is live via OTA so if your device is not rooted then you are going to receive the OTA notification any time soon else you can follow the Odin or Kies method below. This guide is help ful to all those users who have accidentally bricked their device or return to stock firmware from any custom ROM.

We have mentioned the complete process along J330FXXU1AQF9 tar file for your ease, just grab the firmware and flash it manually via Odin. The stock Nougat firmware can be updated via Kies as well, but we recommend you try the OTA update first, go to Settings > About device > Check software updates. We have posted the same tutorial for the Galaxy S7 update so the process remains the same because it has nothing to do with the change build number or Android version, all you need is an Odin tool along the firmware tar and a PC with latest Samsung USB drivers installed on it.

You can also greet welcome to the new firmware using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update firmware via Kies on Galaxy J3 SM-J330F

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy J3

Model: SM-J330F

Version: Android 7.0 Nougat

Region: Baltic

Build Number: J330FXXU1AQF9

Android Security Patch Level: 01 June 2017

Manually install J330FXXU1AQF9 stock Nougat on Galaxy J3 SM-J330F via Odin

Disclaimer: Follow the guide on your own risk, the writer would not be responsible if you damage your device during the firmware installation process nor we are forcing you to perform the flashing process. Don’t proceed if you can’t follow the instructions carefully.


Your device should be charged 70% at minimum to avoid shutting down during the process.

Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB debugging

Official Nougat J330FXXU1AQF9 firmware for Galaxy J3 SM-J330F. Download

Extract the firmware file in a specific folder on your PC.

Process to install J330FXXU1AQF9 stock Nougat on Galaxy J3 SM-J330F

Now turn off your device completely.

Reboot your device into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide

Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update the firmware via Odin.

That’s it! If you have successfully updated your Galaxy J3 SM-J330F on Nougat J330FXXU1AQF9 firmware, give us your feedback.