Samsung Galaxy J7 has received latest Android 5.1.1 lollipop update with the build number J700FXXU1AOK2 improving user experience, minor bug fixes and security updates.
A number of Galaxy devices has received the Samsung update while some of you might be expecting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow but I guess its too early to expect update from Samsung at this stage but hopefully they’ll soon release in the coming months. In the meantime you can follow the step-by-step instructions to update Galaxy J7 to Android 5.1.1 stock firmware using Odin3.
Requirements and Guidelines:
- This update is only compatible with the Galaxy J7 model number SM-J700F.
- Backup all your important data stored on your device. You may use these Android backup apps.
- Download Stock Firmware update for Galaxy J7 from Sammobile.
- Download Odin3 v3.10 for Windows, Jodin3 for Mac or Linux.
- Go to Settings > Developers Options and enable USB debugging.
- Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy J7 drivers.
- Last but not the least, read the instructions carefully and follow to get done with the update process safely.
Update Galaxy J7 SM-J700F to Stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Step 1: Download the required update files and unzip on your desktop.
Step 2: Power off your phone and reboot into download mode; Press and hold down the Volume down + Menu + Power keys simultaneously for 5 to 6 seconds. Volume up to confirm.
Step 3: Run Odin v3.10.
Step 4: Connect your Galaxy J7 to PC using the USB cable.
Step 5: Hit the AP button and select the tar.md5 firmware update file. During this your PC might hang for a while, just have patience and let Odin3 handle everything.
Step 6: Leave the Odin3 default settings.
Step 7: Finally hit the Start button to flash the Android 5.1.1 update on Galaxy J7.
Step 8: Depending on your system, it usually takes 6 minutes to flash stock firmware. When completed your phone will automatically reboots and Odin will show you with PASS! notification confirming that your Galaxy J7 has successfully been updated to latest firmware.
Note: For the first your phone might take more time to boot, just wait. You’ll also notice your phone might be become slow after the update, all you’ve to do is hard reset your phone by booting into Recovery Mode; Wipe data & Factory reset and delete all caches should make your phone smooth and faster than before.