Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Oreo Update Rollout Resumed After a Brief Hiatus
After a period of uncertainty and an accidental sneak peek at the update, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge finally began receiving their Oreo update a few weeks ago. The update was first rolled out in the UK, and a global release was to follow. However, the rollout was halted temporarily, owing to several users reporting random restarts on their devices. We've seen the exact set of events unfurl earlier this year with the Galaxy S8 and the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update.
News of the rollout being put on hold came from a moderator on Samsung’s official help forum for Europe, who posted that following a small number of cases where Galaxy S7 units rebooted unexpectedly post Oreo. A similar notice was also posted on Samsung’s official help forum for Canada where another moderator stated that the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is pending in need of a fix for a technical issue that was discovered after the update was released. Obviously, random reboots are a critical issue and need to be addressed on a priority basis.
Thankfully, it took Samsung only two days to get back on track
Thankfully, the company was able to get back on their feet quicker than they did with the S8 and S the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Oreo update rollout has been resumed as of today. It’s now rolling out firmware version G930FXXU2ERE8 and G935FXXU2ERE8 for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge respectively.
You should expect an OTA to hit your device in the coming week or so. The update brings with it Samsung Experience 9 and the standard Oreo goodies such as PiP mode, autofill API and the May security patch. You can try to manually trigger the update from the Software update menu in the Settings app. Savour this update, for it may very well be the last major software upgrade the S7 and S7 Edge will receive.