Install and Root Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F on XXU1BPL2 Official Firmware
After LG, HTC, Sony, and other Android flagship devices received Nougat updates, Galaxy S7 users also hoped to get the latest version of Android on their phones. However, Samsung has other plans and hopefully will directly upgrade its flagship duo to Android 7.1. While that happens, follow this guide to update and root Galaxy S7 G930F on latest XXU1BPL2 December official firmware update.
G930FXXU1BPL2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Model SM-G930F
- Model name Galaxy S7
- Country United Kingdom / Ireland
- Version Android 6.0.1
- Changelist 9689434
- Build date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:47:11 +0000
- Security Patch Level 2016-12-01
- Product code XEU
- PDA: G930FXXU1BPL2
- CSC: G930FXXU1BPL2
Before you update and root Galaxy S7 G930F on XXU1BPL2…
- Download and install USB drivers for your Samsung Galaxy S7 on your computer.
- Make sure to take backup of any important files on your smartphone.
- Go to Settings > tap for about five times to enable Developer options.
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
- Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S7 battery is charged up to more than 70%.
Confirm your phone’s model number: Go to Settings on your phone > scroll down to About device or About phone and tap on it > note the Model number. This guide is focused on Samsung Galaxy S7 model G930F.
How to install XXU1BPL2 Android 6.0.1 on Galaxy S7 G930F
- Unzip Odin on your computer and install it. Unzip firmware zip file in the same folder as Odin.
- Switch your Samsung Galaxy S7 off and boot it in Download mode: press and hold Volume Down, Power, and Home buttons together. OR, check how to enter Galaxy S7 download mode.
- Open Odin and connect your smartphone with your computer. When connected successfully, ID:COM boxes will turn yellow. (In case the smartphone isn’t successfully added to Odin, try another USB port. If that doesn’t help either, re-install USB drivers).
- On your Odin, select files:
- Click on AP / PDA and select file with AP or Code in its name (this would be the extracted .tar.md5 file)
- Click on CP/Phone and select file with MODEM in its name – ignore if you didn’t get any such file.
- CSC and select file with CSC in its name – ignore if you didn’t get any such file.
- Click on PIT and select the. pit file – ignore if you didn’t get any such file.
- BL and select file with BL in its name – ignore if there is no such file.
- Make sure to check Auto Reboot and F.Rest Time. Check Re-Partition only if you selected the .pit file.
- Click on Start to initiate the update process.
- When December firmware installation is successfully completed, you will get a PASS message and your phone will restart.
- Once you see the home screen, you can unplug your Samsung Galaxy S7.
After you have successfully installed XXU1BPL2 Android 6.0.1, read on for the steps to root Galaxy S7 on XXU1BPL2 December security update.
How to root Galaxy S7 G930F on XXU1BPL2 Android 6.0.1
Required files: Download Chainfire root tool for Samsung Galaxy S7 from this link (SM-G930F) and extract it.
- Unzip Chainfire zip file and retrieve .tar.md5 file on your computer.
- Switch your phone off and enter download mode: press and hold Volume Down + Home buttons simultaneously and then press the Power key till you see the construction Android robot sign. Press Power key again to confirm.
- Open ODIN on your computer and connect your Samsung Galaxy S7 with your PC while it’s in Download mode. When connected successfully, you will get a message in Odin saying Added!!. (In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn’t help either, then re-install USB drivers).
- In ODIN, click on the AP / PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root .tar.md5 downloaded earlier.
- Ensuring that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are selected, click on Start to initiate the root process.
- When the root process is successfully completed, you will get a PASS message and ID:COM will turn green.
- Once your device automatically reboots and you see the home screen, you can disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S7.
Ta da! Enjoy [hopefully] the very last Marshmallow official firmware update on your Samsung Galaxy S7. May the new year bring us the wonders of Nougat right on our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Note: for Galaxy S7 edge, check this guide for links to install and root the latest update.