We bring you a detailed and a comprehensive tutorial on the recently released Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update for Galaxy S7 along with an easy to do steps tutorial on how you can download and install Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update. 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update:

The latest firmware update makes it the very first official stable update released from the Samsung after the last operating system. And it comes with lots of new things and features as the names suggest, it’s an Oreo 8.0 update. Brand new designed UI for instant is one of the major changes which will be coming into your Galaxy S7 after installing this update. The performance have been tweaked in all the ares of the update to make your Galaxy S7 device fully loaded with the latest Android Ore features.

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Installing Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update will let you enjoy all the features in their fullest mentioned above. The entire process of installation is simple and effective, it won’t take much of your time. In this article, we will provide you a complete guide on how to go about it.


This update is only for Samsung Galaxy S7 G930F variant only in the UK. No other Samsung variant should be tried this tutorial on.

The first thing that you need to know is that once you root your phone you will lose it warranty. Also, there is a small amount of risk i.e. if something goes wrong you might end up with a brick phone and no warranty. So, if you want to proceed, we suggest you do at your own risk. Our blog is not to be held responsible in any way.

Prerequisites to install Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update.

There are a number of things that you need to do before you get on with the installation process for Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update.

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  • First and foremost, you have to download the latest USB Drivers for your phone on your computer. Make sure that they are properly installed as well.
  • Don’t forget to make a backup of your data. There is a high probability that you will lose everything during the installation process.
  • Ensure that the USB debugging mode on your smartphone is activated.
  • If you don’t want to run into boot loops during the installation process, we suggest you unlock the bootloader of the phone.
  • Before you proceed in the recovery mode, perform Dalvik Cache swipe.

Android 8.0 XXU2ERD5 Firmware Update:

Model: SM-G930F
Model name:  Galaxy S7
Country: United Kingdom (BTU)
Version:  Android 8.0.0
Changelist: 13438344
Build date Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:38:19 +0000
Security Patch Level: 2018-04-01
Product code:  BTU

Required Files

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How to Install Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update:

Step 1: The first step is to download Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update is to extract the file and Odin on your computer. Extract these files to get tar.mad5 file. Remember not to extract the tar.mad5 file.

Step 2: Switch off your phone and boot into the Download Mode. You can do this by pressing and hold the Volume Down button along with the Power button. Keep pressing the button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now leave and instantly press the power button again to enter the Download Mode.

Step 3: Launch Odin on your PC and then connect your phone in the download mode to your system.

Step 4: When the phone is successfully connected, you will see that the ID: COM boxes turn yellow and there is also a COM PORT number present on the screen. This step is going to take some time, so please be patient.

Step 5: Select the firmware tar.mad5 to flash on your phone.

Step 6: You now need to select File AP in AP folder, MODEM file in CP folder, CSC file in CSC folder, PIT file in PIT folder. If you don’t find any of the files, ignore them and proceed on.

Step 7: If the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options is not already enabled, you need to check it now.

Step 8: To start the installation process, simply click on the stat Button in Odin.

Step 9: The phone will automatically boot in the recovery mode after the installation process is completed. Also, the ID: COM will turn green.

Step 10: Unplug your phone once you see your home screen.

That’s it. You should have the Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Oreo 8.0 XXU2ERD5 update installed.

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