UK's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Receiving Nougat Updates to version G930FXXU1DPLT & G935FXXU1DPLT

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are now getting the official Android Nougat updates in United Kingdom. As you may know Samsung UK has been releasing  the Nougat beta updates for those who participated the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Galaxy beta program since December.  Surprisingly,  the Nougat beta has come into its final stage and it is now officially rolling out to the public.

The Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) receive the Nougat update dubbed as build version G930FXXU1DPLT. While the Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935F) also bumped to build version G935FXXU1DPLT.

What's new in Android Nougat Updates

  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS upgrade
  • Provides new UX and various performance modes
  • Improved usability of the Notification feature and Quick settings button
  • Improved usability of the Multi-window
  • Improved setting menu and Always On Display
  • Efficient space for installation of downloaded apps, improved speed of system upgrade and app installation

Multi-Window Usability Improvements

A newly improved Multi-Window that allows users to easily adjust and controls the window size in split view.  Users can now access up to seven apps at the same time as the new pop-up window supports up to five separate windows in addition to the two split-views.

Improvements in Quick Panel and Notifications

The Quick Panel is redesigned into a much cleaner view. The title in the first panel's depth icons have been removed. Whilst the second depth icons were lined-up into nine groups and are now much easier to locate.

The Notifications is added with Direct Reply support and are now also rearranged to display information.

Improved User's Interface and Performance Mode

There are now four available modes such as the Optimized mode, Game mode, Entertainment mode, Entertainment mode, and High Performance mode.

The Optimized mode will now allows users to optimized and extends the battery life performance in the settings.

The Game mode also provides two additional functions  such as Game Launcher and Game Tools. Entertainment mode enhances the sound and image quality, while the High Performance mode is for setting up the best quality display settings.

Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) Nougat Update version G930FXXU1DPLT details:

Android version7.0 (Nougat)
Android security patch levelJanuary 1, 2016
Baseband versionG930FXXU1DPLT
Kernel version3.18.14-10273029
Build numberNRD90M.G930FXXU1DPLT

Galaxy S7 edge (SM-G935F) Nougat Update version G935FXXU1DPLT details:

Android version7.0 (Nougat)
Android security patch levelJanuary 1, 2016
Baseband versionG935FXXU1DPLT
Kernel version3.18.14-10273029
Build numberNRD90M.G935FXXU1DPLT

Both device Nougat updates weighs at approximately 1300MB in file size.  These updates were released via Over-The-Air  (OTA) and through Samsung Kies or Smart Switch for PC.

How to update the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge via Over-The-Air:
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update. This is a must and very important part to get rid of some issues if ever the software update being interrupted due to a power failure.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.
  2. If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
  3. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.
  4. You’ve successfully updated your software.

How to Update the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Thru Smart Switch?

The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download the Smart Switch from there, and install it in your PCs or Mac computer. Once you installed the Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you folks might need to download the stock firmware itself – Galaxy S7 Firmware, and Galaxy S7 edge  Firmware, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been rooted or modified .  This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.