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  # 1706484 20-Jan-2017 16:01
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MrIrish: So if I wanted to update my S7 Edge to Nougat and have G935FXXU1BPI6, which firmware should I update to? This is my first time doing any flashing or anything, so any help is appreciated

 

So when you flash a samsung you need a program called odin

 

Depending on the firmware and the csc it may also delete what is on your phone (it resets if the csc changes).

 

 

 

I tend to download firmware from sammobile however that can be really slow.

 

 

 

Have a look here

 

https://forum.xda-developers.com/s7-edge/how-to/official-stock-firmware-update-odin-t3335065

 

 

 

I tend to just flash the XSA firmware (AU non branded) as that is closes to NZ without all the telco "stuff" they add.  Once you flash it once you will get the CSC for XSA firmware.

 

XSA will be updated before branded firmware in AU or NZ.  You could always use one from the UK etc (which tend to get betas a little faster) however I have always found it best to wait a week and just get an OTA (over the air) update on the XSA.

 

I would expect that android N will be out for XSA in a few days to a week, now they have started to release in the UK it won't be to far away for XSA

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the information! From what I can tell, XSA isn't on Nougat yet though, but what you are saying is that if I flash to XSA then I will get the update a lot quicker?

 

 

Correct, the updates are direct from samsung and not held up by telco's.

 

The reason I go with XSA is because it's the non branded firmware for phones sold in AU and NZ (if samsung did sell unbranded phones in NZ, they tend to sell whatever telcos have ordered in NZ).

 

 


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  # 1706485 20-Jan-2017 16:03
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tripp:

 

MrIrish:

 

tripp:

 

MrIrish: So if I wanted to update my S7 Edge to Nougat and have G935FXXU1BPI6, which firmware should I update to? This is my first time doing any flashing or anything, so any help is appreciated

 

So when you flash a samsung you need a program called odin

 

Depending on the firmware and the csc it may also delete what is on your phone (it resets if the csc changes).

 

 

 

I tend to download firmware from sammobile however that can be really slow.

 

 

 

Have a look here

 

https://forum.xda-developers.com/s7-edge/how-to/official-stock-firmware-update-odin-t3335065

 

 

 

I tend to just flash the XSA firmware (AU non branded) as that is closes to NZ without all the telco "stuff" they add.  Once you flash it once you will get the CSC for XSA firmware.

 

XSA will be updated before branded firmware in AU or NZ.  You could always use one from the UK etc (which tend to get betas a little faster) however I have always found it best to wait a week and just get an OTA (over the air) update on the XSA.

 

I would expect that android N will be out for XSA in a few days to a week, now they have started to release in the UK it won't be to far away for XSA

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the information! From what I can tell, XSA isn't on Nougat yet though, but what you are saying is that if I flash to XSA then I will get the update a lot quicker?

 

 

Correct, the updates are direct from samsung and not held up by telco's.

 

The reason I go with XSA is because it's the non branded firmware for phones sold in AU and NZ (if samsung did sell unbranded phones in NZ, they tend to sell whatever telcos have ordered in NZ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makes total sense. And I make these chance to XSA without sacrificing any of my phones functionality e.g. mobile payments or whatever?

 

If so there is really no reason NOT to upgrade!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1706488 20-Jan-2017 16:07
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What are you using for mobile payments? when I went to xsa it gave me samsung pay (which is a bit pointless for NZ).

 

 


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1eStar:

 

List of differences I notice moving to 7.0

 

 

 

Can change screen DPI easily

 

Notification slide is way more comprehensive

 

Blue Light filter Native! (once I turned colour correction off)

 

Native Internet Browser has more options (back to top etc)

 

More notifications on Always On Display which can be double tapped to open

 

More power saving and performance options

 

 

 

I cant get the heart rate sensor to work in S-Health anymore.

 

 

 

probably a few more things, but yeah not too earth shattering

 

 

 

 

Did your screen default to 1080 as being reported abroad with  OTA upgrades?





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  # 1706491 20-Jan-2017 16:13
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What are you using for mobile payments? when I went to xsa it gave me samsung pay (which is a bit pointless for NZ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ASB app.


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  # 1706534 20-Jan-2017 17:08
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MrIrish:

 

tripp:

 

What are you using for mobile payments? when I went to xsa it gave me samsung pay (which is a bit pointless for NZ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ASB app.

 

 

Should be fine, if not flash back :P


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  # 1706548 20-Jan-2017 18:04
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I'm using BTU 7.0 and have no issues with NFC payment apps.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1706587 20-Jan-2017 18:47
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Always the same with update threads everyone want's what is new but generally no idea why

 

 

Yawn. Speak for yourself.


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Yeah, it defaulted to 1080p after update. I tried it on each setting in my Google cardboard viewer and can't see the difference...

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Is just me or dkes the battery life on XSA seem improved compared to the NZ carrier firmwares?

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Always the same with update threads everyone want's what is new but generally no idea why

 

 

Yawn. Speak for yourself.

 

 

 

 

seem to have touched a nerve however I should speak for myself so here is how I see it.

 

 

 

I have owned all the Samsung S range and in all models excepting the S6 and my current one I've flashed custom Rom's from the day I got them. Why, well the touchwiz experience was rubbish so installed things that suited me. Now that touchwiz has changed its very workable and I see no need to root and flash custom rom's. As to updates, well nothing I need right now that I see the need to have right now so happy to wait, if I was in a hurry I would flash the BTU version then flash back to the NZ ones when released.

 

What I find interesting is those saying they won't ever buy samsung again etc etc, well if one had done the research they would see that samsung/android is slow to update so if that is top of your list then get a google phone or IOS. Android is always going to be like this it won't ever change but year after year same discussion goes on.

 

 

 

So "yawn" to all those that continually buy things that haven't done the research into then whinge about it in forums 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1707008 21-Jan-2017 15:54
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jeffnz:

dafman:


jeffnz:


Always the same with update threads everyone want's what is new but generally no idea why



Yawn. Speak for yourself.



 


seem to have touched a nerve however I should speak for myself so here is how I see it.


 


I have owned all the Samsung S range and in all models excepting the S6 and my current one I've flashed custom Rom's from the day I got them. Why, well the touchwiz experience was rubbish so installed things that suited me. Now that touchwiz has changed its very workable and I see no need to root and flash custom rom's. As to updates, well nothing I need right now that I see the need to have right now so happy to wait, if I was in a hurry I would flash the BTU version then flash back to the NZ ones when released.


What I find interesting is those saying they won't ever buy samsung again etc etc, well if one had done the research they would see that samsung/android is slow to update so if that is top of your list then get a google phone or IOS. Android is always going to be like this it won't ever change but year after year same discussion goes on.


 


So "yawn" to all those that continually buy things that haven't done the research into then whinge about it in forums 


 


 


 


 


 



So because someone doesn't do research before purchasing a phone, their right to complain about it is voided? I think not.

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  # 1707011 21-Jan-2017 16:00
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Don't see anywhere my post says that but whatever you take out of it is your right to do so, just saying it is annoying is all. 

 

 

 

Anyway enjoy your update be interested to know if it is what you expected and how much its changed the phone now





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jeffnz:

 

So "yawn" to all those that continually buy things that haven't done the research into then whinge about it in forums 

 

 

What makes you think we don't know about the phones we buy?

 

And just because a company has historically offered up poor service, why should punters stop complaining about it? Isn't continual poor service a reason to even complain or protest more?

 

I've owned several Galaxy's, so I know Samsung's track record with updates. I purchased the S7 because, at the time, it was best option Vodafone could offer up.

 

Since my purchase, Sony have upped their hardware game, plus the speed of their updates (maybe they listened to customers who complained?!!) ... and the Pixel has arrived. Plus Samsung, recently, have been less than ethical as a company (IMHO).

 

So, for a variety of reasons - none of them me not doing my "research" - my next purchase will not be a Galaxy.

 

(Until then, however,  I will continue to 'whinge' on forums about the poor update service for my current phone).

 

 


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jeffnz:

 

 

 

Don't see anywhere my post says that but whatever you take out of it is your right to do so, just saying it is annoying is all. 

 

 

 

Anyway enjoy your update be interested to know if it is what you expected and how much its changed the phone now

 

 

 

 

If its annoying then don't read it.

 

I have a number of phones, each I have researched before I purchased.  In fact i spent a great amount of time looking over battery life etc on the s7 edge.

 

A number of other companies use to be as bad as samsung but it seems that they upped their game yet samsung (which is the biggest maker of android phones) still can't seem to get it right.

 

Hell even sony have 7.1.1 in public testing on their xperia X phone in the UK........ Yet we still waiting for samsung with 7.0.  


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