Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD

The official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow latest firmware rolled out by Samsung for the Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD devices. The build number of this firmware is A700FDXXU1CPG1 which is now available via OTA for the 1st-gen models in Asia. So if you’d like to flash this latest A700FDXXU1CPG1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware on your Galaxy A7 then navigate to OTA (Over-the-air) update system / Samsung KIES. As these updates are being rolled out by Samsung in stages and not all Galaxy A7 users are going to get the new firmware bump at the same time. So if the update is currently not available in your region or you can’t install the update through OTA for some reason then don’t worry, you can still follow our given guide to install the Marshmallow update manually. Keep in mind that A700FDXXU1CPG1 is a complete unbranded firmware, thus you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.

In this guide we’ll use ODIN flashing tool to update Galaxy A7 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. So go ahead and follow the given step-by-step guide carefully. Don’t forget to take proper backup of all your important data before proceeding to the installation guide.

Model SM-A700FD
Model name GALAXY A7
Country Nepal
Version Android 6.0.1
Changelist 8556377
Build date Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:31:08 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-07-01
Product code NPL
PDA A700FDXXU1CPG1
CSC A700FDODD1CPG1

Note:

This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A7 SM-A700FD. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device before proceeding to the installation guide.

Warning:

AndroidBlog.GS will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A7 during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A7, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy A7 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your A7 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
  • If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
  • The custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
  • If the Galaxy A7 will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware installed.
  • Check the battery level of your A7, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A70FD:

Step No 1:– First, download Android 6.0.1 A700FDXXU1CPG1 and Odin v3.07 for Galaxy A7 on the desktop of your PC and extract the .zip files to get tar.md5 file. Do not further extract .md5 file.

Step No 2:– Turn OFF your Galaxy A7 in order to boot into Download Mode.

Step No 3:– Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home keys at the same time and then press the Power button till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step No 4:– Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step No 5:– One of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.

Step No 6:– Select the firmware files that you want to flash on your Galaxy A7. (Already extracted in Step No 1)

Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.

Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.

Step No 7:– In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

Step No 8:– Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes to complete.

Step No 9:– Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A7 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A7 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or queries while updating your Galaxy A7 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

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