Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime as well as details on recent software updates.

 

Identify the device's current software version

Android version 8

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone.
  3. Scroll to the Baseband version field.
  4. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

 

Review software version details

VERSION RELEASE DATE ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

Android 8.1

Baseband version:

J727TUVS7BTC1

May 28, 2020 May 2020 security patch

Available May 28, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 8.1

Baseband version:

J727TUVS6BSI2

September 30, 2019 September security patch

Available September 30, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 8.1

Baseband version:

J727TUVS5BSC2

March 27, 2019 Google March 2019 Security Update  

Android 8.1

Baseband version:

J727TUVS4BRK1

December 19, 2018 October through December security update  

Android 8.1

Baseband version:

J727TUVU3BRH3

September 16, 2018

Android O OS update

Various bug fixes and system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

J727TUVU3ARF1

August 5, 2018

Google security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

J727TUVS3ARE1

May 24, 2018

Google security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

J727TUVS3ARC1

March 29, 2018

Google security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

J727TUVU1AQK8

December 14, 2017

IMS roaming fix

December security improvements

DIGITS fix

 

Android version 7.0

Baseband version: J727TUVU1AQG1

July 28, 2017

Various system improvements

 

Android version 7.0

Baseband version: J727TUVU1AQFB

July 20, 2017

Various system improvements

 

Android version 7.0

Baseband version: J727TUVU1AQD7

June 2, 2017

Original Software

Available June 2, 2017

 

Determine update requirements

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • File size: 30.56 MB

 

Update software versions

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Software updates.
  3. Tap Download updates manually.
  4. Tap OK.
  5. Tap Start.
  6. A restart message will appear, tap OK.

Update from a computer

Follow the update requirements above, along with the following:

  • Use a Samsung USB cable.
  • Back up your data prior to completing the update.
  • Use the device or press any keys.
  • Remove the battery, if applicable.
  • Turn off the device.
  • Disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

You will not be able to place a call during the update, not even an emergency call.

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/.
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  7. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  8. Click OK to proceed.Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.

 

Issues after updating

If you experience issues after updating to the latest software version, follow these steps:

  1. Wipe your cache partition to make sure that all system files on your device are put back in order.
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key, then press and hold the Power key.
    3. When the Android logo displays, release all keys ('Installing system update' will show for about 30 - 60 seconds, then 'No command' before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
    4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight “wipe cache partition”.
    5. Press Power button to select.
    6. Press the Volume down key to highlight “yes” and press the Power key to select.
    7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.
    8. Press the Power key to restart the device.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset.
    1. Back up data on the internal memory. If you have signed into a Google account on the device, you have activated Anti-theft and will need your Google credentials to finish the Master reset.
    2. From the Home screen, tap the Apps tray.
    3. Tap Settings > Cloud and accounts.
    4. Tap Backup and restore.
    5. If desired, tap Back up my data to move the slider to ON or OFF.
    6. If desired, tap Restore to move the slider to ON or OFF.
    7. Tap the back button to the Settings menu and tap General Management > Reset > Factory data reset.
    8. Tap Reset.
    9. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your credentials.
    10. Tap Continue.
    11. Tap Delete all.

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