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




Identify the device's current software version


Android 9.0 / J737TUVS6BSK1

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone > Software information.
  3. View the Baseband version and compare it to the section below.



Review software version details



Android 9.0

Baseband version:


December 20, 2019 December security patch

Available December 20, 2019

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

Android 9.0

Baseband version:


October 20, 2019

September security patch

Other fixes

Available October 20, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:


August 27, 2019

Android pie 9.0

Security updates

Available August 27, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:


May 24, 2019 Security updates

Available May 24, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:


February 24, 2019 Security updates

Available February 24, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:


November 22, 2018

Security updates

Bug fixes

System improvements

Available November 22, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:


August 16, 2018 Security updates

Available August 16, 2018

Android version: 8.0

Baseband version:


July 13, 2018

Release software

Available July 13, 2018


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
  • Size: 64 MB


Update software versions


Update automatically over the air (OTA)

It is recommended to connect to Wi-Fi before completing the update.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
  3. Wait for the device to check for updates.
  4. Tap OK > Start.
  5. When the restart message appears, 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.


During the update, do not:

  • 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!/.
  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.
  9. Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process.
  10. 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.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset.
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