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Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy S7 as well as details on recent software updates.

 

Identify the device's current software version

Android 8.0

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About device.
  3. Tap Software information to find the "Android version" and "Baseband version."

 

Review software version details

VERSION RELEASE DATE ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVSBCTA2

February 24, 2020 February 2020 security patches

Available February 24, 2020

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVSACSI1

October 24, 2019 October security patches

Available October 24, 2019

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVSACSG1

July 26, 2019 July security patches

Available July 26, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVS9CSC1

April 2, 2019

March security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

April 2, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVS9CSB2

February 28, 2019

January/February security patches

Various bug fixes and system improvements

February 28, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVS8CRL1

December 16, 2018

October through December security patches

Various bug fixes and system improvements

December 16, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVS8CRJ1

October 26, 2018

September/October security patches

Various bug fixes and system improvements

October 26, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVU4CRI2

October 1, 2018

July & August security patches

Various bug fixes and system improvements

October 1, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVU4CRF1

June 28, 2018

Android 8.0 (Oreo) update

DIGITS phase 2 update

Fixes Roaming pop-up messages

April security patch

June 28, 2018

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVS4BRC1

April 12, 2018

April security updates

Various bug fixes

April 12, 2018

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G930TUVS4BRA1

January 19, 2018

January security updates

Various bux fixes

January 19, 2018

Android version 7.0

Baseband version

G930TUVS4BQL2

December 21, 2017 Various system improvements

Available December 21, 2017

Android version 7.0

Baseband version

G930TUVS4BQJ2

November 17, 2017 Various system improvements

Available November 17, 2017

Android version 7.0

Baseband version G930TUVU4BQH7

September 14, 2017

IMS Roaming enhancements

Various system improvements

Available September 14, 2017

Android version 7.0

Baseband version

G930TUVU4BQG5

July 24, 2017 Various system improvements

Available July 24, 2017

Android version 7.0

Baseband version

G930TUVU4BQF6

June 29, 2017

June security update

Various system improvements

Available June 29, 2017

Android version 7.0

Baseband version

G930TUVS4BQE1

May 26, 2017 April/May security update

Available May 26, 2017

Android version 7.0
Baseband Version:
G930TUVS4BQC1
March 20, 2017 Various system improvements Available March 20, 2017
Android version 7.0
Baseband Version:
G930TUVU4BQB1
February 20, 2017 Mandatory software update to Android Nougat 7.0 Available February 20, 2017
Android version 6.0.1
Baseband Version:G930TUVU4APK1
November 5, 2016 Enable 256/64 QAMDomestic data roaming improvementsOctober/November Security patchesSystem crash/freeze fix

Available November 5, 2016

Android version 6.0.1Baseband Version:G930TUVU4APIA September 27, 2016 Security updatesTime/date updateVarious system improvements Available September 27, 2016
Android version 6.0.1Baseband Version:G930TUVU3APG1 July 8, 2016 Google Security fixJune and July security maintenance releaseVarious system improvements Available July 8, 2016
Android version 6.0.1Baseband Version: G930TUVS3APD8 May 23, 2016 Google Security update Available May 23, 2016
Android version 6.0.1Baseband Version: G930TUVU2APD7 May 4, 2016 FM Radio enabledPower and Volume key fixVarious system improvements Available May 4, 2016
Android version 6.0.1Baseband Version: G930TUVU2APC8 April 4, 2016 Mandatory Security updates Available April 4, 2016
Android version 6.0.1Baseband Version: G930TUVS2APB8 March 17, 2016 Mandatory Security updates Available March 17, 2016
Android version 6.0.1Baseband Version: G930TUVU1APB6 March 11, 2016 Original launch software  

 

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: 69.97 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. Tap OK > Start.
  4. 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 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 device logo screen displays, release only the Power key.
    4. When the Android logo displays, release all keys ('Installing system update' will show for about 30 - 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
    5. Press the Volume down key several times key to highlight 'wipe cache partition'.
    6. Press the Power key to select.
    7. Press the Volume down key to highlight 'yes' and press the Power key to select.
    8. When the wipe cache partition is complete, 'Reboot system now' is highlighted.
    9. 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 any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    3. Tap Settings.
    4. Tap Cloud and accounts.
    5. Tap Backup and restore.
    6. If desired, tap Back up my data to move the slider to ON or OFF.
    7. If desired, tap Restore to move the slider to ON or OFF.
    8. Tap the back key twice to return to the Settings menu, then tap General Management.
    9. Tap Reset.
    10. Tap Factory data reset.
    11. Tap Reset device.
    12. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your PIN or password.
    13. Tap Continue.
    14. Tap Delete all.

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