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Install XXU2BQH7 Android 7.0 Firmware on Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F

The long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update has been released for the Galaxy A7 A720F smartphone. Samsung has started pushing out the Nougat firmware update for Galaxy A7 devices and you can immediately install it by following the given detailed guide. This 7.0 Nougat firmware comes with build ID XXU2BQH7 and you can now enjoy all the latest features by updating your phone to XXU2BQH7 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware.

Once the updated Android version is installed on your Galaxy A7, you can notice Samsung TouchWiz enhancements and more. If you are ready to start the installation process, then navigate to Samsung SmartSwitch or you can directly search for this on your phone. But if you can’t find then still you can update Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F to XXU2BQH7 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware– and also root Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F phone on this firmware without any delay or wait.

Keep in mind that the stock Android 7.0 Nougat having build number A720FXXU2BQH7 is a completely unbranded firmware, which means that there are no pre-installed apps or extra language packs. It is recommended to take a proper backup of all your important data before proceeding to the installation guide. Now, go ahead and following the given steps to install XXU2BQH7 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F using ODIN. Odin is an official tool that is used to flash the official firmware on Samsung devices.

Download XXU2BQH7 Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy A7 (2017)

XXU2BQH7 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A720F
Model name Galaxy A7
Country New Zealand
Version Android 7
Changelist 11926776
Build date Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:54:11 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code NZC


This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A7 (2017). Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-A720F.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat Proceed at your risk.


  • Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A7 (2017), in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F 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 stock version will replace the custom recovery.
  • If the Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
  • Check the battery level of your Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Update Galaxy A7 A720F (2017) to XXU2BQH7 Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware:

Step No 1: – First, download the Android 7.0 Nougat official update and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.

Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A7 (2017) to boot into Download Mode.

Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + HomePower keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step No 5: – 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 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.

Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy A7 (2017). (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 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.

Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A7 (2017) will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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