Here’s a guide on how to flash latest Android Marshmallow G930AUCS4APK1 firmware update on AT&Tb Galaxy S7 SM-G930A smartphone. At present, when the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is almost ready for global rolled out on Galaxy S7 devices, AT&T, instead of wait for the latest Android Nougat update decided to release current stock Android Marshmallow update with latest security patches, which is not a bad thing, per se, considering security of mobile device can get compromised at any time if the mobile firmware is not fully stable to protect against latest threat. That’s why AT&T has gone ahead with the Android Marshmallow G930AUCS4APK1 for AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A instead of waiting for Samsung to finish testing its Android Nougat beta testing for Galaxy S7 & S7 devices.
The latest Android Marshmallow firmware update for Galaxy S7 G930A is given the build number G930AUCS4APK1 that is now available for install on SM-G930A. AT&T is bringing multiple tweaks, firmware improvements, and bug fixes. If you are using AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A, you should have received official firmware update notification by now. If it’s not yet available in your region, you can manually flash G930AUCS4APK1 update on AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A device. If you cannot wait for the official Android Nougat update or you like custom ROMs, the go ahead and check out our guide to install Android Nougat on Galaxy S7 via a custom ROM. And if, for some reason, you didn’t like the Android Nougat custom ROM experience on your device, here’s how you can downgrade your Galaxy S7 back to stock firmware.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930AUCS4APK1 carries the stock TouchWiz features and is available via OTA update whose notification is already sent to the compatible devices. Owners of AT&T Galaxy S5 can follow instructions in this guide to install Android Marshmallow stock firmware on AT&T Galaxy S5 device. In the following tutorial, we are going to share to share instruction on how to update G930AUCS4APK1 firmware update on AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A.
Basic Firmware Information:
Supported Device: Samsung Galaxy S7 (AT&T variant)
Firmware version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
You can update AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930AUCS4APK1 using three different methods. Follow the update method which is easier for you to perform on your device. But do note that each of the methods below have inherent limitations and set of requirements, so choose the method which is convenient for you to follow for updating your AT&T Galaxy S7 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Another thing to note is the process below will replace any custom recovery, firmware, or ROM already installed on it and revert it back to the original stock firmware. Now let see how to update AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
How To Update AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A On Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930AUCS4APK1 Via OTA (Over-The-Air) Update
This first method is by far the easiest, fastest, and the most convenient way of updating your AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930AUCS4APK1 firmware version. All you need for this method of update is your AT&T Galaxy S7 G930A connected to a stable internet connection. You can then download the firmware file if its showing in the update notification center of your device. You will be asked whether to download now or later in your spare time. As discussed above the OTA method has some prerequisites for installing latest firmware update. First, you must reside in the region where the OTA firmware update has landed, users outside of that region cannot update their devices to that firmware version. Second, your device must be in stock un-rooted state as rooted devices will not get the OTA updates because rooting Android device is not encouraged by manufacturers due to security concerns. If you own a rooted AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A, you can follow the methods below to manually update your device to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930AUCS4APK1 latest version.
In order to check whether your device is eligible for OTA firmware update, unlock your device, head over to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Check for updates.
Make sure you device is connected to a stable network. If the firmware update is available for your device, you will see a firmware availability notification, simply tap Install to flash the firmware update OTA, or select Installer later to flash the update in your spare time.
How To Update AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A On G930AUCS4APK1 Using Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies is an official tool from Samsung for managing and backing up data of Samsung devices on PC. Its easy to use, here’s how to update AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via Samsung Kies.
1 – Download Samsung Kies application and install it on your PC Windows or MAC.
2 – Launch Samsung Kies on PC.
3 – Connect your device to PC via USB cable.
4 – Samsung Kies will automatically detect your device. Samsung Kies allows you to perform multiple operations beside updating firmware. You can use the Kies app to backup your device data on PC and restore it in case of emergency. For that, just click Backup and Restore button and follow on-screen instructions as prompted.
5 – Once the backup process is complete, you can update your device to latest firmware.
6 – Click on the Firmware Upgrade button to verify if the new firmware update has landed for your device. You will a notification, if the firmware update is available for your device.
7 – Follow on-screen instruction to complete the firmware update process after which you device will reboot automatically to finalize changes.
8 – That’s all.
These were the steps required to flash firmware update on Samsung Galaxy device via Samsung Kies application for PC. Now, the third and the last method below also enables you to manually update your device’s firmware so that you can start enjoying latest Android firmware without having to wait for the official OTA update notification to arrive on your device.
How To Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930AUCS4APK1 Update On AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A Using Odin
There are some necessary program and files that you need to download and install before starting the process of updating AT&T Galaxy S7 G930A on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow latest G930AUCS4APK1 build update.
- Download Odin 3.10.6 on PC and extract it. download latest Odin 3.12.3, if you like.
- Download Samsung USB Drivers on PC and install them.
- Download the firmware file for your country from the links above. After downloading, extract the folder to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Enable USB debugging on your device from Settings > Developer Options on your device. [Go to Settings > About Device and tap seven times on the device build number to activate the Developer Options]
- Backup important device data on PC.
- Make sure you device to charged to minimum 60% to avoid accidental shutdown during the flashing process below.
Disclaimer: Flashing stock Firmware update, custom recovery, custom ROM and rooting the device manually are highly custom processes and carry significant risk of damaging or bricking the device if not followed exactly as mentioned. We will not be responsible for any damage to your device however low the chances of bricking the device maybe. Follow instructions carefully to prevent any hiccup or problems.
Update AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A TO Android 6.0.1 G930AUCS4APK1
Follow instructions carefully to avoid errors and mistakes during the flashing process.
Step 1 – Extract the Odin.zip file on PC. Open the extracted folder and run Odin 3.10.6 .exe as admin.
Step 2 – Power off your device.
Step 3 – Press and hold the Volume Down + Home keys simultaneously for about 2 – 3 seconds to boot your device into the DOWNLOAD MODE. Keep pressing the keys until you see the warning screen with yellow exclamation mark. To enter the Download Mode, release the keys and press the Volume Up key.
Step 4 – Connect your device to PC via USB cable that came with your device (use original USB cable for your device to prevent any issues).
Step 5 – When your device is successfully connected to PC, the ID:COM port on Odin will turn blue with the message ‘ADDED!!’ shown in the log box.
Step 6 – Next, click the AP (PDA on MAC) button in Odin. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded and extracted the firmware file and add the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
Step 7 – Now click the Start button to start the firmware installation process. It may take several minutes so be patient while the firmware is being installed on your device.
Step 8 – After the successful installation of the new firmware on your device, you should see a PASS! message on Odin after which your device will automatically reboot to finalize changes. First reboot may take up to 5-10 minutes, so patience is required.
That’s all. When your device reboots, you can start using G930AUCA4APK1 firmware update on Galaxy S7 SM-G930A.
Download G930AUCA4APK1 Firmware File
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow G930AUCA4APK1 firmware file for AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930A (download link coming soon) meanwhile you can use the methods above to update your device to the latest firmware update.W
This is all you are required to do in order to manually update your device to latest firmware update. However, if for some reason, device takes longer than usual to reboot after the flashing process above, it could be because of the boot loop error. If you device takes more than 20 minutes to reboot, see this guide to fix boot loop issue on your Android device. Although, chances of soft brick are rare when flashing stock firmware, here what you can do to fix boot loop issue:
- Pull out battery from your device and reinsert it.
- Boot your device into stock recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously.
- Once rebooted into the recovery mode, select Wipe data / factory reset and wipe cache partition options and wait for it to finish.
- Return to the main recovery menu and select Reboot system now option to reboot your device back into the normal firmware.
That’s all. You can start enjoying latest firmware update with new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. You can ask for assistance or send your feedback in the comments section below. Like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, or add us on Google+ to get the latest news, updates, information, solutions & help related to Apple, Android, Windows, and tech.