Here’s why Galaxy S7 Oreo rollout could begin in Europe in the next few days

Galaxy s7 Android 8.0

We know that Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will start receiving Android Oreo in Canada somewhere in May, but our guess was that Europe, Asia and other markets that use unlocked handsets would get the update a little earlier.

Well, it turns out our hunch might just be true, at least if what Redditor MehdiMa0507 has discovered is anything to go by. Apparently, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Oreo firmware are already somewhere in the cloud waiting for the OTA switch to be turned on by Samsung.

The Redditor found that the Galaxy S7 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo through firmware version G930FXXU2ERD4 while the S7 Edge will receive firmware version G935FXXU2ERD4. What makes the Redditor so confident that this is the upcoming Oreo build is the fact that Samsung has also included the CSC code, implying that the update could roll out even today or tomorrow.

Galaxy S7 Oreo update

From the build number ERD4, E stands for Oreo, R stands for the year 2018, D stands for April and 4 means this is the fourth build, MehdiMa0507 notes. If this is indeed true, which we hope it is, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users should start getting Oreo this weekend or maybe next week.

While it’s a good thing that Android Oreo is coming to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, all is not well in the Oreo camp. The update has so far reached the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8, but not everyone is enjoying it. For instance, the update has removed the ability to set custom SMS ringtones, but luckily, we have a solution waiting for you. After the update, you also won’t see the unread message bubble count on app icons, but we have a fix, too.

It’s also possible that you’ll encounter some of the problems Galaxy S8 users are experiencing after the update to Oreo, but the good thing is that we’ve also documented these S8 Oreo problems alongside their possible solutions.

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  1. So how come further below the same string we are told stands for Oreo has the file size 27MB?!

    1. ​Let’s hope Samsung doesn’t screw it up.​ You know, given the S8 Oreo’s rollout, which took place after a long wait but was still halted because of some bugs, it was not cool. So, here’s a hoping that S7 Oreo builds will be super-smooth, free of issues.

  2. As a Swedish S7 user eager for the Oreo treat this is great news. Thank you.

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