How to Install XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F


Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F has finally started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update. Samsung has just started to roll out the update via OTA Update. The official Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F comes with build number A720FXXU2BQH3. The official Android 7.0 Nougat brings many improvements like better security, stability, reliability to the overall system of the phone and much more. After updating your Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F to Android 7.0 Nougat official update, you will get many new features like latest user interface, newer settings menu, newer quick settings, improved and enhanced AOD feature and much much more.

As we mentioned earlier, the update is being pushed via OTA, therefore, all the users are not going to get the update at once. So, if you want to manually update your Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F via Odin Flash tool then keep reading. Because in this post we will tell you How to Install XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F.

Installing stock XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat via Odin tool is an official process so you won’t lose warranty. The process doesn’t require any root access or custom recovery.

Let us clear one thing here, this guide is only meant for Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F. To confirm the model no. go to Settings > About Phone. Please don’t try it on any other models.

Follow our step by step guide on How to Install XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F.

A720FXXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A720F
Model name  Galaxy A7 (2017)
Country  Russia
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 11940495
Build date Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:04:28 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code  SER



  • Before proceeding any further backup all your important data like Emails, Messages, Personal Photos, and Videos.
  • Download and install Galaxy A7 2017 USB drivers on your PC.
  • Make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your Android Device. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer Options.
  • The device should be charged up to 70% to avoid any unexpected shutdowns. This is very important, any shutdown during the process can damage your device permanently.


How to Install XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F

Step 1: Download A720FXXU2BQH3 and Odin for Galaxy A7 2017 on your PC.

Step 2: Extract downloaded firmware to get tar.md5 file.

Step 3: Now to turn off your mobile and boot it in download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power keys at once for some time. An android logo will appear, now press Power Button again to enter into the Download Mode.

Step  4: Open your Odin folder and right click on Odin file and then click on Run as Administrator. After that connect your phone to PC with USB cable.

Step 5: In Odin tool one of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This means your phone is connected successfully.

Step 6: Now click on AP and select md5 file of firmware which we extracted earlier.

Step 7: Before clicking on start make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected, but re-partition option must NOT be ticked.

Step 8:  Your Galaxy A7 will reboot once the installation is completed. Keep the device connected to USB until you reach the home screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed stock XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat on your Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) SM-A720F.