Galaxy S7 Software Update Failed

It’s a pretty common issue on Samsung Galaxy S7. Whenever one tries to download and install the latest OTA update. It gives an error “Galaxy S7 Software Update Failed“. Well, in this guide. We will talk about its solution.

This error is quite common in all of the Samsung Galaxy devices. I figured that out while looking for solution myself. There are two types of errors which you get while installing the latest firmware on your S7. Sometimes it fails to install the update and reboots on its own. Other times it fails to download the update.

Fix Galaxy S7 Software update failed error:

These days when everyone is getting the Android nougat update on their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Many devices are prone to this error. there can be two major cause of this problem. Either your phone is unable to download the update or it cant extract the downloaded package properly.

Lets first consider the potential reasons of this error:

  • First of all, ensure that internet connection is stable. Size of update file is very big, so you need to have a good and reliable internet connection.
  • Make sure there is at least 3 GB free in your internal storage and your phone is charged to 70% or connected to charger.
  • You should perform factory reset before installing a brand new software update. It saves you from force closes and unsatisfactory performance. Here is a guide to perform complete backup before you factory reset.

Another potential solution of Galaxy S7 Software Update Failed is Wiping Cache Partition:

Remember that wiping cache partition does not deletes any data from your phone.

Following are the steps to wipe cache partition:

  1. Turn off your Galaxy S7.
  2. Press and hold Volume up, Home and Power Button till you Android figure in the background.
  3. Now you will see Recovery menu of your phone.
  4. Now use your volume keys to navigate to Wipe Cache Partition.
  5. Use power button to select the option.
  6. It might take some time to wipe cache partition. You will get feedback on the bottom of screen when it will be done. Dont power off or restart your Galaxy S7 while cache partition is being wiped.
  7. Now select the option “Reboot System Now”

Wiping cache will be good enough to get rid of Galaxy S7 software update failed error.

Galaxy S7 failed to update error can also be fixed from method below:

You can also download and install the latest firmware on your phone via Smart Switch.

  • Download Smart Switch on your PC.
  • Connect your phone to your PC. (If your phone is not recognised by your PC, use some other USB port to connect your phone to computer)
  • Once connected and your phone is detected. You will find an option to install the latest firmware on your Galaxy S7.

If you are still unable to install the latest firmware, and you keep on getting Galaxy S7 Software Update failed. You can manually install the latest Android Nougat on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge using this guide.

That’s all, if you have any questions or queries regarding the above guide on how to fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Software Update failed. Let me know in the comments. If you know of some other solution of this problem. You can write to us in the comments.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello.

    I have been trying to update my phone for the past week but to no avail. I also tried smart switch but it gives me an error that says failed to recognize update mode or something along those lines. I don’t know what to try anymore.

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