Samsung Galaxy J7 gets an update 7 years after launch

Seven years after its launch, the Samsung released a firmware update for the Galaxy J7. Even outside of the support period, the package introduces GPS stability improvements from the 2015 model.

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The package released this week is identified as J700FXXU4BVG2 (on SM-J700F model) and J700HXXU3BVG2 (on SM-J700H model). It does not change the mobile version, still on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and does not raise the security level, keeping the 2018 patch.


Although the note only highlights the fixes for the GPS module, it’s strange that a package is released so much later to provide a simple fix. It is therefore possible that the release introduces fixes for some critical software flaws, but this has not been specified by the company.

progressive distribution

This must be very rare for people who still use a Galaxy J7 on a daily basis, however, if you are one of them, be aware that the distribution of the update is done automatically (via OTA). In this case, it may take a few days for the update to arrive on your device.

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