T-Mobile begins Android 7.1.1 Nougat rollout for the original Samsung Galaxy J7


The original Galaxy J7 is the latest Samsung smartphone to receive the long-awaited Android Nougat update at T-Mobile. The US carrier has already published the changelog of the update, but there isn't anything interesting mentioned there.

Although T-Mobile claims the Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T) is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update, the smartphone is being upgraded directly to Android 7.1.1. A security patch is included in the update as well, but we can't say for sure whether it's the one released by Google in September or October.

We can definitely say that you should be looking for firmware version J700TUVU3BQI5 if you want to upgrade to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. T-Mobile hasn't provided any other information about the update, which comes as a surprise considering the carrier's Galaxy S7/S7 edge and S8/S8+ are still “stuck” on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Regardless, if you own the T-Mobile Galaxy J7, we advise you to check for the new software update, which started to roll out since last week.

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Galaxy J7
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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2 Comments

1. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Update system on Android is really bad. And I'm mean why couldn't been separated from carriers and come straight from manufacture or Google. Oh well we never going to know that.

2. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

But there is one very important detail: The SM-J700T is not a Galaxy J7 2015 just like the others. It has 2 GB of RAM, while the rest only have 1.5 GB of RAM.

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