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Galaxy J7 (2016) updated to Android 8.1 Oreo in some countries

For the first time ever, Samsung has released a second major OS upgrade for a mainstream Galaxy J series phone. It has been known for a while that the Galaxy J7 (2016) would be getting Oreo, and it looks like the update has arrived in some countries in the last couple of days. Samsung’s official roadmap in the Samsung Members app says the update is scheduled for November, but the rollout may have begun in late October for some.

Galaxy J7 (2016) Oreo update not widely available yet

Complete Android Oreo firmware for the device seem to be unavailable at the moment, though. Smart Switch won’t say there’s an update, either, so it may just be available over the air. For now, it seems the Galaxy J7 (2016) Oreo update is out in some European countries. It’s unclear if the Galaxy J5 (2016) will also be updated to Oreo. If sales numbers are the major factor for Samsung bringing a second major upgrade to the J series phones, the update may only be released for the J7.

But nothing can be said for certain at the moment. The J7 (2016) Oreo update is based on Android 8.1 and comes with Samsung Experience 9.5. Its software version is J710FXXU5CRJ8. If you own the device, you can check of the update from the Settings » Software update menu on the phone. It will be around 1GB in size, so make sure to use a Wi-Fi connection for the download.

Have you received Oreo on your Galaxy J7 (2016)? If yes, do tell us what country you’re in and how the phone is running after the update.

galaxy j7 (2016) oreo update

  • Model: SM-J710F
  • Dimensions: 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1mm
  • Display: 5.5 "(139.5 mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 7880
  • Camera: 13 MP, CMOS F1.9

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sakshamgami
sakshamgami

Samsung should give an extra year of major updates to flagships also. Two years is very pity. Apple supports its products for 5+ years

rmbln01
rmbln01

Meanwhile, most of the Note9’s and other models are still stuck with September SU or even earlier.
Looks like their skipping OCT and NOV to make a big jump for OCTOBER 2025 Security Update 😂😂
Oh wait, 2025 is no longer covered by their 24-months Software Update Support policy.

dhdcw2018
dhdcw2018

I have J7 (2016) but I currently using J7 Pto (2017), in Philippines (SM-J710GN) already updated to 8.1 Oreo… it works fine just like the J7 Pro’s

deardevil
deardevil

i think if the phone has a decent hardware they should always push major updates because the phone will support

deardevil
deardevil

Update received in Portugal on Saturday and the phone works amazing, i only wish they put AOD on the J6 with this update.

yipad
yipad

There is A LOT of reports about screen not working after update…

Hcmnoy
Hcmnoy

A5 2016 gets not Oreo update but J7 2016 gets…
Nice job Samsung!
Next phone iPhone XI!

fcaroll
fcaroll

Guess how many major os updates has the A5 2016 already received… (and let’s not talk about s5 neo with same hardware stuck on marshmallow)

mada222
mada222

U can buy ipx from apple and Owning A5 2016 from Samsung. Nice s..t

mohmmef
mohmmef

If the Oreo update comes to j710f, it will be downloaded on the Sam Mobile website as soon as possible or it will not download

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

So this POS has a more up to date Samsung Experience than my S7? You can’t polish a turd, and they did manage to polish it. However, it’s still a turd! Haha

fcaroll
fcaroll

The only turd here is S7’s software performance (and anyone who laughs at things that are different or better or newer than his own)

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

S7 is a flagship, J7 2016 is clearly not. I guess S7 should have Samsung Experience 9.5 instead of 9.0, right? It has a much better processor and 4 GB of RAM, no task is too much for the S7. It still runs smooth, but if it can support Samsung Experience 9.5, WHY NOT? Same deal with A5 2017, which is actually newer than the POS J7 2016. Samsung seems to take more time updating low end phones than flagship and A series ones

Andrei603
Andrei603

Dude chill,even my S9+ is stuck on Samsung Experience 9.0. To be honest there is no difference between 9.0 and 9.5,sooo…

fcaroll
fcaroll

Definitely samsung should update s7 to at least 8.1, it’s definitely not because it’s not capable. No reason for laughing at J7, it just targets a different user. S7 software lags when opening the notification panel, it’s definitely not good software

ash55
ash55

Weird some J phone has a more updated software than a “flagship” of that.

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

Exactly, as I’m running Samsung Experience 9.0 here in my S7. Same deal for my mom’s A5 2017, which is newer than that crappy J7 2016…

npaunovic195
npaunovic195

My friend got Oreo in Serbia and I flashed russian firmware on mine. It is usually running pretty smooth but has some lag spikes here and there. Usually after few dayd of not restarting for some reason it becomes slower but after a restart everything gets resolved.

koltt27
koltt27

“For the first time ever, Samsung has released a second major OS upgrade for a Galaxy J series phone”

COME ON! IT WAS FOR J5 PRIME!

Andrei603
Andrei603

Then Samsung should give flagships 3 years of support meaning 3 major upgrades and after 1 year just for security patches just like it is now.

locarno
locarno

I think that J5 2016 won’t receive oreo because it already got latest samsung experience with Nougat.
J5 2016 = Nougat 7.1.1 with latest SE
J7 2016 = Nougat 7.0.0 with old UI

dhdcw2018
dhdcw2018

J5 Prime has already an update to Oreo