Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Nougat updates roll out through Bell, SaskTel, Freedom and Eastlink [Update]

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  • John

    Just checked. Ready for download on my S7 Edge (in NL)

  • h2oflyer

    Not fair…Rogers was supposed to be first.

    • gremlin0007

      lol, the classic Roger’s bait and switch. Rogers is NEVER first (been with them for over 15 years)

    • bcsc

      Never. In fact, they are historically dead last.

    • h2oflyer

      It was intended as a humorous post…..Pulling a Samsung… leaked date and late delivery.

    • AJ

      While I won’t try to defend Rogers being late, in their defence, Rogers has to test few more things on their rom like WiFi calling and VoLTE, and make sure handoff between them is seamless.

    • Quitcherbitchin, Telus hasn’t so much as hinted which quarter we’ll even see a security patch. Grrr

  • Mike

    Rolling out to Wind (Freedom) now!

    • Rose Behar

      Cool! To the S7 or S7 Edge?

    • Mike

      S7 Edge

    • I just checked for the update on my S7 on Freedom Mobile and got the update too. Downloading right now.

  • Ipse

    Can you guys please post your battery life experience AFTER the upgrade? I’m very happy with MM+ Greenify ( which essentially brings aggressive doze to MM) and despite the need for security patches, I’d rather not mess with that. Thanks.

    • h2oflyer

      I guess we’ll have to wait at least a week for those guys to get a realistic handle on battery life.

    • Garrett Cooper

      So you have an S7 or S7e? What kind of battery life/SOT are you getting currently?

    • Ipse

      In powersave mode I get 10-11 hrs screen time. Otherwise, 7-8hrs.
      Standby is not relevant as it’s not what phones are meant for.
      Oh, it’s the S7Edge.

  • Sam Wiggans

    Got it on my S7 Edge

  • C.L. E.

    I have the S7 Edge with Rogers and I will wait patiently for 7.0 but what I would really like is a security update past November LOL…

    • Creaulx

      Carriers in this country are a goddamned joke.

    • Techguru86

      Than buy the DTEK60, already on the March update for mine

  • Jonah Emery

    Cough… cough…. Telus. Actually I’m waiting for S6 Edge upgrade.

  • LeTricolore

    If the S7 is anything like the S6, you could just download the Bell firmware update and install it to your Rogers or whatever phone. There are plenty of guides out there if you’re impatient with updates like some people (raises hand) tend to be.

    edit: but just to mention, I don’t own an S7, and have no idea if the firmware for the S7 on Bell is the same as the S7 on Rogers. It is for the S6, though.

    • Eluder

      It is the same, and it’s very easy to do so without any hacks, it’s just a matter of backing up your devices since it will wipe your phone.

    • LeTricolore

      If you’re just installing the firmware using Odin, it won’t wipe anything. If you’re changing your CSC to get the update pushed, then I think your data is wiped.

    • AJ

      It’s not really the same with S7, Rogers for instance support Wi-Fi calling & VoLTE which Bell doesn’t.

    • LeTricolore

      This was the case for the S6 and the firmware was still the same, though. Again, not saying it is for the S7. I don’t want anyone damaging their phone because they read that some random person on mobilesyrup said to do something aha

    • Felipe V.

      I updated my Rogers GS7e to Nougat using Freedom CSC and changed back to Rogers CSC. Wi-Fi calling & VoLTE is working.

    • AJ

      Thanks, I’ll try that.

  • Mark

    Was hoping Telus would be the first to roll this out but given they haven’t even listed anything about this on their Software Update Schedule page I’m guessing they will be the last, sadly.

  • Eric M.

    Nice nice nice, so just used a good old hack to change the phone carrier vendor and now updating to Nougat on my Fido GS7 Edge, I’ll switch back to Fido afterwards and see how it works. 🙂

    • Eric M.

      All done and working fine on Fido now.

  • Azreik

    Got it on my Bell S7 this morning in Halifax. My buddy also got it on his S7 Edge too.

  • Roger

    I am having second thoughts about getting this update on my wife’s S7e. People don’t seem to like the changes to the settings menu. It’s downloading now.

  • Veroon Ruiz Churaman

    Downloading now bell Toronto

  • Emilio

    Downloading on my Virgin S7 in the Toronto area!

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    Any news from QC local carrier Videotron?

  • samfisher

    What about telus?

  • harshbuster

    Bell S7 downloading now.

  • banana boy 21//

    Woah woah woah…wat about telus????

  • Brendan S

    Upgrade a few hours ago. Already seeing a increase in battery life 🙂

    • h2oflyer

      Really…You are seeing an increase in battery life after 2 hrs…How are you measuring this ?

  • Badara Drame

    Bell S7 Edge downloading now man i’ve been waiting for this

  • Sunny Moon

    On Rogers but bought the phone from a friend who had it on Bell and I just received Nougat on my phone.

  • h2oflyer

    How is everyone liking or disliking Nougat?

    • Guillaume Gagnon

      Very pretty but battery took about 15% hit at the end of the day

  • Sophia

    Got mine as well!

  • Felix

    Anyone know how to get a quick data on off switch? So many steps to turn data off/on

    • Guillaume Gagnon

      Seems like they took it off

  • Justin

    I’m with bell and i check everyday..Still no update for me . Why ?

  • Canuck5x6

    Not sure which carrier this falls under. I’m a former Bell customer now unlocked and on Koodo. I got the notice yesterday afternoon, update last last night. Used Samsung Smart Switch to back up my data to SDCard (handy side use for that app). Update went very smoothly and all data was retained, no issues to this point.

    Too early to judge battery life yet, but a reminder that the Nougat update changes resolution from 2k to 1080p by default, so we’ll need to switch that back for a fair battery comparison. Settings->Display->Screen Resolution

    • h2oflyer

      Thanks for the resolution tip.

      Very interesting. Didn’t know that about Nougat. Love my super bright 2K Amoled screen in bright sunlight, especially when boating and definately don’t want to lose that.

      Is this a Nougat or Samsung feature?

  • h2oflyer

    OK everyone has their update. Where are all the comments praising Nougat.

  • h2oflyer

    Thanks for the the links. I’ve been reading just about everything I can find on this update and it’s a mixed bag.regarding battery life.
    Repair patches will supposedly fix the problem.

    From what I’ve read a factory reset or, at minimum, a cache wipe seems to correct the battery drain.

    I’m still waiting on the Roger’s update and hopefully it includes the majic repair patches.

  • whatever95

    What about Telus?

    • whatever95

      Now available!

  • XY

    Fido s7 edge downloading update as I type this.

  • Guillaume Gagnon
  • Yogesh Gahlot

    Not a very good update, a bit sluggish but I am willing to compromise. At least now I have my Note 7’s features (not all). I just changed the animation scaling and things look better now. At least didn’t have to wait long as I did for S6’s marshmallow update. Cheers!

    • Guillaume Gagnon

      A factory reset after backing things up with smartswitch is mandatory! After that, my s7 edge feels so smooth and quick!

    • Paul Lefebvre

      How has the battery life been since the update?

    • Guillaume Gagnon

      Sadly, about 15% less than before after a typical day for me.

    • Paul Lefebvre

      Did you wipe your phone after the upgrade?

    • Guillaume Gagnon

      Yes, I did a factory reset and and cleared the cache partition in the bootloader. I even installed all my apps from the playstore again instead of using the smartswitch backup,,,

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  • Jeremy Blackwell

    Fido S7 edge updating now

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  • Deshawnda Marable

    When will cricket carriers get the nougat 7.0 update