Galaxy S7 Nougat update for Telus??

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Connector

Again Telus has updated their Software Update Schedule page and still no mention of 7.0 for the S7 and S7 Edge.  Most other Canadian carriers, including 2 of the Big 3, have already released the update (Bell/Virgin, SaskTel, Freedom, Eastlink) or have provided a target release date (Rogers).  Come on Telus, at least tell us something.  I'd prefer to get the update straight from Telus but may just cave and flash firmware from one of the other carriers or change my CSC to force an update like some users have.  Thanks for the wonderful customer service Telus...

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Connector
yawn. since freedom has 7.0 rolling out change your csc from telus to freedom get the update then change it back to telus done. zzzzzzzzz there no warranties broken no rooting. either do it or wait I just hand gifted you how to get it easy and fast.

::: drops microphone :::
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Neighbour
I'm a newbie. How do I change the CSC?
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Connector

Telus representative said over the phone that they didn't get the Nougat from Samsung because they don't want it. They said it's full of bugs on Pixel and Nexus 6 phones so they will not launch the update on GS7/GS7 Edge.

So we have only 3 options to get the long expected update

1. Flash it with Odin

2. Change the CSC and force the update from another carriers or

3. Change the carrier (Telus)

Looks like Telus is skipping the Nougat update.

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Resident

ARGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH   this is ridiculous. I have talked to the them also they say its coming. This lack of information is getting to me.

 

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Connector

Big question is,

why Telus don't update the schedule page to coming soon or something, why we wonder in the dark not knowing is nougat coming or no and approximately when? Would that be hard? Why Telus, why?

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Neighbour

Can you pm me where you got the firmware you used to flash with?  Or direct me in the right direction?

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Neighbour

I would HIGHLY recommend against this. If you don't know what you're doing, you risk voiding your warranty.

 

See inside the S7 (and many other phones) there is a small memory chip that can be written on only once. Samsung calls it Knox but Motorola has one too. If you flash the wrong software you risk tripping that switch. There's no going back after that and your warranty will be void. It won't necessarily damage your phone but it can if you flash the wrong software.

 

Although I understand being impatient for the next release (it is 7 bloody months late) I'm still waiting for it and I've flashed phones before. But I just don't think it's worth risking your phone's warranty or flashing shady firmware for this. Heaven comes to he who waits! Now whether Nougat is heaven or not is another story.

 

Also, don't listen to the people you call. There's no way in hell Telus is going to watch all its competitors release a software and not do it too (at least not on a high end phone). My guess is they have no idea what they're talking about in that regards.

 

It's a real shame Telus is keeping us in the dark though. Giving us an approximate date or a reason for it being delayed so much would be good customer service. 

 

That's just my two cents.

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Resident
I got impatient and flashed my S7 edge using Odin. Was easy, just had to reinstall my apps. Just search for S7 edge firmware and give it a couple of hours to download and you need Windows. Still has Telus bloatware funny enoigh even though I used the Bell firmware.
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Resident
Forgot to mention that Knox is intact.
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Connector
I suspect the software is somehow tied in with the CSC. I too got impatient and switched my CSC to Bell and got the OTA. It had the Bell apps installed and as when I used the *#272*IMEI# trick to reset to TLS it rebooted and had the Telus apps.
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I followed the CSC switch trick to spoof a Bell phone and downloaded their OTA directly and then switched back to Telus. No Knox trip and a totally legit update.

I’d give one caveat that I wasn’t aware of. The CSC switch will wipe your phone so be prepared to reinstall your apps.
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Neighbour

I just wanted to warn a user who admittedly didn't know what he was doing about the risks. But I'm glad it worked out for you guys! 🙂

 

That said I'm a little off on certain details about build numbers and model numbers. See, even if model numbers match (SM-G930W8) the build number and CSC do not. 

 

Bell's PDA is G930W8VLU2BQB6 and its CSC is G930W8OYA2BQB6 whereas Telus' PDA is G930W8VLU2APK3 and its CSC is G930W8OYA2APK3. I don't know if this could cause an issue with the device.

 

Also, once you've updated to the Bell version, will you have to switch to Bell for each update?

 

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Neighbour

Just go to Samsmobile sign up for an account go to firmware and search, i have bell 7.0 running on my s7 edge make sure to use samsung switch and do a backup then odin3 make sure to use odin3_v3.12.5,

do not waste your time with telus as soon as my contract is up see yea im heading over to bell as they seem to up to date on the roll outs 

so you just lost a 24years of loyal service telus see ya. 

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Resident

Yep time to switch companies for sure. Looking at Bell Plans had a phone with them and never had this much trouble getting an answer from a company. Telus does not have a ounce of respect for its customers, still no update date while the rest of the companies have rolled it out or have a date.  

 

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Neighbour

I too will be switching to bell or someone else when my contract is over.  And I probably will be looking at the google phones and getting rid of samsung and its bloatware.  

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Resident
The update is available now. My Telus S7 just completed the Nouget 7.0 update at 1000 mountian time.
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Neighbour

Yup me too! It's updating as I'm typing!

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Neighbour
Pretty sad telus
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Neighbour

Why is it sad? We're getting it at the same time as Rogers.

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Connector

The communication with the costumers are sad. The update schedule on a web is sad. I think this is what he was referring.

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Connector

After upgrading the S7 edge to the Nougat 7.0. 

Do you guys still have the tethering icon for the quick setting?  Mine is missing. 

I can't find any way to add it there, can only do it the hard way, settings->connections->Mobile hotspot and tethering

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Samsung removed system ui tuner so you cannot add a quick icon you have to do it the long way
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Rockstar

Wow, if the delivery speed of a software update is the main qualifier to your choice of service provider, you have super-low standards and you'll fit better with Bell or Rogers. Telus won't miss you. 

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Well, considering that includes the frequency with which they release security updates (nothing between November and March); yeah, it's a pretty big deal for since people and businesses. They're not just toys for sending **bleep** pics.
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Rockstar

I use my devices for business. I'm not bothered. My devices are secure. OS updates are not the only way to secure your devices.

 

Then I forgot to add: when actual security is at risk, as with Stagefright, Samsung and Telus get patches out very quickly. Security updates in OS upgrades are not of paramount importance.

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Connector
Go to Google play store and download the app power toggles this will give you all the options you want including data on off or hotspot etc
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Friendly Neighbour
to restore data toggle and hotspotfrom your quick panel on nougat, follow these steps - https://forum.xda-developers.com/s7-edge/help/mobile-data-toggle-t3335979