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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...
::: drops microphone :::
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.