Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro September 2019 security update brings new bootloader

Despite being one of the largest Android smartphone makers in the world, Samsung is not at all different from the other Asian OEMs in terms of crazy naming scheme. Sometimes their versioning system works by incrementing the numeral (like Galaxy Note series), but you can also find the year as a parameter too.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017): You can find an almost identical tablet with 2018 tag on it

This is exact reason why you can locate Galaxy J7 back in 2015 as well as in 2017. The Korean OEM is making it absolutely impossible for end users to keep track of the models.

Moreover, the region specific variants are here to spice up the game. Allow me to give you an example: the international Galaxy J7 (2017) is internally having the model number of SM-J730F. Guess what? The ‘Pro’ variant of the same phone carries the exact same tag in some regions.

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Galaxy J7 Pro (2017)

Both the regular Galaxy J7 and J7 Pro are powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7870 octa core SoC. As per the typical norm of 2017, they feature a capacitive fingerprint scanner (front-mounted), single 13 MP primary shooter and another 13 MP selfie camera housed inside the upper (gigantic) bezel.

When it comes to software, the phones were launched with Samsung Experience flavored Android Nougat out of the box. Samsung delivered Android Pie update in the form of One UI OTA, which should be last major version update for the phone duo.

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Leaked build of Android 10 based One UI 2.0 on Samsung Galaxy S10+, but it might not come to Galaxy J7/J7 Pro

Samsung pushed the August security patch to Galaxy J7 Pro during the mid of last month. After scanning the update servers, it looks like the continental American variant of the phone (SM-J730G/GM) is ready to receive the September patches.

In case of the Brazilian version of Galaxy J7 Pro (SM-J730G), the phone will get J730GUBS7CSI1 update on top of J730GUBS6CSG1 build (July patch). The Mexican model (SM-J730GM), on the other hand, will be blessed with J730GMUBS6CSG2 to J730GMUBS7CSI1 incremental OTA.

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You can use Frija to download the update(s) for manual flashing

Samsung has yet to update their internal tracking pages, thus we are unable to provide a proper changelog. Nonetheless, this month’s OTA brings a new bootloader (v7) for Galaxy J7 Pro. You know what it means – you can’t rollback to an older build after installing the update.

Have you already received the update prompt on your phones? Let us know by commenting below.

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Kingshuk De

I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.