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Android 6.0 update is now available to Samsung Galaxy J7 users living in India.

For months India J7 owners had wondered when they’d be getting the Marshmallow on their Samsung devices when the leading Samsung phones around them were already getting their update. Galaxy J7 devices were sold in South Korea and U.S. already had the 6.0 software installed.

J7 models released in markets like India had the Android 5.1 Lollipop pre-installed, which meant users were forced to wait before they could partake in the features that Marshmallow offered.

The update for Galaxy J7 phones began July 21, meaning users will get it through the over-the-air connection. And, if they don’t want to wait, they can manually look to see if the update is on their phone. They’ll need to get into the phone’s Settings, and choose the “About Device” and tap on “Download Updates Manually”. If it’s available, the phone will begin downloading it immediately.


The build number for the update is J710FXXU1APG. With the download, people can upgrade their device’s security patch for the July 1 update. This is a bit of surprise since Google offered a July 5 security patch, which should be available relatively soon to J7 owners.

Before users download the Marshmallow, they need to make sure their phone has plenty of space to handle the more than 250MB update. They also need to have a stable Internet connection (Wi-Fi is preferable). They also need to ensure the phone is more than 50 percent charged. Users need to all this to ensure the download and install are done, so the phone doesn’t become bricked.