Galaxy J7 Pro is Samsung‘s mid-range smartphone and was released in June 2017. Since it runs Android, trying anything custom was inevitable. When it comes to installing custom ROMS, custom recoveries and MODs, there is a high possibility that something would go wrong. If that has been the case and you have ended up with a bricked device, we might be able to help you. In this guide, we will help you unbrick Galaxy J7 Pro and install stock firmware on it. This way, you will not only be able to unbrick your device but also fix the issues that came along with the custom things. Even though the manufacturers clearly prohibits trying any custom and that it would void the warranty, most of the Android users go for it anyways.
It is the customization that most of the users risk everything, and this has always been the strong point of Android-powered devices. However, now that you have ended up with a bricked device, it is time you revert back to the stock firmware. You can easily unbrick Galaxy J7 Pro and install stock firmware and for your ease, we have listed all the necessary instructions. Before proceeding, note that if you had a custom ROM installed prior to the mishap, installing stock firmware will wipe everything. This includes recoveries and downloaded files as well.
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Provided method and Files are only for Galaxy J7 Pro. Do not try on any other device.
- Backup your data including pictures, contacts, and files.
- Charge the device to at least 60% to avoid any accidental shutdowns.
- Check the model number of your device, go to Settings > About Phone > Model number.
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging. To do so;
- Navigate to Settings > About Device.
- Tap the number 7 times. It will enable developer options.
- Head back to Settings > Developer Options.
- Tap on OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging to enable.
How to Unbrick Galaxy J7 Pro and Install Stock Firmware
- Extract the stock firmware package, it should have a file with .md5 extension.
- Extract and install Odin.
- Once installed, launch Odin.
- Turn Off your Galaxy J7 Pro and reboot it into Download mode. To do so;
- Press and Hold Home + Volume Down + Power keys for few seconds.
- Then, press Volume Up key to continue.
- Now connect your Galaxy J7 Pro to PC running Odin.
- Upon recognizing the device, Odin will show the message Added in the log box.
- To load the stock firmware file in Odin, click on the AP button and select the firmware (.md5) file that you extracted in step 1.
- Under the options tab, make sure Re-partition option is unchecked. If so, click on Start button.
- When the flash process completes, you will see PASS message above the ID:COM port.
- That’s it.
Since you didn’t uncheck the Auto Reboot option, your Device will reboot. When it does, you will have an unbricked Galaxy J7 with stock firmware installed. If you have questions, let us know in the comments.