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How to Fix Galaxy S7 Black Screen Error After Nougat Update

How to Fix Galaxy S7 Black Screen Error After Nougat Update

It’s been more than a year since Samsung launched one of its most successful devices, Galaxy S7. Having high-end specs and Edgy screens it is still hard to beat and is recommended by many. Like all Samsung’s flagships, it runs Android operating system. Even though at the time of release, Galaxy S7 had Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow but over the time it has been updated. Despite being one of the most successful devices, Galaxy S7 couldn’t run from the troubles. In this guide, we will address one of the very common issues that many Galaxy S7 users are facing nowadays. After the release of Galaxy S8, Samsung started rolling out Android Nougat updates to Galaxy S7 users and that’s where the problem comes from. Some users have reported Galaxy S7 Black Screen error after Nougat update.

Well, black screen error isn’t a new thing when it comes to Samsung’s Galaxy series. Two very similar errors have also been reported in the past few weeks, namely unresponsive display and black screen of death. According to users, after the latest Android Naugat update when they restart their smartphones, they just go unresponsive despite being on. One thing’s for sure, the problem lies with the firmware rather than in the screen. Therefore, you must narrow your focus to the firmware related solutions. Since you have recently updated your Galaxy S7, there are fair chances that the firmware hasn’t been installed correctly.

Also Read: How to Fix Galaxy S6 Microphone Issues

Other than firmware, third-party apps could be the reason behind Galaxy S7 Black Screen error after Nougat update. Here, we have listed every possible solution that could work at the moment and will try to help you resolve the problem.

Fix Galaxy S7 Black Screen Error After Nougat Update

Before we get to the possible solutions if the screen of your Galaxy S7 has gone blue and isn’t responding, it’s a different thing and you can fix that easily using this guide.

Charge Galaxy S7

It might sound absurd but for many, it worked. Use the original charger and charge the Galaxy S7 for few minutes. Now check if the screen is responding. No luck? try the methods given below. In case the fast charging isn’t working, use this guide and fix Galaxy S7 charging.

Boot in Safe Mode

In Safe mode, only pre-installed apps work. This will allow you to check if it’s the third-party app that is causing the issue or something else. To boot in Safe Mode;

  1. Turn Off your Galaxy S7.
  2. Press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the phone restarts press Volume Down key. This will boot the device in Safe Mode.

Factory Reset Galaxy S7

  1. Turn Off your Galaxy S7.
  2. Now Press and Hold Power + Volume Up + Home keys at the same time until Android logo appears on the screen.
  3. When it does, let go of the keys.
  4. Here, use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate to the wipe data/factory reset option.
  5. Use the Power key to select the option.
  6. You will be asked to confirm. Again use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate and Power to select Yes- delete all user data.
  7. Then use the Power key to select Reboot system now.


You must use all the other methods before going for the factory reset as it will wipe the data store on your device.

In case you have questions, let us know in the comments.


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