Update Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) to Android 9.0.1 Pie Havoc-OS ROM – Tutorial

Android 9.0.1 Pie based custom firmware Havoc-OS v2.5 ROM for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) is now available. Android 9.0.1 Pie is the successor of Android 8.0 Oreo. As you know, running latest version of Android offer you several additional functionality along with improved security. The smartphone’s hardware is capable enough to run the latest Android version which is Android 9.0.1 Pie. To update Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) to latest Android 9.0.1 Pie we will use Havoc-OS v2.5 ROM. This Havoc-OS v2.5 ROM is based on Android 9.0.1 Pie AOSP and comes with various customization.

Supported Devices:

  • SM-J710F
  • SM-J710FN
  • SM-J710GN
  • SM-J710MN
  • SM-J710K

Android 9.0 Pie comes with various new as well as improved features including, new gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness, improved security features, new Accessibility menu, new screenshot shortcut, easier screen rotation and many more. If you interested to update your Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) to Android 9.0.1 Pie base ROM Havoc-OS v2.5 then continue reading.


Related: Download Android 9.0.1 Pie crDroid ROM for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) with Guide

Havoc-OS custom ROM comes with various additional customization over regular Android 9.0 Pie AOSP based ROM. That’s why you may likee this feature rich custom ROM. You can find complete list of feature here.

Havoc-OS Android 9.0.x Pie Update Guide


How to Update Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) to Android 9.0.1 Pie via Havoc-OS v2.5


This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos). Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction is given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos). [Guide].

5. Your device have latest TWRP recovery 3.x or higher installed. You can read this guide: Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.1-0 on Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) – Easy Tutorial

If you have done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 9.0.1 Pie based Havoc-OS v2.5 ROM on Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos).

File Required (Download by clicking on it)

  1. Havoc-OS v2.5 ROM For Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) [Filename: Havoc-OS-v2.5-20190518-j7xelte-Official.zip]
  2. Oxygen Kernel[Filename: Oxygen-Kernel-j7xelte-v5.0.138-AOSP.zip]
  3. Google Apps [Filename: open_gapps-arm64-9.0.1-pico-20190110.zip] or any other Android 9.0.1 Pie GApps

Once you downloaded all required files, now read on for the tutorial part.

How to Install Android 9.0.1 Pie based Havoc-OS v2.5 ROM on Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos)

Step 1 : Connect your device to PC using the USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.

Step 2 : Disconnect USB and then turn off your Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos).

Step 3 : Boot into recovery mode. To do so, first turn off your Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) then press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button together. You can also boot into recovery without key combination.

twrp front

Step 4 : Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.

twrp backup option

Step 5 : Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.

twrp factory reset option


Step 6 : Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the Havoc-OS v2.5 Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add Oxygen Kernel and Gapps zip respectively. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.

twrp magisk install

Step 7 : When the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) and boot up into Android 9.0.1 Pie ROM Havoc-OS v2.5.

twrp reboot system

Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 9.0.1 Pie firmware based custom ROM Havoc-OS v2.5 is now installed and running on your Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos). You can root this ROM by following our guide: How to Root Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Exynos) with Magisk – Detail Guide


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