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How to Upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat without Losing Data

2016-08-25 16:19:09 Posted by Abby Haines to Android Data Recovery

Summary:
Google's Android 7.0 Nougat is begin rolling out and available for download via OTA or factory image. Do you want to update to Android 7.0 Nougat to enjoy all the new features as soon as possible? Here we show you how to get the new update and recover deleted or lost files after Android 7.0 Nougat update. You can try this guide to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat from 6.0 Marshmallow or other Android previous versions without losing data.

Two ways to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat

Upgrade Android 6.0 Marshmallow to 7.0 Nougat via OTA

1. Open "Settings" on your Android phone.

2. Find "About phone" option under "Settings", tap "Software update" to check for the latest version of Android. This step is critical, and you must update your phone to the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow before updating to Android 7.0 Nougat, which means you need to be running Android 6.0 or higher to update to Android 7.0 seamlessly.

3. Once downloaded, your phone will reset and update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat by flashing a factory image

Download Android 7.0 Nougat

You can easily get the Android 7.0 Nougat system image by clicking the new update with download link we offer above. And then try to install Android 7.0 Nougat by flashing the factory image. Here you should take 3 steps: 

Step 1. Get the latest fastboot tool

The first step to flash a device using Android 7.0 Nougat system images is to have a portion of Android SDK and fastboot tool installed on your computer. You can get them from the platform-tools/ directory in the Android SDK. Be sure that you have the latest version of the Android SDK Platform-tools. 

Step 2. Make sure that your phone is ready for flashing

Enable developer settings and USB debugging

Backup your device and data

Downloading and installing Android 7.0 Nougat by flashing a factory image will erase all data on the device. So, please back up your device and important data to your Google Account or PC before proceeding. 

Unlock your bootloader

1. Turn off your phone or tablet. Hold down the power button and the volume down button.
2. On your computer, open Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac). Navigate to folder with Platform tools.
3. On your computer, type: ./fastboot flashing unlock in a terminal or command prompt.
4. Press volume up button and the power button on your device to confirm bootloader unlock.
5. On your computer, type: ./fastboot reboot

Step 3. Flash the Android 7.0 Nougat system image

1. Extract the Android 7.0 Nougat system image file you have downloaded in your Platform tools folder.
2. Put your phone into bootloader mode and plug it into your computer.
3. Open Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac). Navigate to folder with Platform tools.
4. On the command line, type:./adb devices to ensure your phone is seen by your computer.
5. Type the flash-all command. On Windows, that will be flash-all.bat On Mac, that will be flash-all.sh.

How to recover deleted files after Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade

Both of the two methods can help you successfully download and install Android 7.0 Nougat on your phone or tablet. And if something goes wrong and eventually causes data loss issues during the update process, please don’t worry! You can try EaseUS Android data recovery software to scan your device to find and retrieve all the lost files after Android 7.0 Nougat update easily and effectively. 

Step 1. Connect Android Phone to a Windows computer.

Step 2. Run EaseUS Android data recovery software to scan for all the lost data files on Android.

Step 3. After the scan, preview and selectively recover data after Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Selectively recover data after Android 7.0 Nougat update