Install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM. Galaxy Core 2 G355H. Launched in June 2014, the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H has had a tremendous impact on Android users with its simple looks and decent features. Among the eye-catching specs is a 480-inch TFT screen with a 4.5 x-inch resolution and an 800 GHz quad-core processor with 1.2 GB of internal storage and 4 MB of RAM. If you were concerned about the camera, there were 768 megapixels from the main camera and 5 megapixels from the camera in front of the selfie. These specifications are not worth in the market today, but still this smartphone was in fierce competition with its competitors at the time.
Started with Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. But due to hardware discord, Samsung hasn’t released an official update since Android KitKat, which apparently disappointed most users. This is the time when third-party developers started to develop and develop nice and amazing custom ROMs based on the latest version of Android. Last time we came up with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. Taking this into account, we introduce the latest Android version, Android 7.0 Nougat-based custom ROM. Especially for Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H smartphone.
In this guide, we will walk you through a simple step-by-step procedure on how to update your Samsung Galaxy Core 7.0 with the latest Android 2 Nougat based custom ROM. Please note that this is not Samsung’s official firmware, but a third party unofficial custom ROM. After flashing this firmware, there are chances of encountering some bugs or issues. However, with the new updated version, all bugs and problems will be fixed. So, if you want to experience the amazing features of Android 355 Nougat on Samsung Galaxy Core 7.0 SM-G2H, then proceed with the actual tutorial below. ?
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This is an unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat Lookalike ROM and not the actual official firmware from Samsung. Flash at your own risk. It is recommended to implement each step correctly. Neither DroidThunder.com nor this ROM developer is responsible for any damage caused to the Galaxy Core 2 by referring to this manual.
This Android 7.0 Nougat ROM is compatible with: SM-G355H with Samsung Galaxy Core 2 model number . Flashing this ROM on other devices or variants can lead to unwanted results. Check your machine’s model number from: Menu -> Settings – > Phone Info before going further.
- Charge your Galaxy Core 60 to at least 2%. This is necessary because low battery power can interrupt the flashing process.
- Back up all your phone data and settings including moving contacts, installed apps, messages, call logs, notes, and more then move on. This is essential because everything is deleted in the last step of this flashing process.
- Backup EFS folder located in the system directory. This sensitive folder contains all mobile phone related information such as IMEI, wireless device MAC address, product code, etc. If your data is accidentally wiped out, your phone becomes completely obsolete and your carrier no longer recognizes it. To backup and restore EFS/IMEI data, please refer to the following article:
- Please check if the mobile USB driver is installed on your PC. You can install and install Samsung Kies, or you can install it manually from the link below.
- Make sure your Galaxy Core 2 is rooted.
- Also, you need to install a custom recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) before installing this ROM. See our step-by-step guide on how to root and install CWM recovery on Galaxy Core 2 G355H.
- Make sure you have enabled USB debugging mode on your phone. If not, please follow the path Menu -> Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging. If you can’t see developer options, go to: Tap 7 in Settings -> About Phone . Build number . Developer options will then appear in the Settings menu.
Let’s proceed with a real tutorial on how to install Android 2 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Core 7.0 smartphone.
Procedure to install Android 2 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Core 7.0:
Step 1: Download both package files (.zip) to a specific folder on your PC. Do not extract these compressed files.
Step 2: Now, connect your Galaxy Core 2 to your PC using a micro USB cable. Transfer both zip files on your phone’s internal memory. Then safely disconnect your phone from your PC.
Note: If you don’t have a PC, you can download the zip file directly from your phone.
Step 3: Now turn it off completely until your Galaxy Core 2 vibrates. Now you need to boot your phone into custom recovery mode. Long press to do that. Volume up + Home button (middle button) + Power button at the same time until your phone enters custom recovery mode
Note: Touch does not work in CWM recovery mode (if you have not installed Touch Recovery). So use it. Navigate up and down the volume keys and choose the home button for use .
When starting CWM recovery, it is recommended to first take a full backup of the current ROM you are using. This backup is called Nandroid backup, it is a backup of your phone’s entire operating system and it always helps in case of failure while the process is flashing or there are ROM problems. This way, you can easily restore previously saved ROMs.
See detailed article on taking Nandroid backup:
Step 4: To do a complete nandroid backup, go to the’Backup & Restore’ option in recovery mode using the volume key and select the’Backup’ option using the home button on the next screen. This will make a complete nandroid backup. See screenshot.
Step 5: Now, you need to erase data from the phone’s internal memory and cache the partition. To do the same, go to the’wipe data/factory reset’ option using the volume keys. Make a selection using the home button. On the next screen, tap the Enable option to start the wiping process. Similarly, go to the’wipe cache partition’ option to clear the cache.
Note: This step will erase the entire data on your phone’s internal memory, so be sure to complete a full backup of all your work before implementing this step.
Step 6: Go back to the main menu and select the Advanced option. On the next screen, select the Reboot Recovery option.
Wait for the phone to reboot into CWM recovery.
Step 7: With the volume key, you will be taken to the option’Install zip from SD card’. Make a selection using the home button. Then on the next screen, select the option’Choose mail from SD card’. This will show you all the files on your phone. So, go to the Deodex_G355HXXU0AOB1 zip file you copied earlier and select it using the home button. On the next screen, choose the’Yes’ option to start the process.
Step 8: Once the installation is successful, go back to the main menu in the same way you installed the Deodex .zip file and install the .zip file from Nougat ROM.
Step 9: Now wipe the data and cache partition again as in step 5.
Note: These steps will help you troubleshoot the boot loop.
Step 10: Everything is done here. Restart your Galaxy Core 2 G355H by selecting the’Reboot system now’ option in recovery mode. The first boot takes more time to start up than usual. But don’t worry if the hooded boots are normal.
If you are not satisfied with this ROM and want to install the official Samsung firmware, please refer to the following guide:
Please refer to our guide to install Android 355 Lollipop on Galaxy Core 5.0.2 SM-G2H.
Got it! All new Android 7.0 Nougat ROM has been successfully installed on the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H smartphone. Go Menu -> Settings -> Check things like phone info . Enjoy all the latest Android 7.0 Nougat features with this ROM. Also, don’t forget to share your views and experiences after use.
If you run into any difficulties during the process as usual, let us know using the comments section. It will be a pleasure to help you guys. Until then, keep Smile and Peace. ✌