Downgrade to Android Marshmallow on a Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Normally I would not care about matters like this.  But what motivated me to do this was related to an app that was very useful while my phone was at version 6.01 (Marshmallow) of Android which stopped working after I updated to version 7 (Nougat).  This app is called PdaNet + for Android by JuneFabrics.  It provided me a Wi-Fi hotspot without the cost of a hotspot subscription from the wireless cell phone service provider.

If you are in the same boat as me, where an app stopped working after updating to Android 7 (Nougat), then this article is for you.

This article will show you how to downgrade to Marshmallow and restore functionality you need on your phone.

To do this, you’ll need the following:

This video from MrW0lf provides some visuals on how to do this; it assumes you’ve already installed the Samsung USB drivers or the Smart Switch program.


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