I downloaded the new update this morning and started the install on my galazy S7 it is now 9 HOURS LATER and it is still installing !! whats going on with this thing my phone is now useless can't do anything with it !!!
I have recieved automatically the latest build of android 8.0.0 oreo and allowed to install it on my Galaxy s7. Unfortunately the update failed and at the start screnn, blinking SAMUSNG logo it hung. I let it working for about 2h but nothing changed. So had to restart the phone. Used firmware menu. First of all cleared cache and rebooted, didn't help. Then iped out to factory settings and then started. Unfortunately I lost some private data. Be careful before update to 8.0
Additionally I can't pair my Gear S3 frontier with the phone? (obviously had to alos reset the gear s3).
I downloaded it via wifi, that completed in less than a min.
it's the installing that is the problem it's been installing for the last 9 hours, every now and then it will say
"android is starting optimising 55 app of 55" then it carry's on installing again.
Did as you said, the phone went off then the new battery display came on, then it went off, it then came back on again and went through the process of starting up but then it stay on the samsung writing flashing on and off, then it went to android starting optimising app 55 of 55 then it went to installing aplications then back to the flashing samsung writing again, which it then starts all over again, so no change unfortunately.
So much of a coincidence it's hard to believe.
Exactly the same bricked S7 after the Oreo update and also have a 30 mile trip to the nearest Samsung Support Centre