Solution to TouchPad not Working after updating Samsung J701F

Samsung J701f touch pad fix after updating to oreo

Updates are suppose to bring new features, security and make and overall give a better experience on a device. Updating the Samsung J7 NXT SM-J701 to Oreo brings a huge problem to the user. The touchpad stops working immediately after the update is complete. This is usually a nightmare to most users because the feel their newly updated device have just had a screen/touchpad problem which is kind of expensive to buy.
If you are a victim of this problem, follow the tutorial below for the solution.

What you need
Wired Mouse
Samsung USB drivers
Samsung J701F Touch pad fix file
Odin Flash Tool

Step 1: Enable OEM unlock and USB Debugging on phone
Since the touch pad of the device is not working, to enable OEM unlock and USB debugging, you will need USB OTG cable and USB wired Mouse.
- Connect the OTG cable to Samsung J701F then at the other end of the OTG cable, connect the USB mouse.
- Now you will see mouse icon on the device screen.
- Navigate to settings > about and click on build number 7 times to enable developers option
- Go back to setting and enter Developers options where you will enable usb debugging and OEM unlock.

Step 2: Flash Samsung J701F Touch pad fix file
Download and install Samsung USB drivers
Download Samsung Touch pad Fix file from the above link.
Download and extract odin flash tool from the link above and extract using winrar.
Launch Odin
Click on AP button then navigate and select J701F touch fix file.tar
Put phone into download mode by pressing Volume down + home + power button
Connect device to PC and Odin flash tool will detect it.
Click start button and wait for process to complete (do not disturb device until it completes)
When you see PASS, flashing is complete
Phone will reboot 

You can now enjoy your device with touch pad working perfectly
Hope this helps

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