How to Install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Update (SM-T820/T825)

How to Install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Update

Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 users in the UK. You can now download and manually install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo update right now!

With Android P already approaching the scene, OEMs are now gearing in quickly for the Oreo update on their supported devices. After the official release for Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8, Samsung finally turned over to the rest of the lineup that was earlier speculated to receive the update. Android Oreo for Galaxy Tab S3 not only brings the latest features on the slate but also the latest security patches. According to Sammobile, the update is rolling out over-the-air to the users in the UK. The rest of the regions are yet to follow. So, if you’ve not yet received the OTA or if your phone belongs to a different region, then follow the steps below to manually install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo update.

How to Install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Update

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Guide to Install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Update (SM-T820 and SM-T825)

Samsung UK has been on its toes, as it was also the first on to roll out the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Android Oreo update. The new firmware is available for both the WiFi (SM-T820) and LTE (SM-T825) models with build number T820XXU1BRE2 and T825XXU1BRE2, respectively. The tablet initially came with Android 7.0 Nougat when it was first launched. And after almost over a year of patience, the users can now upgrade their device to the latest Android iteration.

Before you even install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo update, let us have a look at the new features that you could expect from it.

The new software version brings all the standard Android 8.0 Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture mode, Autofill API, notification channels, adaptive icons, and more. On top of that, there are several new features exclusive to Samsung Experience 9.0 such as Dual Messenger, lists view in Recent Apps, improved keyboard, new emojis/stickers, custom folder colors and much more. Apart from the visual and functional changes that we just mentioned, the update comes with April 2018 security patches. To add, the Galaxy Tab S3 now supports Dolby Atmos as well.

The process to manually install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is pretty simple. All you have to do is grab the firmware package and flash it using the Odin tool.

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Prerequisites

  • Take a full backup of your personal data, including the storage. You can also follow our  Android backup guide for the same.
  • Charge the tablet to at least 60% battery level to avoid any shutdowns during the process.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on the PC.
  • Download Odin v3.13.1 tool and extract the ZIP on the PC.
  • Make sure to close Kies software before you follow the instructions.

Please ensure to fulfill all the requirements stated above before you install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Update.

Download Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Firmware

SM-T820 (WiFi): Link

SM-T825 (LTE): Link

How to Install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Update?

  1. Download the Oreo firmware file for the tablet.
  2. Next, extract the downloaded ZIP on the PC.
  3. Power off the Galaxy Tab S3 completely.
  4. Hold the Volume Down, Home, and Power button simultaneously to boot into Download Mode.
  5. On the warning screen, press the Volume Up key.
  6. Connect the Tab S3 to the PC using the USB cable.
  7. Open the folder where Odin tool is present and double-click on the ‘Odin3 v3.13.1.exe’ file.
  8. The ‘ID:COM’ port on the Odin tool window should light up.
  9. Click on the ‘BL’ button and select the firmware file starting with ‘BL_’.
    Install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Update using Odin
  10. Repeat the same and select the firmware files for ‘AP’, ‘CP’, and ‘CSC’.
    • Note: Choose the ‘HOME_CSC’ file to preserve the data on your tablet.
  11. Once everything is selected, hit the ‘Start’ button to install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo update.

For more detailed instructions, you can also follow our guide on how to flash stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices using Odin.

The flashing process will take a few minutes to complete, so leave the device undisturbed. In case the process doesn’t finish correctly, simply reboot your tablet in Download Mode and repeat the steps. When complete, the Galaxy Tab S3 will automatically boot into the upgraded OS. You may need to set up the device by following the on-screen instructions. Once done, go ahead and start exploring the new features that you just got.

We are not sure of when Samsung will rollout Android 8.1 Oreo, which adds even more features and improvements over the predecessor. So, this was our guide on how to install Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo Update. If you have got any queries regarding the update process, please leave a comment below.

Comments

  1. And my what an Update it is! Tab S3 running like a whole new beast! Just got ROOT and Recovery last night, or should i say a way to make the old Nougat Root and Recovery Files work for Oreo

    1. Yeah, the Oreo update brings some really good features and more efficiency to the device. I will soon be updating the rooting guide with the Oreo-supported root package and TWRP.

      Enjoy the update!

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