Finally after a long wait, Galaxy Tab S3 started getting Android 8.0 update. Earlier today, Galaxy Tab S3 started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo, starting from UK the official Oreo update hitting the Galaxy Tab S3 units in the region as build T820XXU1BRE2 that weighs around 1.3GB and brings latest security patches and a bunch Oreo goodies and new features. We have mentioned the complete process to download and install official Android 8.0 Oreo update on Galaxy Tab S3.
Once you install the Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on Galaxy Tab S3, you’ll be able to access the major Oreo features like Picture In Picture mode, revamped notifications shade, quick rep, better control on apps including that includes Snooze Individual Notifications, improved battery mode, autofill script, updated security patches and more. The Android 8.0 Oreo T820XXU1BRE2 firmware can be updated via Kies as well, but we recommend you try the OTA update first, go to Settings > About device > Check software updates.
Note: We have posted the same tutorial for the other Galaxy devices so the process remains the same because it has nothing to do with the change build number or Android version, all you need is an Odin tool along the firmware tar and a PC with latest Samsung USB drivers installed on it.
You can also install stock Android 8.0 Oreo T820XXU1BRE2 firmware on Galaxy Tab S3 using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Android version: Android 8.0 Oreo
Build Number: T820XXU1BRE2
Android Security Patch Level: 1 April 2018
Download Stock Oreo T820XXU1BRE2 OTA for Galaxy Tab S3
Your device should be charged 70% at minimum to avoid shutting down during the process.
Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB debugging
Back up your important data.
Download Odin tool 3.12.3 from this link
Download the latest USB drivers for Samsung from this link and then install them on PC.
Process to install Android 8.0 Oreo T820XXU1BRE2 update on Galaxy Tab S3
It’s the device to turn off your device completely.
Now boot your Galaxy Tab S3 into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide
Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update stock Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on Galaxy Tab S3 via Odin.
That’s it! If this guide helped you, please share it with others, Thank You.