BREAKING: Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out now

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It’s a good day for Galaxy Tab S3 owners, at least in the United Kingdom, as the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the tablet is now rolling out in the country. Samsung UK seems to be on a roll, as it was the first to release Oreo for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge as well. At the moment, only the Wi-Fi variant of the Galaxy Tab S3 (model number SM-T820) seems to be receiving the update, and it may be a while before the LTE-equipped model joins the party, depending on how quickly Samsung is able to obtain the necessary certifications. The update is available for both the Wi-Fi and LTE models (SM-T820 and SM-T825).

Galaxy Tab S3 Oreo update rolling out

The build number for the first Galaxy Tab S3 Oreo release is T820XXU1BRE2; it comes with the April 2018 security patch and the firmware for the Wi-Fi model is available for download from our database. The update should also be available over the air, and you can see if that is the case by opening the Settings app, going into the Software update menu, and tapping Download updates manually. As far as new features are concerned, the Galaxy Tab S3 should be getting most of the Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 functionality seen on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, and you can check out our extensive coverage of everything for more details. [Update: The Galaxy Tab S3 gets Dolby Atmos support as well, as confirmed by one of our Twitter followers.]

As usual, it will be a few weeks before the Oreo update expands to other markets, though it shouldn’t take too long if Samsung treats the Galaxy Tab S3 as a flagship device, as it’s supposed to be. Hopefully, every Galaxy Tab S3 will be running Oreo before Samsung makes the Galaxy Tab S4 official. If you have downloaded the update already, let us know how it’s running for you, and if you are seeing the update in another country, do mention that as well so others can be apprised of its availability.

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aburns7487
3 days 11 hours ago
aburns7487
I have US wifi model. I flashed the UK version. The steps I took are as follows. In current version go into developer options and unlock. Then download latest odin (3.13.3 i think was the version). Download the UK andriod 8.0 (free takes a few hours), extract it. Go into your tablet and wipe data and cache, then go to download mode. Open odin(only need BL & AP), then run odin. Set up was no problem. If you dont wipe data, you might get a boot loop(i had to redown load the us cellular south 7.0 then redo, because i… Read more »
3 days 10 hours ago
mito88

[email protected][email protected]!!! it worked here!!!

note: didn’t wipe anything,, not even dalvik, prior to starting odin.

btw, odin 3.13.1 is the one I used.

aburns7487
2 days 23 hours ago
aburns7487

Glad it worked! Wish i didnt have to wipe but i had a boot loop….glad you didnt.

4 days 5 hours ago
mito88

what odin version?

cerioni fabio
4 days 11 hours ago
cerioni fabio

Missing Oreo s7

DeviceManager
5 days 8 hours ago
DeviceManager

My Tab S3 now runs as it was first expected….

nycundrgrnd
5 days 17 hours ago
nycundrgrnd

What would it do to load the UK version on my USA version of the Tab S3? I mean the language would be basically that same, so that isn’t the issue.

bdk3052
5 days 16 hours ago
bdk3052

It works fine. Just select US settings on initial setup. Im in the US and running it now. Flash bootloader and firmware via odin (and unlock bootloader in developer settings). There are a few settings in the settings app that may be UK specific but its not a big deal.

nycundrgrnd
5 days 16 hours ago
nycundrgrnd

I will backup my game data with Helium and give it a shot.

corb06
5 days 17 hours ago
corb06

Awesome! Downloading right now over air

jlplanner
5 days 18 hours ago
jlplanner

I updated via Odin from another site, and so far its been really smooth. The update didn’t wipe my data or settings, which is always great. And the updated home screen is fantastic. Only had it up and running for 4 hours, but so far so good.

RoadRunner99
6 days 4 hours ago
RoadRunner99

And the wait for the regional versions begins… sigh.

stondec
6 days 5 hours ago
stondec

Still waiting in the USA. I hope it brings better battery life, smoother and faster operation, updated S Note and S Pen features – pretty much features found on the Note 8.

gsdworld21
6 days 4 hours ago
gsdworld21

Samsung notes updates to same version as the Note8. Can’t comment on battery life yet but overall it seems much smoother

gsdworld21
6 days 6 hours ago
gsdworld21

The version I received is T825XXU1BRE2

gsdworld21
6 days 6 hours ago
gsdworld21

Received today for the SM-T825 in the UK. Takes a little while to install but performance so much better

fcaroll
6 days 3 hours ago
fcaroll

That’s cute 👍

6 days 6 hours ago
Jafar Sadeghi

We arrived in the middle of the month and are still waiting for the update. It’s so ridiculous.
GALAXY S7 user from Hazara – Afghanistan

fcaroll
6 days 6 hours ago
fcaroll

Is it possible to know if performance got any better? Thankss

SlurfYouTube12345
6 days 6 hours ago
SlurfYouTube12345

Great work!

tasty haq
6 days 6 hours ago
tasty haq

Still S7 edge spain not oreo😢😢😭

cadecade01
6 days 6 hours ago
cadecade01

the moment i have been waiting for waiting nearly is finished now thank you samsung

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