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

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 isΒ 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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jafactor
jafactor

My SM-T820 has been updated to oreo but now has slowed down and consumes much battery. Is this normal?

chriswroth
chriswroth

I got the update this morning πŸ™‚ Netherlands

zyxyellowxyz
zyxyellowxyz

US wifi variant of the Tab S3 received the Oreo update this morning, May 30th!

JonL1992
JonL1992

Still waiting in Canada Samsung Hurry the F**k up.

aburns7487
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 »

mito88
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
aburns7487

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

mito88
mito88

what odin version?

cerioni fabio
cerioni fabio

Missing Oreo s7

DeviceManager
DeviceManager

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

Alvin Casas
Alvin Casas

How About A5 (2017) PH variant

nycundrgrnd
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
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
nycundrgrnd

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

corb06
corb06

Awesome! Downloading right now over air

jlplanner
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.

House7
House7

Really!!!??? What about S7????? Only for 2 regions or so…..

shahidmanzoor
shahidmanzoor

What about tab s2

Nabam Novin peter
Nabam Novin peter

What about Samsung galaxy Tab s 10.5 .
Any update.

DaMany007
DaMany007

Original Tab S 10.5? Was released back in 2014, so 6.0 was the 2nd and last Major Update…

Arjun1698
Arjun1698

S7 edge oreo update still not available in south korea
Samsung sucks

PJaya
PJaya

Waiting my tab A 2017 oreo

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

And the wait for the regional versions begins… sigh.

ds22x
ds22x

If the Oreo update for the S7 hasn’t started rolling out globally by the end of next week, I’ll be extremely ticked off.

stondec
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
gsdworld21

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

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

The version I received is T825XXU1BRE2

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

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

fcaroll
fcaroll

That’s cute πŸ‘

Jafar Sadeghi
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
fcaroll

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

SlurfYouTube12345
SlurfYouTube12345

Great work!