Software updates: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 as well as details on recent software updates.

 

 

 

Identify the device's current software version

 

Android version 4.4.4 / Baseband version T217TUVSBQA1

  1. From the Home screen, tap the  Apps icon.
  2. Tap  Settings .
  3. Tap  About device .
  4. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

 

Android version 4.4.4 / Baseband version T217TUVUBOH1

  1. From the Home screen, tap the  Apps icon.
  2. Tap  Settings .
  3. Tap  About device .
  4. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

 

Review software version details

 

VERSIONRELEASE DATEENHANCEMENTSSTATUS

Android version 4.4.4

Baseband version T217TUVSBQA1

February 8, 2017

Android Security updates

Available February 8, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 4.4.4

Baseband version T217TUVUBOH1

August 24, 2015

Messaging security improvements

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 4.4.4

Baseband version: T217TUVUBNL1

December 22, 2014

Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 4.2.2

Baseband version: T217TUVUAML1

December 3, 2013

Original software

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

 

Determine update requirements

Customers' devices must meet the following requirements to update their software to the most current version:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • File size: 18.63 MB

 

Update software versions

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA) for Baseband version T217TUVSBQA1

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap About device.
  4. Tap Software update.
  5. Tap Ok to start the device check for updates.
  6. Tap Ok to begin the update.

 

Update from a computer

Follow the device requirements above, along with the following:

  • Use a Samsung USB cable.
  • Back up your data prior to completing the update.

 

During the update, do not:

  • Use the device or press any keys.
  • Remove the battery, if applicable.
  • Turn off the device.
  • Disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

 

You will not be able to place a call during the update, not even an emergency call.

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  7. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  8. Click OK to proceed.Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.