Software updates: Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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

 

 

 

Identify the device's current software version

 

Android version 8.1.0/Baseband T387TUVUOARH

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

 

Review software version details

 

VERSIONRELEASE DATEENHANCEMENTSSTATUS

Android version: 8.1.0

Baseband version:

T387TUVU1ARK2

December 4, 2018November security updates

Available December 4, 2018

This is the launch software version of the device. When a software update becomes available, this information will be updated.

Android version: 8.1.0

Baseband Version: T387TUVUOARH2

October 19, 2018

Original software

Available October 19, 2018

This is the launch software version of the device. When a software update becomes available, this information will be updated.

Other versions

N/A

N/A

Your device has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

 

Determine update requirements

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

 

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • File size: 289.10 MB

 

Update software versions

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up to view all Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Software update.
  4. Tap OK to start the device check for updates.
  5. Tap OK to begin the update.

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up to view all Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Software update.
  4. Tap Download updates manually.
  5. Tap OK to start the device check for updates.
  6. Tap OK to begin the update.

 

Update from a computer

  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.

 

Issues after updating

If you experience issues after updating to the latest software version, follow these steps:

 

  1. Wipe your cache partition to make sure that all system files on your device are put back in order.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset.