Galaxy Tab A Firmware download [stock ROM, all variants]

Samsung will soon release the new and shiny Galaxy Tab A Android tablet, but its firmware is already available for download. Do check out this page if you are looking to buy the Tab A in future, as we will post all Tab A updates here, along with Android 7.0 Nougat, while the device will release on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

To have a firmware of your device downloaded is always good. If you screw things on the software side anytime, installing the firmware would fix it. Issues like bootloop, soft-bricked, unroot, remove TWRP, etc. can be easily fixed simply by installing the firmware.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Firmware

Galaxy Tab A 8.0

With S-Pen, model no. SM-P35X

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-P35011 Jan 2015P350ZSS1AQA1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P35005 Jan 2017P350ZCU1BRA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P35522 Sep 2017P355XXU1CQI8 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P35511 Jan 2017P355XXU1BQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P355P355XXU1AOJ1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P355C05 Jan 2017P355CZCU1BRA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P355C24 Oct 2016P355CZCU1APJ2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P355M22 Sep 2017P355MUBU1CQI8 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P355M27 Mar 2017P355MUBU1BQC2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P355MP355MUBU1APC4 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P355YP355YZSU1BRA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P355Y18 Sep 2016P355YZSU1API1 | Android 5.0.2

With S-Pen, model no. SM-T35X

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-T35015 Aug 2017T350ZCU1BRA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35007 Dec 2016T350ZCU1APL1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T35012 Dec 2017T350XXU1CQL1 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T35025 Oct 2017T350XXU1CQJ5 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T35003 Oct 2017T350XXU1CQJ1 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T35024 Jan 2017T350XXU1BQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35017 Nov 2016T350XXU1BPK3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35007 Nov 2016T350XXU1BPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35026 Sep 2016T350XXU1BPI2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35010 May 2016T350XXU1BPE3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T350T350XXU1AOJ1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T350T350XXU1AOH2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T350T350XXU1AOF4 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T350T350XXU1AOE9 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T350T350XXU1AOD2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T350T350XXU1AOD1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T35512 Dec 2017T355XXU1CQL2 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T35527 Oct 2017T355XXU1CQJ6 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T35511 Jun 2017T355XXU1CQIB | Android 7.1.1
SM-T35524 Jan 2017T355XXU1BQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35523 Dec 2016T355XXU1BPL2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35507 Nov 2016T355XXU1BPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35526 Sep 2016T355XXU1BPI3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T35506 May 2016T355XXU1BPE2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T355T355XXU1AOJ1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T355T355XXU1AOH2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T355T355XXU1AOE9 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T355T355XXU1AOD1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T355C19 Jan 2017T355CZCU1BRA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T355C24 Oct 2016T355CZCU1APJ2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T355YT355YDOU1CRB3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T355Y14 Jun 2017T355YDOU1CQJ3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T355Y05 Oct 2017T355YDOU1CQJ2 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T355Y06 Jan 2017T355YDOU1BQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T355Y20 Dec 2016T355YDOU1BPL3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T355Y18 Oct 2016T355YDOU1BPJ1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T355Y24 May 2016T355YDOU1BPED | Android 6.0.1
SM-T355YT355YDOU1AOK4 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T355YT355YDOU1AOJ2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T355YT355YDOU1AOH3 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T355YT355YDOU1AODB | Android 5.0.2

Galaxy Tab A 9.7

With S-Pen, model no. SM-P55X

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-P55028 Nov 2016P550ZSU1APK1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P55018 Sep 2017P550ZCU1BQI1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P550P550XXU1CQL1 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P55020 Sep 2017P550XXU1CQI8 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P55022 Dec 2016P550XXU1BPL2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P55016 Nov 2016P550XXS1BPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P555P555XXU1CRA2 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P55505 Apr 2017P555XXU1BQD2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P555C13 Jun 2017P555CZCU1BQI1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P555C12 Dec 2016P555CZCU1APL2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P555K15 Dec 2017P555KKKU1CQL3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P555K07 Nov 2016P555KKKU1BPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P555KP555KKKU1AOJ3 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P555L15 Dec 2017P555LKLU1CQL3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P555L07 Nov 2016P555LKLU1BPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P555LP555LKLU1AOJ3 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P555M20 Sep 2017P555MUBU1CQI6 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P555M23 Sep 2016P555MUBU1BPI2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P555MP555MUBU1APC3 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P555S14 Dec 2017P555SKSU1CQL3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-P555S07 Nov 2016P555SKSU1BPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P555SP555SKSU1AOH4 | Android 5.0.2
SM-P555Y13 Feb 2015P555YZSS1AQB2 | Android 5.0.2

With S-Pen, model no. SM-T55X

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-T55018 Sep 2017T550ZCU1BQI1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T550T550XXU1CQL5 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T55030 Oct 2017T550XXU1CQJ6 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T55024 Jan 2017T550XXU1BQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T55007 Nov 2016T550XXU1BPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T55004 May 2016T550XXU1BPE1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T550T550XXU1APB1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-T55016 Jan 2016T550XXS1BQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T555T555XXU1CRB1 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T55525 Oct 2017T555XXU1CQJ5 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T55507 Nov 2016T555XXU1BPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T55512 Dec 2016T555XXS1BPL4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T555C13 Jun 2017T555CZCU1BQI1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T555CT555CZCU1AOK3 | Android 5.0.2

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 inch

With S-Pen, model no. SM-P38X

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-P58021 Feb 2018P580KXU1BRB2 | Android 7.0
SM-P58022 Sep 2017P580KXU1BQI9 | Android 7.0
SM-P58028 Aug 2017P580KXU1BQH5 | Android 7.0
SM-P58018 May 2017P580KXU1BQE6 | Android 7.0
SM-P58001 Feb 2017P580KXU1AQB1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P58012 Dec 2016P580KXU1APL1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P58010 Oct 2016P580KXU1APJ1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P58313 Jun 2018P583ZCU1BRA1 | Android 7.0
SM-P58501 Jun 2017P585JXU2BQF1 | Android 7.0
SM-P58529 Mar 2017P585JXU2AQC3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P585M06 Sep 2017P585MUBU1BQI4 | Android 7.0
SM-P585M10 Mar 2017P585MUBU1AQC2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-P585N021 Feb 2018P585N0KOU1BRB2 | Android 7.0
SM-P585Y14 Nov 2017P585YDXU1BQK2 | Android 7.0
SM-P58701 Jun 2017P587JXU1BQF1 | Android 7.0
SM-P588C13 Jun 2017P588CZCU1BQK1 | Android 7.0

With S-Pen, model no. SM-T58X

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-T58026 Aug 2017T580ZCU2AQH2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58021 Feb 2018T580XXU2BRB2 | Android 7.0
SM-T58007 Dec 2017T580XXU2BQL1 | Android 7.0
SM-T58020 Sep 2017T580XXU2BQI9 | Android 7.0
SM-T58018 May 2017T580XXU2BQE7 | Android 7.0
SM-T58008 May 2017T580XXU2BQE4 | Android 7.0
SM-T58020 Feb 2017T580XXU2AQB2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58008 Feb 2017T580XXU2AQB1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58017 Jan 2017T580XXU2AQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58027 Dec 2016T580XXU2APL4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58010 Oct 2016T580XXU1APJ1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58030 Aug 2016T580XXU1APH4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58019 Jul 2016T580XXU1APG1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58024 May 2016T580XXU1APE8 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58008 Dec 2017T580UEU2BQL1 | Android 7.0
SM-T58002 Jun 2017T580UEU2BQF1 | Android 7.0
SM-T58019 Jul 2016T580UEU1APG1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58521 Feb 2018T585XXU2BRB2 | Android 7.0
SM-T58522 Nov 2017T585XXU2BQK5 | Android 7.0
SM-T58520 Sep 2017T585XXU2BQI9 | Android 7.0
SM-T58501 Jun 2017T585XXU2BQF1 | Android 7.0
SM-T58522 May 2017T585XXU2BQE9 | Android 7.0
SM-T58508 May 2017T585XXU2BQE4 | Android 7.0
SM-T58502 Mar 2017T585XXU2AQC1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58517 Jan 2017T585XXU2AQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58527 Dec 2016T585XXU2APL4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T585C06 Feb 2017T585CZCU2BQK5 | Android 7.0
SM-T585C26 Aug 2017T585CZCU2AQH2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T585N021 Feb 2018T585N0KOU1BRB2 | Android 7.0
SM-T58720 Nov 2018T587JVU2BRC1 | Android 7.0
SM-T58701 Jun 2017T587JVU1BQF1 | Android 7.0
SM-T58728 Dec 2016T587JVU1APL1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58715 Oct 2016T587JVU1APJ2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58715 Jun 2016T587JVU1APF2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T58721 Apr 2016T587JVS1AQD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-T587P31 Aug 2017T587PVPU1BQI1 | Android 7.0

Galaxy Tab A 8.0″ 2017

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-T38007 Feb 2018T380DXU1ARB3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T38029 Nov 2017T380DXU1AQK3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T38018 Sep 2017T380DXU1AQI7 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T38016 Jun 2017T380DXU1AQH6 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T380C29 Nov 2017T380CZCU1AQK3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T38530 Oct 2017T385XXU1AQJ3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T38512 Oct 2017T385XXU1AQJ2 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T38506 Oct 2017T385XXU1AQJ1 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T38530 Aug 2017T385DDU1AQHC | Android 7.1.1
SM-T385C29 Nov 2017T385CZHU1AQK2 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T385M23 Jan 2018T385MUBU1ARA1 | Android 7.1.1

Galaxy Tab Active 2

Model no. SM-T395x, SM-T390x

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-T39028 Feb 2018T390XXU2ARB3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T39010 Oct 2017T390XXU1AQJ3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T39522 Feb 2018T395XXU2ARB2 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T39510 Oct 2017T395XXU1AQJ3 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T39506 Apr 2018T395JXU2ARD1 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T39522 Feb 2018T395DXU2ARB2 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T395C30 Dec 2017T395CZCU1AQL2 | Android 7.1.1
SM-T395N22 Feb 2018T395NKOU2ARB2 | Android 7.1.1

How to download the correct firmware file

This is an important part!

Be sure to check and find the correct model no. of your Galaxy Tab A. Then, based on your device’s model no., look for the appropriate firmware build from above.

You can identify the model no. using an app called Droid Info, or simply check it on its packaging box, or under Settings > About. Another solid trick would be to look at the packaging box of your device (in case you can’t power on the device because it is bricked).

Now that you know the model no., download the latest firmware from above for that model no. exactly.

Next, install the firmware on your Galaxy Tab A by following the guide linked right below.

How to install a firmware

First, read our disclaimer, then take backup and then follow the guide below to install the firmware.

Disclaimer: Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup, backup, backup! Create an appropriate backup of contacts, pictures, videos, songs and other important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files. Sometimes, firmware installation may delete everything on your device! Like, when you change the CSC of your device, knowingly or not.

Step-by-step Firmware Installation Guide

Let’s see how to install the firmware on your Galaxy Tab A. Make sure you have more than 30% battery on your device.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC. See above for how to download correct firmware file for your Galaxy Tab A and download links.

Step 2. Install Samsung USB driver (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double-click the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).

Step 4. Extract the firmware file now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should get a file in .tar.md5 format now. (You may get 4 or more files, with AP, BL, CP or CSC etc. written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on the device (in step 10 below).

Step 5. Extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy Tab A from PC if it is connected.

Step 7. Boot into download mode:

  • Power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Home + Power together until you see the Warning screen.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 8. Double click on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the Odin window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.

Step 9. Connect your device now using the USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in the bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 10. Load the firmware file into Odin. Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from above.

Load the firmware files(s) on your device. This depends on how many files you got in step 4 above upon extracting the firmware .zip file.

Case 1: If you got a single .tar/.tar.md5 file, then load this into AP tab of your Odin software. Then go to next step.

To load the file, click on AP tab, select the single firmware file starting with AP text, wait for it to load, and then skip to step 11, ignoring the rest of the part of this step.

Case 2: If you got more than one .tar/.tar.md5 file, then you must be having files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL, CP, etc. stuff. In this case, choose the files as follows. Select the firmware files as follows.

  • Click on BL tab, and select the file beginning with BL text.
  • Click on AP tab, and select the file beginning with AP text.
  • Click on CP tab, and select the file beginning with CP text.
  • [Different] Click on CSC tab, and select the file beginning with HOME_CSC text. If HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then select the file beginning with CSC text.

About CSC file: Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. However, when we select regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in CSC file, your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even choose to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t work out, repeat the whole process and select CSC file this time around.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checks the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.

Step 11. Click on Options tab, and make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Don’t use PIT tab, ever.

Go back to Log tab now, as it will show the progress of firmware installation when you hit the start button in next step.

Step 12. Verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Wait till installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

Some errors you may run into, and with respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the file and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the file again as stated just above.

That’s it. Let the device restart automatically.

The first start of the device may take time, so wait patiently again. When it has, verify the installation. Check the Settings > About device, to confirm new build no. based on the firmware you just installed.

Need help? Be sure to let us know via comments below.

Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for a variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Galaxy Tab A if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy Tab A if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy Tab A — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy Tab A to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy Tab A to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy Tab A to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy Tab A.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy Tab A.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy Tab A firmware in Settings > About device.