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Galaxy Tab A Android 10, Android Pie update, and more: Verizon releases November patch to both variants

For the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab A software updates, be it major Android OS upgrades like Android 10 and Android 9 Pie or small updates like monthly security patches, we have you covered. On this page, we have put together the latest news, updates, download links, changelogs and all that you need to know regarding the official and non-official software updates for all models in the Galaxy Tab A series.

Latest news

November 22, 2019: Verizon Wireless has released a couple of updates for the Galaxy Tab A — 8.0 and 10.5 — devices. The smaller Tab A 8.0 gets software version T387VVRS2BSK2, while the bigger 10.5-inch variant receives T597VVRS2BSK1. The updates only carry the November 2019 security patch and no feature enhancements.

September 21, 2019: A new update is available for the Verizon Tab A 8.0 ich, model SM-T387, that fixes the issue with mobile hotspot caused by the original Pie update. Dubbed T387VVRU1BSI1, the update also installs September 2019 security patch.

September 19, 2019:Verizon has released the Android 9 Pie update for its Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 tablet, too, coming in as T597VVRU2BSH4.

Android Pie Verizon Tab A 10.5

September 16, 2019: In the US, Sprint becomes the first carrier to release Android Pie for its Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 tablet, the model that is identified as SM-T597P. Sprint hasn’t announced the update that comes as version T597PVPU2BSH7. and it also brings security patches up to the month of August 2019.

August 17, 2019: As per latest info, Rogers Canada is all set to release the Android 9 Pie update for the Tab A 8-inch model on August 26.

August 15, 2019: Verizon has started rolling out an updated for Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018). Dubbed as T597VVRS2ASG2, the OTA brings the July 2019 security patch.

June 15, 2019: A software update is rolling out to the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018) as version T595XXU3BSF3. This is the software you have all been waiting for because it brings the One UI based on Android 9 Pie to the slate alongside June 2019 security patches.

May 30, 2019: Verizon has a new software update for the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 that installs April 2019 security patches as version T597VVRS1ASE1.

May 08, 2019: Verizon Wireless is rolling out an updated software version T387VVRS1ASD1 to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0. The software carries April 2019 security patches alongside the usual bug fixes and stability improvements.


Tab A Android 10 update

The Android 10 update is expected to be released for these Tab A tablets. As you’d notice, these are the tablets released in 2018-19 only.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet Expected Android 10 update release date
Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 10.1 2019 Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab Active Pro Q2 2020

Samsung is expected to roll out Android 10 beta for the S10 and Note 10 handsets first, possibly by September-end in the US and early October in Europe. Once Samsung has rolled out Android 10 for its flagship devices that also include Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, the Korea tech giant will turn its attention to other devices in Galaxy A series, and the Galaxy tablets, including Tab S6 , Tab S5e, and Tab A.

We expect the Android 10 for Tab A to come out in Q2 2010, starting with the Tab A 2019 tablets first, followed by Tab Active Pro, and then Tab A 2018 units.

When will Samsung release Android 10

The Android 10 update from Samsung is expected to be called One UI 2.0, an upgrade over the One UI custom skin that was based on Android Pie.

Android 10 beta

We don’t think Samsung would launch a beta program for the Tab A tablets. They will directly receive the stable Android 10 update, aka One UI 2.0.

Galaxy Tab A 10.5 software update timeline

Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T590)

  • Pie expected in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
11 Dec 2018 T590XXU2ARK2 Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
15 Oct 2018 T590XXU2ARJ1 Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch

Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T595)

  • Android Pie released on June 12 in the UK
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
13 Jun 2019 T595XXU3BSF3 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and June 2019 security patch (UK)
29 Mar 2019 T595XXU3ASC1 Android 8.1 March 2019 security update
04 Dec 2018 T595XXU2ARK2 Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
16 Oct 2018 T595XXU2ARJ1 Android 8.1 September 2018 security update

Sprint Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T597P)

  • Android Pie released on September 16, 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
16 Sep 2019 T597PVPU2BSH7 Android 9 August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS update
05 Aug 2019 T597PVPS2ASG3 Android 8.1 July 2019 security patch
03 May 2019 T597PVPS1ASD1 Android 8.1 April 2019 security patch
07 Feb 2019 T597PVPU1ASA2 Android 8.1 January 2019 security patch

Verizon Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T597V)

  • Android Pie released on September 19, 2019
Date Software version Android OS Changelog
22 Nov 2019 T597VVRS2BSK1 Android 9 November 2019 security patch
18 Sep 2019 T597VVRU2BSH4 Android 9 August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS upgrade
15 Aug 2019 T597VVRS2ASG2 Android 8.1 July 2019 security patch
29 May 2019 T597VVRS1ASE1 Android 8.1 April 2019 security patch
26 Feb 2019 T597VVRS1ASB2 Android 8.1 February 2019 security patch
08 Nov 2018 T597VVRS1ARJ2 Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2018 update timeline

Sprint Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2018 (SM-T387P)

  • Pie expected in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
18 Feb 2019 T387PVPU1ASA5 Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2018 (SM-T387T)

  • Pie expected in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
06 Dec 2018 T387TUVU1ARK2 Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch

Verizon Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2018 (SM-T387V)

  • Android 9 Pie released on August 23, 2019
Date Version Android OS Changelog
22 Nov 2019 T387VVRS2BSK2 Android 9 November 2019 security patch
19 Sep 2019 T387VVRU1BSI1 Android 9 September 2019 security patch; fixes Mobile Hotspot issue with the previous Pie update
23 Aug 2019 T387VVRU1BSG7 Android 9 July 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS upgrade
02 May 2019 T387VVRS1ASD1 Android 8.1 April 2019 security patch
08 Feb 2019 T387VVRU1ASA1 Android 8.1 February 2019 security patch
12 Nov 2018 T387VVRU1ARJ2 Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch
03 Oct 2018 T387VVRU1ARI5 Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch

Galaxy Tab A 2017 update

  • Oreo update now available
Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-T380 04 Oct 2018 T380DXU2BRI6 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo update and September 2018 security patch
SM-T385 20 Sep 2017 T385DVU1AQI9 Android 7.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-T385 30 Aug 2017 T385DDU1AQHC Android 7.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-T385 30 Aug 2017 T385DXU1AQHF Android 7.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-T385 11 Aug 2017 T385DVU1AQH6 Android 7.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-T385 03 Aug 2017 T385DXU1AQH2 Android 7.1.1 August 2017 security patch

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 update

  • Oreo update now available for model SM-T585
Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-T580 13 Nov 2018 T580XXU4CRJ9 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
SM-T580 20 Sep 2017 T580XXU2BQI9 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-T580 02 Jun 2017 T580UEU2BQF1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-T580 18 May 2017 T580XXU2BQE7 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-T580 08 May 2017 T580XXU2BQE4 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-T580 20 Feb 2017 T580XXU2AQB2 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-T580 08 Feb 2017 T580XXU2AQB1 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-T580 17 Jan 2017 T580XXU2AQA2 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-T580 27 Dec 2016 T580XXU2APL4 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-T580 10 Oct 2016 T580XXU1APJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-T580 30 Aug 2016 T580XXU1APH4 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-T580 19 Jul 2016 T580XXU1APG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-T580 19 Jul 2016 T580UEU1APG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-T580 24 May 2016 T580XXU1APE8 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-T585 28 Nov 2018 T585XXU4CRK5 Android 8.1 Bug fixes and performance improvements, and November 2018 patch
SM-T585 04 Nov 2018 T585XXU4CRJ8 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
SM-T585 23 Oct 2018 T585XXS4BRI1 Android 7.0 October 2018 security update
SM-T585 19 Apr 2018 T585XXU2BRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-T585 20 Sep 2017 T585XXU2BQI9 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-T585 28 Jul 2017 T585XXU2BQG4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-T585 01 Jun 2017 T585XXU2BQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-T585 22 May 2017 T585XXU2BQE9 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-T585 08 May 2017 T585XXU2BQE4 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-T585 02 Mar 2017 T585XXU2AQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-T585 17 Jan 2017 T585XXU2AQA2 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-T585 27 Dec 2016 T585XXU2APL4 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-T587 27 Nov 2018 T587JVU4CRK3 Android 8.1 Android Oreo update OTA; also brings November security fix
SM-T587 30 Mar 2018 T587JVU2BRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-T587 01 Jun 2017 T587JVU1BQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-T587 21 Apr 2017 T587JVS1AQD1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-T587 28 Dec 2016 T587JVU1APL1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-T587 15 Oct 2016 T587JVU1APJ2 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-T587 15 Jun 2016 T587JVU1APF2 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 with S Pen update

Model Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-P580K 10 Jan 2019 P580KXU1CRL1 Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
SM-P580U 06 Dec 2018 P580UEU1CRK2 Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
SM-P580K 27 Nov 2018 P580KXU1CRJ7 Android 8.1 Android Oreo update with October security fix
SM-P580K 17 Oct 2018 P580KXU1BRH1 Android 7.0 August 2018 security update
SM-P580K 15 Aug 2018 P580KXU1BRG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security update
SM-P580K 06 Aug 2018 P580KXU1BRD1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security update
SM-P580K 04 April 2018 P580KXU1BRB2 Android 7.0 February 2018 security update
SM-P585M 16 Oct 2018 P585MUBU1CRI3 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo update and August 2018 security patch
SM-P585M 04 June 2018 P585MUBU1BRD3 Android 7.0 May 2018 security update
SM-P585M 09 Oct 2017 P585MUBU1BQI4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security update
SM-P585Y 13 Nov 2018 P585YDXU2CRJ9 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
SM-P587 13 Nov 2018 P587JXU1CRJ7 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
SM-P588 07 Dec 2018 P588CZCU2CRK6 Android 8.1 November 2018 security update

Galaxy Tab A Android 9 Pie update

Device Current OS Android 9 Pie update Exp Release
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2015  Android 6.0 Not expected NA
Galaxy Tab A 9.7 2015  Android 6.0 Not expected NA
Galaxy Tab A 7.0 2016  Android 6.0 Not expected NA
Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016  Android 8.1 Not expected NA
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017  Android 8.1 Expected Q4 2019
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2018 Android 8.1 Expected Q2 2019
Galaxy Tab A 10.5  Android 8.1 Available Released on June 13, 2019

How to install Galaxy Tab A firmware

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy Tab A first, and then download the latest firmware available above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

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