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Galaxy Tab A Android 10, Android Pie update, and more: Android 9 released at Sprint and Verizon!

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

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 tabletExpected Android 10 update release date
Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 10.1 2019Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018Q2 2020
Galaxy Tab Active ProQ2 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
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
11 Dec 2018T590XXU2ARK2Android 8.1December 2018 security patch
15 Oct 2018T590XXU2ARJ1Android 8.1September 2018 security patch

Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T595)

  • Android Pie released on June 12 in the UK
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
13 Jun 2019T595XXU3BSF3Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and June 2019 security patch (UK)
29 Mar 2019T595XXU3ASC1Android 8.1March 2019 security update
04 Dec 2018T595XXU2ARK2Android 8.1November 2018 security patch
16 Oct 2018T595XXU2ARJ1Android 8.1September 2018 security update

Sprint Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T597P)

  • Android Pie released on September 16, 2019
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
16 Sep 2019T597PVPU2BSH7Android 9August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS update
05 Aug 2019T597PVPS2ASG3Android 8.1July 2019 security patch
03 May 2019T597PVPS1ASD1Android 8.1April 2019 security patch
07 Feb 2019T597PVPU1ASA2Android 8.1January 2019 security patch

Verizon Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T597V)

  • Android Pie released on September 19, 2019
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
18 Sep 2019T597VVRU2BSH4Android 9August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS upgrade
15 Aug 2019T597VVRS2ASG2Android 8.1July 2019 security patch
29 May 2019T597VVRS1ASE1Android 8.1April 2019 security patch
26 Feb 2019T597VVRS1ASB2Android 8.1February 2019 security patch
08 Nov 2018T597VVRS1ARJ2Android 8.1November 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
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
18 Feb 2019T387PVPU1ASA5Android 8.1November 2018 security patch

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

  • Pie expected in Q2 2019
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
06 Dec 2018T387TUVU1ARK2Android 8.1November 2018 security patch

Verizon Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2018 (SM-T387V)

  • Android 9 Pie released on August 23, 2019
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
19 Sep 2019T387VVRU1BSI1Android 9September 2019 security patch; fixes Mobile Hotspot issue with the previous Pie update
23 Aug 2019T387VVRU1BSG7Android 9July 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS upgrade
02 May 2019T387VVRS1ASD1Android 8.1April 2019 security patch
08 Feb 2019T387VVRU1ASA1Android 8.1February 2019 security patch
12 Nov 2018T387VVRU1ARJ2Android 8.1October 2018 security patch
03 Oct 2018T387VVRU1ARI5Android 8.1September 2018 security patch

Galaxy Tab A 2017 update

  • Oreo update now available
Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-T38004 Oct 2018T380DXU2BRI6Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo update and September 2018 security patch
SM-T38520 Sep 2017T385DVU1AQI9Android 7.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-T38530 Aug 2017T385DDU1AQHCAndroid 7.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-T38530 Aug 2017T385DXU1AQHFAndroid 7.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-T38511 Aug 2017T385DVU1AQH6Android 7.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-T38503 Aug 2017T385DXU1AQH2Android 7.1.1August 2017 security patch

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 update

  • Oreo update now available for model SM-T585
Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-T58013 Nov 2018T580XXU4CRJ9Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
SM-T58020 Sep 2017T580XXU2BQI9Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T58002 Jun 2017T580UEU2BQF1Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T58018 May 2017T580XXU2BQE7Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T58008 May 2017T580XXU2BQE4Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T58020 Feb 2017T580XXU2AQB2Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-T58008 Feb 2017T580XXU2AQB1Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-T58017 Jan 2017T580XXU2AQA2Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-T58027 Dec 2016T580XXU2APL4Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T58010 Oct 2016T580XXU1APJ1Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-T58030 Aug 2016T580XXU1APH4Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-T58019 Jul 2016T580XXU1APG1Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T58019 Jul 2016T580UEU1APG1Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-T58024 May 2016T580XXU1APE8Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-T58528 Nov 2018T585XXU4CRK5Android 8.1Bug fixes and performance improvements, and November 2018 patch
SM-T58504 Nov 2018T585XXU4CRJ8Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
SM-T58523 Oct 2018T585XXS4BRI1Android 7.0October 2018 security update
SM-T58519 Apr 2018T585XXU2BRC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-T58520 Sep 2017T585XXU2BQI9Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T58528 Jul 2017T585XXU2BQG4Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T58501 Jun 2017T585XXU2BQF1Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T58522 May 2017T585XXU2BQE9Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T58508 May 2017T585XXU2BQE4Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-T58502 Mar 2017T585XXU2AQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-T58517 Jan 2017T585XXU2AQA2Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-T58527 Dec 2016T585XXU2APL4Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-T58727 Nov 2018T587JVU4CRK3Android 8.1Android Oreo update OTA; also brings November security fix
SM-T58730 Mar 2018T587JVU2BRC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-T58701 Jun 2017T587JVU1BQF1Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T58721 Apr 2017T587JVS1AQD1Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-T58728 Dec 2016T587JVU1APL1Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-T58715 Oct 2016T587JVU1APJ2Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-T58715 Jun 2016T587JVU1APF2Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 with S Pen update

ModelDateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-P580K10 Jan 2019P580KXU1CRL1Android 8.1December 2018 security patch
SM-P580U06 Dec 2018P580UEU1CRK2Android 8.1November 2018 security patch
SM-P580K27 Nov 2018P580KXU1CRJ7Android 8.1Android Oreo update with October security fix
SM-P580K17 Oct 2018P580KXU1BRH1Android 7.0August 2018 security update
SM-P580K15 Aug 2018P580KXU1BRG1Android 7.0July 2018 security update
SM-P580K06 Aug 2018P580KXU1BRD1Android 7.0April 2018 security update
SM-P580K04 April 2018P580KXU1BRB2Android 7.0February 2018 security update
SM-P585M16 Oct 2018P585MUBU1CRI3Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo update and August 2018 security patch
SM-P585M04 June 2018P585MUBU1BRD3Android 7.0May 2018 security update
SM-P585M09 Oct 2017P585MUBU1BQI4Android 7.0August 2017 security update
SM-P585Y13 Nov 2018P585YDXU2CRJ9Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
SM-P58713 Nov 2018P587JXU1CRJ7Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and November 2018 security patch
SM-P58807 Dec 2018P588CZCU2CRK6Android 8.1November 2018 security update

Galaxy Tab A Android 9 Pie update

DeviceCurrent OSAndroid 9 Pie updateExp Release
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2015 Android 6.0Not expectedNA
Galaxy Tab A 9.7 2015 Android 6.0Not expectedNA
Galaxy Tab A 7.0 2016 Android 6.0Not expectedNA
Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 Android 8.1Not expectedNA
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 Android 8.1ExpectedQ4 2019
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2018Android 8.1ExpectedQ2 2019
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Android 8.1AvailableReleased 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.

Let us know in comments if you need any help with this.