Galaxy Tab A Pie update news and more: January patch rolling out to Tab A 10.5 and 8.0 models on Sprint

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March 15, 2019: Sprint is seeding a new update for owners of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 slate with model number SM-T387P. The rollout started a week or so ago and is arriving as version T387PVPU1ASA5, bringing along January 2019 security patches alongside bug fixes and performance improvements.

February 16, 2019: An update is available for Sprint users of the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 tablet. The update is rolling out as version T597PVPU1ASA2 and it installs a new Android security patch for January 2019. Those using model SM-T590 of the same device elsewhere should also watch out for version T590XXU2ARK2, but this one brings December 2018 security patches.

The Tab A updates are airborne and hence they will be rolled out gradually, meaning some units will receive the download notification ahead of others.


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For the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab A software updates, be it major Android OS upgrades like 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, up to and including the 2018 editions.

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-T595N)

  • Pie expected in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
06 Dec 2018 T595NKOU2ARK1 Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch

Sprint Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T597P)

  • Pie expected in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
12 Nov 2018 T597PVPU1ASA2 Android 8.1 January 2019 security patch

Verizon Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 (SM-T597V)

  • Pie expected in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
12 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)

  • Pie expected in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 timeline

  • 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 timeline

  • 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 timeline

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 Expected Q2 2019

Samsung is lining up a second major OS upgrade for the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 from 2016, which came preinstalled with Android Marshmallow, but this doesn’t guarantee us that those from 2017 that have Android Nougat preinstalled will get a second major OS upgrade after they are done with Oreo updates. Still, we can be hopeful that at least the Galaxy Tab A 2017 will join the likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and Tab S3 in receiving the Pie update at some point in 2019.

Galaxy Tab A Oreo update (Android 8.0 / Android 8.1)

Below is a chart that shows the eligibility and the release criteria for Galaxy Tab A tablets.

Device Current OS Android Oreo 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 Eligible Released on 16 October 2018 (South America)
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017  Android 8.1 Eligible Released on 4 October 2018
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2018 Android 8.1 Pre-installed
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Android 8.1 Pre-installed

As it is, Samsung has updated three tablets to Android Oreo: the 2016 Tab A 10.1, the 2017 Tab A 8.0 and the Tab Active 2. Android Oreo is the second and last major OS upgrade for the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which made its debut in May 2016 powered by Android Marshmallow. As for the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017, Oreo is the first major OS upgrade.

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.