Galaxy Tab S3 update: Verizon releases Android 9 Pie!

It’s fair to say that software updates for Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 aren’t regular anymore. But if you have one, you may be wondering about its eligibility for Android 10 update. Well, let’s discuss the software updates for the tablet here.

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Update [September 19, 2019]: After a long wait, the Android Pie update is now available for the Verizon Tab S3. Coming in as software version T827VVRU3CSH4, the OTA update is rolling out as an OTA starting today. Besides Pie, the CSH4 update also gets you September 2019 security patch, but what’s so surprising here is that Verizon didn’t mention Android 9 Pie as part of the changelog which limits itself to latest security patches. Given Android Pie was released as build CSH3 for the Global variant, we believe build CSH4 for the Verizon tablet is definitely its Android Pie OS upgrade. We guess Verizon would be updating the changelog soon. Also, the build of the update, PPR1.180610.011, also refers to Android 9 Pie code.

Verizon Tab S3 Android Pie

May 29, 2019: Samsung will soon begin rolling out Android 9 Pie update to the Galaxy Tab S3. The slate has been cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance to receive Pie, which could arrive by the end of June 2019.

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 9 Pie WFA certification

April 20, 2019: Samsung is rolling out a new Tab S3 update as software version T825XXU3BSD1. The update installs a new patch for April 2019 and is available for the LTE variant of the slate. The OS is still based on Android Oreo, although the Tab S3 is expected to get an update to Android Pie pretty soon.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 update timeline

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-T82019 Aug 2019T820XXU3CSH9Android 9Up to August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update
SM-T82520 Aug 2019T825XXU3CSH7Android 9Up to August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update
SM-T825Y19 Aug 2019T825YDXU3CSH6Android 9Up to August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update
SM-T82701 Sep 2019T827JXU1CSHAAndroid 9Up to August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update
SM-T82011 Jan 2019T820XXU2BRL1Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
SM-T82014 Oct 2018T820XXU2BRG3Android 8.0August 2018 security update
SM-T82013 May 2018T820XXU1BRE2Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security patch
SM-T82006 Sep 2017T820XXU1AQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T82013 Jun 2017T820XXU1AQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T82021 Apr 2017T820XXU1AQDCAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82011 Apr 2017T820XXU1AQD6Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82028 Mar 2017T820XXU1AQC6Android 7.0March 2017 security patch
SM-T82026 Feb 2017T820XXU1AQBBAndroid 7.0February 2017 security patch
SM-T82515 Apr 2019T825XXU3BSD1Android 8.0April 2019 security patch
SM-T82526 Oct 2018T825XXU2BRJ1Android 8.0October 2018 security update
SM-T82513 May 2018T825XXU1BRE2Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security update
SM-T82501 May 2018T825JXU1ARC1Android 7.0April 2018 security patch
SM-T82519 Sep 2017T825JXU1AQI3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T82506 Sep 2017T825XXU1AQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-T82522 Jun 2017T825JXU1AQF2Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T82514 Jun 2017T825UBU1AQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T82513 Jun 2017T825XXU1AQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-T82526 Apr 2017T825JXU1AQD2Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82524 Apr 2017T825UBU1AQDCAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82521 Apr 2017T825XXU1AQDCAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-T82521 Mar 2017T825JXU1AQC9Android 7.0March 2017 security patch

Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 update timeline (SM-T827V)

DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
19 Sep 2019T827VVRU3CSH4Android 9Up to September 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS update
23 Apr 2019T827VVRS3BSD2Android 8.0Up to April 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019T827VVRS2BSA2Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
25 Oct 2018T827VVRS2BRJ1Android 8.0October 2018 security update
14 Aug 2018T827VVRS2BRG2Android 8.0July 2018 security patch
01 June 2018T827VVRU1BRD4Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security patch
29 Jan 2018T827VVRS1ARA2Android 7.0January 2018 security patch and fixes for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 10 update

Launched with Android 7.0, the Tab S3 has received its share of two Android OS updates in Oreo and Pie. Which is why the Android 10 update, that will come as One UI 2.0, won’t come out for Tab S3.

The Tab S3 remains ineligible for Android 10 update.

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 10 released on August 19, 2019
ModelAndroid 9 Pie update
SM-T820Released on August 18, 2019 (version T820XXU3CSH9)
SM-T8250Released on August 18, 2019 (version T825XXU3CSH7)
SM-T825YReleased on August 19, 2019 (version T825YDXU3CSH6)
SM-T827Released on September 1, 2019 (version T827JXU1CSHA)

With the 2016 Galaxy Tab S2 having only begun seeing an update to Android Oreo, the second major OS upgrade, in Q3 2018, it only makes sense that the Galaxy Tab S3 will also receive its second major OS upgrade at around the same time in 2019. Samsung says the update will arrive somewhere in August 2019.

Related: Samsung Android 9 Pie update news

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 update

Released on 14 May 2018 in the UK

ModelLaunch OSCurrent OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo update
SM-T820Android 7.0Android 8.0Released on 14 May 2018
SM-T825Android 7.0Android 8.0Released on 14 May 2018

How to install Galaxy Tab S3 firmware

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy Tab S3 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.


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