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.
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.
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.
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.||Date||Update Download Link||Android OS||Changelog|
|SM-T820||19 Aug 2019||T820XXU3CSH9||Android 9||Up to August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update|
|SM-T825||20 Aug 2019||T825XXU3CSH7||Android 9||Up to August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update|
|SM-T825Y||19 Aug 2019||T825YDXU3CSH6||Android 9||Up to August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update|
|SM-T827||01 Sep 2019||T827JXU1CSHA||Android 9||Up to August 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update|
|SM-T820||11 Jan 2019||T820XXU2BRL1||Android 8.0||December 2018 security patch|
|SM-T820||14 Oct 2018||T820XXU2BRG3||Android 8.0||August 2018 security update|
|SM-T820||13 May 2018||T820XXU1BRE2||Android 8.0||Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security patch|
|SM-T820||06 Sep 2017||T820XXU1AQI2||Android 7.0||August 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||13 Jun 2017||T820XXU1AQF3||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||21 Apr 2017||T820XXU1AQDC||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||11 Apr 2017||T820XXU1AQD6||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||28 Mar 2017||T820XXU1AQC6||Android 7.0||March 2017 security patch|
|SM-T820||26 Feb 2017||T820XXU1AQBB||Android 7.0||February 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||15 Apr 2019||T825XXU3BSD1||Android 8.0||April 2019 security patch|
|SM-T825||26 Oct 2018||T825XXU2BRJ1||Android 8.0||October 2018 security update|
|SM-T825||13 May 2018||T825XXU1BRE2||Android 8.0||Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security update|
|SM-T825||01 May 2018||T825JXU1ARC1||Android 7.0||April 2018 security patch|
|SM-T825||19 Sep 2017||T825JXU1AQI3||Android 7.0||August 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||06 Sep 2017||T825XXU1AQI2||Android 7.0||August 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||22 Jun 2017||T825JXU1AQF2||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||14 Jun 2017||T825UBU1AQF3||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||13 Jun 2017||T825XXU1AQF3||Android 7.0||June 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||26 Apr 2017||T825JXU1AQD2||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||24 Apr 2017||T825UBU1AQDC||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||21 Apr 2017||T825XXU1AQDC||Android 7.0||April 2017 security patch|
|SM-T825||21 Mar 2017||T825JXU1AQC9||Android 7.0||March 2017 security patch|
Verizon Galaxy Tab S3 update timeline (SM-T827V)
|Date||Software version||Android OS||Changelog|
|19 Sep 2019||T827VVRU3CSH4||Android 9||Up to September 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS update|
|23 Apr 2019||T827VVRS3BSD2||Android 8.0||Up to April 2019 security patch|
|30 Jan 2019||T827VVRS2BSA2||Android 8.0||January 2019 security patch|
|25 Oct 2018||T827VVRS2BRJ1||Android 8.0||October 2018 security update|
|14 Aug 2018||T827VVRS2BRG2||Android 8.0||July 2018 security patch|
|01 June 2018||T827VVRU1BRD4||Android 8.0||Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and April 2018 security patch|
|29 Jan 2018||T827VVRS1ARA2||Android 7.0||January 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
|Model||Android 9 Pie update|
|SM-T820||Released on August 18, 2019 (version T820XXU3CSH9)|
|SM-T8250||Released on August 18, 2019 (version T825XXU3CSH7)|
|SM-T825Y||Released on August 19, 2019 (version T825YDXU3CSH6)|
|SM-T827||Released 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
|Model||Launch OS||Current OS||Android 8.0 Oreo update|
|SM-T820||Android 7.0||Android 8.0||Released on 14 May 2018|
|SM-T825||Android 7.0||Android 8.0||Released 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.