Galaxy Tab S3 Pie update and other news: Jan 2019 security patch now available for Verizon users

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January 31, 2019: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 users on Verizon Wireless have a new software update that installs the latest Android security patch for January 2019. The update is rolling out over the air and comes with software version T827VVRS2BSA2. OTA updates may take several days before all units get the download notification.


Original article below:

Samsung launched the Tab S3 tablet in two variants, WiFi and LTE, and both ran Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. Naturally then, the very first real update for the Tab S3 is Oreo, whether that be Android 8.0, Android 8.1. We would share all Galaxy Tab S3 Oreo related news with you here, but we have more than Oreo on this page.

You would also find all Tab S3 updates, along with their changelog and firmware download links. In case your Tab S3 wasn’t receiving OTA updates, or you have trouble installing an update on your Tab S3 and thus are stuck to the current firmware, you can update your Tab S3 manually at home, using your Windows laptop or PC, using the firmware we have provided below.

Launched with Android 7.0, the premium Tab S3 will get at least two major OS upgrades coupled with regular security updates, although they may not be released on a monthly basis.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 update timeline

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 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
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 9 Pie update

  • Eligible for Android 9 Pie
  • The update may arrive in August 2019
Model Current OS Android 9 Pie update
SM-T820 Android 8.0 Expected in August 2019
SM-T825 Android 8.0 Expected in August 2019

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.

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