Users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with the model number SM-T330NU can now update their devices to the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as the tablet has started receiving the new firmware, which comes with the build number T330NUUEU1BOG1.
The firmware is currently available for users as an over-the-air (OTA) update. However, those who are yet to receive an OTA update can install the new firmware manually. Users should note that the Galaxy Tab 4 cannot be rooted on Android 5.1.1. Therefore, those who want root access on their device are recommended to stay with Android 5.0.
To install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T330NU, users will have to flash the firmware file using Odin. Here are some key aspects to know before performing the manual installation:
- All personal data on the handset must have proper backup
- The device should have at least 80 percent battery power
- USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 must be installed on the computer
- USB debugging must be enabled on the phone
- Make sure that the device is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with the model number SM-T330NU
Model name: Galaxy Tab4 8.0 Wi-Fi
Version: Android 5.1.1
Product code: XAR
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Step 1: Download Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and extract the firmware file. [File name: T330NUUEU1BOG1_T330NUXAR1BOG1_T330NUUEU1BOG1_HOME.tar.md5]
Step 2: Download Odin and extract the zip file.
Step 3: Run Odin3 v3.10.6.exe as an Administrator.
Step 4: Switch off the Galaxy Tab 4 and boot it into Download Mode. To do this, press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. After you get a warning screen, press Volume Up button.
Step 5: Now, connect the Galaxy Tab 4 to the computer via the USB cable. In Odin, an “Added!!” message will appear in the Log box in bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will show a code with blue background.
Step 6: Add the firmware file into Odin. To do this, click on the AP/PDA button on Odin and select the extracted .tar.md5 firmware file.
Step 7: In Odin, ensure that the “Re-Partition” option is disabled while “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes are selected.
Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin flashing the firmware on the Galaxy Tab 4.
Step 9: After the installation is complete, the Galaxy Tab 4 will reboot automatically. You will get a PASS message on Odin after successful installation of the firmware.
Step 10: Now, unplug the device from the computer.