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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. 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.

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