Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310 has been preset in the market for about one year now. It belongs to the third-generation of Samsung’s Tab series and was launched with Android 4.2.2 out of the box. Quite surprisingly, the device did not see any major OS update from its manufacturer since its release.

If you own the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 with model number SM-T310, a good news has finally arrived as Samsung has started rolling Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update as OTA for this tablet device. If you have not received the KitKat OTA update notification yet, you should manually check for it from Settings> About> Software update.

In case you do not see any update notification, you’ll have to wait till the OTA reaches your country your region. However, if you do not have patience enough to wait, there is another way to install the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310. The KitKat firmware for the device with build version T310XXUBNE9 is now available for download. Actually, the firmware is meant for the users of Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310 in France. Since the firmware is for carrier-unbranded devices, it can be installed on any Tab 3 with aforementioned model number.

Warning!

Please note that the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware provided below is official and meant for Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310 only. Installing firmwares manually on your phone might prove risky, so follow the installation steps at your own responsibility.

Preparations

If you have decided to get the latest version of Android on your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, here are a few things that you need to do beforehand:

Install KitKat Firmware on Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Having taken care of the things mentioned above, you can now install the stock KitKat firmware on your device. Just follow the steps given below:

  1. Extract the firmware zip file. Inside the extracted folder, you’ll find the actual firmware with .tar.md5 extension.
  2. Also unzip the Odin_v3.09.zip and open the extracted folder.
  3. Now boot your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 into the Download mode: turn it off and then press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together for about 2-3 seconds. You’ll see a warning screen, just press the Volume Up key to enter Download mode.
  4. Launch Odin and connect your device using the original USB cable provided with your device.
  5. The ID:COM port on Odin will turn blue when it your devices gets detected.
  6. Now click the PDA button on Odin and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
  7. Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked on Odin.
  8. Take a calm breath and click the Start button on Odin.
  9. Wait till the installation is done. It might take about a 2-4 minutes.
  10. Finally your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310 will reboot automatically.

When your Tab 3 boots up, it will be running the newly installed Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Enjoy! In case you encounter any issue during installation, or have any question, just drop us a comment below!

  • I guess you are from Philippines. Downoad and install this firmware: http://updato.com/firmware-archive-select-model?record=277019CFED1C11E69215FA163EE8F90B

  • Where are you from?

  • kenmark Busog

    help me . I try it and it fail . how can I back to the old version ?

  • kenmark Busog

    does it work on SM-T113NU ..

  • kenmark Busog

    does it work on SM-113NU

  • Yes it will. You can also try this if you don’t want to install the firmware: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-perform-data-factory-reset-and-wipe-cache-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

  • Stan

    Had this same problem. I have downloaded firmware from sammobile, pack for UK, after flashing ROM using ODIN I’m not able even to connect to my wifi, and I get popups about that google.play stopped working etc. Any help?

  • dave shipman

    Will this firmware overwrite the old o/s, ? reason i ask is my device has a virus,i have tried doing a factory reset,but virus seems to have tethered itself to my tablet,and keeps coming back every time i boot up,and thought the only way to eradicate virus was to do a fresh install of o/s,hope someone can give me an answer,as i am totaly lost as what else to do with my samsung galaxy tab,thanks.

  • Akeem Igedi

    Will the firmware work on samsung galaxy tab 3 Sm-T311?

  • MUHAMMAD SHOAIB

    i want firmware for tab 3 T217A AT&T kindly help

  • Download from here then: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/

  • you guys really need to upload the file to a better link. its pain in the ass to download that big of file from sites like gives you only 50kb/s download speed just because you re not premium.

  • Angel

    Se Pude Aser Con Root ?

  • uihiuihuiuh

    Does it work on T310 TAB as it’s “NORDIC” editon or something

  • Jen

    No, installing it will brick your device.

  • Syed Yawar

    Does it work with SMT210

  • Any.

  • Aleksandar Petrovic

    What firmware must be on tab3 8.0 to install?

  • Ankush Setpal

    Can u please provide a better link for the update tera file doesnt work and rapidgator is too much confusing

  • No.

  • Imad Archid

    It works with tab 3 7.0 ?

  • To the best of my knowledge, the update works fine on your device. As for updating it manually, it’s your call!

  • Ali

    I have beeen waiting too long for this. Should i update it manually or wait for the official ota update. One last thing, are you aware of any problems after this update? Thanks.

  • It’s official Samsung firmware, so you do not need to root your device.

  • Ali

    Hello guys. I had just one question to ask you guys. I have a non rooted android 4.2.2 tab 3 8.0. Do i need to root my tablet in order to flash this kitkat update? Thanks in advance. Waiting for a reply.

  • It has already received KK update. Download this firmware: http://samsung-updates.com/details/30408/Galaxy_Tab_3_7.0_WiFiplus3G/SM-T211/ITV/T211XXBNF5.html

    Please note that it for Italy but would work on your device without any problem. You can install the firmware using the tutorial above.

  • Narayana Murthy

    WHEN DOES THE TAB 3 SM – T211 GET AN FIRMWARE UPDATE

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