Stock firmware is arguably the best ROM you can have on your device. Samsung Galaxy View comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. This 18.4″ enormous tablet from Samsung may receive Android Marshmallow in the future. However, there is no such announcement from Samsung just yet. The stock firmware is available for the LTE Galaxy View and the firmware file for the WiFi variant will soon be available.
Any heavy modifications to the stock firmware may result in error receiving the OTA updates. Then you must restore the firmware to stock in order to receive future updates from Samsung. Here is a simple guide to install the latest available Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware on Samsung Galaxy View SM-T677 variant.
To update your device to the latest firmware, you need an Odin software designed for the Samsung Galaxy users. This will install a range of things including firmware, custom recovery, CF-Auto-Root and more. So if you are new to the installation process, then we have got you covered. So let’s begin with the tutorial.
Warning: Even though installing a stock firmware file using Odin may not void warranty, it still remains an unofficial process. We won’t be liable for any damage to your device whatsoever. We shall not be held responsible if you brick or damage your device. Reader’s discretion is advised.
- Make sure you have the perfect device and variant. This tutorial is suitable only for Galaxy View SM-T677 device.
- Enable USB Debugging on your android phone.
- Make sure you have Samsung drivers installed on your PC.
- Download the 7zip software to extract the zip file to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Make sure you have fully charged your Galaxy device or at least up to 60% of the battery.
- Download | Android 5.1.1 for LTE Galaxy View (File: XSP-T677DXU1AOJ7-20151027140910.zip (1.14 GB))
- Download | Odin v3.10.7 or Older
Backup Your Apps and Data
It is recommended that you backup your apps, contacts, messages, photos, videos and any other important data stored on the internal storage of your phone. Get some of our useful backup apps from the DroidViews archives. This will help you backup your device data easily. This process may remove app and data, so it is highly recommended to backup everything before you proceed.
How to Install Stock Android 5.1.1 Firmware on Galaxy View
- Download T677DXU1AOJ7 firmware file for your Galaxy View with suitable network or carrier. If it is a zip file, extract it to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Now turn off your phone and boot it into the Download Mode. To do this, turn off your device and then press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen with a yellow triangle sign, press the Volume Up/Down key to enter Download/Odin mode
- Download the required Odin.zip file and extract the file on your PC. You will get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file. Open it as the administrator to get to the Odin window. (If this Odin version fails, try using older v3.09.)
- Connect your Galaxy View to the computer using the USB cable.
- When you connect the device, the ID: COM port on Odin will turn Blue. You’ll also see“Added!!” message to indicate successful connection.
- If in case, Odin doesn’t detect your device, troubleshoot the following:
- Reboot your phone and turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again.
- Try reinstalling the Samsung USB Drivers.
- Try changing the USB cable and connecting to other ports.
- Now click the AP button on Odin and add the firmware file (T677DXU1AOJ7_T677OLB1AOJ7_xxx.tar.md5) .
- In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked. (Do not, in any case, check Re-Partition box)
- Before you proceed to firmware installation on Odin, make sure everything is set according to the screenshot.
- Now, click the Start button on Odin to begin firmware installation.
- Once you get a PASS! message on Odin, your device will restart. It’s the green signal that indicates a successful installation. In case you get Fail! message, go through the guide and requirements carefully.
Once you have successfully booted into the firmware, you can now enjoy your new firmware.
If you come across bootloop, then this may occur sometimes when you have installed a new firmware. To solve this, remove the battery and then put it back again. Boot into recovery by holding Volume Down + Home + Power. In Recovery, select “wipe data/factory reset” then select “Yes” This will delete all user data. Now select Reboot to System. If you want a detailed tutorial for these steps, head over to the link below.
For detailed guide on how to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy device, get to the following link:
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