Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 was initially released in 2015 but Samsung also released the newer updated variants this year. Galaxy Tab S2 comes in two screen sizes, one with 8.0 inches and another one with a 9.7-inch display. Also, both the screen sizes are available in Wifi and LTE variants. This article will help you install stock firmware on your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 (SM-T719).
The Galaxy Tab S2 is a good option for people looking for an 8 or 9.7-inch tablet running Android. The good screen quality makes the media consumption enjoyable on this tablet. The tablet has enough RAM to multitask between various apps and you may also use the Samsung’s multi-window mode to take advantage of the big screen. Also, the 4000mAh battery helps you enjoy all your multimedia seamlessly without worrying about battery life.
If you are facing any issues like battery drain, wifi not connecting or other software issues like these with your tablet then you probably need to restore your device to stock firmware. You would also need to restore your device to stock firmware if you want to unroot your device. Or, simply when you want to be ready for receiving the OTA updates on your device but you are running a custom recovery on your device, then restoring stock firmware on your device is a must. Restoring your device also comes in handy while selling your device, the buyer would surely like the device to be running stock firmware.
Well, if you have any of the above-listed reason to restore your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 to its stock firmware or probably any other reason not listed here, follow the steps given below to install stock Marshmallow firmware on your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 (SM-T719).
Before proceeding with the steps make sure to back up our important data to a secure location like your PC. Also, check that your device should have at least 60% battery.
Things You Will Need
- Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and a PC
We will be manually flashing Marshmallow update using a PC.
- Odin | Link
Odin is a popular firmware flashing tool for Samsung devices. Download the latest version from the link given.
- USB Drivers | Link
Download and install Samsung USB drivers on your PC. These are required for Odin to recognize your device.
- SM-T719 | Link
Steps to Follow
Step 1. Download the firmware zip file to your PC from the link given above. You will have to Sign in to Sammobile website in order to download the firmware. Also. make sure you download the correct firmware according to your country/carrier.
Step 2. Extract (unzip) the firmware file on your PC using any unzipping tool you might have installed on your PC.
Step 3. Download Odin v3.11.1 from the link given above. Extract the downloaded Odin zip file on your PC. Then run Odin.exe that should be present in the extracted files.
Step 4. Reboot Phone in Download mode. To do so, press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down buttons for few seconds.
Step 5. Now connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin, as shown below.
If your device doesn’t show up in the Odin then download and install Samsung USB drivers from the link given above.
Step 6. Once Odin recognizes your device click on AP button and then select the firmware file that you extracted in step 2.
Step 7. Now click on Options tab of Odin and make sure re-partition is NOT ticked.
Step 8. Click the Start button to start the process and wait few minutes. Your device will automatically boot into the updated firmware.
That’s all! You have successfully updated your Galaxy Tab 2 8.0 to the latest version of Android available in the market. Enjoy the sweetness of the Android Marshmallow and do let us know your impression of the new update in the comments section below.
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