How to update Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

The rejoice time for Galaxy tab 4 users has come. Samsung has finally released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The update is available for US users over-the-air(OTA). If you still didn’t get the update notification, you can update it manually.

As the firmware is official, the device need not be rooted. If you are ready to update Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, follow the prerequisites to safeguard your personal data and to ensure successful installation.


Check Device Model Number

It is vital to check device model number before flashing new firmware. This tutorial is for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Wi-Fi (Model number-SM-T330NU). So, do not try this tutorial on any other devices.

Steps To Be Considered

  • You must have a computer installed with Samsung USB drivers to recognize the device. If not installed, you should Samsung USB drivers now.
  • Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 which lets the device establish a stable connection with computer via USB. You can do it by following the below mentioned path. In latest versions of Android, the Enable Debugging option will be hidden in depth of settings category. You can follow our guide to enable USB debugging.
  • Make sure the phone’s battery is at least 80% charged at the start up of tutorial. If battery runs off during unlocking process, it may turn your phone into brick. So, charge the device before tutorial.
  • Rooting/flashing the device erase entire data on the device including internal SD card. So, make sure you create a backup of entire important data. If you are not familiar with Android backup process, you can refer our guide to Backup Android phone data.

If you are done with all the above steps, you can get started to install Android 5.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Guide to update Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0

Disclaimer: Rooting/Unlocking/Installing custom ROMs and Kernels are not official methods. So, neither device manufacturer nor Droid Word team is responsible if anything goes wrong with your device during the process. This article is only for educational purpose. You can continue with the tutorial at your own risk.

update Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Steps to be followed

1. Download the Android 5.1.1 firmware package and ODIN v3.10 flashing tool to your PC.

2. Unzip the firmware package and the ODIN in separate folders on Desktop.

3. Turn off the Galaxy Tab 4 and boot into download mode. This can be done by following the simple steps below:

  • Turn off the device and wait for few seconds after the display gets off.
  • Turn on the device while pressing and holding the Power+Home+Volume down buttons together.
  • Now press the Volume up button to confirm entering into download mode.

4. Launch the ODIN and connect the Galaxy tab 4 to PC using a USB cable. If the ODIN recognizes the device, it displays the Added! message and the box under ID:COM turns blue with a port number in it. If the ODIN fails to recognize the device, check the USB cable/install Samsung USB drivers again/Connect USB to other port on PC.

5. Now its time to flash the firmware. Click AP button on the ODIN and choose the previously unzipped T330NUUEU1BOG1_T330NUXAR1BOG1_T330NUUEU1BOG1_HOME.tar.md5 file.

6. Uncheck Re-partition if it is checked by default. Click on the Start button in ODIN to initiate installation process. The log of installation will be displayed on the ODIN screen. Do not interrupt the installation process even if the ODIN hangs for a few seconds.

7. Wait until the firmware is installed and the ODIN shows the PASS message, the left most box turns green if the installation is successful.

On completion of installation, the device reboots automatically running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system. To confirm check Settings>>About Device which includes the current running version of Android.

That’s it! You’ve successfully installed Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 manually. If you face any issues during the installation process, do let us know through the comments section. We may help you out.

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