The wait is over, Samsung has finally rolled out the official update based on Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy Tab S2 2015 T817V variant users in the US. This latest official update comes with build ID number NRD90M. T817VVRU2DQE1 along with June 2017 security patch. This is one of the sweetest and major update from Google after Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This Stock Android Nougat update comes with many excited features like Split screen, fresh icons and toggles on the app bar, Multi Window support, restart setting to power menu, integrated Doze Mode, redesigned notification shade, Customizable Quick Settings, Don Not Disturb and much more. Samsung rolled out this official update via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means that not all users can get the Android 7.0 Nougat official update at the same time. If the official stock update has not yet reached in your region then still you can install it manually using Odin app. Odin is basically a Windows-based tool which is developed for all Samsung devices to install official firmware released by Samsung.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Galaxy Tab S2 2015 to official firmware Android 7.0 Nougat. This update weighs about 1.4GB and brings fresh icons, toggles on the app bar and tons of features and customization. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update on Galaxy Tab S2 2015 T817V then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy Tab S2. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-T817V.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy Tab S2, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T817V USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy Tab S2 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy Tab S2 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy Tab S2, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy Tab S2 on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy Tab S2 to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy Tab S2. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy Tab S2 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.