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Install Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANE1 KitKat Update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE

The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE model has received a new Android 4.4.2 build with XXU1ANE1 firmware version.

Use this tutorial if the official OTA update notification hasn’t arrived yet and you want to manually install it on your tablet. This is a great guide for users that want to apply the update right away easily without losing any data in the process.

Before starting the updating process you will first have to take a look at the guidelines below:

  •  use this post only with the LTE variant of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE.
    – this tablet has the model number set to SM – T335.
    – if your device doesn’t match the model number listed above, then you shouldn’t attempt the update.
    – do not try to update any different devices with the files you will find in this post.
  • install the Samsung USB Drivers for your computer from here.
    – you will use Odin app to flash the new update and without these drivers installed your computer will not be able to connect with the tablet.
  • disable Samsung Kies and any antivirus app from running on your PC.
    – these applications might block Odin and that is why it would be better for you to disable them.
  • enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
    – if Developer Options is not listed in Settings section, then you will have to unhide it (tutorial here in case you don’t know how to restore Developer Options menu).
  • in case your tablet is rooted the update will revoke root access and restore it to stock Android.
  • if your tablet packs a custom ROM, then by updating it you will end up wiping all data that is stored on the system partition.
    – after you install the ROM you should apply a Factory Reset from Recovery Mode using the instructions listed at the end of this post.
    – devices with custom ROMs installed will also have the custom Recovery replaced with a stock one.
    – you can choose to backup data from installed apps using Helium for Android.
    sync Contacts info with your default Gmail account.
  • if you’re running a stock Android firmware on your device, then you won’t lose any data files in the process.
  • this guide is for advanced users, do not blame us if you brick the tablet.
  • read the entire post and don’t skip any steps if you’re planning on completing the update at your first attempt.
  • make sure that the tablet’s battery charge level is over 50%, so that it won’t switch off in the middle of the updating process.

Since you’ve read all the info above you can now get to the next part of this post.

Flash Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXU1ANE1 Update for Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE:

  1. Download the T335XXU1ANE1 firmware zip file from here.
    – note that you require an account at SamMobile in order to be able to download the file from their servers.
  2. Extract the contents of this zip file and save them on your computer.
    – you should get a file with T335XXU1ANE1 in its title and the .tar.md5 file extension.
  3. Download the Odin3 v3.09 from here.
    – extract its contents and save the files on your PC.
  4. Power off the tablet now.
  5. Launch Odin 3.09 exe on your PC.
  6. Boot the tablet in Download Mode.
    – do it by pressing Volume Down, Home and Power simultaneously and release the buttons when the ‘warning’ screen appear, then press Volume Up to confirm Download Mode boot.
  7. Use the USB data cable and connect the tablet to your PC.
    – wait for Odin to detect your tablet and then get to the next step.
    – if the tablet is not recognized, then you will need to re-install the Samsung USB Drivers.
  8. Go back to Odin and click on the ‘AP’ button tab.
  9. Browse the computer for the T335XXU1ANE1 tar.md5 file and load it into Odin.
    – make sure that ‘re-partition’ option is disabled.
    – don’t change any other default Odin settings.
  10. When ready for the update you can simply press the ‘START’ button and the update will be started.
    – don’t press any buttons until the process is complete.
  11. After the installation is complete you will see the tablet rebooting and Odin will say that the process was passed.
  12. Log into your tablet’s home screen and unplug it from PC as you’re done completing the update.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to complete the updating process.

If Odin freezes or the process stalls for more than twenty minutes, then you should repeat the entire tutorial,  but make sure that the tablet’s model number matches the one listed in this post. Also, use the comments field in case you need to more help.

If Odin says that the update was completed, but the phone doesn’t boot in normal mode or it enters into a boot loop, then you will have to apply a Factory Reset. Also, note that this factory reset might be required in case you had a custom ROM installed on your Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE.

Here’s how to apply factory reset for your tablet:

  • power off the device completely.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power.
    – release the buttons when the Recovery Mode menu appears.
  • select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
  • confirm the factory reset.
  • reboot in normal mode when the process is complete.
  • use your Google account info to log into your device.

I hope that you did manage to complete the updating process and now you’re testing all the new features added by the new firmware.

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