Install Stock Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANAI KitKat on Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 T320

Samsung released the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, a powerful Android device that is running on Android 4.4 Kitat OS. Anyway, even though the tablet had just been made available, Samsung already pushed out a new OTA update, dubbed as XXU1ANAI. The firmware brings Android 4.4.2 OS to the Tab Pro 8.4 and should be installed especially if you want to receive the latest stability improvements. Now, by using this step by step guide you can learn how to manually flash XXU1ANAI Android official update on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 model number T320.

As you might now, the OTA releases are being pushed out in phases or gradually. That means that not all the Android users will receive the firmware at the same time, while some might not receive it at all. In that matter, a manual update method is more than recommended. Also, a manual update procedure can be used each time you need to go back to stock Android OS – you can do that for unbricking your phone, for restoring it to factory or default restrictions, or for regaining the lost warranty, so this tutorial should be bookmarked just in case.

Anyway, Android XXU1ANAI KitKat 4.4.2 represents the latest official update released by Samsung for Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. The firmware can be easily installed by suing Odin, this being the manual flashing method. So, the same will be used in our case – don’t worry, Odin is an official program developed and offered by Samsung and used especially on update operations. The installation procedure from below is official, the result being the same as when you are applying an OTA by using your phone’s or tablet’s WiFi connection.

Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANAI KitKat firmware represents also a stable software that works without lags or issues. According to those who have already installed XXU1ANAI on Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, the update is smoothly running and there are no problems what so ever. This is though a minor OS improvement as you won’t receive important features, apps or capabilities. Basically, XXU1ANAI is featuring several stability improvements that will optimize the Android experience that is currently running on your Pro 8.4. So, as you can already see, it is more than recommended to flash this official release on your Android tablet.

But before doing so, you should backup the data which is saved on the internal storage memory of your device. When using Odin for applying an OTA update your data should be in safe hands. But there are situations when the data is being corrupted or even wiped out. That’s why the best will be to backup your data, info and accounts before going any further. Just use suitable and free distributed apps from Google Play and perform a full backup to protect your data.

Sine XXU1ANAI is an official Android 4.4.2 update, you can manually install the same on both rooted and locked Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. Root access isn’t required but if your tablet is rooted, after completing this guide, the root access will be revoked – don’t worry as you will be able to re-root your Android device afterwards but by using a compatible root method suitable with the new XXU1ANAI OS. Due to same reasons, by applying this tutorial the warranty of your device will not get void; furthermore you can now restore the warranty if it has been previously voided (you can lose the warranty when performing unofficial operations like gaining root access, installing a custom recovery image or flashing a custom ROM firmware).

On the other hand, for this step by step guide you will have to use a Windows powered computer, your Android tablet and its USB cable. Now, on the computer you have to deactivate the security protection – just disable the antivirus-like programs as these tools might interfere with our work. Then, on your device check the USB debugging option by going to “menu – settings – developer options”. Good; after that you need to check the battery status of your handset as if you notice less than 60% power left, the charger must be plugged in. In other point of view, it is obvious that this tutorial is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Tap Pro 8.4 model number T320 – the Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXU1ANAI firmware has been OTA released only for the mentioned Android device, so try not to mess things up.

How to Install Stock Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANAI KitKat Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 T320

  1. On your computer the Galaxy Tab Pro drivers must be installed; if the drivers are not there, use Samsung KIES and flash the same.
  2. Then, download Odin on your computer and unzip the file on desktop.
  3. Install the program and in the end run Odin on your PC.
  4. From here download the Android 4.4.2 firmware file on your computer.
  5. Unzip the update file on the same folder as Odin.
  6. Turn off your tablet.
  7. Reboot in download mode: press volume down, home and power buttons at the same time.
  8. Connect your device with your computer; establish the connection by using the USB cord.
  9. On Odin now the ID:COM section should be either yellow or blue. Also, the “added” message must be displayed.
  10. If not, you need to close Odin, unplug the USB cord, reinstall the drivers on the computer and start the update process from the beginning.
  11. After resolving the issues, from Odin you need to select “PA”.
  12. You can then pick the update file from desktop.
  13. Don’t make any other changes on Odin.
  14. Click on “start”.
  15. Wait while the software file is being installed.
  16. You can unplug the USB cable and reboot your tablet when on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed and when the ID:COM section will be green.

Now, if Odin gets stuck while you are trying to complete the steps from above, you need to close the program. Also, you need to remove the USB cable and force restart your tablet. Then, reflash the drivers on your PC and repeat the update procedure by following the steps from above. Also, if your Tab Pro gets stuck in a boot loop try to resolve the issue by entering in recovery mode. From there select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. Then go back to recovery mode menu and select “reboot system now”.

That was all for now. So good job, you have manually updated your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 to official Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXU1ANAI firmware. Therefore we are done for the moment. Use the comments field from below if you want to talk with us or if you have something to share with the other users that might want to use this guide – we will also assist you as soon as possible.

  • mike

    So if i root, and warranty is void , by re flashing this stock firmware will restore warranty by resetting Knox counter?
    I’m just wondering , cause I want to root but keep stock OS and stock recovery.

    God Bless