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Update Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T813 to Android 7.0 Nougat T813XXU2BQI1 OS

The official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware has been made available for the Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T813. The firmware is being pushed out ‘over the air’ for the SM-T813 model of the Galaxy Tab S2 and brings your tablet’s firmware system to T813XXU2BQI1 build. Now, if you cannot receive the OTA (the reasons are not relevant) you must follow the guidelines from below for learning how to install the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware manually.

Thus, Samsung made available the full Android 7.0 Nougat firmware package for the Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T813. The ROM can be therefore downloaded without problems and flashed through Odin – this is the official flashing program developed by Samsung.

The Android 7.0 Nougat T813XXU2BQI1 OS represents the official update that’s available for your Galaxy Tab S2. The ROM is stable and smooth and pre-loaded with all that’s new for your device – you will get the latest Nougat features, apps and capabilities along with various bug fixes, stability improvements and security patches.

Now, as you will see, flashing the full firmware package via Odin is easy. The program will complete the process automatically, so you have nothing to worry about. And since Odin is developed by Samsung this is going to be an official operation – and no other program must be used in that respect. Thus, bottom line, you won’t risk anything – the warranty of your handset won’t get void and the default apps can be afterwards used without any sort of problems (things aren’t the same when discussing about custom ROMs for example).

The steps from below will work even if your Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T813 is currently rooted or tweaked in any other way. However, in the end root access will be revoked and your smartphone restored back to its initial state.

Restoring everything to default can help you unbrick a soft bricked handset. So, with the help of the following steps you can address the most common Android issues – I’m talking about problems such as boot loops, screen freeze, battery drain, bugs, lags, hangs, total blackouts, signal strength problems and so on.

Your personal data should be saved before starting the Android 7.0 Nougat update operation. In rare situations while using Odin your data might get corrupted or even erased from your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T813. Therefore, initiate a backup for securing your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, the EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and other relevant files that might be required afterwards. Do the backup by using built-in cloud storage services, by syncing your data with your Google Account or by downloading dedicated and already tested apps from Google Play.

Also, charge your tablet before applying this manual update operation. A charged device can help you avoid further problems – if your device gets switched off while Odin is running, different malfunctions can be caused within the Android core system. So, as a general rule, plug in the charger if the power is currently lower than 50%.

Your Galaxy Tab S2 and its official USB cable are required. Of course, a computer must be used – it should run on Windows by the way. Also, on your phone you need to gain Developer rights, which can be done by tapping repeatedly on Built Number – keep tapping on this field until you receive the ‘you are a developer’ message. Finally, you need to access Developer Options (from “menu – > settings”) and check the USB Debugging feature – otherwise you will have problems while trying to connect your phone with your computer.

Of course, this step by step guide can be completed only for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T813 – the Android 7.0 Nougat T813XXU2BQI1 firmware is compatible only with this particular Android device.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T813 to Android 7.0 Nougat T813XXU2BQI1 OS

  1. Download Odin and install this program on your computer – complete the installation process by following on-screen prompts.
  2. Use Samsung KIES and install the Galaxy A5 drivers on your PC.
  3. And, download the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware package from here; save this file on desktop if you can.
  4. Run Odin on your PC.
  5. Switch off your tablet and afterwards reach download mode: press and also hold the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons together for a few moments.
  6. Eventually, connect your handset with your computer with the help of the USB cable.
  7. Make sure you get the ‘added’ message on Odin; ID:COM should also be turned yellow or blue.
  8. If different, reinstall your tablet’s drivers on your computer before retrying.
  9. Now, from Odin click on the AP option and pick the Android Nougat firmware file.
  10. The Re partition and Auto reboot options from Odin shouldn’t be selected.
  11. Click on Start for initiating the update process.
  12. Wait for the ‘pass’ message to appear; the ID:COM field should be turned green in the end.
  13. Remove the USB cable, close Odin and reboot your device.

In case you experience problems with Odin, close the program. Also, force restart your smartphone and reinstall its drivers before re-applying all the steps from above.

If during the last reboot that you need to initiate, your device gets stuck in a boot loop, try to follow: reboot recovery mode on your Android device; make a hard reset and clear app data cache by picking “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”; choose “Reboot system now” in the end.

Good work. You have successfully completed the Android 7.0 Nougat T813XXU2BQI1 update operation. Test the new firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and use the comments field from below for sharing your observations with our team and with the other users who are ready to start the update process from above. Enjoy.

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  • George Brown

    What are the improvements/changes?