How to Install Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 & Tab A (2017) Android Pie Update [One UI Stable]

Samsung has started rolling about the One UI based Android Pie 9.0 update for two Galaxy tablets. This time the update arrives on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 & Tab A (2017) LTE Edition. Both the tablets were launched in the year 2017, ran on the Android Nougat 7.0 out-of-the-box. Not only this, it comes with the latest August 2019 security patch alongside with a lot of improvements and fixes. And here’s the step by step manual guide to download & install Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 & Tab A (2017) Android Pie [One UI Stable with firmware download link].

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After successfully rolling out the One UI based updates on the entry-level smartphones. Now, the company is working in providing the Android Pie 9.0 to the tablets. Recently the company released the One UI 1.1 for the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), now it arrives on the Tab S3 & Tab A. At the moment, the update is weeding in the regions of Malaysia and will reach to other regions very soon. But luckily, we found the firmware by which you can easily update your tablet to the Android Pie 9.0.

Talking about the One UI, then It comes with features like Night Mode (Dark Mode), new Navigation Gestures, brand new UI, One hand mode, Adaptive brightness, Adaptive battery, and some more. The update also brings the latest July 2019 security patch. The OTA weighs around approx. 1.3GB in size and with a build numbers T825YDXU3CSH6 and T385DXU3CSH4. Let’s take a look on the Changelog for the update, then download the firmware and follow the installation process.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Android Pie Update – Changelog

One UI

  • Content, settings, and other information have been reorganized to keep you focused on the task at hand.
  • Interactive elements have been moved to the bottom of the screen so they’re always within reach.
  • New designs and features such as Night mode help keep your eyes comfortable.


  • You can reply to messages directly in the notification panel.
  • Image thumbnails are included in message notifications.
  • In an app’s notification settings, tap the switch once to turn on or off all the notifications in a category.

Samsung Keyboard

  • New Unicode 11.0 emojis are available.
  • New adaptive theme changes your keyboard look based on the colors of the surrounding app.
  • Floating keyboard is available in all apps and has new size and transparency settings.
  • You can set a custom touch and hold delay.

Device care (formerly Device maintenance)

  • Performance modes are streamlined and integrated into power saving modes.
  • The Edge panel for device maintenance is discontinued.


  • Menus have been reorganized to make settings easier to find.


  • You can now sort your call history by incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Your call history can include up to 2000 entries (increased from 500 entries).


  • The new drawer menu makes it easier to manage contacts from various accounts.


  • The new Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera’s color settings to fit the scene.


  • Photo Editor Pro’s editing tools have been added to Gallery, so you can make all your edits and touchups without leaving the app.

My Files

  • The new storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor your storage usage and save space.
  • You can now show or hide items on the My Files Home screen.

Other improvements and changes

  • Call stickers has been discontinued.
  • HEIF images are now supported.

Download Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 & Tab A (2017) Android Pie Update [Firmware]

We know that, OTAs (over-the-air updates) will take time to reach to every user. But If you’re in a hurry, then, it is the best way to download the firmware and then flash the smartphone or the tablet to the update that you’re looking for. Fortunately, the firmware is available for both the Tab S3 & Tab A (2017) LTE edition. After downloading the firmwares, follow the installation instructions carefully.

  • Download Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Android Pie Update (Firmware Link)
  • Download Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) Android Pie Update (Firmware Link)


How to Install Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 & Tab A Android Pie Stable Update

  1. First, download the Firmware for your Phone (SM-T825Y).
  2. Extract the firmware on PC. You will see five different files AP, BL, CP, CSC & Home_CSC.
  3. Also, extract the Odin zip file and open Odin.exe from the extracted folder.
  4. Turn off your device completely.
  5. Long press Volume Up + Power + Bixby key together until you see the warning screen.
  6. In the screen you will see two options, so press Volume Up to boot into Download Mode.
  7. While in Download Mode, connect your phone to PC using a USB cable.
  8. In Odin you will see a blue bar just above ID:COM, it means your device is connected and ready to follow further steps.
  9. Load the AP, BL, CP & CSC files to the respective places in Odin. If you want to clean data then select CSC but if you want to save data then select Home_CSC file (I will recommend clean flash).Download Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 Android Pie Update
  10. After loading all the files now click on Start.
  11. It will start flashing the Firmware, you can check progress in the Odin tool.
  12. After a successful flash, the phone will reboot. Now you have successfully updated Galaxy Tablet to Android Pie Stable Update.

That’s all you have to do to update the phone using Odin tool. You can start using your phone running on the latest Android Pie.

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