Download Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 SM-T380/T385/T387 Oreo 8.1 Stock Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 comes with Nougat version as a default OS. As you already know, you can update your Tablet using Software update option in settings. But, In some regions, you may not get the update. In that situation, you can upgrade your mobile using the ODIN method. Before trying this manual method, you can also work, Samsung Smartswitch; It is easy compared with the below process. Rooted users should download the firmware and flash it using Flashify app. If you flash using the ODIN method, you will lose Root access. Bricked mobiles can be unbricked by the below way. If you flash other region firmware, you may lose Mobile Network access. Contact your provider and configure APN as per your Mobile Operator Instructions.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 with Flower Background

Oreo 8.1 Firmware Flash- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017

Official OTA Method

If you want to update a security patch to the current month. Don’t go for manual method. Before that method, try this OTA Method.

The process is simple and straightforward;

checking for software update android

  • Go to your device setting menu and scroll down to the bottom

  • Tap on “Software Update”

  • You may have to refresh the page to start the OTA upgrade process.

Manual Method ( SM-T380/  SM-T385 )

Note

  • Check Your Device Mobile No. If you flash Different model number, you will lose some features based on your region.
  • Battery Percentage Above 50.
  • Backup Your Device.

Using ODIN Method

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock; you’ll find these options at Settings >>> Developer options. If you didn’t see the developer options on your settings menu, then go to about >>> build number; click on the “Build Number” row for about ten times regularly to activate “Developer Option” on your device.

  • We are using third party software flashing. Download ODIN and install this also in your PC. In ODIN version, select Oreo supporting version ODIN.
  • Download Firmware For Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 Official Firmware. Select recent firmware. When selecting firmware, refer- How to choose correct firmware.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 2017 Download Mode

 

  • Switch off your Mobile. Enter into Download mode->Volume Down+ Home+ Power Buttons. Connect Your Mobile To PC via USB Cable, After Samsung Logo Appear, Release all keys.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 2016 Download Mode Warning Screen

 

  • After entering into Download Mode, it will say Warning Press Volume Up button to continue.
  • Launch Odin Application.

ODIN Added Message

  • It Will Show the message added.
  • If you did not get this message Repeat the above steps.
  • After Getting Added Message Select, AP/PDA Button then Browse for the Firmware file selects it. Tick the Auto Reboot.
  • Press Start wait for the tasks to complete. It will automatically reboot after the process complete.
Check Firmware
  • You can Check the Firmware Details->Settings->About->Version.

Samsung Galaxy Oreo 8.1 Experience 9.5

This firmware update updates your mobile to Samsung Experience 9.5 with a lot of upgrade features compared with Samsung Experience  9.0.

Bixby

  • Bixby is like Google Assistant. Yes, Google assistant is best, But Bixby is Better in Samsung devices and can do a lot of things that GA Can’t do.
  • Bixby 2.0 added.
  • The natural conversation like Google Assistant.
  • Individual Feed recommendations
  • Faster response time compared with Bixby Older version.
  • Uber hail support added.

Dual Messenger

  • You can use a separate messaging account and use simultaneously.

Faster results

  • Search results from all in-Built apps and New results are added from Galaxy Apps and Google Play

Home

  • Whole new, Redesigned Icons and Shortcuts.

Quick Panel

  • Now you can manage notifications based on their categories.

Samsung Cloud

  • You can easily sync your photos and files easily with Samsung cloud. (In-Built)

SmartThings (formerly Samsung Connect)

  • Control your Samsung Devices with Bixby or using this app.

Samsung Keyboard

  • Improved settings and GIF Emoji Added. Emoji 11.0 Added.

Other

  • Find My Mobile improved with Custom Maps.

Wrap Up

Selecting correct firmware is the Major step in this process. If you follow all steps correctly, you can quickly flash firmware in your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017. If you face any problem or if you need any additional mirrors comment below.

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4 thoughts on “Download Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 SM-T380/T385/T387 Oreo 8.1 Stock Firmware

  1. Hi Selva,

    Good to see your article. I got a Samsung Tab A (2017) T385C on hand (company enrolled version which contains a bundle of dedicated company apps), and I want to flash it to become a regular tablet that I can buy in the market.

    I confirm and download the firmware (T385CZZH3BSF4) from below link.
    By following the steps listed out, the re-image process was a success.

    But after reboot, the tab prompt below message:

    “This tablet is protected by Knox cloud service. To continue setup, you need to connect to a network and verify your identity.”

    Once I connect to the network, it starts to download the company profile and reset all the apps as before flashing.

    So my question is. Are that any method to get rid of this Knox enrollment service? And turn my tablet to a normal one?

    Thanks in advance!
    Billy

    • Your Tablet is exclusive Enterprise Edition, Where the Hardware serial numbers are merged with Knox Cloud for Extra Security. If you want to remove all apps and Install Apps, you should root your mobile. You can remove Knox and other apps using File Manager in TWRP. If you flash any firmware as per your model number, The Knox will replace and add Company apps again.

  2. After updating to 8.1 by using Odin. My internal storage decreased to 8GB. What’s wrong with this. Can you please help me, sir.

    • Your Tab model number?
      Backup your Tablet. Boot into Stock recovery, Wipe Data, and Cache. Don’t Wipe System.

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