Samsung’s high-end tablet from last year can now be updated to the latest version of Google’s OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, as the update is now rolling out over the air, in a phase-wise manner. This is definitely a surprise, considering how slow Samsung was with delivering the same package for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However, now anyone can enjoy 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy Tab S2.
If you don’t want to wait until your tablet receives the notification to update, you can also install 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy Tab S2 manually, by flashing it via the latest version of Odin. Let’s not forget that we’re talking about a stable version, so you won’t experience any issues or bugs.
Please read the following aspects carefully, in order to avoid any complications during the actual installation process:
- The update is just for the SM-T715 and SM-T810 variants of the tablet. If you have a different model, this firmware won’t works at all.
- Take a full backup of the tablet before starting, just for the safer side.
- Check your battery level and make sure it’s around 50-60%, otherwise you can deal with an accidental shutdown, in-between the process.
- Follow the steps below correctly, making sure you don’t skip any of them.
Download Galaxy Tab S2 Android 7.0 Nougat File
Download Galaxy Tab S2 (SM-T715) 7.0 Nougat Firmware – Download
Download Latest ODIN Tool – Download
Install 7.0 Nougat on Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Step 1: First of all, you need to enable the USB Debugging and OEM Unlock options. Go to Settings > About phone > Build Number and tap on it 7 times. This will enable the Developer Options sub menu, where you will find these two options.
Step 2: Download the Galaxy Tab S2 Nougat firmware from above section.
Step 3: Download ODIN Tool from above, and extract the .zip file. After this, run the Odin_v3.10.7.exe file on your PC.
Step 4: Connect the tablet to a PC, using a data cable, and reboot it into Download/Odin mode. This can be done by pressing and holding the Home Button + Volume Down button + Power button at the same time, until you see the Download Mode screen.
Step 5: After entering, you will see that the ID:COM port will turn blue and the Added message will be displayed, meaning that Odin has recognized your device. IF you can’t see ID:COM, it means that your driver wasn’t installed correctly and you should try again, with a different USB cable.
Step 6: Locate the Stock firmware .tar of .md5 file, downloaded earlier, and add it to the AP/PDA tab in Odin.
Step 7: Make sure the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked.
Step 8: Click on the Start button, which begins flashing the file. Once you see the ‘Pass’ message written on a green background, it means that the process is completed.
And you’re pretty much done. This is how you can successfully install Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy Tab S2 in just a few minutes. If you have any questions related to the process, feel free to contact us, by dropping a few lines in the comments section below!