After a long wait, finally Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in US. The device was updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in October 2016, and now the US Cellular variant Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T377R4) has got Android 7.1.1 Nougat (T377R4TYU1CQI4) after a year of wait with August 2017 security patches.
Android 7.1.1 Nougat (T377R4TYU1CQI4) OTA update starts rolling out for Galaxy Tab E and it will take a few days to complete the roll out. Check for the OTA update manually by heading to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. If update found, download and install it. You can also download the firmware to your PC and install it manually. Check out the below guide.
By updating Galaxy Tab E 8.0 to Android 7.1.1, users can enjoy several value added features along with Nougat native features. Also, the update includes latest Android security patches (security patch level August 1, 2017). However we are not sure whether this update also include fix for Blueborne security vulnerability.
If you are unable to install the OTA update due to some reason, you can download the Android 7.1.1 Nougat (T377R4TYU1CQI4) firmware and flash it manually via Odin tool. Below is the download link and installation guide.
Below are the full firmware details.
Model: SM- T377R4 – Region: USC
Android Version: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Date Build: September 8, 2017
Security Patch Level: August 1, 2017
– Note that the given file is for Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T377R4) USC region only.
2. Download latest version of Odin tool from here.