Galaxy Tab S2 was released in 2015 by Samsung and the newer updated variant of same released this year. Galaxy Tab S2 available in two screen sizes, 8.0 inches and 9.7 inches. Both the screen sizes comes in Wifi and LTE variants. In this article we will learn how to install stock firmware on your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 (SM-T719).
For all those you are looking for an Android tablet of an 8 or 9.7 inches, Galaxy Tab S2 is a good option for them. The screen quality is good which makes media experience more enjoyable. The stable performance of this tablet is due to its enough RAM which allows you to enjoy smooth multitasking between different apps. Users can also take a good advantage of its big screen via Samsung’s multi-window mode. Also, you don’t need to worry about it battery life, it comes with 4000mAh of battery which is sufficient to enjoy the multimedia seamlessly.
If you encounter battery drain issues, wifi issues or any other software issues then you should restore your tablet to stock firmware. Restoring your device to stock firmware is also required when you want to unroot your device. Or, simply when you want to update your device with the latest OTA updates but you have a custom recovery installed on your device, then it’s compulsory to restore stock firmware on your device. Restoring your device also helps you to sell it easily, because mostly buyer prefer devices running stock firmware.
Well, the reasons can be same as mentioned above to restore your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 to its stock firmware or probably any other which are not mentioned here, here are steps given below to install stock Marshmallow firmware on your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 (SM-T719).
Before starting with this step by step guide make sure to perform full backup of your device data and transfer it to your PC. Also, make sure your device should have at least 70% battery life.
- Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
We will be using a PC to manually flash Marshmallow update
Download the latest version of the Samsung’s popular flashing tool from here.
- USB Drivers
Odin required USB drivers to recognize your device, download and install the Samsung USB drivers on your PC from here.
Download firmware for SM-T719 from here.
Steps to Install Stock Firmware on Galaxy Tab S2
Step 1. First download the zip file of firmware to your PC from the link given in the above section. Sammobile website required sign-in in order to download firmware files. Select the right firmware to download according to your country/carrier.
Step 2. Use any unzipping tool to extract the file firmware file on your PC.
Step 3. Download the latest version of Odin from the link given in the above section. Unzip the Odin zip file on your PC. Then launch Odin window by double-clicking on Odin.exe.
Step 4. Now reboot your device in Download Mode. To do this, press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down keys for few seconds.
Step 5. Connect the device to PC using a stock USB cable and wait until a blue sign appears in Odin.
Step 6. Once you see a blue sign in Odin click on AP button and then select the firmware file.
Step 7. Un-check the re-partition checkbox on Options tab of Odin.
Step 8. Hit the Start button in Odin to begin the process and wait for few minutes.
Step 9. Once the process is finished, your device will boot automatically into the updated firmware.
Congratulations! Your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is now updated to the latest version of Android. Hope you enjoy the Android Marshmallow experience, do let us know about your views regarding the new update in the comment section below.