June 10, 2014

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Update Galaxy Tab S 8.5 T800 to XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.5 (WiFi) T800 receives new XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware update on 07 June 2014. This update is being pushed only to some specific region through Samsung KIES and OTA (over-the-air) update system. If you want to get this latest firmware on your Galaxy Tab S 8.5, then we have a complete guide on how to install XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Tab S 8.5 device manually. Please keep in mind that this is an Official Firmware, not a modified custom ROM. You can easily install XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Tab S 8.5 using our tutorial given below. I recommend you to read this article once before actually performing it on your device.

Remember! If the flashing process is interrupted (e.g. with KIES) your phone/tablet might be very difficult to revive. So I recommend you to update your Android device manually using our tutorial below. Firmwares provided by iDroid Horizon are not modified, provided ‘as is’ from Samsung/carrier servers.

As you continue reading below, we will provide you all the necessary tips like How to Backup Android Devices before installing any official firmwares or custom roms and many more. We will install this official firmware by using ODIN which is the easiest method to install a new firmware update manually on android devices.
But still we suggest you to backup your tablet because you never know when something might go wrong.
Let's start the tutorial below for safe and successful installation.
Galaxy Tab S 8.5 (WiFi) T800
Image Source: Ibtimes (Modified by Saeed Ashif Ahmed)
Disclaimer: All the official firmwares, custom ROMs, software updates, themes, mods, tools, apps, or anything provided in our blog belongs to their respective developers. Most of the custom ROMs we are providing belongs to XDA Developers. We (iDroid Horizon) or the respective developers are not responsible if any of our tutorial damage or brick your device. However if you follow our instruction properly, we hope it would not bring you in trouble. If you face any problems with our tutorials, please comment below. We are sure that we can bring your device in original position.

Details about XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 Firmware:

Model: SM-T800
Model name: Galaxy Tab S 8.5
Country: N/A
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 1704207
Build date: 07 June, 2014

Android USB Driver for Galaxy Tab S 8.5

You must have USB Driver installed in your Computer/Laptop to connect your Android Device. Please make sure you have installed it before flashing any ROMs or Firmware. If you don't have USB Driver from before, you can download the latest  official USB Driver from our Android USB Driver Section here:
Download Galaxy Tab S 8.5 USB Driver!

Backup and some important tips

Done with USB Driver? Good. Now here we go for some work that you must do before installing this firmware. Please follow the important points that you need to take care of, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Backup your all important data and apps because during any installation of a new custom ROM or Official Firmware, your device will be wiped and cleaned with new operating system. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read below for some important tips on how to backup Android data in a easy process:
Samsung user can also backup data by using Official Sumsang Kies. If you backup data manually, you will get more options for what to choose from. You can also move your data to other Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S5 backup data to Google Nexus 10. If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

Few more important things that you must remember before installing any custom ROMs or Official Firmwares:

  • You might face some problems in connecting your Android device to the computer. How to fix? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
  •  Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage.  Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
  • Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on iDroid Horizon are for factory unlocked Android devices. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your device is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the device model or carrier name.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now proceed to the tutorial below and update Galaxy Tab S 8.5 to XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official stock firmware.

How to Install XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Tab S 8.5

We have put together all detailed step-by-step  guides on how to update Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.5 to XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your tablet.

To Remember:
  1. This tutorial for installing XXU1ANF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.5 (WiFi) T800. Please don’t try this with other Android device.
  2. This is an official Samsung firmware, not a custom ROM or a modified firmware.
  3. Make sure you backup all your data in your tablet before proceeding.
Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 4.4.2 build XXU1ANF1 update for Galaxy Tab S 8.5, which means you will lose root after installing this update. You will again have to root Galaxy Tab S 8.5 to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. We will post an article soon on How to Root Galaxy Tab S 8.5 official firmware. So stay tuned with us.

Entire Step-By-Step procedure:

Step 1 - Download Android 4.4.2 T321XXU1ANF1 for Galaxy Tab S 8.5 to your computer and extract the zip file:
Step 2 - Download ODIN v3.09 which will help you to install Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.5 (WiFi) T800.

Step 3 - Switch OFF your tablet. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 - Make sure you have your Galaxy Tab S 8.5 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your tablet to your computer while your tablet is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 - If your tablet is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 - Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your tablet. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.
  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name.
  • Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your tablet will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your tablet from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.5 (WiFi) T800  has now been updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat build XXU1ANF1 software update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify what build have you installed.

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