1. Alpert's Avatar
    I just bought a new Galaxy Tab A, SM-T280. I'm currently running 5.1.1. It's WiFi only.

    This is my first tablet with android. I was wondering if I'm able to upgrade the OS to 6 and beyond. When I went to "software update," it said everything was up to date.

    I just want to see if it's capable of running marshmellow or any of the other OS's past Lollipop.

    Thanks for the help!
    mariejose74 likes this.
    01-25-2017 02:44 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! SamMobile.com is a good resource for the latest possible firmware on various Samsung devices. Their database shows that 5.1.1 is the highest version available: https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-T280/
    01-25-2017 06:42 PM
  3. camiller's Avatar
    FWIW, Samsung added manuals for Marshmallow to the support site for this device (I have one also). So maybe they are going to push an update at some point...
    02-09-2017 12:35 PM
  4. joe_fresh's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! SamMobile.com is a good resource for the latest possible firmware on various Samsung devices. Their database shows that 5.1.1 is the highest version available: https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-T280/
    6.0.1 is what mine is running, non rooted
    B. Diddy and Anton Fourie1 like this.
    02-26-2017 10:12 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good to know! That is for the exact same model number, right? It's probably hard for SamMobile to stay current on every Samsung device out there.
    02-27-2017 02:07 AM
  6. Locksh's Avatar
    Just had a security update for my tab a 😀
    03-10-2017 03:30 PM
  7. Rhiannon Fitzgerald's Avatar
    Excuse me if this is a dumb question but how does Samsung push the updates on wifi only products? I would imagine a non-cellular connected tablet would have to download an .apk or something. Maybe my knowledge is out of date but the only time I've seen updates pushed out are by the phone provider or in the case of my nexus 5x I guess Google actually pushes the updates direct. When I had my dell venue dell pushed out the updates. My Tab A is not 3g/LTE (wish it was) so if I register on samsung's site would I get an email or something? I just bought the tablet supposed to be here tomorrow (can't wait) but I believe I saw a spot on samsung's site to register for warranty etc. Anyone know if the Tab A with s-pen is supposed to get nougat at some point?
    05-11-2017 04:05 PM
  8. Anton Fourie1's Avatar
    6.0.1 is what mine is running, non rooted
    Where did you get the firmware? Android 6.0.1 for the T280 seems like a ghost - lot spoken about it but never to be seen...
    06-04-2017 02:41 PM
  9. ccLuv2Cruz's Avatar
    6.0.1 is what mine is running, non rooted
    Just checked and I too have 6.01!👍
    06-06-2017 07:51 AM
  10. samsungtabuser1969's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7 inch with the model number SM-T280. I was wondering if anyone has Marshmallow or maybe Nougat on this tablet?
    06-07-2017 12:10 AM
  11. ruth2017's Avatar
    Just checked and I too have 6.01!👍
    I have just brought the Samsung galaxy tab A 7" and it is currently running 5.1.1 I have checked for updates but says there are none, how did you get 6.01?
    06-13-2017 05:16 AM
  12. ccLuv2Cruz's Avatar
    I have just brought the Samsung galaxy tab A 7" and it is currently running 5.1.1 I have checked for updates but says there are none, how did you get 6.01?
    Here's the screenshot's. Not sure when it was updated?

    06-13-2017 06:36 AM
  13. Beut's Avatar
    Here's the screenshot's. Not sure when it was updated?
    They are discussing SM-T280 Tab A 7 inches, not the same as your Tab A SM-T350 8 inches.
    It's just like to compare orange and apple.
    They are different tablets in design and features.
    The 280 has FRP ( Factory Reset Protection ) and speaker is on the rear cover.
    The 350 doesn't has FRP and speaker is at the bottom of the tablet.
    06-14-2017 09:11 PM
  14. ccLuv2Cruz's Avatar
    They are discussing SM-T280 Tab A 7 inches, not the same as your Tab A SM-T350 8 inches.
    It's just like to compare orange and apple.
    They are different tablets in design and features.
    The 280 has FRP ( Factory Reset Protection ) and speaker is on the rear cover.
    The 350 doesn't has FRP and speaker is at the bottom of the tablet.
    Thought this was the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8 & 9.7) sub forum?
    06-15-2017 08:52 AM
  15. Ariq1271's Avatar
    6.0.1 is what mine is running, non rooted
    How do i upgrade without bricking my device
    04-08-2018 12:59 PM
  16. Ariq1271's Avatar
    With frp what needs to be done to upgrade to 6.0 or root my devece.i confermed sm.t280 5.01 os
    04-08-2018 01:04 PM
  17. Beut's Avatar
    With frp what needs to be done to upgrade to 6.0 or root my devece.i confermed sm.t280 5.01 os
    You are still confusing orange and apple. The poster has a SM-T350 which currently has Nougat OS.
    The SM-T280 is still in Lollipop 5.1.1, the latest build is QK2.
    You cannot upgrade when it doesn't exist.
    FRP lock can bypass easily, look youtube for video, but the firmware must be downgraded.
    04-08-2018 03:45 PM

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