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  1. frederickp's Avatar
    This is getting old.. When will they release the update already?!!?!!? Hello Samsung!!!!!!!!!
    Gryphon SK likes this.
    09-19-2015 10:46 AM
  2. daffy_duck_nj's Avatar
    I think part of the problem is that the Tab 4 7 inch runs on the Marvell chipset. This shouldn't be an excuse, but I have read of difficulties doing development work for that chipset. Makes me wonder why Samsung chose to use Marvell for the 7's. I know one answer is to save some $$$ in manufacturing. Another reason is that they have been releasing newer low end versions of their 7 inch in other markets outside the USA recently. So much for streamlining their lineup, ha. They probably need some $$$ after losing their recent patent battle with Apple in the courts. *shrug*

    If I knew about the Tab 4 7's having the Marvell chipset early on, I would've saved a bit more $$ and spent it on a 10 inch instead. As it is, I'll just hang on to mine as the overclock kernel makes mine more responsive. Maybe I need to tweak the egl.cfg file as well, but internal tweaking/rooting isn't for everyone.
    09-19-2015 11:19 AM
  3. Mirhako's Avatar
    As much as I love Samsung I wouldn't hold my breath. I went through this with my last tablet. Galaxy Note 10.1 was waiting on update for long time. It's still running 4.1

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-20-2015 08:10 PM
  4. RenoD2010's Avatar
    Exactly. The WiFi only tablets don't need carrier approval. It should be easier and faster to update them.
    Gryphon SK likes this.
    09-25-2015 09:31 AM
  5. RenoD2010's Avatar
    Today.

    will tab 4.7 get lollipop update?-samsung-chat.jpg
    Michael Haviland likes this.
    09-25-2015 12:01 PM
  6. daffy_duck_nj's Avatar
    Hmm... glad you chatted with a rep, but that doesn't really bring us tiny Tab4 owners much closer to when we will get Lollipop (as I suspected). I did get a notification for an update a few weeks ago, but haven't bothered with it. There are a few decent indie ROMs for the 7 inch T230. All of them are on XDA developers. I'm going to try one of those instead.
    09-25-2015 12:09 PM
  7. Gryphon SK's Avatar
    That's pretty much what I got when I chatted with a rep two months ago.
    Good news, though, looks like the LTE ones (in other countries) are getting the update. The US updates are slated, allegedly, for October-November.
    09-25-2015 12:37 PM
  8. RenoD2010's Avatar
    Well I guess that was my point. Company line. Not very encouraging.

    I mean given the age and specs of the 4 7.0, Lollipop is all expect to get and I'm fine with that. But I'd at least like to see that!

    Posted using SwiftKey on my LG G4 via the Android Central App
    09-25-2015 05:56 PM
  9. fletch007's Avatar
    Checked last night and was pretty shocked that there was a 901mb system update available for download. Now running Android 5.1.1 on my LTE Tab 4 7.0 with no problems so far.
    daffy_duck_nj and DWR_31 like this.
    09-28-2015 11:26 AM
  10. daffy_duck_nj's Avatar
    Checked last night and was pretty shocked that there was a 901mb system update available for download. Now running Android 5.1.1 on my LTE Tab 4 7.0 with no problems so far.
    How did you receive the update? Was it OTA or through Kies/Smart Switch on a PC? As you're on a LTE model, could you tell us which carrier you use? Thanks a bunch!
    09-28-2015 11:33 AM
  11. fletch007's Avatar
    I just went into the settings and clicked check for update and it was there. My carrier is Sprint.
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    09-28-2015 12:39 PM
  12. daffy_duck_nj's Avatar
    I just went into the settings and clicked check for update and it was there. My carrier is Sprint.
    Great, thanks. I'm in the middle of rebuilding my rooted wifi only Tab 4. Will have to load my first nandroid backup, unroot, and see if I get an update through OTA or Smart Switch.
    09-28-2015 12:47 PM
  13. Gryphon SK's Avatar
    Just letting you know, the LTE ones are coming in first. The WiFi ones are still delayed.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-28-2015 02:48 PM
  14. Ducky Mars's Avatar
    I have a Sprint Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 and I just received the Lollipop 5.1.1 OTA today!

    So the wait is over!! YAY!!

    10-02-2015 12:07 AM
  15. Corleones's Avatar
    Any performance improvements or anything? Still waiting for the update on my Wi-Fi variant.
    10-03-2015 11:31 AM
  16. Brent Michael's Avatar
    As you can see it is almost mid Sept and still no updated for the Galaxy Tab 4.70 I got a email from someone who I don't trust said it will be in 1 to 3 months which would take it to next year I have no idea what Samsung is waiting for all other tablets have been updated to 5.0, 5.1. I seen on T-Mobile that the 3G LTE been release so what is the hold up for WiFi
    October and still nothoing. It's obvious that Samsung has already made the build for it because it's being pushed to at least 2 carrier versions now so idk why they wouldn't push it to the WiFi one. Thee only thing I can think of is that the carriers paid Samsung off to give it to them first

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-04-2015 04:47 AM
  17. frederickp's Avatar
    this is not fair
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    10-04-2015 09:34 AM
  18. DWR_31's Avatar
    Woke up this morning to see 5.1.1 on my Sprint Tab 4.

    Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint 5.1.1}
    3-day Power with a 9600mAh Extended Battery.
    10-04-2015 04:38 PM
  19. eastpole's Avatar
    October and still nothing. It's obvious that Samsung has already made the build for it because it's being pushed to at least 2 carrier versions now so idk why they wouldn't push it to the WiFi one. The only thing I can think of is that the carriers paid Samsung off to give it to them first
    I've noticed the tablet in question on sale at a pretty steep discount. I think at least some large retailers beginning with a Giant W do not expect the update for Wifi models will ever come.

    Or maybe they just have trouble selling something that has been around this long. I, however, will buy one tomorrow *IF* Samsung pushes the update for the Wifi model. So please post in this forum if they do -- it's hard for me to see the updates since I don't (yet) own the hardware.

    Thanks.
    10-06-2015 08:29 PM
  20. Gryphon SK's Avatar
    10-07-2015 06:17 PM
  21. frederickp's Avatar
    Galaxy Tab 4 7.0

    5.1.1 Lollipop PENDING....

    ?? ETA?
    10-08-2015 04:57 AM
  22. eastpole's Avatar
    This is getting a bit old, Samsung!
    10-19-2015 06:55 PM
  23. missenvy's Avatar
    ..you can flash your Tab 4 to a barebones system that makes the Tab 4 lightning fast..
    Can any of you share a direct link to a "barebones" version that I can download/install? I was hoping to get rid of all the pre-installed apps that I will never use so that the device will run better and have more space. Thanks in advance
    Gryphon SK and daffy_duck_nj like this.
    10-25-2015 04:47 PM
  24. eastpole's Avatar
    Missenvy, I have not tested this ROM, but it seems to have an OK reputation. Note that it's Android 4.4.2 so you aren't bypassing the annoying wait for the Samsung devs to release 5.x for the Gal Tab 4.7.

    [Sorry, I'm too junior to post proper links...]

    forum.xda-developers.com/tab-4/development/rom-prism-barebone-v1-t2991013
    11-07-2015 02:58 PM
  25. daffy_duck_nj's Avatar
    Can any of you share a direct link to a "barebones" version that I can download/install? I was hoping to get rid of all the pre-installed apps that I will never use so that the device will run better and have more space. Thanks in advance
    If you're still interested, I'm using this one:
    [ROM][STOCK][TEAM ACHERON]{T230/NU}[OD1] ACH… | Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 | XDA Forums

    It's the only one that's being updated regularly. It's a deodexed rom, so theming it to your taste is easier to accomplish. I haven't themed mine, as I like the Trebuchet launcher as it is. You can use that, or Nova Launcher if you want to work with themes. Here's a shot of my Home screen using Acheron. Like all Tab 4 ROMs for the 7 inch screens it's on KitKat 4.4.2:

    will tab 4.7 get lollipop update?-screenshot_2015-11-07-17-21-31.png

    I'm also using a kernel that allows CPU overclocking. There's a version on xda that goes up to 1.482 GHz. Makes enough of a difference in watching video, and many 3D games will at least run decently... much better than running like molasses! Oh yes, here it is if anyone is interested. Works for me. Get a kernel monitoring app if you use it. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. : http://www.mediafire.com/download/ex...3m7ldy/4.0.zip
    eastpole likes this.
    11-07-2015 04:25 PM
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