1. LeSaint's Avatar
    Directly to 5.1.1 according to several blogs and websites.
    Here is an example:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Wi-Fi Receives Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OTA Update
    07-13-2015 12:41 PM
  2. Kelly L's Avatar
    I received my update for lollipop 5.1.1 on my Tab and it seems like it is working well. It runs smoothly and has a few new options too. Hopefully everyone experiences the same!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-23-2015 04:09 AM
  3. LeSaint's Avatar
    Got it on monday, a week after my original post. Works well, had a couple of issues with previous version that seem to be fixed now.
    The only problem is if I want only a couple of applications to hide sensitive content on the lock screen notifications, it doesn't seem to work.
    07-23-2015 06:52 AM
  4. colecoyates's Avatar
    With my tablet, it will download, but it won't install... Suggestions?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-23-2015 03:43 PM
  5. gsogeno's Avatar
    With my tablet, it will download, but it won't install... Suggestions?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I am having the same issue with my tab 4 8
    07-26-2015 07:27 AM
  6. blastncast's Avatar
    I went through the process multiple times and after getting the same error " unsuccessful" I went through Kies on my PC and got it completed that way. Fast and no issues.
    07-26-2015 10:33 PM
  7. soxfan5's Avatar
    The downloaded update keeps failing, and Kies doesn't even show that an update is available. What else can I do?
    07-28-2015 11:10 PM
  8. 3db's Avatar
    Do not upgrade to lollipop if you want to retain IR blaster capability that was previously available in Kitkat.

    I have worked closely with Color Tiger, producers of "Smart Remote" that worked flawlessly with Kitkat. I was so impressed with their product that I became a beta tester. I recently upgraded to lollipop and have now lost IR blaster capability. None of my electronics respond anymore. I reinstalled the application and am now getting error messages stating that there is no IR blaster capability. ColorTiger has informed me that they have 14 other users with identical tablets to myself and they suddenly lost IR capability. I also installed a free version of another IR remote and it to couldn't find IR blaster capability either.

    I called Samsung and they are washing their hands of the problem redirecting me to Google instead. However, they are unable to give me a contact number or email in which I can contact. Does anyone have a contact link to Google's Android to report issues like this.
    07-29-2015 12:09 PM
  9. blastncast's Avatar
    Soxfan5 - If your phone is showing the update I can't think of why this would not be displayed on Kies, have you used Kies before to move files or music?
    07-30-2015 06:09 PM
  10. soxfan5's Avatar
    No, I've never used Kies before. When the update failed it said I should try Kies, so I downloaded it to give it a shot. It recognizes that the tablet is connected, but it doesn't show any updates available.
    07-30-2015 06:42 PM
  11. blastncast's Avatar
    While you have your tab connected to your PC, with Kies 3 running, if you do a software update check, what displays on your PC?
    07-31-2015 12:00 AM
  12. soxfan5's Avatar
    With the tablet connected and Kies 3 running, the info in Kies doesn't change when I check for a software update; it says "Current firmware version: PDA:NK1/CSC:NK1 (XAR)" and on the tablet it says the latest updates have already been installed. Now it doesn't even find the update if I check over wi-fi.
    08-01-2015 09:47 AM
  13. blastncast's Avatar
    Best bet at this point would be to go to the Samsung download center to get the update, Download Center: Download Software, Firmware, Drivers & Manuals | Samsung
    A chat will open and they should be able to help you force the update from there. Other than that you will need to wait for the update to appear on your tab again and then go through Kies to update. You could always find the download file and flash it but I would suggest doing it the proper way if you are not comfortable doing it yourself.
    08-01-2015 12:50 PM
  14. colecoyates's Avatar
    With the tablet connected and Kies 3 running, the info in Kies doesn't change when I check for a software update; it says "Current firmware version: PDA:NK1/CSC:NK1 (XAR)" and on the tablet it says the latest updates have already been installed. Now it doesn't even find the update if I check over wi-fi.
    I had the same problem. It is a software issue. I went to the Samsung Experience Center in Best Buy and the uploaded the update to the tablet free of charge. You do that and you are good.
    08-04-2015 05:10 PM
  15. Jude526's Avatar
    Mine is on Verizon. I don't have the update

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-11-2015 12:43 AM
  16. cre8tivspirit's Avatar
    Any word on when the update will be available for AT&T LTE/WiFi tablets? I can't imagine it taking too much time to get that version ready.
    09-21-2015 08:30 PM
  17. silverfang77's Avatar
    Got mine two days ago. All's good so far, although the lock screen number pad is a bit on the small side.

    Sent from my SM-T337V using Tapatalk
    09-24-2015 01:14 PM
  18. cbralston's Avatar
    Sorry I did not see this post before upgrading. I too have lost the IR blaster functionality. I have tried several apps - nothing works for my Galaxy Tab 4. All seem to work on my Note 3, which was upgraded as well. Samsung offered no solution. If anyone can help - I'm open to suggestions, including some way to roll-back the Android version. Lollipop make me sad
    09-29-2015 12:04 PM
  19. cbralston's Avatar
    Do not upgrade to lollipop if you want to retain IR blaster capability that was previously available in Kitkat.

    I have worked closely with Color Tiger, producers of "Smart Remote" that worked flawlessly with Kitkat. I was so impressed with their product that I became a beta tester. I recently upgraded to lollipop and have now lost IR blaster capability. None of my electronics respond anymore. I reinstalled the application and am now getting error messages stating that there is no IR blaster capability. ColorTiger has informed me that they have 14 other users with identical tablets to myself and they suddenly lost IR capability. I also installed a free version of another IR remote and it to couldn't find IR blaster capability either.

    I called Samsung and they are washing their hands of the problem redirecting me to Google instead. However, they are unable to give me a contact number or email in which I can contact. Does anyone have a contact link to Google's Android to report issues like this.
    Sorry I did not see this post before upgrading. I too have lost the IR blaster functionality. I have tried several apps - nothing works for my Galaxy Tab 4. All seem to work on my Note 3, which was upgraded as well. Samsung offered no solution. If anyone can help - I'm open to suggestions, including some way to roll-back the Android version. Lollipop make me sad
    09-29-2015 12:10 PM
  20. crenfro's Avatar
    I too wish I had seen the info concerning the IR blaster. Is there a way to revert back to the previous OS? Samsung customer service chat was basically useless.
    09-30-2015 11:31 AM
  21. Adam Ziarnik's Avatar
    Did anyone ever figure out a solution to the IR blaster issue with Lollipop? I like Lollipop, but not to the point where I think its worth sacrificing the IR blaster to have it. Had I known this earlier, I never would have upgraded the OS to Lollipop. Given Samsung's refusal to admit that the problem exists, and their thorough hand-washing on this issue, I'm seriously considering buying another company's product next time I'm in the market for a tablet.
    01-02-2016 09:54 AM
  22. isaiah orot's Avatar
    I have a tab 4 8.0 lte from att running 5.1.1 . Ir blaster works fine here . I use peel smart from the play store .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-03-2016 06:22 PM
  23. simondid's Avatar
    did any one find a solution to the ir problem??
    05-07-2016 01:06 AM

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