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Install XXU2BPD6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE

Samsung has started rolling out the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware for the LTE Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 tablets, the 2015 model.. This latest Android OS update came with build number T715XXU2BPD6. It is recommended to update your 2015 Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE for reliability and better performance of the device. T715XXU2BPD6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware is also available through OTA (Over-the-air)  and Samsung KIES currently but if for any reason, you are unable to download the OTA notification or the update is not yet available in your region then manual procedure that we’ve given in this step-by-step guide doesn’t have any regional restriction and will work with unlocked Samsung 2015 Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE.

Please keep in mind that T715XXU2BPD6 is a complete unbranded firmware that should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this. The firmware update has no particular and noticeable changes but Samsung continuously making changes. T715XXU2BPD6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will also fix some of the notification glitches.

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE 2015 came with Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 – T719N, Exynos 5433 – T710, T715 Chipset, Quad-core 1.9 GHz & quad-core 1.3 GHz – T710, T715 CPU, 3GB RAM, 8MP Camera, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution and Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) – T710, T715
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) – T719N out of the box.

Ready to get T715XXU2BPD6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Samsung 2015 Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE then go ahead and follow the given guide. Keep in mind that we’ll use Odin flashing tool to install this update on Tab S2 8.0. If your phone is rooted then the root access won’t survive the update. Also any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.

T715XXU2BPD6 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:

Model SM-T715
Model name GALAXY Tab S2
Country Italy
Version Android 6.0.1
Changelist 7767647
Build date Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:37:02 +0000
Security Patch Level N/A
Product code ITV
PDA T715XXU2BPD6
CSC T715OXA2BPD6

Note:

You can use this guide for all the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE. Verify the device’s model by navigating to Settings > About Phone.

Things To Remember:

Warning: AndroidRO will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.

Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE on your PC.

Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.

Note:- If you can’t find Developer Options on your phone, then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number. Go back to Settings and there you will see the Developer Options. Now you can enable USB Debugging.

If your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE is rooted, then after installing this update the root access will be lost.

Any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.

Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.

Download Files

  1. Download the Android 6.0.1 T715XXU2BPD6 Firmware
  2. Download Odin3 v3.09

Steps to Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update for 2015 Galaxy TAB S2 LTE 8.0:

Step No 1:- First, download the Android 6.0.1 T715XXU2BPD6 firmware file and Odin flashing tool from the above given links.

Step No 2:- Extract the firmware zipped file on the desktop of your PC to get a file like T715XXU2BPD6 tar.md5. Now don’t need to unzip the tar.md5 archive.

Step No 3:- Power OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.

Step No 4:- Now, power ON the phone by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time, for a few moments. Your device should reboot in download mode.

Step No 5:- Run Odin tool on your PC as Administrator.

Step No 6:- Connect the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE using USB data cable with the PC and wait for Odin to detect the device

Step No 7:- In Odin, open “Options” tab. Find Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

Step No 8:- Next, click the AP button in Odin. Locate the T715XXU2BPD6 tar.md5 update file and select it.

Step No 9:- Click on Start button to begin flashing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your device. Set back and wait for the process to be completed successfully.

Step No 10:- The PASS message will be displayed on ODIN once the the new firmware is installed. Your phone will reboot in normal mode.

Step No 11:- Disconnect the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE when the menu is appeared on your device.

Done! You have successfully updated Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update manually.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or query regarding above guide.

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