Install Android 5.0.2 Update On Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T530
Samsung seems to be very busy in updating Galaxy tabs to Lollipop operating system version. After some versions of Tab S, the Korean company is rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. Both variants of the device are receiving the update but by phases. So it is possible it is not available in country yet. If you cannot wait now, load the official firmware manually on your tab using Odin. This guide shows you how to do this for Wi-Fi version of tab. If you are on LTE-enabled tab, check this guide.
Use a Windows computer having phone USB drivers. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts, files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use third party SMS apps, and lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Galaxy Tab Lollipop update based on Android 5.0.2 OTA from here:
Model: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T530 (Wi-Fi Only)
Version: Android 5.0.2
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder.
Step #3: Download the Odin3 to your PC.
Step #4: Unzip the downloaded Odin zip into a folder too.
Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3.xx.exe.
Step #6: Turn the device off.
Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode. Reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave these buttons and press the volume up button to enter into download mode.
Step #8: Click on PA Button and locate .tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again).
Step #10: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave power button but not volume down until you enter in recovery mode. In recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it’s done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, the Lollipop update is now installed on your Galaxy tab.