Install Official Android 5.0.2 Update For Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T705
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE version has started receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update officially. The update is being pushed out by regions, so it is possible you are might be still waiting to grab it. For now, the update is rolling out to Hong Kong with build number T705ZHU1BOD3 and in some other regions. You can update the device to Lollipop using an OTA notification the company has dropped on your tab or use Samsung KIES software on your computer. If both of these options are suitable to you, simply download and flash the firmware manually. This guide shows you how to install Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE Lollipop update manually.
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 S Lollipop update based on Android 5.0.2 OTA from here:
Model: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T705
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 inrecovery 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.