Flashing stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy Tab S (SM-T800).
A few months ago I wrote about ‘Flashing BlissPop ROM Lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung Galaxy Tab S (SM-T800)‘. I’ve upgraded this ROM a few times since then, but something went wrong recently, which has caused the sound to not work in all video playback across multiple apps. It is quite odd. Anyway I decided the best way to troubleshoot the problem was to flash a stock Samsung SM-T800 ROM and go from there.
I downloaded the firmware from SAMMobile . They have quite a few country versions, but I picked United Kingdom.
After I downloaded the firmware, I grabbed the latest Odin3 v3.10.7.exe and bin file, which needs runs in Windows 10 (and previous versions of Windows). Here are the steps I followed.
- Extract the downloaded file (T800XXU1BOCC_T800BTU1BOC1_HOME.tar.md5) into a folder. I extracted mine to the same folder as Odin.
- Run Odin3 v3.10.7 – It will show nothing on the start. It looks like this:
- Reboot tablet into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Home + Power + Volume Down buttons…
- OR use a Download Dongle.
What is a download dongle you may ask?
- OR use a Download Dongle.
- Connect the USB cable from PC to tablet and wait until a blue sign under the ID:COM appears. A COM port will be shown.
- Add the firmware file to AP by clicking on the AP button.
- Browse to the firmware file.
- One may experience a delay or a “not responding” message, be patient and let the file load. It is a large file (over 2GB).
- After a few seconds it will load successfully into Odin3. One should see the full path to the firmware and a “Checking MD5 finished successfully” message in the Logs.
- Click on the Options tab.
- Make sure Re-partition is NOT ticked.
- Click Start to begin.
- The tablet will now be flashed with the stock Samsung firmware. It takes about 3 minutes to complete. During this time I clicked into the Log tab to see what it was doing. When it completed, I saw a green PASS! on Odin3 and the tablet rebooted.
- The Samsung logo appeared in a rainbow of colours and then it sat there on the screen in white emitting blue dots for roughly a minute.
- Finally I saw the Samsung welcome screen.
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