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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.

SamMobile SMT800 downloads

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.

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Flashing BlissPop ROM Lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung Galaxy Tab S (SM-T800).

We just got the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Our first tablet. It is an awesome 10.5″ Super AMOLED 2560 x 1600 pixels tablet, measuring 6.6mm thick. It is super fast with its Exynos 5 1.9GHz Octa-Core processor. 3GB of RAM on board means this tablet is a beast.

This is Android 5.0.2. Lollipop with the Apex Launcher.
This is Android 5.0.2. Lollipop with the Apex Launcher.

My only gripe was the dreadful Samsung Touchwiz software that is bolted onto the Android 4.4. Kitkat operating system. Not that it is a major problem because I am very familiar with flashing ROMs and in this post I am going to tell you how I flashed a Lollipop 5.0.2 BlissPop ROM onto it.

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A Samsung Galaxy Tab S for £244 – Bargain!

Patience is a virtue they say. As much as I like new technology, gadgets, mobiles and electronics, buying them when they first come out is a no-no and a waste of money. We were in John Lewis over the weekend having a peek at the laptops and tablets, not really wanting to buy anything, when Jo noticed a cabinet containing pre-owned reduced items and there was the ‘Samsung Galaxy Tab S‘.

samsung-galaxy-tab-s-screen

It is a 10.5″ 2560×1600 pixel Super AMOLED Display, which is Samsung’s latest all bells and whistles tablet and it was only £244, marked down over a hundred pounds. Even cheaper than a recent Black Friday discount day. 😉

We called one of the attendants who opened the box and the device had not been touched. It was in perfect condition, in fact it looked like the box was the only thing that had been opened by a previous owner and because of this, John Lewis say they will not sell it for the full price, hence the lovely discount. Bargain!

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