How to Update Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700 to KitKat 4.4.2 XXU1ANF7

Galaxy Tab 8.4 WiFi SM-T700 will be in fine shape once an update has happened to it. In order to go through this procedure, a certain tool must be part of this tablet. To help you install this upgrade firmware, we have the following guide for you.

One of the most important things to take into account before updating your tablet: an Android 4.4.2 KitKat version must be pre-installed on it. If there is, make sure to flash the new XXU1ANF7 official firmware only on the tablet model we refer to in our post. If you upgrade a tablet which has another name with the method we deliver here, you’ll have a damaged device on your hands.

The novelties

This firmware came out for Canada this month. Unfortunately for those of you who would have liked an enabled KIES logo, the update firmware doesn’t offer such a thing. But even if it doesn’t, OTA can still function as an alternate method if you don’t want to follow a standard upgrade guide. Though you’ll have to use this method on a tablet with stock ROM.Galaxy-Tab-S-8.4-SM-T700

As you might already know, the Android 4.4.2 version contains many already great goodies. By updating the tablet to the most recent version, you’ll have many other useful additions. They are things such as customization methods and battery improvement options. Your gadget will also have its fair share of these: new features together with a wide selection of new apps.

Certain negative aspects surround the updating of a tablet with root access. As a cause of having the new firmware, the device will be sure to have its system partition deleted, then its root access revoked. No cause to panic about the internal / external SD cards or important data; none of these will be affected by an upgrade.


Once you are fully aware of what today’s upgrade will bring for your tablet, you can begin the guide by following these pre-requisites:

  • provide, for the tablet’s important files, a backup;
  • a full NANDroid backup will be of help later, so provide one for your tablet;
  • the operating system that’s in use on your laptop should be Windows;
  • turn on USB Debugging on the tablet;
  • turn off the security programs which arrive with the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 WiFi T700;
  • then remember ti deactivate the ones which are running on your notebook;
  • go to this site and download USB drivers for the tablet on the laptop;
  • fully charge the battery of your tablet.

Step by step instructions

  1. This is the step which comes first: go to this page to download Odin v3.09 on your laptop. Then you must ccess one of the next links to download the Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXU1ANF7 official firmware: South East Europe, New Zeeland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Open Austria, Australia, Singapore, Nordic countries, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Cellular south and Canada.
  2. Then use WinRar to unzip these two. Once Odin v3.09.exe appears among the extracted files, open it on your laptop. Booting the tablet in Download Mode is part of the next step.
  3. The set of instructions which makes this possible: press and hold Home, Power and Volume Down at a time until you get a boot message delivered on the screen; then press Volume Up to finish with this step.
  4. The action which has to be performed now: plug the laptop and the SM-T700 to one another. We recommend the tablet’s USB cord for this action.
  5. In a matter of mere minutes, Odin will find the gadget and display a blue sign. This functions as a way to let you know about the success of the plugging. Now simply do the following: add the firmware file to AP / PDA.
  6. Auto Reboot has to be turned on; as does F. Reset Time. Re-partition must be unchecked and “Start“ must be tapped so that the new firmware’s flashing can be initiated.
  7. Some 13 minutes are necessary for the installation. If “Pass” ends up on the display and the tablet restarts, you can remove that USB cable and wait till your devices are disconnected from each other.
  8. Wait for the moment they are, and then do this: tap, on the tablet, Settings. After that, tap About Tablet. The update firmware will be shown when you tap these options.

When you have the updated Samsung SM-T700 ready to be explored, decide if it’s everything you wanted. In case you’re not satisfied with how it performs or feels, take the NANDroid backup file and restore the old ROM with it.

At the end of the day when you have questions, best use the comment field we prepared below this tutorial.

Posted In How To - By Andrei Tomescu

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