As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 model was launched back in 2019 under A-series that came with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. Now, the company has started pushing the new firmware update to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 that includes Android 10 update over One UI 2.0 skin version. It’s live in India right now and comes with the software version T290XXU3BTG1. So, all the interested Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 variant users can easily download and install the update from here.
Now, talking about the Android 10 update, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 model receiving most of the Android 10 goodies that we’ve mentioned below in brief. It also brings the March 2020 Android Security Patch Level that offers a major security vulnerability fix that could enable a remote attacker to harm the device data. Therefore, it’s highly recommended to check for the OTA update on your device and upgrade your handset properly. If the update isn’t available, you can manually install the update.
Check Software Update
As the OTA update always roll-out in a gradual mode depending on the region server and carrier networks, it may take a couple of days or more to receive the OTA update notification properly. So, you can manually check for it via the device Settings > About phone > Software update. If the software update is available, simply download and install it. Make sure to connect the device to a Wi-Fi network and charge it more than 60% minimum.
Android 10: Overview
Android 10 (aka Android Q) was released in September 2019 by Google. Just after the launch of Android 10, most of the smartphone OEMs have started their development and timeline to push the update to its eligible devices. Now, even after a couple of months, plenty of devices from most of the brands are yet to receive the official stable Android 10 update and Samsung is one of them. However, Samsung seems quite ahead in the competition from the Q4 2019 till date.
As the Android 10 is a successor of the Android Pie, we can expect a lot of new features and other improvements from it. Such as the Android 10 offers system-wide dark mode, focus mode, gestures navigation, sound amplifier, live caption, family link, smart reply, easy security updates, etc. While it also features 5G & foldable display support, improved app permissions, location privacy control, chat bubble, and more.
One UI 2.0: Overview
Samsung has developed a fully new and improved custom skin for its Galaxy devices called One UI for the Android Pie running devices which was a great success. Then the company has released its successor version called One UI 2.0 for the Android 10 running devices. The One UI 2.0 offers plenty of improved features and all the goodies of Android 10 as well.
It offers improved system interface, improved visuals, redesigned icons, smoother transition animations. One UI 2.0 brings gestures navigation, inbuilt screen recorder, improved face recognition, slow-motion selfie videos, improved wireless power share limit, dark theme, AOD (Always-on display), dynamic lock screen, Digital Wellbeing mode, redesigned stock camera UI, etc.
Now, let’s head over to the firmware details below.
Firmware Info: T290XXU3BTG1
- Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019
- Model No: SM-T290
- Region: India
- Software Version: T290XXU3BTG1
- Android OS Version: Android 10
- Security Patch Level: 2020-03-01
Steps to Install Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Android 10 Stable One UI 2.0 update (T290XXU3BTG1)
If in case, you’re not getting the firmware OTA update on your device due to any reason, then don’t worry. You can manually install the firmware on your device by following the ODIN flash tool method.
Make sure to follow all the requirements and download links below before proceeding.
- The mentioned firmware is exclusive for the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 India variant (SM-T290).
- Maintain at least 50% battery level.
- A PC and a USB cable are required.
- Take a complete backup of your device at first to keep your data safe.
- Enter your phone into the Samsung Download Mode.
Firmware Installation Guide: T290XXU3BTG1
For the installation process, you can follow the guides given below. It includes a video tutorial as well as a practical approach to the installation process.
So, make sure to download the March 2020 Security patch for your Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 India model with build number T290XXU3BTG1. We hope that this guide was helpful to you. Feel free to ask in the comment below for any queries.