Verizon Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 Software Update – Android Q Timeline tracker

Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 tablet back in September 2018 with decent budget category specifications. The tablet has an 8-inch display, 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, 16:10 aspect ratio screen, etc. The tablet was also launched for Verizon carrier in the USA. Here we will share with you Verizon Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 Software Update – Android Q Timeline tracker list. The handset came in Android 8.1 Oreo over Experience UI. Now, the tablet gets June Security Patch level as well in this month.

If you’re using the Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 tablet and wants to get the latest software update over Verizon carrier, check out the full guide. Here we will provide with you the device specifications, firmware update details, requirements, and manual installation steps via Odin Flash Tool. If you want to update your device or get back to the Samsung Stock ROM, this guide is for you. Check out the specifications overview.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 tablet SM-T387V (Verizon) came with an 8-inches WXGA TFT display with 1280×800 pixels resolution quality. It came with Android 8.1 Oreo and packed a Non-removable Li-ion 5000 mAh battery. The tablet is powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage option.

It pairs Adreno 308 GPU and offers up to 400GB of expandable storage option via a dedicated MicroSD card slot. The device features a single 5MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture lens, Autofocus, etc. While the front features a 2MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture lens. It has a 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, etc.

Verizon Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 Software Update - Android Q Timeline tracker

Manually Check for OTA Update

Samsung always provides software OTA updates in incremental mode and it may take some time to receive globally. In case, if you’re not receiving any OTA updates, you can check it manually.

  • Go to your device Settings > System Update. 
  • Tap on Check for Latest Updates. 
  • If the latest update is available for your handset, then tap on Download and Install it.
The software may be of big size. So, we suggest you download the update by connecting to a Wi-Fi network. It will save your carrier data charges. Remember to juice up your phone battery up to 70% before installing the new monthly OTA update.

Verizon Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 Software update List

We will keep updating the latest firmware version details whenever a new update is available. Check out the list.

Build Number Release Date Changelogs
M1AJQ.T387VVRS1ASF1 07/02/2019 Android Security Patch Level: June 1, 2019
M1AJQ.T387VVRS1ASD1 05/02/2019 Android Security Patch Level: April 1, 2019
M1AJQ.T387VVRU1ASA1 02/08/2019
  • Android Security Patch Level: January 1, 2019
  • Performance Improvements

Guide to Install Stock Firmware on Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018

We will follow the regular Odin installation process for the Samsung Stock ROM. If you want to install the Stock ROM or update the software version, you can follow this guide easily. Otherwise, if you want to get back to the Samsung Stock ROM again from a Custom ROM, follow this guide.


  • Supported for: Verizon Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 only.
  • Make sure to charge phone battery up to 60% at least.
  • Required: A PC/Laptop and a USB cable to connect your tablet with the PC.
  • Make sure to take a full backup without Root on your phone. In case anything goes wrong, you can easily restore the data.
  • Samsung USB Drivers – Download and Install on your PC.
  • Download and Install Samsung Kies software.
  • You will need to Enter the Samsung Download Mode.
GetDroidTips won’t be responsible for any kind of damage/error occurs to your handset while/after following the guide or flashing the file. Do it at your own risk.

Installation Guide for Samsung Stock ROM

Check out the full depth guide on how to install stock firmware on Samsung devices using Odin flash tool.

Guide to Install Firmware on any Samsung Device using Odin Tool Video Guide Flash Stock ROM on Your Handset

We assume that you have successfully installed the stock firmware on your device manually. For any queries, you can ask in the comments below.

Verizon Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 Android Q Timeline Tracker

Due to the budget hardware specifications, it’s quite expected that this tablet may not get the Android Q update very soon. Because it’s still running on Android 8.1 Oreo version. The Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2018 tablet may get the Android 9.0 Pie update by the end of this year most probably.

While Google’s Android 10 Q is the latest major Android version released a few months ago. It’s currently available as a beta mode in some of the selected flagship-grade smartphones. Therefore, we have to wait for the official stable release of Android Q within a few months. Then we can assume whether this device will get the update by next year or not.

Till then, stay tuned for more info.

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