Update Galaxy Tab A SM-T355Y to Android 7.1.1 Nougat official Firmware. Samsung Galaxy Tab A was released in May 2015 with some decent specs and features. The most eye catchy feature of this tab was its 8.0 inches of TFT capacitive touchscreen. Some of its more specs and feature includes 768 x 1024 pixels of resolution, Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with 32 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM, 5 megapixel primary camera and 2 megapixel of front shooter for selfies. The Galaxy Tab A was released with the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Samsung further upgraded the OS to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. And just few days back, due to hardware compatibility of this tablet, Samsung officially released the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS for Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T355Y.
Today in our step by step article we’ll discuss some easy steps on how to update Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T355Y to Android 7.1.1 Nougat DOU1CQJ3 official firmware. This official firmware comes with various improvements in the overall performance and some newly added features as well. Note that this is an official Stock ROM (OTA Update) from Samsung and is not any kind of third party unofficial custom ROM. Lets have a look at the complete firmware info and proceed to the simple steps given below on how to update Samsung Galaxy Tab A to Android 7.1.1 DOU1CQJ3 Nougat firmware. 👍
Model name: GALAXY Tab A
Version: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Build date: November 21, 17
Product Code: INS
This official Android 7.1.1 DOU1CQJ3 Nougat firmware flashing process is risky. So follow and attempt every step given below correctly without any mistake. If something goes wrong and your tablet gets bricked or damaged after following these steps then we at DroidThunder.com will not be held liable for that.
This stock ROM must be used only for Samsung Galaxy Tab A with the model number SM-T355Y. Do not try to flash this firmware update on any other device or variant as it may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked tablet. Confirm your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Tab before moving ahead.
- Charge your Galaxy Tab A at least up to 60% before going further. This is essential as low battery power can increase the chances of interruption during the process.
- Ensure to take a complete backup of your important data including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. before proceeding further. This is highly recommended as everything gets wiped out in the last step of this procedure.
- Install mobile USB drivers on your PC so as to detect your Galaxy Tab A when connected to PC. You can install the drivers from Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from link given below.
- (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your computer. They may interrupt the firmware flashing process.
Procedure to install Android 7.1.1 DOU1CQJ3 Nougat firmware on Galaxy Tab A SM-T355Y
Step 1: Download and extract both the above files to a convenient location on your computer. After extracting the firmware package (.zip file), you’ll see these two files in it:
The SS_DL.dll file is of no use so ignore it.
Step 2: Then switch off your Galaxy Tab A completely until it vibrates.
Step 3: Now you need to boot your tab into downloading mode. Refer our guide on how to boot into download mode:
Step 4: Keeping the tab in download mode, connect it to your computer using standard USB cable.
Step 5: Go to the downloaded folder on your computer and launch the downloaded ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.12.7′ software which you’ve just received after extraction.
As you launch it, the ID:COM section located at the top left corner will turn light blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that your Galaxy Tab A has been successfully connected to your computer.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the mobile specific drivers. So just confirm whether you’ve properly installed the mobile USB drivers on your computer or not. You can install them via Samsung Kies or manually install them from the links given in the Pre-Requisites section. If the problem still persists try changing USB cable or the USB port.
Step 6: Then click on the Options tab located on the Odin window and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options. Tick only these two options and keep all the other options as they are.
Note: Do not tick the Re-partition option as it may increase the risk of bricking your device.
Step 7: Now, click on the AP button present on the Odin window and browse to the firmware package file which you’ve downloaded (T355YDOU1CQJ3_T355YODD1CQJ3_T355YDOU1CQIB_HOME.tar.md5) and select it.
Step 8: That’s all. Just begin the firmware flashing process now. For that, hit the Start button present on the Odin window.
Note: While the process goes on, your tab will boot itself automatically. Do not disconnect the USB cable from computer as it will interrupt the firmware flashing process.
Step 9: Be patient and wait until the flashing process completes. When the process completes successfully, the ID:COM section located on the Odin window will turn green with the message ‘Pass’ on it. On the other hand, Galaxy Tab A will automatically restart itself. This will confirm that the official Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware has been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T355Y. Now you can disconnect your tab from computer by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If this firmware flashing process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your tab gets stuck into boot loop, then close the Odin window, again go into downloading mode and implement the same procedure as given above.
Nailed it! Your Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T355Y has been successfully upgraded to the latest official Android 7.1.1 DOU1CQJ3 Nougat firmware. To verify the same, go to Menu->Settings->About Tab. Enjoy the newly added Android Nougat features on your Galaxy Tab A. Do share your views and experience after using it. Lastly if you face any issue during the process, then feel free to contact me through the comments section given below. I’ll help you guys as soon as possible. Till then Enjoy and Peace out!✌