Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is rolling out for Tab family yet another device received official Marshmallow update. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 is now rolling out after Galaxy Tab S received earlier. The Marshmallow update for Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 carries build number T550XXU1BPE1, packed with latest features that include Google Now on Tap, Doze Mode, 200 new emojis and multiple other improvements including bug fixes and improved security with updates security patches. So in this guide you are about to download and install Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware on Galaxy Tab A SM-T550.
The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware for Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 is available via OTA or Kies and the update notification will knock at your device anytime soon. But if you are getting impatient for the T550XXU1BPE1 update then what are you waiting for just go ahead and update your device with the latest firmware either by OTA or the Odin method.
Please note the Odin flash able firmware(.tar) file is also available so if you wish to install manually without waiting for the OTA then but you need to be careful during the installation procedure.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Android Version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
How to install T550XXU1BPE1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy Tab A SM-T550
Before you begin:
Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing stock firmware on your device, it will flash the official firmware on your device. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.
Create a Backup of your Samsung device
Backup is the most necessary part for your device
The most convenient backup method for the Galaxy devices is to backup via Samsung Kies, you will learn below how to backup your Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 via Samsung Kies.
You need to prepare your device for the firmware update process, follow the below perquisites steps to keep the firmware update process smooth without facing errors.
Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.
Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download USB drivers for Samsung
Enable USB debugging and check the Allow Mock Locations option too. To enable USB debugging in your device go to Setting >> Developer options >> USB debugging. USB debugging is meant for the development purpose hence it will ask you for the confirmation so tap OK to confirm.
Sometimes “Developer options” are not visible in device settings menu, so what you need to do is, go to Settings >> About device >> Software information and there you will see an option build number. Tap it 7 times until a pop up arises with a message that you are now a developer, that’s it now go back and the Developers option is visible in the settings menu
Once you done with the above preparations now it’s time to flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware on Galaxy Tab A SM-T550.
Process to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware on Galaxy Tab A SM-T550
You can easily update your Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware any of the below provided three firmware update methods. Let me tell you one more thing about each firmware update method and it’s purpose,
OTA Method: The first one is the OTA (Over-The-Air) method, you will need to use this method before the other two because as long as software update is concerned it reaches first to your device.
Samsung KIES: Then comes the Samsung Kies Method, this works same like OTA instead you need computer to directly connect your device with Samsung servers. It check the device model, gather information about your Samsung device and then grabs the firmware if available. You can also install the firmware over there.
Odin Method (Manual process): Then the third one, the manual update process via Odin tool. The Odin process requires Odin flash tool (link provided below) to be installed on PC and you also need to download the firmware file for your device and flash it manually using Odin, you will see the process below.
We get start from the first one and then carry on along third one too see which one works for you, so lets begin from the OTA method.
How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware on Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 via OTA
To update Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware you don’t need to download multiple file for it, just you need your device and the working internet connection. You must also remember that OTA process works only on Stock devices which means your device is no longer rooted while you searching for latest firmware via OTA. If you think your device is rooted then don’t waste your time switch to alternative firmware update processes or if possible un-root it and then give it a try. But we don’t recommend you to get stuck in such a long process just update it via Kies or Odin Method. If you think you are all set to go, then
Go to device Settings >> Navigate to the end till and tap on About device >> Software updates.
Now tap it to check the latest available firmware. Upon it’s availability you will be prompted about the update, now what just tap “Download Now” to instantly download the firmware or “Download later” if you wish to download later. Some times it depends on the region too for example, if the update is released for a specific region but you are not present there then you will definitely need to switch to Kies method.
How to update Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware via Samsung KIES
To update Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware via KIES you need to follow the below simple steps in sequence. It is mandatory to follow the sequence in steps because if you miss any of step it could create trouble for you during the update process. Many users find Samsung Kies as the most easiest method for installing firmware update on Samsung devices and personally we recommend you to try the Official firmware update process via Kies.
First of all you need to download the Samsung Kies application from Official Samsung Site. We have mentioned the link to Samsung Kies application for you ease just click the below provided link to download and install it on your PC.
Now install it on your PC and once the installation process is completed, click the Kies icon to run the Kies application.
Now the next step is to connect your Samsung device to PC via original USB cable.
As soon as you connect your device to PC, it will be automatically detect it and you are all set to go further.
Now once you are in Kies you are able to perform multiple operation including Backup which we already mentioned above. Now its essential to create a backup of your device before starting the update process.
To create a backup via Kies, click the “Backup and Restore” option and follow the on screen instructions.
Once the the backup process in completed now you can update your Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 to latest available T550XXU1BPE1 firmware.
Now click the “Firmware Update” button to check whether new firmware is available for your device, you will be notified when there is an available firmware update.
Now follow the on screen instructions to start the firmware update process.
It will reboot your device once the process is completed.
We hope this process helped you but even if the Kies method remained helpless to you then you try the final option and that is the Odin Method, Now go ahead to manually update Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware via Odin.
How to manually install T550XXU1BPE1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 via Odin
Download the firmware file and follow this guide >> Install Android 6.0.1 T550XXU1BPE1 Marshmallow on Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 via Odin
That’s it! You have successfully updated Galaxy Tab A SM-T550 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow T550XXU1BPE1 firmware. If you find some confusion in the installation process you are free to ask. Give us +1 or Like to say thanks.