The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 is their midrange tablet series and the successor to the Galaxy Tab 3 series. There are three variants of the Galaxy Tab 4, and they are classified according to screen size.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.7.0 is the 7.0 inch variant of the Galaxy Tab 4 series. It has a 7.0 inch display with a 1.3 MP shooter in the front and a 3.5 MP shooter in the rear. The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 has a Quad Core CPU clocked at 1.2 GHZ and 1.5 GB of RAM. The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 has WiFi only as well as 3G and LTE variants.
The other version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 are the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The obvious differences between these devices and the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 are their screen sizes.
The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 initially ran on Android KitKat but it is now being updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The new update for the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 has a new UI based on Material Design of Google. There are a number of enhancements that can improve the battery life and performance of the device and it also fixes the Stagefright vulnerability.
The update is being rolled out in different regions around the world through OTA or Samsung Kies. As is sadly typical of Samsung, the roll out is taking a while to get to all regions. If the update has not yet come to your region and you simply cannot wait, you can manually update your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop by downloading and then flashing the firmware with Odin.
- After downloading, extract the firmware and get.tar.md5 file.
- You will then use Odin3 to flash this stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
The firmware is currently only available for the LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 but it’s expected that it will be available for the 3G and WiFi variants soon. When it is available, the same methods should be applicable for these variants as well.
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