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pendragon666

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Just got it.
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Can someone who has been using the tab s6 since One UI 2.5 or older report if the update to 3.5 has slowed the tablet or if there are somebroken apps or anything bad about the update ?

I'm still on android 10 and I just bough the tab, and don't want to update and lose on stability or snapiness or anything. And the "new" features of 3.1 update, if any, aren't a big deal for me.

Thanks for your report, I'm considering updating to Android 11 but I don't want to rush it, I'm fine with Android 10
 

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Can someone who has been using the tab s6 since One UI 2.5 or older report if the update to 3.5 has slowed the tablet or if there are somebroken apps or anything bad about the update ?

I'm still on android 10 and I just bough the tab, and don't want to update and lose on stability or snapiness or anything. And the "new" features of 3.1 update, if any, aren't a big deal for me.

Thanks for your report, I'm considering updating to Android 11 but I don't want to rush it, I'm fine with Android 10
Actually the exact opposite was the case ... .
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DaveImagery

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I'm so apprehensive about updating my T860 since it's unlocked and rooted. Of all the Android devices I've rooted over the years, the procedure on my S6, was by far the most nerve racking, almost bricked the thing lol.
 

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I'm so apprehensive about updating my T860 since it's unlocked and rooted. Of all the Android devices I've rooted over the years, the procedure on my S6, was by far the most nerve racking, almost bricked the thing lol.

Same problem with me specially as I'm using TWRP which corrupt my data partition so I have to fix it before I can restore it from my previous backup... :unsure:
 

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... s6 was o.k. but s8 wasn't that easy because of the bootloader ... . Tab is still not rooted.
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hmmm, are you talking about the Galaxy S8 smartphone ?

Unless you own a specific version of the S8 from a carrier there is no problem with the bootloader.

As far as I know there are many custom roms for this device easy to install specially if you have the Exynos version.
 

DaveImagery

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Same problem with me specially as I'm using TWRP which corrupt my data partition so I have to fix it before I can restore it from my previous backup... :unsure:
Same here I'm using TWRP on mine as well, which I can't seem to boot to directly. I don't think TWRP corrupted anything, but I can only access TWRP by manually pressing the volume up and pwr buttons, from the powered off state. Used to be able to go into Magisk, and tell the tablet to reboot to recovery, no idea what changed. Short of a major feature update, I'll sit tight with what I got.
 

meduza

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hmmm, are you talking about the Galaxy S8 smartphone ?

Unless you own a specific version of the S8 from a carrier there is no problem with the bootloader.

As far as I know there are many custom roms for this device easy to install specially if you have the Exynos version.
Yes, I know :) And like I wrote, it was a little difficult at the beginning. Samsung made it harder compared to s3 mini and s6 but of course it's no problem now.
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meduza

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Same here I'm using TWRP on mine as well, which I can't seem to boot to directly. I don't think TWRP corrupted anything, but I can only access TWRP by manually pressing the volume up and pwr buttons, from the powered off state. Used to be able to go into Magisk, and tell the tablet to reboot to recovery, no idea what changed. Short of a major feature update, I'll sit tight with what I got.

.... I guess, Samsung changed something to make it harder to root, or it's android 11 ... ?
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Same here I'm using TWRP on mine as well, which I can't seem to boot to directly. I don't think TWRP corrupted anything, but I can only access TWRP by manually pressing the volume up and pwr buttons, from the powered off state. Used to be able to go into Magisk, and tell the tablet to reboot to recovery, no idea what changed. Short of a major feature update, I'll sit tight with what I got.


I don't know which procedure you're using to update your tab S6, but I first flash the official firmware with PC Odin and at reboot it drop directly into the official recovery and at this stage I have to erase all my data before I can reboot onto the system. After the initial setup, I have to manually reboot into the official recovery and from there I can reboot to the download mode. After that I can flash back TWRP with PC Odin and at reboot my data partition is corrupted ! ^^

So in TWRP I have first to convert my data partition to exFat (could be anything else), and then back to f2fs... ^^

From there I could either reboot onto the system and do the data restore with Samsung Smart switch or restore directly my data partition with TWRP...

At least I don't have any issues rebooting into the custom recovery or the download mode with the Easy Reboot app.

PS : latest Riru v26.0.5 module seems to fix the SafetyNet test, but it also breaks compatibility with edXposed Manager and thus all edXposed Modules won't work anymore such as XPrivacyLua... :(
So, for now I'm staying with Riru v25.4.4 untill Riru-edXposed module got also updated.
 
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I don't know which procedure you're using to update your tab S6, but I first flash the official firmware with PC Odin and at reboot it drop directly into the official recovery and at this stage I have to erase all my data before I can reboot onto the system. After the initial setup, I have to manually reboot into the official recovery and from there I can reboot to the download mode. After that I can flash back TWRP with PC Odin and at reboot my data partition is corrupted ! ^^

So in TWRP I have first to convert my data partition to exFat (could be anything else), and then back to f2fs... ^^

From there I could either reboot onto the system and do the data restore with Samsung Smart switch or restore directly my data partition with TWRP...

At least I don't have any issues rebooting into the custom recovery or the download mode with the Easy Reboot app.

PS : latest Riru v26.0.5 module seems to fix the SafetyNet test, but it also breaks compatibility with edXposed Manager and thus all edXposed Modules won't work anymore such as XPrivacyLua... :(
So, for now I'm staying with Riru v25.4.4 untill Riru-edXposed module got also updated.
Thank you for the info. I'm pretty sure I used Odin as well when I updated it to Android 11, cause I remember Odin had to be updated to it's latest version. I think short of Samsung releasing an Android 12 update, I won't be updating this tablet again, I'm too traumatized from the last time I updated. LuL
 

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    How does one use the tablet as a pc screen? It's in the changelog
    I guess they lied everyone wants that feature and only the s7 has it. Even though it's in the changelog. Same thing with the s 10 lite it said it had object eraser in the camera in change log and it doesn't. Lol unreal samsung sucks. You have to buy the best and latest model every year to get the updates. Next year they do it again android oneui 4.0 will be on the next tablet and they will give it all the updates than when the s7 gets updated they will leave out all the cool features.
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    I flashed with Odin normally, booted up to install Magisk Manager, patched the AP file in Magisk and flashed the magisk tar file on Odin(AP), did a factory reset afterwards and all worked out well.

    I don't think TWRP works with One UI 3.1, though I haven't tried.

    TWRP does work with Android 11 OneUI 3.1 but it's suck painful !!!

    Watch out at my other post how I did it and with which version and as explained by Techguy777 You have to keep your Tab S6 hooked to a computer with the USB-C cable if Android 11 OneUI 3.1 is already installed, after you flash TWRP and reboot manually as explained in mentalmuso's thread.

    Thanks to them both : Techguy777 and mentalmuso for the tip ! ;)
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    Do you mean the official update to android 11?
    I don't believe it will come before next spring ... . Do you have any other official info??
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    read this,
    which states may 2021. but plenty of time for further delays. samsung needs to cut the number of devices they make if they can not keep up with the software updates.
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    Clearly you did not think before posting this reply. Using a local sim in the local country on a LTE device will have zero consequences on charges no matter the CSC. The device supports most of the LTE frequencies and WiFi is either 2.4 or 5.8 GHz as those do not change around the world. Maybe just channel numbers within the band but the band stays the same. The only country's that might be a problem is Korea and USA. Maybe read the specks of the device before making your statements. The only things I might lose is VoLTE witch most of us do not use any way and that has to be supported by your SIM card. I changed CSC to DBT and can say that I have zero problems with my device. It work exactly as it did with the XFA firmware. The only differnce is I get faster updates. And as I do not wait for OTA updates I always keep my devices updated by flashing the new firmware with HOME_CSC. You cannot say it would not work or will have consequences as I can and will say I have done it without any issues. Let the user decide what he wants to do with his device and who are you to tell him or her differently? Even secure apps like banking and pay tv apps works 100% without any issues...... Have a awesome day....

    Obviously with your narrow mind you don't know what you are talking about as you only talk about your own case without taking into account the specificities of other countries of which you know nothing, including the frequencies used in your own country, while I was not only talking about LTE...

    Because when you mention the XFA CSC, I guess you were talking about South Africa and unless I am mistaken, this country does not use the 700 MHz (B28) and 800 MHz (B20) bands while these bands would still be dedicated to analog TV while at the same time MTM uses the 900 MHz band for both 4G/3G/2G and IOT, which is not the case everywhere in the world...
    Because apart from the case of South Korea and the USA, you are also forgetting China, a country with which there have been many problems of compatibility with imported smartphones and in particular with the 800 MHz band, even if this is less true nowadays.

    After that, you are certainly lucky to have a mobile operator that doesn't use these frequencies, but that doesn't mean that this is the case everywhere.

    Even within Europe there are many disparities/differences even between different operators in the same country...

    But I was also thinking about another problem that I personally encountered since for a few months I had a Galaxy A50 and at that time there were no custom roms and I absolutely wanted to have the phone recording function which was not available by default and only available in very few countries.
    After having informed me on XDA or other sources, I did the test to install the Indian CSC with a French firmware.

    So, yes after this operation the phone recording function was working but the counterpart is that I realized on my phone bill that the phone was sending by itself SMS outside the EU and therefore they became paid... ^^
    After having put back a European CSC these problems had disappeared but the phone recording function also obviously.

    After many more tries I finally briked the A50 but fortunately I was refunded...

    On a second hand I still have my Galaxy Note 9 with which I can find regularly many good custom roms and I don't have to care about this issue anymore !
    Have a awesome day....
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    Does anyone have a changelog for the latest update that came out a couple of days ago?
    Just flashed it via Odin.

    https://doc.samsungmobile.com/SM-T865/DBT/doc.html

    Settings/Software Update/last Update/link should bring you there too.
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