Download Android Pie on Galaxy Tab S2 T819 via LineageOS 16

Follow this guide to download Android Pie on Galaxy Tab S2 T819 via LineageOS 16.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 T819 users can now install the Android Pie. No, we are not talking about the official Android Pie update and probably there isn’t going to be an official update either. Samsung stopped the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Android updates after updating it to Android Nougat. Since then, there hasn’t been any new version of Android for this tab. The only way to update your device is to use a good custom ROM. Thankfully, the latest Android Pie custom ROM based on the LineageOS 16 is out for our beloved device. Follow this guide to download Android Pie on Galaxy Tab S2 T819 via LineageOS 16. Let us learn a little bit about the Galaxy Tab S2 and the LineageOS 16 ROM before updating the tab.

Download Android Pie on Galaxy Tab S2

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 T819

Galaxy Tab S2 was launched back in September 2015. The S series of the Galaxy Tab was launched as a premium set of devices. The Galaxy Tab S2 was quite expensive as compared to the other Galaxy Tabs i.e. the Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Tab E etc.

Galaxy Tab S2 T819 is the 9.7-inch variant. This tab has a big 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. The Tab S2 was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 CPU. It had the Adreno 510 GPU. The RAM on this device was 3GB and its internal storage was 32/64GB. the TAb S2 houses an 8MP camera at the back and a 2.1MP camera on the front. This device had a front-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. The battery was 5,870 mAh. It ran on Android Lollipop out of the box. The device was updated to Android Marshmallow and then Android Nougat later on.

LineageOS 16 Android Pie for Galaxy Tab S2

LineageOS 16 for the Galaxy Tab S2 is in very early stages at the moment. For example, the in-call audio is not working fine for now. SELinux is also permissive at the moment. Other than these two issues, most of the features like the WiFi, Calls, Messages, Mobile Data, Bluetooth, Camera, Audio, and Video Playback are working fine. If those two issues are not a big deal for you, you may install this ROM without a second thought.

The LineageOS 16 will push your Galaxy Tab S2’s Android version to Android 9.0 Pie. This means you will be able to check out all those new features that Google added in the Android 9 Pie. If you are really tired of your Galaxy Tab S2 running on the Android Nougat, it’s time for an upgrade.

Those of you who have had a previous experience of installing custom ROMs, installing this ROM should not be tough them. I suggest the newbies pay extra attention to all the steps given below to avoid an unlikely situation.

Download Android Pie on Galaxy Tab S2 T819


  1. This guide is only for the Galaxy Tab S2 T819.
  2. Charge your tab up to 50% to keep it alive during the installation process.
  3. Use OEM Data Cable to connect your tab to the computer when needed.
  4. Backup all of your contacts, call logs, text messages and media content.
  5. Follow the remaining steps carefully.


Install Android Pie on Galaxy Tab S2 T819 via LineageOS 16

  1. Turn off your Galaxy Tab S2.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power button to boot into TWRP.
  3. Once in TWRP, let the keys go.
  4. In TWRP, click on Wipe > Format Data.
  5. Now get back to the main menu in TWRP.
  6. Click on Install > Install Zip > Locate and select file > Swipe to flash.
  7. Similarly, flash the GApps file right after flashing the ROM.
  8. After flashing both the files, click on Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Cache and Dalvik Cache > Swipe to wipe.
  9. From the main menu in TWRP, tap Reboot > System.
  10. It will take up to 10 minutes for the first reboot. Wait patiently and find your Galaxy Tab S2 running on latest Android Pie LineageOS 16.


That’s pretty much it with the installation of Android Pie on your Tab S2. The first boot can take several minutes. Do not lose patience in the meanwhile. If your Galaxy Tab S2 gets stuck in a bootloop or it doesn’t boot up, you can immediately recovery it by flashing a new stock ROM. For any queries, reach out to me using the comments box below.

Usama is a software engineer by profession and at he uses his expertise to solve everyday consumer tech problems with his main areas of interest being Android, iOS and Windows.

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