Install/Upgrade T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 to T889UVALK8 OTA/Kies Update, Muti View Support

T-Mobile now rolls out the official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update build T889UVALK8 for Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-T889 slates. This update will now supports a new multi-window feature along with some improvements that resolves Exchange calendar events not appearing on device Calendar and unable to swipe through Gmail messages issues. The T889UVALK8 current firmware is now already push via OTA and Samsung Kies and weights 73.29MB. This is an update from the factory firmware build T889UVALJ1 since the galaxy Note 2 launched in the United States.


Software update build T889UVALK8 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

Understanding the Update
A software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note II to Baseband version T889UVALK8 is expected to be available on December 19. The software update, which will be available by Over The Air (OTA) and through Kies, will provide new multiscreen functionality, along with a few bug fixes.
Baseband Version Update Status
This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.


This is the original software the device launched with. You can complete a software update through Kies or by receiving the OTA.

Android version 4.1.1 / Baseband version T889UVALK8 – Current version

Android version 4.1.1 / Baseband version T889UVALK8
Launched December 19, 2012


New multi-window feature
Resolves Exchange calendar events not appearing on device Calendar
Resolves issues with being unable to swipe through Gmail messages

Android version 4.1.1 / Baseband version T889UVALJ1

Android version 4.1.1 / Baseband version T889UVALJ1
Updated 10/24/2012
Original Software

You can follow the step by step procedure on how to update your Galaxy Note 2 at T-Mobile support page:

How to update to T889UVALK8 if your Galaxy Note 2 is already rooted and installed with custom recovery

Thus, advance users that have done some tinkering like rooting and installed any custom recoveries, will having issues into getting this official update.  You’ll only get update failed errors, for Kies and OTA can read your devices as being modified and ignores you from upgrading.   The only way you can update your device to official firmware again is by way of  restoring back to T-Mobile original stock ROM or firmware.

There are two options you can choose.
1. Flash the original factory stock ROM T889UVALJ1, so that it will remove the root images or any custom recoveries installed. Then try to update thru OTA or Kies again.

2. Directly install the T889UVALK8 stock ROM update (old download link was gone) Try to find the file here..

Source: T-Mobile U.S and  tmonews.com

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