United States users of T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 gets another Android 4.0.4 Ice Sandwich Sandwich update. The latest build release is T989UVLI4 an update from earlier releases Android 4.0.4 with Baseband version T989UVLI1 or T989UVLH1. According to T-Mobile, this update will bring the Qualcomm fix, Security enhancements and Vlingo S Voice improvements.
In addition, U.S and Canadian users of the Samsung Galaxy S2 might not enjoy the Jelly Bean upgrade early this year. The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 already started receiving the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean a day ago. That’s maybe because U.S and Canadian Galaxy S2 variant has key differences from the “International” version of the Galaxy S II GT-I9100.
The T-Mobile variant is SGH-T989 coded as “Hercules” it uses a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060 (S3) Snapdragon processor, as opposed to the 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor of the International version because the Exynos processor is not compatible with T-Mobile’s 42 Mbit/s HSPA+ network. The T-Mobile variant features four touch-capacitive buttons while the international version which has only three-button hardware/capacitive combination.
Well, what matters most as of this moment, an update is an update and this update is required to fix some issues to the device.
You can update your Samsung Galaxy S II in one of two ways:
- Over the air (OTA) update to T989UVLI4: If you want to update to T989UVLI4, you can update via OTA. Please wait for the notification to update. The OTA will continue to be delivered until February 7. There is no escalation option if the update has not been received.
- Manual download to T989UVLI4: If you want to update to T989UVLH1, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.
Head over to T-Mobile U.S.A. for the complete details.
T989UVLI4 Stock ROM/Original Firmware
Here’s the stock ROM for those advance users who runs with a rooted and or installed with unofficial firmware on their devices and cannot get this update from Kies or OTA.
Just follow this our step by step guide on how to restore the Galaxy S2 to its officia firmwarel from unofficial or modified firmwares.