T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 Stock Firmware

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 Stock Firmware download – for fixing unwanted soft-brick such as bootloops, stuck in welcome screen and even hard-bricked. Stock firmware is also useful to unroot and restore back the phone to official firmware from modified ROM and custom recoveries.

SGH-T889 (T-Mobile)

Baseband Android Version Date Build Stock
T889UVUCOH4 4.3 Jelly Bean 2015 August (link)
T889UVUCMK7 4.3 Jelly Bean 2013 December (link)
T889UVBMD1 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 2013 April (link)
T889UVBMB4 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 2013 April (link)
T889UVALL4 4.1.1 Jelly Bean 2013 January (link)
T889UVALK8 4.1.1 Jelly Bean 2012 December (link)
T889UVALJ1 4.1.1 Jelly Bean 2012 October (link)

Important Note: DO NOT DOWNGRADE! On latest software updates you cannot downgrade back to the older firmware build version due to locked-down bootloader. In-case you are in Android 4.4.2 based ROM and wants to return back to official stock then you should also flashed the 4.4.2 firmware build. Again, you cannot  directly downgrade  back to the old stock firmware version for it might break the bootloader if you already installed a 4.4.2 KitKat or 4.3 JB based ROM. Once you’re on 4.4.2 you must stay on 4.4.2 and if you are still on 4.3 only install the 4.3 or upgrade to 4.4.2, but do not ever restore your phone to the older version. We cannot revert back to the lower build due to the secured bootloader.

Downloading a firmware packaged should match to your phone model number. These firmware files are exclusively for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 only. Do not use these firmware files in-case you don’t really exactly knows where and when to use it. Use of these firmware files is solely at your own risk!  Some  OTA updates are not included here, OTA files can only be flash or installed via recovery. The list might be incomplete, if you couldn’t find what you’re looking for, then you are welcome to find it somewhere else. I’ve put all up together in one single page as these files are very useful to fix your phone in-case it is in bad status.

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 Firmware Build Details Screenshots – From 4.1.1, 4.1.2 to 4.3 Updates

Stock Firmware Usage

Fix a bricked phone either soft-bricked or hard-bricked but depends on phone status as long as the phone can reboot into download mode. Others usage of the stock firmware are as follows;

  • 100% completely removed root and it cleans and wipes-out all 3rd-party rouge apps inside the system tray.
  • Restore back the phone from custom ROM to official firmware.
  • Manually upgrade from 4.1.1 to 4.3 or 4.4.2 updates.
  • Manually downgrade from 4.1.2 to 4.1.1 only. But not applicable to 4.3 and 4.4.2 updates due to the locked bootloader and new policy guidelines.
  • Manually pull and dump system files such as Apps apk’s, Kernel, Boot image, Stock Recovery, CSC, Modem, Radio Interface Layer (RIL) etc. (Developers method)

Odin Flasher versions

Odin3_v3.10 Download
Odin3_v3.09 Download
Odin3_v3.07 Download
Odin3_v3.04 Download

USB Driver versions

USB Driver (5.0) Download
USB Driver (4.4) Download
USB Driver Download
USB Driver (4.2) Download
USB Driver (4.1) Download

How to Install Back T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 to Full Stock Firmware

Install the USB driver

This process cannot be done if your SGS 3 is not recognized by the computer.  So make sure to install the USB driver first.

Unzip the firmware file

Decompress the firmware file by using winzip,7zip,winrar.

T889UVUCMK7 stock firmware

Run and Configure Odin

Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only  the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes are both remained checked.

Reboot your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 into Download Mode

To reboot the Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut off,  just  press and hold the Volume Down key,  Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously. It should then prompt you into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Download mode buttons

Connect your Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 to your Computer

As soon as you reboot the phone in download mode,  simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB. In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Load the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 Stock Firmware file

The stock ROM is pack in One .tar.md5 file only.  Now, you need to just simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load it. Example:  “T889UVUCMK7_T889TMBCMK7_HOME.tar.md5″Proper use of firmware

Start Installing the Stock Firmware

Once all set and ready,  fire-up the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM. Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

Wait until Odin shows PASS!!

When the Stock ROM installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. That simply indicates that the flashing was finished, and on the log box it says “All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to disconnect it from your computer. You may then confirm if you successfully installed back the stock firmware by going to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.