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Install Official Android 4.0 ICS on T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 Manually [How-To]


Samsung attention on the T-Mobile variant of Galaxy S2, finally the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 is getting the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, the update comes with numerous changes and new features like Face Unlock, check out the notification update on your device to install the ICS update and the update is also available via Samsung KIES.

Yes, the update can also be installed manually on the Smartphone, here’s a guide to install the update manually. Before you install the update first keep in mind that drivers of device should be installed on the PC, if you haven’t installed the drivers on PC, download drivers from here. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download Android 4.0 firmware from here or here to computer and unzip it into a single folder, you’ll get T989UVLE1_T989TMBLE1_T989UVLE1_HOME.tar.md5 file.

Step #2: Download Odin3 1.83 to your PC that will be used to install the firmware.

Step #3: Run the downloaded Odin3 1.83.exe file

Step #3: Turn the device off.

Step #4: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down volume up and volume down buttons while plugging the device to PC using USB cable, when Download Screen appear on device, leave the buttons.

Step #5: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear.

Step #6: Click on PDA Button and locate T989UVLE1_T989TMBLE1_T989UVLE1_HOME.tar.md5 that you’ve unzipped in step 1.

Step #7: Don’t make any change in Odin and click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS. (Note: If Odin gets stuck or you get message saying fail, disconnect the device from PC, remove battery from the device, then re insert battery again, and follow the guide again from step 3).

Step #8: Once the installation is done saying message PASS, unplug the device from PC, if device get stuck at Samsung logo, don’t worry just turn the device and reboot by holding down volume up, volume down and power button in recovery mode, there perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and then select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”

That’s it, you’ve flashed the update, enjoy the Ice Cream Sandwich on your device and comment below for queries.

Via: XDA

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