Own a T-Mobile Galaxy S2? Well! We’ve got great news for you, T-Mobile has started rolling out the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich UVLH1 firmware for the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 officially. As most of you know well that the Android 4.0.4 updates comes with a remarkable improvements and changes such as faster performance.
On your smartphone, go to Setting and check for the software update, but if you haven’t received the OTA notification yet due to any reason, you can also install the firmware manually on your phone. Here’s guide how to install Official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich T989UVLH1 manually on T-Mobile Galaxy S2. Since this is official firmware, it will not increase the flash counter.
Before you install the firmware, first make sure that you’re using Windows PC and USB phone drivers are installed on your PC, you can download drivers from here, disable all system tools such as 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.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded T989UVLH1_T989TMBLH1_TMB.zip file into a folder, you’ll get T989UVLH1_T989TMBLH1_T989UVLH1_HOME.tar.md5 file.
Step #3: Download Odin3 v1.83.exe to your phone, it will be used to install the firmware.
Step #4: Run the download Odin3 v1.83.exe file.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode, to do so, plug the USB cable to phone but not to PC, then reboot phone by holding down volume down and volume up buttons while plugging the USB cable to PC, on you see download screen with Android logo on phone, leave both buttons.
Step #7: Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer). Click on PDA Button and locate T989UVLE1_T989TMBLE1_T989UVLE1_HOME.tar.md5.file that you’ve obtained in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #8: 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 refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.
Step #9: If your phone boots up properly in normal mode, you’re done, unplug the phone from PC but if it gets stuck at booting or boots in 3e recovery (screen with black background), you have to perform wipe, to do so, turn off phone and reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume down, volume up and power buttons until screen turns on. Once you’re in recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. After wiping the device, return to the main menu and reboot phone, to do so, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, you’re done, the Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware is now installed on your T-Mobile Galaxy S2. If you faced any issue, you can comment below. Enjoy!
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