T Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone users can now easily root their device which has recently received the latest Official ICS Android 4.0 firmware. The rooting process which we will be checking out will only be working for SGH-T989 model of Galaxy S2 and not for other Galaxy S2 models. Very soon we will be coming out with the articles which will help you install many custom ROM firmwares so that you can make the most out of your Galaxy S2 phone. Also, just in case to know on why you have to root, then we would like to tell you that very soon we will be coming out with a detailed guide so that you can install the Galaxy S3 themed custom ROM firmware in your device.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of rooting your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.
Go to Settings > About Phone and check whether the firmware version if UVLE1 Android 4.0 version or not as this rooting procedure will only work on this firmware. Also, once rooted you can install many apps which needs the rooting access. Be informed that once you root the device, the warranty will get void. The only way with which one can reclaim the lost warranty is by re applying the update of Official UVLE1 ICS update which we will be coming up with the same on AndroidAdvices.
- Though it’s not compulsion but it’s highly recommended that you back up all the data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- A minimum of 50% battery should be there in your phone so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Enable the USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy S2 T Mobile from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below reference image. Install all the Galaxy S2 Mobile Drivers from here to your computer.
So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, it’s now time to proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.