Galaxy S2 T989

How to Root T Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 on Latest ICS 4.0 UVLE1 Firmware

Galaxy S2 SGH-T989T 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.

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  1. tausif

    December 22, 2013 at 3:47 am

    I want to update my Samsung s2 software

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      please head over to Galaxy S2 section

  2. tausif

    December 22, 2013 at 3:45 am

    software update

  3. shai614

    June 27, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Will this work on 4.0.3?

  4. Jhfejhferjhe

    June 14, 2012 at 2:28 am

    sucks dont update trust me, very hard to downgrade 

  5. Raúl E. Fernández S.

    June 14, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Followup: I installed a different version of the  recovery app, rebooted, and was able to get the root installed that way.
    The recovery.tar.md5 file provided here seems to be faulty. I used the one from here instead and it worked fine

    Thanks again for posting this.

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      thanks for your feedback

    • TheCareFreeDude

      September 9, 2012 at 1:27 am

      Where did you get the non-faulty recovery.tar.md5 file?

  6. Raúl E. Fernández S.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I got up to the part where I’m in ClockworkMod recovery, ready to mount from the SD card, but every time I move to a selection and hit the ‘enter’ (power) button, the screen flashes (black) and then goes back to the original ClockworkMod recovery screen and to the top choice. Is there another recovery I can get on here that will work? I’m unable to fully do the root now.

  7. Jackjack

    June 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I figured out why it is going into a boot loop. Do not use the volume keys to navigate the menu. Use the touchscreen: tap to select options; and swipe up/down to see the next page.

    Thanks again everyone!

  8. J392

    June 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    CWM keeps reseting. I can’t make any selections. Any advice? I rebooted my computer and followed the instructions twice.

  9. Zumsonic1985

    June 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

    keeps boot loop only can reboot phone only..

  10. Shinigami Gyan

    June 13, 2012 at 8:04 am


  11. Shinigami Gyan

    June 13, 2012 at 8:04 am


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