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Update T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat

Are you upset as the Samsung is not rolling out Android 4.4 Kitkat update for your T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989, then don’t worry as we have brought up a Custom ROM, which can do your Job. We are going to update T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware using AlphineROM Custom ROM.

Update T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 to Android 4.4.4

AlphineROM is based on AOSP and CyanogenMod and packs some of the goodies from SlimROM, OmniROM and ChaOS. It is built with latest Linaro 4.8 firmware, Alphine Kernel with Sweep to Wake feature. You can check the complete list of features of this ROM below:

  • Alpine Kernel – Sweep to Wake, slide across or tap hardware buttons from left to right to wake.
  • Active Display – Moved to Settings > Lock screen
  • Dark Alpine – Slims TRDS 3.0
  • Multi-Window – use the recent apps and long-pressing an icon, then select “Add to Split View”.
  • OmniSwitch
  • QS Power Menu tile
  • QS Flipable Tiles

Before we proceed to update T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware, we must follow some set of instructions to prepare T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 for the update process and also to avoid it from bricking.

How to Update T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat

Step 1 – Download Android 4.4.4 ROM and Google Apps for Galaxy S3 to your computer from the below download section.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy S3 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.4.4 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your root folder of SD card.

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.

Step 6 – Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.

Step 7 – Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” as you can see in the image below.

Step 8 – Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 9 – Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 10 – Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Android 4.4.4 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.


AlphineROM Package

Google Apps Package

Here is complete guide to update Galaxy S2 to Android 4.4.4.