Samsung Galaxy S II/SGH-T989
|T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II|
|Model Number: SGH-T989|
UNDER CONSTRUCTION I know there is alot of mistakes and they will all go solve soon. I just started making this to help everyone... Please don't touch anything . Also thanks barnacles10 for leading me use his wiki page format ( I know there A LOT of similar thing now but I will change everything before its finish) WIKI ROOT, ROMs, KERNELS, MODEMs, HOW-TOs- PECONAUT
Since everyone may not be comfortable updating the wiki directly or familiar with the wiki syntax, this thread is for discussion on Epic 4G Touch related wiki pages.
Lots of the information here comes from XDA. The purpose of this wiki is to bring all that information together neatly for people to browse through, so USE IT. It is strongly encouraged to update/correct anything you see fit as the more activity we have from individuals, the greater quality product we have for the community.
The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the phones to follow up to Samsung's widely successful Galaxy S lineup. This time, the Galaxy S2 raises all the stakes and Samsung has found a way to double almost every spec in a true, one of a kind sequel.
With a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus screen, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8MP rear camera/ 2MP front-facing camera, both 1080p recording and playback, NFC capabilities, great battery life and one of the thinnest phones on the globe, the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II is a welcome update to the Galaxy family. Superphones don't get much better than this.
There is a lot to know about the T-Mobile Galaxy S II/SGH-T989. This wiki covers almost everything you might want to know and more.
XDA-Developers Forums for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II General
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Q&A
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Accessories
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Android Development
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Themes and Apps
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Tutorials and Guides
- ROOT and UNROOT Stock 2.3.5, 2.3.6, and ICS 4.0.3
- ROOT, Install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery & get into Download Mode
- Restoring settings and apps using Titanium Backup
- Restore to Stock/Recover from a Bad Flash
- Fix SoftBricked Device
- Report Bugs back to Dev the proper way
For a list of available ROMs checkout the database below. ROM Developers: If your ROM is not listed, add it.
If you're not happy with the looks of the software you are running then you might want to checkout the theme database. Make sure the theme you choose is compatible with your software version. If you're not sure, ask your developer.
Kernels are the middle man between your devices software and hardware. Kernels are specific for some builds. If you use an AOSP ROM, you need an AOSP kernel. If you use TouchWiz then you need a TouchWiz kernel. With Samsung phones, the kernel also includes recovery. Not all kernels (or ROMs) have a custom recovery and therefore once they are flashed, you may lose the ability to flash or restore a ROM until a kernel with a custom recovery is flashed via ODIN or Heimdall. You may find a list of kernels for the Epic 4G Touch in this database.
Modems are used to communicate with carrier towers. This is a database with a collection of all the Epic 4G Touch Modems to date.
Odin is a software program used to flash your Samsung Epic 4G Touch. Primarily, this is how one achieves root, however it is a great tool to use whether you're just flashing ROMs or restoring back to stock. ODIN is only compatible with a PC running Windows OS.
What you need to use ODIN:
Heimdall is a cross-platform open-source tool suite used to flash firmware (aka ROMs) onto Samsung Galaxy S devices. It runs on Linux, OS X and Windows (XP, Vista, 7 etc.). It is an alternative to the proprietary closed-source tool ODIN which only runs on Windows OS.
Samsung Galaxy S II Series Overview