Saturday, November 3, 2012

T889UVALJ1 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 T-MO SGH-T889 Stock ROM

Here's the T-Mo Samsung Galaxy Note II stock ROM T889UVALJ1. This is useful to those who already done or just attempting on rooting and modding their Galaxy Note2.  You might need this for future use. Think again, you will never get any software updates from Samsung if you can't restore back your Galaxy Note II to official firmware. The stock ROM is also basically your back up software in-case for emergency fix for soft-bricks and your last resort to restore back your device in-case in need of warranty.
This is the original factory firmware of T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy NoteII SGH-T889.

T-Mobile clearly emphasized that Samsung will not send you any official software update if your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 uses with non-T-Mobile original software versions. It means your device are out of warranty and may not receive any further official updates -   http://t-mobilesupportalcommunity2.

How to manually restore back Samsung Galaxy Note2  SGH-T889 to T889UVALJ1 Android 4.1.1 Jellybean on

Here's the full factory stock images T889UVALJ1. This is a Odin flashable stock ROM which can only use to unroot and revert back your T-Mobile  Galaxy Note 2 to its original factory default firmware settings.

T889UVALJ1 Stock ROM: SGH-T889_TMB_T879UVLJ1_T879TMBLJ1 (old download link was gone) Try to find the file here.
Get Odin and USB Driver
Odin3_v3.07 link
Samsung USB Driver
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk.!

- Back-up all important data stored from the device
- Make sure the battery is fully charge
- Use PC runs with Windows OS and good USB serial port
- Reset Binary flash counter: Flashing stock ROM cannot reset the binary flash counter if it was already before being tripped when you install root or modified ROMs. So, you may need to manually reset using chainfire's triangle away apps. (It won't work this time as we speak but maybe soon)

1) Extract the downloaded stock Firmware
2) Run Odin on PC
3) Click on the PDA button, then load the KIES_HOME_T889UVALJ1_T889TMBALJ1_260018_REV04_user _low_ship.tar.md5
4) DO NOT check the “Re-partition” checkbox in Odin.

5) Reboot the Galaxy Note2 in Download Mode: Turn it off > (Press Volume Down+Home+Power button) then Press Volume Up when the Warning message appear

6) Connect the phone to PC, using the supplied USB cable
7) Hit “START” button to begin flashing
8) Wait until the flashing finishes (DO NOT ever interrupt the process once already started)

Possible issues after restoring back to stock:
If you get bootloops or just stuck at Samsung splash screen, you can simply fix it via recovery mode.
To enter into recovery mode - Turn it off (Press Volume Up+Home+Power button) Then select "Wipe data/Factory reset". Reboot your device then it should then boot normally.



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