RaverX3X on xda has made progress on an ICS ROM for the T989 with some help of the Skyrocket AT&T ROM:
PARA TODOS LAS PERSONAS QUE SON TAAAANN NEGATIVAS EN ESTE FORO!!... http://galaxys2root.com/t-mobile-galaxy-s2/ics-rom-for-t-mobile-galaxy-s2-sgh-t989-official-ota-skyrocket-port/ AHI LO TIENEN... ALFIN UNA ROM DE ICS PARA EL SGS2 TMOBILE...
Is there a Spanish translator in the house?
He posted a working Skyrocket port of ICS for the T989. I just installed it this afternoon. It works great except for autorotation, which is backwards and needs to be turned off.
Pity it's full of AT&T bloat. I hate seeing their logo as I boot up my phone.
It looks barely different from Gingerbread, but you can install an ICS launcher to bring it back to a stock android look. Try installing Apex Launcher from the Play Store.
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Why couldn't they just post it in English?
He said, "For all the people who are so negative in this forum [posts link] there you have it...finally an ICS ROM for the SGS2 on T-Mobile."
It's really a leaked AT&T ROM for the Skyrocket but it works on the Hercules, too. I'm looking into it, by the time they get all the kinks ironed out and come out with a proper customized version we'll probably have a T-Mobile leak and be close to an official release anyway!
My phone is a tool, not a toy. I only care about when T-Mobile is going to officially release ICS.
Coming from an HTC phone I am not impressed with Samsung's Android 2.3.x implementation.
All I care about is when T-Mobile is going to officially release ICS for the Galaxy SII and that it works properly.
I too came from an HTC and I it felt constrained. Samsung just felt free and flowing. Everyone uses their phone for multiple purposes business and pleasure. The official update is well due and we'll all be happy once it's released.
I'm not sure how you felt the HTC implementation of Gingerbread felt constrained. I still use my HTC EVO as a tablet at home so I am used to using both UI's.
There are a few things that are a direct result of Samsung's loss to Apple lawsuits that negatively impact the Samsung OS.
First is the screensaver swipe. Samsung has to swipe the whole image and not a widget. Swiping the image is stuttery and often it takes more than one swipe. Samsung does have the patent on swiping an alert and that works well but it is limited.
Second is a huge problem. HTC Android can recognize most data forms on web pages and let you click on them and call the phone number or map the address. Samsung Android does not recognize most of these data forms and when it does it brings up a requestor to make you click again to perform the expected action. It gets real frustrating when you see a phone number or an address and it is not a hyperlink and you can not even copy and paste it.
Third is that it takes several more swipes to do the most basic things like calling people. Everytime I think I'm calling someone there is another swipe required.
Fourth is that the Bluetooth voice recognition does not work that well. With HTC it was straightforward and the lady responded quickly and carried out your commands. With Samsung the lady does not respond and the phone goes in to this screen where you have to touch the screen to make voice calls. When I'm driving the last thing I want to do is take my eyes off the road and try to figure out what I'm supposed to touch on a featureless slab of glass. It is almost useless.
I'm not really in a position to argue your points or some may call them gripes. When I find something on my phone that I don't like I simply replace it with something that I do like. Take for instance I have 6 launchers on my phone (including TouchWiz) 4 browsers (including the default browser). These allow you to customize nearly every aspect of the phone, the home screen the default launch buttons and pretty much everything including the lock/unlock screen. Variety is the spice of life.
When I'm looking for something specific I usually use Maps. This gives you the link and the number to dial, I like the safeguards for dialing in case you accidentally hit the number and didn't mean to dial. (But this ultimately comes down to personal preference)
I would've poste pix of the lock screen which is really cool. I get a seperate slider for SMS, Phone and just Unlock.
i also stripped the att touch wiz varrant which works really well on the device with tmobile , You get root and no crappy bloat you will never use so enjoy
When I said HTC's UI was constrained maybe that was a poor choice of words but here's a review that kinda sums up my issue with HTC's old UI's
Vanilla and chocolate I suppose; to be honest I like Sense a lot more than any other manufacturer's UI overlay, especially Touchwiz. I think I'll actually be moving on to the One S when it comes out!
I figured out I could delay the photo time and got a picture of the customizable lockscreen.
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