12 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 8:14 AM by smplyunprdctble RSS

    Software update for T989ULVDE?

      How long do I have to wait for the OTA software update for T989ULVDE? Is there another way other than OTA?

      Is it (still) available?

      It says there's no manual update for this, and I keep getting the message "no firmware."

        • 1. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
          tmo_mikem

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          • 2. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
            tmo_mikem

            bg347 wrote:

             

            How long do I have to wait for the OTA software update for T989ULVDE? Is there another way other than OTA?

            Is it (still) available?

            It says there's no manual update for this, and I keep getting the message "no firmware."

             

            Hi there bg347, the good news is you can install the newest update manually.

             

            Information is in this doc: Software update: Samsung Galaxy S II. Check out the section titled: Procedures to manually install the update via Kies - Android version 4.0.4/ Baseband version T989UVLH1. The version is a little different than the one you listed, but it is the newest version (The VLDE one you listed is an outdated one from May).

            • 3. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
              smplyunprdctble

              Also note if you're trying to GET T989UVLDE (A Gingerbread build) from a previous Gingerbread build, Kies will not get it.

               

              The latest is one of the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) builds (T989UVLH1).  Some people love it, some people hate it.

               

              My philosophy is generally "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." -- so, unless apps aren't working because you don't have ICS or there's something in ICS you absolutely cannot live without, don't update.  It's a pain in the neck to downdate (that would be the opposite of update, right?).

               

              If you're looking specifically for that Gingerbread build, if you do a google search for it (you've a slight typo in your original post), you should be able to find download links and instructions on how to manually update it without Kies.

              • 4. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
                tmo_mikem

                Thank you, smplyunprdcble. I probably should have mentioned it was an Android 4.0 upgrade.

                 

                Some people crave the latest update, and some don't. It's just the only one you can manually download, like bg seemed to want.

                • 5. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?

                  Hi, thanks for the replies! Sorry I wasn't really clear.

                   

                  My current baseband version is GB T989ULVDE, but the Android version is still 2.3.6. I wanted the update for version 4.0.

                   

                  The website says:

                  T989UVLDE

                  The update is still being sent to customers via OTA. You must wait to receive the OTA. There is no option to manually pull the update.

                   

                  Can I still do the manual update?

                  • 6. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
                    tmo_mikem

                    If you want Android 4.0, just use the steps I mentioned to do the manual update. It will give you the newest version of Android 4.0.

                     

                    (The T989UVLDE update is outdated, and I don't think it is really still being sent out)

                    • 7. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
                      smplyunprdctble

                      Why would the web site say that?  What link are you using?

                       

                      Some document may need to be updated.  The update to 4.0 from 2.3.6 has never been available OTA.

                      • 8. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?

                        I got it off the the Support site: http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3029

                         

                        unless I'm not understanding it correctly?

                        • 9. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
                          tmo_mikem
                          • The doc says that UVLDE build is Gingerbread (2.3): "Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T989UVLDE - Approved 5/21/12".
                            (Since it started in May, the OTA is most likely long finished and the table that says it is going out probably needs updated.)

                          • The manual update is Ice Cream Sandwhich (4.0): "Android version 4.0.4/ Baseband version T989UVLH1 - Current optional update version"

                           

                          But really, you don't need to worry about that VLDE update anymore. Getting the manual update would get you a current software version, according to the doc:

                           

                          T989UVLH1

                          OR

                          T989UVLDG

                          This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.
                          • 10. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
                            smplyunprdctble

                            I guess it's a question of whether you're trying to get UVLDG (the Gingerbread version of the improvements) or the Ice Cream Sandwich version of the improvements (the one ending with H1)

                             

                            The doc is saying if you're at UVLDE (which you state you are), the update to UVLDG will be sent OTA and you have to wait for it to happen.  This could be five minutes, five weeks [I really don't know how long the updates roll out for, I'm making that number up].  Hitting "Check for updates" does nothing but make you feel better.  Once it's released for your device, it will download and install this Gingerbread update.

                             

                            If you want to go to Ice Cream Sandwich, the only way to do that is for Kies.

                             

                            I had not been keeping tabs of the update docs, so I didn't know that a UVLDG was on it's way out.

                            • 11. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?

                              when is the jelly bean 4.1 update coming to samsung galaxy sII. because am so waiting for it. either that or i plan on rooting it n puttin on 4.2

                              • 12. Re: Software update for T989ULVDE?
                                smplyunprdctble

                                There's been no official announcement as to whether or not Jelly Bean is coming to the SII.

                                 

                                Since it's over a year old now, I wouldn't expect it.

                                 

                                If you have any plan on rooting, there's nothing that prevents you from reinstalling the Factory OS to get the official Jelly Bean if it gets released.