Get Android 4.3 Update on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889

 Get Android 4.3 Update on T Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH T889

Android 4.3 is still Jelly Bean (after 4.1 and 4.2) and even though it lacks major changes it terms of UI, the little additions and better support for graphics still make it a great addition — and one very compelling to have.

So what Samsung hasn’t come up with any Android 4.3 plans for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 yet, thanks to the development community we have available for the Note 2, and thanks especially to cyanogenmod team, there is an Android 4.3 ROM already available — that being an unofficial build of CM10.2 aka Cyanogenmod 10.2 itself. Official cyanogenmod is very near, we can smell it.

And while Samsung would take it time — it ain’t short for sure — to bring you official Android 4.3 update, the unofficial update in the form of Custom ROMs like CM10.2 is the best bet right now.

That said, the CM10.2 Android 4.3 Update is in very early stages of development, so you can expect some inconsistencies while using it. But that’s totally worth it if you want the latest and greatest of Android, or modern-day tech.

[For the pro people, who are good with root, root apps, custom recoveries like cwm and twrp, etc. it's an easy job to do: download ROM, make backups while downloading, flash ROM and reboot to Android 4.3.]

But for the starters and not-so-pro, here’s the help in the form of this detailed guide, divided into 4 parts:

You will get the image below under ‘settings – about phone’ after you are done with the Part 4 of this guide, about an hour or two (or three?) later perhaps if you are totally new to this. Yummy, right?

 Get Android 4.3 Update on T Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH T889

Download Cyanogenmod 10.2 (Unofficial build) [Also download gapps.]

Download Gapps for Android 4.3 Filename: | Size: 81 MB

[Gapps means Google Apps. It's not a ROM but is required to be installed after you install a ROM devoid of Google apps. Since Google Apps like Play Store, Gmail, etc. aren't already included in the 3 ROMs we just saw above, you need to download and install the gapps after installing the ROM to get these Google Apps. Gapps is common for all these ROMs.]

Part 2: Create Appropriate Backup of Important Data Backup your SMS, Call Logs, Bookmarks, Calendar, Launcher settings and other stuff before you flash the Android 4.3 Update so that you can get them back easily.

For creating backup of data (that is: sms, call logs, bookmarks, apps — without data, only apk installation files, that is — etc.], these apps should come in handy:

And if you have root, you can take backup of apps’ data too along with the app itself. Use these apps to take backup of apps with their data as also data backup (sms, call logs, etc.):

Part 3: Preparing your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 for Android 4.3 Update Now, let’s install the Android 4.3 Update.

Part 4: Installing Android 4.3 Update on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 Once it reboots, you will have the latest and greatest of Android OS, the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889. About time you checked About Phone under Settings!

IMPORTANT! Moreover, to increase speaker volume, go to Settings → Advanced → Audio → Streaming Audio Volumes.

That’s it.

If you find yourself in any trouble as regards installing the CM10.2 ROM to upgrade to Android 4.3, do not hesitate to ask us. We are eager to help you. And do share your experience — of ROM and its installation too — with us, we would love to hear back from you.

Suggestions are most welcome!

Phone app from Android 4.3:

 Get Android 4.3 Update on T Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH T889

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