T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update now available

It’s time for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II to get acquainted with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Not the latest version of the operating system, but the newest now available for the flagship device from two years ago.

That’s right, Samsung and T-Mobile have a surprise in store for you if you own a Galaxy S II purchased from the magenta network. The update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should already be out and about, just waiting for you to connect your handset to Kies, Samsung’s desktop PC software.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II Jelly Bean

That’s because sadly this is no over-the-air rollout. You will have to use a Windows PC to get it done. This might have something to do with the fact that it’s an optional update, or maybe it coming in at 756 MB could be the culprit. Regardless, get your cable ready.

After applying the update, you’ll be on software version T899UVMC6 and Android 4.1.2. You can only update if you have at least 50% battery left when you start the procedure.

The first iteration of Jelly Bean brings with it many goodies, most important of all being Project Butter – which makes everything feel a lot smoother and more fluid. Alongside that, there are the new expandable and actionable notifications, Google Now, offline voice typing, and obviously many other improvements ‘under the hood’.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Jim Craddock

    I have installed this update and now I have no data service from applications and no one can hear me when I call them. I would recommend against installing it.