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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Update Available Now

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The long-awaited T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is now available through Samsung Kies which means that owners of the aging Galaxy S2 smartphone can now finally make the upgrade from the lesser Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s aging version of Jelly Bean.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Update Hits Another U.S. Carrier

Just a short time after Sprint became the first big name U.S. carrier to roll out its Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update, and just after Virgin Mobile released its Android 4.1 update for the Galaxy S2. T-Mobile has released its Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade which is now available through Samsung’s software, Samsung Kies. The update is evidently only available through Kies which means that users are going to need to download it and install the software through a PC.

The T-Mobile Galaxy S2 Android Jelly Bean update is now available.

The T-Mobile Galaxy S2 Android Jelly Bean update is now available.

This is because it’s a massive update, checking in at well over 700MB in size. That means that Galaxy S2 users on T-Mobile should be patient when installing the new software as it could take some time.

The software, once downloaded and installed, will replace the aging Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with a host of new functionality and features including all of the features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as well as Samsung’s Nature UX user interface.

What this means is that users are going to not only get access to features like Google Now, a new smoother interface, improved Calendar and Browser and better widgets, but it also means that the Galaxy S2 will now have access to such Samsung software features as Pop Up Video which is a fantastic feature for multitasking.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Update Breakdown.

T-Mobile becomes the latest U.S. carrier to deliver Android 4.1 to the Galaxy S2 leaving only a handful waiting for the update. AT&T, U.S. Cellular and Verizon are leading up the rear and none of them have announced specific release dates for their Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean updates.

Verizon typically is last due to extensive testing while U.S. Cellular, in this case, could be far behind as it was last in delivering the Galaxy S2 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

30 Comments

  1. j sullivan

    04/08/2013 at 12:49 pm

    Will this jelly bean update apply to T-Mobile samsung galaxy s2 users in the united kingdom also does anyone know,thanks

    • vishesh

      04/10/2013 at 12:07 pm

      No updates for uk users. Same as u i tried so much time to update an icecream sandwitch in to jelly bean but not successful for a single time. .

      • vishesh

        04/10/2013 at 12:10 pm

        Notify me when updates avalible by mail, , , ,thanks.

  2. jimmie

    04/08/2013 at 12:51 pm

    Wow jellybean update for tmobile is awesome

  3. Dats

    04/08/2013 at 1:18 pm

    Wow it feels like I have a new phone

  4. lolo

    04/08/2013 at 2:40 pm

    I can honestly say that I’m blown away by this update, its fantastic! It literally transformed my sgs2 and makes it feel like I have a new phone, a different phone. Good job Samsung and T-Mobile! I’m impressed!

  5. Janette

    04/08/2013 at 2:44 pm

    Just updated my s2 for T-Mobile and I’m not seeing a Smart stay option. Wondering if we did not receive that with the update???

  6. Marcos Munguia

    04/08/2013 at 3:21 pm

    how do i update?

  7. danny

    04/08/2013 at 3:43 pm

    Does this apply to T-mobile in the uk

    • joe

      04/09/2013 at 3:41 am

      that’s what I want to know,is it available in the UK,for T-Mobile,anyone out there who can help,thanks.

  8. mohammad imran

    04/08/2013 at 7:44 pm

    Well they are kinda late… I installed cm10.1 and I am gladly running a 4.2.2 rom. To mention its stock android! I was nervous at first but it works!:)

  9. Gong

    04/08/2013 at 10:19 pm

    T mobile jelly bean update is nice.
    Oh yeah… there is no Verizon galaxy s2. Just saying. False information.

  10. peterless leon

    04/10/2013 at 2:50 pm

    the dog won’t even shag your coke-bottled bespectacled fat banshee of a wife.. jimmie

  11. Bill Cope

    04/10/2013 at 10:58 pm

    How long does the update take?

    • bobybedding

      04/29/2013 at 11:58 pm

      over 700mb. depends on your connection speed

  12. jazib

    04/11/2013 at 8:28 pm

    awesome update

  13. jai

    04/14/2013 at 3:31 pm

    I got update but play store is not working plz can u help

  14. lolo

    04/14/2013 at 3:52 pm

    Go in to settings, apps, find the play store and clear the data.

  15. Dats

    04/16/2013 at 2:11 am

    The update is flawless and smooth..it feels like I have a new phone

  16. Dats

    04/16/2013 at 2:14 am

    The update does take a long time though.. It’s over 700mb

  17. Chris

    04/16/2013 at 10:23 am

    How come they update to 4.1.2 and not 4.2.2 latest?

    • lolo

      04/17/2013 at 9:38 am

      They can’t have the sgs2 running the latest os with the sgs4 coming…even my international GNote N7000 only received 4.1.2. I think we are lucky to even get jelly bean on phones that are almost 2 yrs old. If we always wasn’t the newest then we have to go with nexus.

      • bobybedding

        04/29/2013 at 11:57 pm

        true-but the update to 4.1.2 isn’t even out for the UK

      • Dats

        04/30/2013 at 3:48 pm

        Amen exactly.. I’m perfectly fine with 4.1.2.. Feels like a new phone. Very smooth. The 1 gb of ram is starting to show its shortcomings though

  18. lolo

    04/17/2013 at 9:40 am

    *always want

  19. raiderlu

    04/26/2013 at 8:20 am

    Battery drains too fast since I updated to jellybean. Other bugs too. 100% charged, unplug it battery drops down to around 95%. Lock screen flashes too bright when I press button to unlock, press again and it dims down. Very annoying! These would be bugs, right???

  20. bobybedding

    04/29/2013 at 11:56 pm

    when is update for UK out–i need it

  21. Dats

    04/30/2013 at 3:55 pm

    I am contemplating on getting s4 but i thinks it has some deficiencies that will be fixed on the note3. Just not sure if 5.9″ is too much. But If the new note has the same dimensions as n2 like s3 and s4 then I would get n3 quick especially with the faster internals and the octacore on it… True pc on yours hands

  22. Dats

    05/21/2013 at 9:09 pm

    Love it still

  23. Howard Ducc Moots

    05/26/2013 at 12:38 am

    I really need help downloading the new version. can anyone help. I have been on so many sights and they say to use Kies. I have that and love being able to see all my phones info’ but cant figure out how to upgrade from gingerbread to jellybean. anything wil help….. thank you

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