T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 T889 users have some great news that these smartphones can be upgraded now to the latest Google’s mobile OS, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Galaxy Note 2 T889 is one of the old Samsung’s flagship device but there is no news form the company that when they will release the official software for these devices. Thanks to the custom ROM developers for providing the Resurrection Remix custom ROM to experience the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop features. Resurrection Remix ROM is one of the best and popular custom firmware that comes with great custom features and wonderful stability.
So if you are interested to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Resurrection Remix custom ROM on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 T889 to get cool features like Home Button, Gesture Control, Answer Call and a lot of customization features to customize your phone then go ahead and follow the given instructions. Keep in mind that this is a custom ROM which is developed by the third-party developers, not officially released by Samsung. Thus you’ll be required to have a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on your Galaxy Note 2 in order to install this Resurrection Remix ROM. Before proceeding to the installation guide, have a look at the highlighted features of this Android 5.1.1 Remix ROM.
Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM Features:
Navbar Ring Switch
Navbar Ring Targets
Navbar Button Customization
Navbar Dimensions(Potrait & Landscape)
Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
SuperUser Indicator Switch
Carrier Label Switch
Carrier label Colour
Quick PullDown Switch
Smart Pulldown Switch
Time & date
Day & date Toggle
Center Clock/Right Clock Choice
Battery Bar customization
Battery Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Portrait and more)
Battery % Text
Network Traffic Indicator
RR exclusive PITCH BLACK THEME
Gestures Anywhere Feature
App Circle Bar
Choose apps in App circle
Clear All button Switch
Clear All Tasks Switch
Clear All Button Location(Top right,Top Left,Top Center,Bottom Left,Bottom Right,Bottom Center)
CLock And Alarm Customizations
Weather Panel Customizations
Choose upto 5 Shortcuts
100+ Icons for Shortcuts
Quick Slider Shortcuts
Weather Display Switch
Choice to Add 20+ Tiles
Enable 2/3/4 Tiles per Row
Enable Disable Brightness Slider in Notification Panel
Advanced Location Settings Switch(Choose Battery saving/Device Only/High Accuracy Directly in Notification Panel)
LongPress Toggles to Enter Settings
Navigation Bar left/Right handed mode Switch
Power Menu End Calls Switch
Home Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Home Button Wake Up
Home Button answer call
Long Press Actions
Double Tap Actions
Back Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up device Switch
Menu Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up Device Switch
Short Press Actions
Long Press Actions
Search Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up Device
Short Press Action
Long Press Action
Wake Up Device
Keyboard Cursor Control
Swap Buttons on Landscape mode
Expanded Desktop Mode
All New CM Audio FX App
Heads Up Customizations
OverAll Smoothness Improvements
Optimizations to Improve Battery
All CM12 Features
This tutorial containing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Resurrection Remix custom ROM and instructions can be used only for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889. Do not install this firmware on any incorrect device or variant. Verify the model number of your device first.
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Before Getting Started:
- It is highly recommended to take a proper backup of all your important data like contacts, call logs, text messages, images, videos, market apps and internet settings etc via custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
- Enable USB debugging on the Note 2 by navigating to Settings – Developer Options – Check the USB Debugging Option.
- The latest version of a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP recovery should be installed on the Note 2.
- Your Note 2 should be rooted and its bootloader must be unlocked as Resurrection Remix can be installed only on an unlocked Android device.
- Download and install the correct USB drivers for Galaxy Note 2 on your PC.
- The battery level of the phone should be above 70% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while installing the Resurrection ROM.
Steps to Flash Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 with Resurrection Remix ROM:
Step No 1:- First of all, download Android 5.1.1 Resurrection Remix custom ROM (Resurrection-Remix-LP-v5.5.4-20150825-t0lte.zip) on the desktop of your PC for Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889.
Step No 2:- Now plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount USB mass storage of the phone.
Step No 3:- Transfer the Resurrection Remix ROM .zip file (downloaded from the above link) to the root folder of your SD Card on the phone.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the Galaxy Note 2 from the PC and turn it off.
Step No 5:- Boot your device into Recovery Mode. Turn On the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons altogether.
Step No 6:- Once your device enters into CWM Recovery, perform:
- Full data wipe → Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
- Wipe Cache Partition
- Advanced → Wipe Dalvik Cache
Step No 7:- Go back to the main menu of recovery and choose Install Zip from SD card.
Step No 8:- Click Choose Zip fromSD card and find Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Resurrection Remix ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card. Confirm and start the ROM installation process on the next screen.
Step No 9:- Install Google Apps (Gapps) on your phone by repeating the above steps.
Step No 10:- After installing the ROM and Google Apps on your Galaxy Note 2, navigate to “+++++Go Back+++++” and from the Recovery menu, select Reboot System Now.
Your device will be restarted now and it will take about 4 to 5 minutes while booting up for the 1st time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully installed Resurrection Remix featuring Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889.
Let us know in the comments section below if you have any query or issue while updating your Galaxy Note 2 to the latest Resurrection Remix custom ROM.