AOKP ICS ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

I’ve been getting a TON of requests for the AOKP ICS ROM for the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 for the last whole week. Well, I didn’t review it last week since camera was still not working but since many of you seem to want it anyways, here it is.

The AOKP ICS ROM for your T-Mobile SGH-T989 comes with all the neat AOKP ROM Control features. Still camera actually works but just not video recording.

This is still a great ROM (and will be the best ROM eve when camcorder works) so give it a twirl and let me know what you think.

Download ROM:

Download Gapps


Credits – RootzWiki

Don’t know how to install a ROM?
For all T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989, please see T-Mobile Galaxy S2 FAQ here for all rooting, backup, install guides.

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122 Responses

  1. zach says:

    Dev help! Play store will not work at all! Opens for a second then closes. How can I fix this.

  2. WQF says:

    does anyone know how to fix the overheating on my t989???????? i am new

  3. Spade says:

    My play store isnt showing up either. Any suggestions anyone?

  4. djintrigue808 says:

    Did you flash gapps after you flashed the ROM?

  5. Spade says:

    Just did right now.. i was staring at it like that might be the fix. haha

  6. karl says:


    • SCP says:

      I feel you on that note! The whole reason a camcorder & camera is integrated with the phone is so I won’t have to carry around a camcorder AND a camera aside. This ROM will be legit once those features are fixed. 😉

  7. Mindeb says:

    ‘admin’ or someone else please help:
    “running a rooted version of sgs2 tmobile”

    Today I received a notification from device management saying I have a new software update. I’m assuming it’s the official ICS release from tmobile themselves. I postponed it for a day because I don’t know if it is safe to run this update on a rooted sgs2. Can someone help me with this? And the notification does not disappear and it prolly won’t until I actually run this update and I really don’t want to have it in my notifications indefinitely. Someone please help me out what I should do, I’m running the latest juggernaut ROM, currently.
    Thank you

    • Alex says:

      I received that update as well its the Android 2.3.6 LDE update. From what i’ve read it is the update necessary before T-mobile releases the official ICS update. I had to reroot my phone after I updated to 2.3.6 LDE but that wasn’t hard just reloaded CWM using odin and then ran a nandroid backup and now i’m good to go. So yes its safe to run you’ll just have to reroot most likely. To get the update to work you may have to follow this guide if the OTA doesn’t run correctly for some reason mine didn’t so i had to use Kies to update.

  8. kevin nguyen says:

    please help!! when i installed this Rom, my phone just stay at logo Team Kang. it does not start at all !!!

  9. Kenny says:

    installed and it is smooth, but have two problem!
    touch key light is not work and can’t switch off input word vibration!
    can fix it?

  10. zach says:

    Cleared cache and dalvik cache in cwm. Still play store wont work. Someone told me to do something with the gapps. Can anyone else me remedy this problem. I really like this rom. And want to continue using it.

    • Ivan says:

      download gapps from the link he provided on this page.
      If i were you, i would reflash Darkwipe, reflash ROM, then flash the gapps.

      • David lopez says:

        how you flash? i already have rooted my SAMSUNG GALAXY S II (SGH-T989) and i want to try this ROM but i want it working good! so please let me know how to flash i already have the gapps file!

  11. zach says:

    How do you flash GAPPS???

  12. chris says:

    How come I didn’t get a update I’m so lost ? Help please

  13. Ivan says:

    My Flash player doesn’t seem to be working. It won’t play any videos on the web or the YouTube app.
    Also, Temple run keeps force closing.
    Everything else is great! I can customize everything to exactly how i want it.

    Can someone help me with these problems??? thanks!

  14. Alex says:

    Just to let everyone know… You cannot just download the Rom and install it. You have to go to the source of where the ROM actually came from. if you scroll up and read, it says “Credits: Rootzwiki” thats where he got the ROM from and there are specific instructions you must follow to install it. It will also tell you whats not working with the ROM so you can stop asking for help becuase thats just the ROM its still in beta. I’m sure this will also help almost everyone who is getting a bootloop, so please people do your research before asking a legitimate question.

  15. Jeff says:

    I haven’t tried this ROM – in fact – I am still using this: Slick_2.4, Darkside Kernel, Kernel Version, Android Version 2.3.6. I D/Led this ROM a while back and just LOVE it. However, I have not received the “Update” notice for the new ICS from T-Mobile. When I click on Menu and Settings and go to Software Update, nothing happens.

    Now, it’s fine w/ me if I don’t have the update, the Slick_2.4 ROM kicks butt for me, but if I were to want this new update, since I already did a backup using CWM, would I then be able to re-flash Slick_2.4??? I am assuming the answer is yes, just thought I would make sure. At this point I don’t really see any need for the new T-Mobile update as this ROM is just wonderful. But… just thought I would ask…

    • Alex says:

      T-Mobile still hasnt released the update yet. But if they did and you were to update you would lose root thus losing CWM. You would have to reroot to get your from back so your better off not updating. Stock roms suck.. I would suggest this from though. Best from I’ve ever tried.

  16. Jeremy says:

    Someone know how to fix the echo issue. I have flashed the ICS Patch and my phone is stuck on the boot screen.

  17. Grant says:

    I really hate ics… But “Rom Control” is so perfect.. What rom options do I have with this “Rom Control” type features running Gingerbread?

  18. steven says:

    sounds like you guys gonna end up bricking your phone

  19. Adi Dagar says:

    Can someone help me fix YouTube playback?! I can’t seem to get the videos to work!!

  20. Melissa says:

    just flashed this rom like an hour ago and it is working awesome so far, you just have click on the link that says credits and it gives you a step by step on the order that you have to flash the zip files

  21. reshinov says:

    I’m having a problem while installing this (and all other roms actually). The install goes smoothly, but when I try to start it gets stuck at the loading screen where the pixels turn into the unicorn and simply reboots over and over again. Is this a documented case, and either way, how do I fix it?

  22. WQF says:

    after i install the rom the youtube cannot play, someone help please

  23. Brent says:

    Posted on facebook by tmobile this morning
    “Samsung Galaxy S II owners: your time is almost here! The Android Ice Cream Sandwich update will be available via Samsung Kies starting June 11. Stay tuned for more details on how to grab the update for your device. — with Kathy Feng and Carlos Mojica.”

  24. David lopez says:


  25. sp1ke says:

    Can’t watch videos like youtube, netflix, or videos on web pages, other than … please update asap. Other then that this is the best of all roms that i have run on my sgs2 t-mobile.

  26. Philip Filijan says:

    When i go to intall certain apps from market or even restore from titanium(apps that recommend wifi because of size)it says that it can’t download to internal storage or sd. It’ll download all the way but when installing it fails…any ideas?? Thanks great rom though I love it!! Too bad this issue is happening 🙁

  27. Michael W says:

    I have the ROM installed and the only issues I have noticed so far is:
    I can’t make WiFi calls.
    All of my phone calls have an echo for the person I’m talking to. (They hear themselves echoing back)
    Anyone know of a fix?

  28. James says:

    Sorry – this is kind of off topic, but does anyone know if I will be able to update my phone if I just rooted it? I haven’t installed any roms or anything but I keep getting the annoying software upgrade every few minutes on my phone. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!!

  29. Frank says:

    Love this ROM just need to know how to fix the call echo problem!!! Help

  30. Heeram says:

    Is there no play store for this rom? I can’t backup my apps

  31. B Sabath says:

    Bummer. I was all excited to root my new SGS2 when I discovered all the roms available for it break the video recording. Considering the unusually high video quality is one of the unique features of this phone, that is a fatal flaw.

    Is this ever going to be fixed or should I return this phone?

    • Alex says:

      what are you talking about??? thats only the ics ROMS… All the gingerbread ROMS are fully functional along with video recording.

  32. Joe says:

    Developer, what is a good kernal to run with this rom?? i love it, i tried darkside kernal and it would even load to the boot animation it just stayed at a black scree. Thanks!

  33. joe says:

    Also there is an issue with gmail. It will not let me turn on auto sync..when I try gmail does not show up as a option for auto sync..plz help thanks

    • Max says:

      Try going into settings and turn off other syncs only gmail. After syncing first time turn others back on it should work fine thereafter.

      • joe says:

        Worked thanks! also, i cannot get notification sounds no matter what i get a ring for calls but no sounds for email or text but it does appear in the notification bar..any ideas?? Thanks

      • WLADIMIR says:

        HOLA amigo al instalar esta rom el telefono se me quedo como ladrillo no enciende ni hace nada que hago???

  34. Anish says:

    Can you please review this ROM Admin. I always feel more comfortable flashing after I see your reviews!

  35. Sal says:

    i have the rom and everything is fine but how do you screen capture? when i click the power and home button it just shuts off!

  36. Sal says:

    wait, it randomly shuts off on me when im on the phone and than just reboots and just keeps doing the bootloader and i have to take out the battery and start it from there. please help!

  37. alain says:

    I need help I install this rom on my phone and I forget to backup the original rom from T-Mobile and now I want to go back to the T-Mobile rom how can I reinstall the T-Mobile rom please help

  38. joe says:

    Worked thanks! also, i cannot get notification sounds no matter what i get a ring for calls but no sounds for email or text but it does appear in the notification bar..any ideas?? Thanks

  39. DZ says:

    how can i screenshot on this rom … i tried power + home
    also how to make led UI blink ???

  40. gabbyray says:

    These may be stupid questions, but I am very been at these processes….

    Rootzwiki says to flash T989UVLC8 Radio and gapps. For this rom, but how do I do that?
    Is it the same exact process that installing the rom itself is? do all I have to do

    • Max says:

      radio is optional u can just flash rom and gapps.

      • gabbyray says:

        Okay I just need to know how to flash them both though. The process of it. Do I just install them the same way I install the rom? Are there baby additional steps or information I should know to flash them?

        Im a very new at this and I just want to make sure I don’t ness up my phone.

        • gabbyray says:

          Any* additional steps, not baby…hah

          • Max says:

            No just wipe install Rom then install apps. If u end up in a bootloop just reboot into cwm and clear cache reboot voila.

            • gabbyray says:

              I don’t know what bootloop means or what any of that means after you mentioned bootloop. I am extremely new at this.

              • Alex says:

                Basically it’s the same as flashing the rom. When you place the necessary files on your sd card boot into recovery mode from there when it says to “flash” radio and gapps you just go to install from sd card> install zip from sd card > choose necessary zip to install which is called “flashing” then it should say install from sd card complete, then you go about the same process to the next process you must flash. To get specific directions on what files to download and the order to flash them refer to the credits link above. There you will get exactly what you need for a clean install. It is very important to follow the developers directions EXACTLY as they know best since they developed the rom. I hope this helps.

  41. Erwin Navarro says:

    Does anyone know how to make Youtube work? That is the only thing missing from this ROM.

  42. Erwin says:

    Thanks Alex ill be going back to my other rom till this gets fixed, I can wait hopefully they also fix the automatic brightness.

    • Alex says:

      YEAH that’s what I’m doing just playing the waiting game, because this rom is sick. Milestone 6 should be fully functional since the official tmobile ics update is out

  43. aaron says:

    just installed this rom.and it works briefley but then this gay looking pink pissed of looking unicorn animates the words “TEAM KANG” all around it then restarts over and over and over again???????????

  44. sal says:

    this rom is my everyday rom, and it randomly reboots atleast three times daily
    please help

  45. gabby says:

    i downloaded all the zip files from the developers site for this rom, i copied all the zip files to my sd card, and followed the directions on how to install a new rom exactly…but everytime i try to flash the zip files it says installation aborted. i have to restore my stock rom everytime. what should i do?

  46. Val says:

    Great rom. I love the look, it’s fast, and great customizations. I just can’t stay with it. The audio is downright nonexistent for Music. I tried running Pandora and it was like I was listening to it over the phone and not through my speaker.
    I’ll be checking back frequently for the final complete build.

  47. Alex E. says:

    Is this the latest build?

  48. Haris says:

    Will there be a fix for Wifi calling? I use an app called Dell Voice, but I am unable to use it since I flashed this ROM. Is there any fix for it? Are you guys working to get it fixed?

    Please include a fix for Wifi calling in the next build. Thank you..

  49. Alex E. says:

    I have some questions bout AOKP.
    1) gapps only comes with play store?
    2) I restored from titanium b.u. and I got error saying unfortunately email closed same for exchange.
    3) I also got a ancore error during first attempt to restore apps using titanium.
    Please help me fix the above ! Thanks by the way!

  50. Anish says:

    Hey guys, milestone 6 is out!!!!!!!!!! Hoping max can review it.

    • jeff says:

      Yea I know just flashed it last night. Oh and Max this is official bro white hawk said it himself. T989 is an officially supported device XD

  51. ruthlessjitt says:

    how do i flash the gapps

  52. ruthlessjitt says:

    how do you flash the gapps help!!!!

  53. anthony says:

    Does this from support 4g cause I’m using it and all it says is 3g

    • roberto says:

      thats normal cm9 and aokp dont recognize tmobiles hspa+ to be 4g but you will get the same internet speeds

  54. marcel says:

    My lock screen doesnt work half the time on this rom. I have to restart phone or keep trying for a min. Its very frustrating. Does anyone heard of this or know a fix?

  55. AZ Camacho says:

    Max im running milestone 6 with darkside kernel. it says bln works, but it doesnt seem to work for me. at times it does and it doesnt pulse it just stays on, is that normal?? i cant seem to find anything on the net or xda so i came to you 🙂

  56. jackie says:

    ive used about every rom listed on this site for my Tmobile Galaxy S2, and this rom is by far my absolute favorite. thanks!

  57. Mustafa says:

    I upgraded to this ROM 2 weeks back. Since then I have had numerous problems including:
    1. Frequent shut downs (almost after every call receive)
    2. No Wi-Fi calling – this was very important for me
    3. Drains battery (if used for anything like browsing, listening to music within 2 hours my battery is out of juice)

    Except for the live wall paper and google-now and the new keyboard ( better than swype on ginger bread), i don’t see anything that is better than the stock ROM. At least for my usage.

    P.S: I am going back to stock ROM as I cannot live with the problems mentioned.

    Hope this helps.

  58. sidahrth says:

    will i hav to instal both the zip files

  59. henry says:

    In Odin, when I flash this, it always fails at the modem portion. I can boot into everything fine, but the baseband is unknown in my phone settings. I have a T989D if that helps.

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