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Samsung Galaxy S II / SGH-T989


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Jun 26, 2012, 4:41 PM

ICS Upgrade


My understanding as of last week was TMobile was pushing out the ICS release for this phone but I haven't seen the alert show up on my device.

Has anyone gotten the ICS update? If so, how is it working for you?
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Jul 9, 2012, 3:56 PM

Protective Film

Does anyone have a protective film on their device, and if so, which brand? I had my device waterproofed (Liquipel) and they also applied Gadget Filmz to the screen but less than a week after getting it back two air bubbles have appeared thus I am looking for an alternative though I was sent a replacement by the company but the application process looks like too much work.

Jul 5, 2012, 3:17 PM

What to do about Carrier IQ?


So I recall there being a brouhaha in the tech world earlier this year about Carrier IQ but in all the articles, blog posts, etc. I do not recall what the final word was on the issue and what, if anything, device owners can do.

I just got a new smartphone and downloaded an app which detected Carrier IQ was on my phone. What can I do about this and should I worry about it?

May 8, 2012, 6:04 AM

New S II owner...should I be upset about the S III?

So my antique flip Nokia died a slow death earlier this spring leaving me no choice but to get a new device immediately and to keep me from jumping ship TMobile retention gave me a great deal on the SII. I am more than a little bummed Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad to see an "upgrade" to my brand new phone coming out so soon after getting the S II in my hands.

That said, after reading the early reviews and looking at some of the SII vs. SIII comparisons I am not so sure I should be upset. And since my carrier is TMobile, the carrier that tends to get things super late and/or last it very well could be the same time this year (SII launched for TMobile Oct. 14, 2011) before this phone hits TMobile's network. So what do you think fo ...
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Jun 11, 2012, 10:59 PM


Can anyone tell me why when i try to import pictures from my phone, I get two copys on windows live photo gallery

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Feb 23, 2012, 9:03 AM

NO Otterbox Case for T-Moble Galaxy S II

So T-Mobile users are being screwed all around. I talked to a rep at Otterbox last night and it seems that the present decision has been to not make a case for this version of the device. They say that Samsung makes different sizes of the same device for each carrier and since they have made an Otterbox case for the AT&T version and the International version that is the end Evil or Very Mad.

Given that this is such a hot selling device regardless of carrier I think that is a grossly unfair decision and am wondering if maybe the thought back in the fall before the device's roll out was that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger would go through and they would only have to make one version of the Otterbox case for the U.S. market.

I'm pretty pissed...
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Mar 27, 2012, 2:06 AM

Case for T-Mobile G S II

Anyone have any experience with or opinion of Ballistic cases? Otterbox is of course the gold standard but it seems that have decided to leave T-Mobile G S II owners out in the cold by not making an Otterbox for the T-Mobile version (WTF?!?!?!?) Evil or Very Mad.
2 replies

Mar 28, 2012, 8:00 AM

GSII Gorilla Glass

Does the Galaxy S II have Gorilla Glass? Also, if it does, will Gorilla Glass only protect against a direct hit on the screen and not against an impact to the side? Just curious. My GS2 had an unfortunate drop a couple weeks ago and the glass cracked. Thanks...

Mar 18, 2012, 11:35 PM

How do you clean your phone?

Seeking recommendations on good products to clean this device safely...

Feb 17, 2012, 10:01 PM

Will it upgrade to 4.0 ICS

Does anyone know if it will get the upgrade to 4.0 ICS in the second quarter when a lot of other phones are expecting to get it?
2 replies

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Feb 11, 2012, 12:46 AM

Seeking suggestions for tricking out the G S II

For all who have had this phone for awhile... What are the top things you would recommend to get (apps, accessories, etc.,) to trick out this device?
1 replies

Dec 20, 2011, 5:01 PM

Get it now or wait?

After being talked out of getting a BB I started to investigate this phone. For those familiar with the Android platform, should I get the phone now or wait until the ICS update happens (latest report is Q1 of 2012)?

I know with other platforms OS updates can be challenging to say the least and would prefer not to go through the agony but my present device is dying quickly.
3 replies

Oct 14, 2011, 2:15 PM

WCDMA bands

Phone scoop for this phone shows WCDMA bands 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 as for HTC's Amaze 4G. The T-Mo web site does not indicate the 850 and 1900 MHz bands which are AT&T bands. So I wonder where Phonescoop gets its info and what data bands are really in this phone.
2 replies

Dec 9, 2011, 5:47 AM

Is there a cdma version of this phone?

Is there a cdma version of this phone that can be unlocked and used on verizon?


Nov 14, 2011, 11:40 AM

I Love this phone.

Great phone overall... Sometimes I get a urge to dry hump it. Cool

Oct 19, 2011, 4:17 PM

Ice Cream Sandwich

I know this new OS is hot of the presses but does anyone have an idea whether it will be possible to upgrade the GS II?
1 replies

Oct 11, 2011, 6:19 PM

No wifi calling?

Looking over the live model my store just recieved I do not see any option nor preinstalled app for wifi calling.

Every other T-Mobile android we carry has it but not this one.
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Oct 4, 2011, 11:27 AM

can't wait

October 12th is taking too long to get here Crying or Very sad . I'm ready to get my hands on this iphone killer machine. I love my current Vibrant but I know that the GS2 will all that and a bag of chips!!!! Very Happy
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