by Alexander Maxham, 1 year ago
Finally, T-Mobile Galaxy S II users can get a custom ROM built for their phone. Last week I wrote about how to root your T-Mobile Galaxy S2, and now here is your first Gingerbread custom…
When the Android community gets its hands on new firmware, it doesn’t take long for them to port it to other device models. When the AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket’s Ice Cream Sandwich firmware leak was ported over to the T-Mobile Galaxy S2, it unfortunately meant carrying over a rather sizable problem.
The accelerometer, which is responsible for functions such as the auto-rotation of the screen, doesn’t work. But, thanks to senior XDA Developers member yaldak, a hack has been developed to fix this problem. This hack is a deep fix, going down to the driver level, and should work on all Ice Cream Sandwich derivative ROMs.
For users still running Gingerbread, this hack isn’t necessary for your devices.
Thankfully, this hack doesn’t involve any fiddling with command prompts so users who are familiar with flashing ZIP files from custom recovery can easily apply this hack to their devices.
The accelerometer should now work correctly on your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-T989. You can now download and play games that depend on the sensors and they’ll work like a charm. Users have reported it to be working perfectly with games like Temple Run. Enjoy!