Samsung Captivate :: Captivate Update Bricking Phones

Sep 23, 2010

If your download fully cancels in the middle, do not resume the download. When you try to resume - the phone will think you want to resume installation [it thinks the download is complete] and will update the phone with the partial firmware download. For those phones that were bricked, that is what was said happened to them - myself included. Now, why would the update not realize the firmware isn't complete and just abort the update is beyond me. Many of us ended up with paperweights from that. Had to go to AT&T to replace the phone last night.

Samsung Captivate :: Captivate Update Bricking Phones


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Samsung Captivate :: Flashed To Froyo UCJI6 - How To Install Without Bricking

Nov 28, 2010

So I installed the Designgears Froyo 2.2 leak using ODIN and it went well.Now I want to try Cognition but don't know the proper steps and don't want to brick my phone.I had OCLF installed but since uninstalled/reverted and am using z4root to maintain root if any of this matters.

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Samsung Moment :: New Firmware From Bricking Phones

Dec 22, 2009

Just a heads up to anyone who uses Samsungs PC Studio (I don't)

The folks at Samsungmomentforum are reporting that there's a new firmware update for the Moment and installing it bricks the phone.

Just a heads up to anyone in case you thought of upgrading.

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Samsung Captivate :: Phone Captivate Reboot - Gps Update

Sep 1, 2010

Had my phone reboot today at 3:15 pm cst, and it being the first i was hoping that is was a gps update but it does not work any better. anyone else's captivate reboot today?

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Samsung Captivate :: Froyo On Other Phones?

Aug 10, 2010

I'm curious why Froyo seems to be so popular among Android threads. I understand that we don't have it yet for the Capp. I almost said the dreaded word. I mean Captivate. Anyone have any experience using Froyo on another phone? What is so great about it? What's your top five best things about Froyo?

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Samsung Captivate :: TouchWiz UI On Galaxy S Phones

Aug 8, 2010

I haven't been lurking the forums enough to know if such a thread exists, so I'm sorry if it's a repeath, but I would like to know whether you guys like or dislike TouchWiz 3.0 on the Galaxy S phones, why, and whether it's worth it to use ADW.Launcher or LauncherPro.

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Samsung Captivate :: Jump Ship - Exchange - WP7 Phones

Sep 30, 2010

I'm at my wits end with my 2nd Captivate. I returned the first one 2 weeks after purchase when it started to randomly shutdown. Then all was well for 2+ months and now my 2nd phone is starting to shut down randomly. To add insult to injury, after the latest OTA the phone is locking up, crashing the email app and freezing the messaging app. Sometimes I have to reboot just get email to start syncing again. Worse still, with Exchange PIN security enabled, the phone doesnt always accept the Enter/OK keypress after putting in the PIN so i'm stuck at the unlock screen. 100% stock never-rooted phone and no funky apps. I can't rely on this phone anymore, plus Exchange support is still mediocre. What do I do at this point? Exchange it for another unit? Wait for Froyo? Wait for WP7 phones? ATT has nothing that comes even close in terms of HW features. I came from a Samsung Blackjack 1, then 2, then Jack and all were great phones. This is such a letdown from Samsung.

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Samsung Captivate :: Android Signal Weaker Than Other Phones?

Jul 19, 2010

I just got the Captivate this weekend and I'm noticing at my house i am getting poor signal strength. It runs anywhere from around -100 to no service what so ever. I have been on AT&T for years and have had no trouble with my blackberry that gets around -75 to -80.

I bought the nexus one and had the same issue with that phone so i sent it back thinking it was a hardware issue.

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Samsung Captivate :: HTML Formatted Email On Phones

Aug 16, 2010

As of Andriod 2.1, does the default email app display HTML email? If so how? Also, does it allow you to create HTML email? If so, how?I am reading mixed messages that seem to be different for each phone (obviously, I have a Samsung Captivate). If any of your responses require that I root or somehow modify the phone outside of the app store, could you please clarify if you are suggesting to do so?

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Samsung Captivate :: Custom Boot Animation / Same Method For All Phones

Aug 25, 2010

There have been threads on this but none Captivate specific. Would the same method work on all phones or is there a certain way that we have to do it?

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Samsung Captivate :: Luminescence Live Wallpaper On Other Android Phones?

Aug 14, 2010

Has there been an apk released yet, or is there anyway yet to get the luminescence live wallpaper on other android phones? I saw it on a hands on video, and it looks pretty sweet. I'd love to have it on my EVO. Let me know!

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Samsung Captivate :: WiFi Signal Appears To Show Less Bars Than Other Phones

Jul 19, 2010

I had 1.25hrs of talk time use 60% of my battery. Not a good sign. Also, the reception has been very unstable, wavering between 1 and 3 bars all over town. My cheap Nokia go phone I was using had 4-5 bars everywhere. The wi-fi signal appears to show less bars than my other phones.

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Samsung Captivate :: Trying To Do OTA Update

Oct 5, 2010

So here's my problem I keep trying to do the OTA update but I keep getting the same mesg communication to the server failed try back 24hrs,I did the manual date change trick twice and that did not work now it says 71hrs before I try again.

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Samsung Captivate :: Rooted My Captivate / Install Programs Like WIFI Teething

Oct 25, 2010

I rooted my captivate thinking that i could install apps that are blocked on my phone, like Sirius XM, WiFI tethering.....even after rooting the programs are still being blocked and i cant install them. am i missing something? im new to android and had an iphone that i jail broke. im confused on what rooting actually.

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Samsung Captivate :: Display Battery Door Fit With A REAL Captivate?

Sep 24, 2010

So I painfully watched my Cappy's battery door crushed under my friend's car as one of their "harmless" joke. Now there's not a single site on the internet selling these doors, and I'm desperate. I found dummy/display Captivates though, so I was just wondering if anyone knows if the dummy battery door can replace the REAL door by any chance?

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Samsung Captivate :: How To Sync Captivate Memo To MS Outlook Notes?

Dec 1, 2010

How Do I Sync Captivate "Memo" to MS Outlook 2007 "Notes"? Is there an app? Can I just do it through Google (have already sync'd mail and calendar; contacts are sync'd via export/import)?

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Samsung Captivate :: How To Change IMEI On Unlocked / Rooted Captivate?

Nov 24, 2010

I got AT&T Samsung Captivate i897 (2.1 Eclair). I unlocked and rooted my phone. I was using simple free phone earlier which doesn't require data plan but after two weeks I bought samsung captivate, AT&T added $25 data plan. I got my phone from AT&T store where my friend works so he took my data plan out of the plan for now but he said they will find out and add into your plan again. Also, He said that they recognize by your IMEI number. My question is: Is there anyway I can change my IMEI number? I was thinking to use my simple free Nokia phone's IMEI number and use it for Samsung Captivate so AT&T thinks that I am using Nokia phone.

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Samsung Captivate :: Glowing Yellow Light On Captivate When Unlocked

Aug 18, 2010

After running three updates this morning. I started getting a weird light effect when I unlock my phone. It happens at the top of the screen just to the right below the battery. It's a quick yellow glow then it disappears until my phone is locked then unlocked again. One of the updates had to do with my weather widget [Weather & toggle]. Anyone seen or heard of this?

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Samsung Captivate :: Unlocked Captivate / GPS Works / Need Data Plan?

Aug 27, 2010

I have an unlocked captivate. I have a German T-D1 pay-as-you-go sim that I've used many times in unlocked GPS phones. Now I have an AT&T captivate and wonder whether GPS or other apps will work. Does GPS require a data plan to work? If so I'll have to figure out whetted I can add this to my T-D1 plan. This will also answer my question about whether using the Captivate for navigation in the US needs a data plan to work.

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Samsung Captivate :: Rooted Captivate But Still Unable To Uninstall Bloatware

Oct 27, 2010

I rooted my Captivate tonight and I know how the superuser icon with android skull and crossbones. However neither Super Manager or ASTRO will allow me to uninstall the crap ware on my phone. Is there something I'm missing? I followed all the steps at XDA. So far I've tried to remove YPMobile, ATT Navigator, and ATT Maps. Any suggestions? I tried searching this on google and this forum but didn't come up with anything.

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Samsung Captivate :: Are There Any External Lights On The Captivate That Let You Know You Have Email Or A Message?

Nov 11, 2010

Are there any external lights on the Captivate that let you know you have email or a message or battery charge is complete, etc?

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Samsung Captivate :: Captivate Galaxy - Make Camera Up And Down Instead Of Sideways

Jul 20, 2010

How to make camera up & down instead of sideways?

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Samsung Captivate :: Official Hard Case Review - Captivate

Jul 18, 2010

Just wanted to start a hard case review. Anyone got a hard case yet? Will seidio make one for this phone? How about screen protectors? I'm assuming the steinheil crystal for the regular galaxy s they have on the website won't fit?

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Samsung Captivate :: Captivate Severe Rattle / When On Vibration Mode

Aug 4, 2010

Noticed since I work in a rather quiet environment. During office hours I need to keep it on vibrate mode. When the phone vibrates during a call, it causes a severe rattling noise when the phone is in my hands or if the bottom is not resting against a hard object. Removing the battery compartment cover and repeat, and the rattle is non existent. With the battery cover on, the rattle can be diminished by pressing firmly on the top section of the cover.

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Samsung Captivate :: Will Captivate Sync Easily With Outlook Calendar?

Jul 17, 2010

Does anyone know if the Captivate will easily sync with my Outlook Calendar without having to go through Google? Just to confirm, this is a personal calendar not corporate.

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Samsung Captivate :: How To Get Free Weather / Clock Widgets For Captivate?

Jul 26, 2010

Looking for ideas. Since this is fairly new to me, I like to have several styles to play around with and didn't want to purchase Beautiful widgets or something similar just yet.

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Samsung Captivate :: Swype Keyboard Captivate Is Not Working Correctly

Nov 9, 2010

The Swype Keyboard on my wife's Captivate is not working correctly. The SYM button and the one to the left of it are blanked out - meaning they are just black boxes and clicking/pressing them does nothing. She has had to switch to the default keyboard and she hates it.Any idea what is going on and how to fix this?

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Samsung Captivate :: Captivate Contacts App - Blank Black Screen

Aug 18, 2010

I have a Captivate that I just brought today.....and everything works just fine except the Contacts App. When I launch the Contacts App the screen is blank and nothing to click on to add a contact.

Is something wrong with just the app or phone? Has anyone experienced this?

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Samsung Captivate :: Captivate/Android Media Scanner/Playlists ?

Sep 8, 2010

I am having an issue with my M3U playlists.

I use the default Samsung media player, Isyncr and Itunes. Although I have also used the Doubletwist Player (not the desktop software) and had the same issue, I just prefer the Samsung default player mainly because of the lock screen app.

Here is the issue.

First, I sync my playlists with Itunes using Isyncr, all of the songs come over great, art and tags, everything is perfect. It also creates M3U playlists on my phone. I double checked that everything is there.

Then when I unmount, media scanner scans my SD card (which takes way longer than it should) and it deletes all of my playlists. Now a little research on XDA forums tells me that this is because anytime the media scanner scans a playlist and can't find all of the songs from that playlist, it assumes it is an old playlist and deletes it. The problem is that when I look through the M3U files, every song referenced in the list is on the card...they are all there, yet it keeps deleting them.

Does anyone know of a solution to make it stop deleting my playlists?

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Samsung Captivate : Cant Install Driver Updates For Captivate On Windows 7

Jul 28, 2010

Umm first time I tried hooking my Captivate up to my computer, and It says "device driver software unsuccessfully installed..

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