Samsung Captivate :: Need A Way To Root?

Nov 7, 2010

I just tried to root my captivate and could not figure it out at all. im not big on all the technical lingo. so basically what im asking is what is the easiest way to root. Or is there a website or video that could explain it to me?

Samsung Captivate :: Need a Way to Root?


Samsung Captivate :: Root Captivate With No USB Cables

Aug 11, 2010

know there are tutorials on the root process with the "one-click" root, and some using your pc and USB drivers, This is the EASIEST way I think, and I just did it, so i know it works.I was at work today and I wanted to root my Captivate. All I have is my work pc, and my Captivate. No USB cables or anything. I had one powerful tool though. the Internet.You will need these 2 apps: Linda File Manager and Dropbox. Free in the Market.Go to Dropbox - Home - Online backup, file sync and sharing made easy. and download that to your computer. Sign up for it, it is cloud based file sharing. It's awesome, I use it every day. Already a user, great.On your pc, go download the root update file here: SGH-I897 Root Update.zip - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage Rename it to update.zipOpen up your dropbox and put it in the "public" folder.Now on your Captivate, open up dropbox and sign in.Open the public folder and tap the file "update.zip" to download it.Now open up Linda file manager.Tap "SD card", open the folder "dropbox". open "public", then tap and hold "update.zip". Choose CUT.Now just hit the back button all the way back to the SD card.Tap the menu button, tap EDIT, then tap Paste.Close all apps.Turn the phone off.Now just boot in to recovery.Hold down both Volume buttons at the same time.While holding those 2 buttons, hold the power button down.ONCE THE WHITE AT&T SCREEN POPS UP, RELEASE THE POWER BUTTON, BUT KEEP HOLDING THE VOLUME BUTTONS UNTIL THE RECOVERY SCREEN SHOWS UP. (You'll know it when you see it)You will now see the recovery screen.Use the volume keys to scroll down to "reinstall packages", hit the power button to select it.Let it do it's thing.BAM. 1-2 minutes later, your phone is rebooted and you now have superuser in the app drawer.This seems a little lengthy, but if you are already a dropbox user, it will go by fast.I rooted my Captivate in less than 5 minutes.

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Samsung Captivate :: Possible To Root And Get Stock 2.2?

Nov 1, 2010

I hate the Samsung Overlay, I would love to get just stock 2.2!

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Samsung Captivate :: Remove Root

Jul 20, 2010

I rooted my captivate and now need to return the phone back to AT&T for a hardware defect - how can i remove root?

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Samsung Captivate :: Root Reset Or Return?

Aug 3, 2010

I've had this phone since day one. I was counting down the days until I could get it. I'd gone from an iPhone 3G, to the Aria, to the Captivate. I was loving the Aria, so I was really excited to get a faster, more full-featured phone. And don't get me wrong, 65% of the time it is a great phone, as long as I'm not trying to listen to music (which is what I do 90% of the time on my phones). I love Swype, I love the screen, yada, yada, yada. All the stuff folks love about this phone, I love. But now I'm at a crossroads. I'm an audio professional. Music playback is seriously important to me. Shoddy playback just can't happen. I mean, this is the top of the top of the line when it comes to phones, right? It should do something as simple as playback music flawlessly, right. It should perform basic tasks without freezing, hesitating or any of that, right? My Aria was faster and more responsive than this phone (by far). And a little easier to use overall.

So now I find myself wanting to keep the phone, but if I do something's gotta change. I can't wait for months. I need basic music functionality now. So my choices are: 1. Root (which could damage the phone and put me in a more difficult situation). And I'm not a developer or anything. I'm a guy with a conversational knowledge of computers but way too busy a life to spend as much time as I have with this phone, although I've enjoyed the reading forums and tinkering. 2. Reset. Some say a factory reset has cured all their ills, but I'm skeptical. Do I want to risk having to take the time to re-input all my data on the off chance that it will magically solve the problem? Call me crazy, but I think the phone was at factory reset level when I bought it, and these problems have been around since day one.3. Return. Well, this is almost the same as factory reset, but with a trip to the store, grief from the folks there and the inputting all info again. And nothing guarantees that the new phone is any more or less glitchy than the current one?

Now, let me say that I don't want an iPhone 4. That's the whole reason I went to Android. I don't like the I4. I've been a Mac guy since 1990, I have an iPad, and iTouch, a MacBook, an iMac, a Shuffle, an iPhone 3G. I just don't like where Apple has gone, for the first time in my life.So, I'm asking you all: what the $&^ should I do? I'm at the breaking point with a phone I love.

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Samsung Captivate :: Firmware Update - Want To Root

Oct 4, 2010

Will the method described here:
Captivate Root
work on an updated firmware?

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Samsung Captivate :: How To Root / UnRoot Phone?

Aug 6, 2010

I take absolutely NO Credit in this, nor do I even know if this is posted but.

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Samsung Captivate :: What Are REASONS To Root Phone?

Jul 25, 2010

So, I'm new to android and all things android with this being my first android phone. The only real modding I've ever done was jailbreaking the original iphone when I had it (before switching to a blackberry).

My main question is: what are the REASONS to root your phone? What are the benefits? Are there any downsides to rooting your phone? Basically, someone talk me into it..

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Samsung Captivate :: Possible Side Loading Without Root / PC Connection?

Jul 19, 2010

I may be wrong here as I am new to this whole game but I think I was able to load "restricted apps" by turning airplane mode on and then turning wifi back on. I searched for and installed pdanet with no problem right from the marketplace.

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Samsung Captivate :: Get To Root Menu From Boot Up To Run One Click Lag Fix App?

Sep 18, 2010

I just bought the captivate on the 15th and was wondering how you get to the root menu from boot up so I can run the one click lag fix app.

anyone know how?

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Samsung Captivate :: Universal Root Solution For Most Android Devices

Oct 12, 2010

Current as of 10/12/2010
For all phones except:
Sprint EVO 4G (HTC Supersonic)
Droid Incredible (HTC Incredible)
HTC Desire GSM
HTC Desire CDMA (HTC BravoC)
HTC Aria
Droid Eris (HTC DesireC)
HTC Wildfire (HTC Buzz)

How To: Root Your Android Phone (SuperOneClick Method) | TheUnlockr
Here is a video guide showing how to install custom ROMs after rooting your device.
http://theunlockr.com/2010/10/12/how-to-load-a-custom-rom-on-your-android-phone-after-any-one-click-root-methods/

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Samsung Captivate :: No Need To Root Phone / Hide Unwanted Applications

Jul 27, 2010

To those sick of seeing the AT&T apps but don't want to root. I bring you a solution! Launcherpro has recently received an update that allows you to hide apps in the apps-drawer. This will allow you to pretend the AT&T apps no longer exist without forcing you to root the phone.
LauncherPro v0.7.1.0 released!

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Samsung Captivate :: Master Reset Clear Root To Allow OTA Updates?

Oct 3, 2010

I am currently running a rooted Samsung Captivate. I have not flashed it or anything and am still running 2.1 with the firmware update (JH7). I rooted to get rid of AT&Ts bloatware which I did using System App remover. With Froyo on the way, I was wondering if a master reset would turn it back to stock (minus AT&T bloatware) and enable OTA updates again?

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Samsung Captivate :: Error When Checking For Updates / What It Means - Its Because Of Root?

Aug 16, 2010

Anyone get this when trying to check for updates on a ROOTED captivate?

Wonder what it means? It won't let me check for updates...wonder if its because of the root?

Any ideas?

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Samsung Captivate :: Side Loading Applications (Installing Non Market) Without Root

Aug 6, 2010

I've seen many threads on the crappy side asking how to side load apps (installing non market apps) well you can root (look for the sticky in our forum) or you just use the Side loading Wonder Machine with no need to root. I use it all the time (just got me an Oregon Trail apk anyway, just follow the instructions and you'll be happy. I would make two minor corrections though. I downloaded the samsung drivers from samsung them selfs. Also make sure you have the apk in the same folder as the wonder machine heres a video.
YouTube - Android Application Side load Wonder Machine

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Samsung Behold 2 :: How To Root For App's Working With Persistent Root

Feb 17, 2010

First off, I want to say thanks to Kam187 & the Creators of asroot Okay, Below is the Method I used for getting Root working for my app's.even though Shell is running as Root, any Call's made to su trigger's the white List Superuser.apk, So don't think your phone is wide open. G1's & MT3G Setup's are the same regard sh.I'm not sure is the apk is counted as warez or not, if so I hope a Mod will remove the link to the Apk or let me know to Remove it Okay, File's Need to complete the Task is.Try3 Placed in C:SDK ols> found here > try3 SU for /system/bin found here > su Superuser app control for our App's found Here > Superuser.apk Next, Mount the SDCARD and place the SU file in the root of the sdcard like so ( /sdcard ). This is Important! From here we do the Following. ( Kam187 script the I edited ).

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General :: How To Root Captivate Without Using A Computer

Aug 11, 2011

Is there anyway to root my captivate without using a computer? froyo.uckb1 kernal2.6.32.9

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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 :: Samsung Captivate / Game Boy Emulators

Nov 25, 2010

I'm kind of new to Android. Only have had this phone for a few weeks,switched over from the iPhone. Anyway, I'm having trouble with Game boy emulators. I loved playing Pokemon on my jailbroken iPhone and would really love to enjoy it on my Captivate.

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Samsung Captivate :: Need Opinion About Quality Of Samsung Captivate?

Aug 17, 2010

There have been a lot of threads both touting the quality of this phone and whining and bitching about its drawbacks. Let's make it official. Do you like the Captivate? Feel free to elaborate, or just take the poll.

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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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