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Old February 25th, 2012, 09:03 AM   #151 (permalink)
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When I downloaded the files the only one I had to unzip was Odin, the others were already .tar files. When I unzipped them the file type changed and Odin wouldn't recognize them. Try this: don't unzip the files and relocate them to whatever folder you choose, then open Odin and select PDA, locate the files in the folder you chose and select the correct one for whichever step you're on. That should work. If you need more help don't hesitate to PM me. I may be new here but I'm no dummy lol

Thanks for jumping in! I hadn't had that happen yet. When I packed them I put the tar in a zip file. Good to know what is working for others, thanks again!

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Worked like a charm. Thanks geeve420. You saved me from throwing my phone out the window the next time I got the tethering manager error.
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quick question... what program is supposed to open the one click heimdal? long story.
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Just wanted to say that I was I was able to root per the Odin method defined here (on the original post [OP]) to my Android 2.3.5 (Kies updated before unlock) Samsung SGH-I897 Captivate with success.

But it took me many times until I finally installed Busybox app. off of the Android Market via my Wifi connection. Perhaps it would of taken me longer to figure this out, but I had installed the Galaxy S Unlock app (also from Android Market) that I would try to apply. It would give me a Busybox error which was the hint I needed. So even though I ran both Odin PDA updates as defined in OP, I didn't have to repeat the Odin tasks once I installed Busybox. I was rooted. All I had to do then was to run Galaxy S Unlock and this time I was able to perform all three "Galaxy S Unlock" steps with success (most importantly, the backup step and finally step (3) which was the Unlock step). This root method was a no-go until Busybox was loaded on my phone. Yes, I was rooted and unlocked. My T-mobile sim card now runs on the phone (Android Gingerbread [v2.3.5]) which was originally an AT&T phone.

Even though I was successful in getting this Captivate (bought used off of ebay) to work with my T-mobile SIM card, I now wish I just bought an original (but also used) T-mobile phone (e.g. a T959 Vibrant*). For a T-mobile user T-mobile phones (Android 2.2+, some Blackberrys, see link below for a longer list*) have their Wi-Fi Calling app. (UMA technology) that provides a seamless/automatic alternative connection to the cell phone tower pathway where wifi access is available (e.g. at home, hotels, etc.). Imagine if you were at a hotel that had dead cell coverage for your phone but you were able to connect to their wifi. You would be able to make calls!!! I had this experience and was able to plan/reserve my next night's stay while visiting the Sequoia National Park without being horrified ($$$) by using the hotels phone to make numerous outbound calls.

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Over the last few days I've noticed that my battery life has been terrible. The only new root specific apps I've added are SetVsel and battery calibration.
Edit: I'm just going to remove those apps and see if that helps, I'll report back with results.
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Tried all afternoon to follow the instructions but the stupid phone wouldn't connect to my computer at work. Came home and everything worked like a charm. I am SO glad to have root back. Tibu doesn't even complain anymore that my root is messed up somehow. I am usually the one that all the weird stuff happens to but it was perfect this time. Thank you ever so much geeve.
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Does anyone know were i can find a rooted rom that supports devicelooping. (so i can install ubuntu). Ive looked and looked and more looking, but i cant seem to find one that states it. My phone (captivate) is already rooted. (used the method stated above, which worked perfect, but it doest support devicelooping).
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Morning Geeve,

So I think I got that random freezing locked down and fixed. I first experienced it frequently on Corn Kernel v7.05 and saw it less frequently on v7.06. Before backing everything up and pursuing a "Scorched Earth" scenario though, I did some digging into Titanium Backup. Turns out, you can clear your Dalvik cache using Titanium Backup.

I did that last week, give or take a day. I have not observed any more lock ups or freezing problems. Yaaaay team.

Once again, thanks for posting all of this data. I recently recommended it to a friend who also had a captivate and wanted to root it. It worked like a charm for him.

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Morning Geeve,

So I think I got that random freezing locked down and fixed. I first experienced it frequently on Corn Kernel v7.05 and saw it less frequently on v7.06. Before backing everything up and pursuing a "Scorched Earth" scenario though, I did some digging into Titanium Backup. Turns out, you can clear your Dalvik cache using Titanium Backup.

I did that last week, give or take a day. I have not observed any more lock ups or freezing problems. Yaaaay team.

Once again, thanks for posting all of this data. I recently recommended it to a friend who also had a captivate and wanted to root it. It worked like a charm for him.

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Good find on that!!! I would have never thought of it, or even looked that deep. Great job man, that will help some out for sure. I am currently on Slim ICS 4.0.3, but if I go back to GB, I will keep this nugget in the back of my mind Thanks again!!

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Is the tethering manager necessary to get tethering to work properly? I got mad when I got the TM error almost 3 times in about 4 minutes so I backed it up then uninstalled it. Winning right? Not so much, Tethering starts but with errors and doesn't actually seem to work. I suppose I could restore Tethering manager but that error is irritating.
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Hi there! I have tried this over and over, followed every step to the "T" and still do not have root access. Is there something I could possibly be missing?
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thank you so much! worked great!
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Is there a way to improve the battery life? It seems like if I don't charge my phone at night it's Evil Dead (dead by dawn).
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Hey Geeve,

I did everything and it seemed to work out, but now my phone freezes and reboots every few minutes. Any idea what's wrong?
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So I've tried following these instructions over and over, but I can't get Odin to detect my phone. I tried it on two different computers, hoping that it was an issue with my usb ports or my os (one computer has win7, one has win xp). Alas, in both cases my computer detects the phone but not Odin. I did successfully get my Captivate into download mode and tried doing this with and without the sim card, sd card, and battery. Has anyone else had this problem, or know how to help?
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Can't tell you how much grief this post saved me. It's great to have root back!
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I cant make calls or anything it gives me Sim error help me please.
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Thumbs up Rooted !!!

followed instructions exactly and got my captivate rooted again...thank you so much for these detailed instructions and package

adding with that, this forum will now be my primary for captivate.. newbies like me can not get sense into XDA Developer...

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adding with that, this forum will now be my primary for captivate.. newbies like me can not get sense into XDA Developer...

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Please Help. I follow the instructions and get to the First part when you load the I897UCKF1-AutoRoot-DesignGears but then when the celphone reset can not pass the galaxy s screen on my phone Can you please tell me what to Do. Thanks a lot..Vincent
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Red face Please somebody Help!!! Urgent

Let the phone completly boot back up. once it is fully up, shut it off again, and put it back in download mode and connect to computer (of course with odin running)

I did that but the phone is stuck on Galaxy S Logo. I have it plug it in in AC because i dont want to turn off...What can I do...Please help...Thanks a lot..Vincent
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I should have done this much sooner.

No more tethermanager force closes and reboot lockups.
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I was scared to try odin on my own until I ran across this thread. Thanks so much! I switched carriers and everything worked but I still want to delete a lot of the at&t crap that makes the phone lag!
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I am about to try to root my Captivate. Here goes nothing.
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NICE! Worked perfectly! Thanks
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Hey I am using an unlocked captivate because I currently don't live in America.
The unlock is very important and i cannot lose it! So i was wondering if i will lose the unlock if I root it??
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I have the files downloaded, may try to make a guide this weekend.

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Geeve, Did you ever make a guide to loading ICS? If so could you post a link to it here? Thanks for your good documentation and patient answers!

I found the link for loading ICS: [GUIDE] Install ICS 4.0.3 Doc's Master ICS

Also, what do you find to be the main benefits of ICS vs. Gingerbread on the Captivate?
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Geeve (or others), Should it make any difference if I upgrade to the stock gingerbread via Kies from a rooted Froyo when some apps were "frozen" by titanium backup?

Here is what I discovered about this: I had a rooted version of Froyo and had used titanium backup to freeze some of the stock annoying apps. In particualar, I had frozen the AT&T app that was the tethering manger. (By freezing this app, you can tether.) After uprading using Kies to 2.3.5 although the phone was no longer rooted, the frozen apps remained frozen. Nice. When I rooted 2.3.5 using the directions in this thread I could confirm that the frozen apps were still frozen using titanium backup.
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*Please read this thread, an easy to follow guide a couple of posts down*

Guide is on Post #6

*Downloads in this post*
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I am getting an error message when I try to run odin with the
KK4_stock_kernel.tar.

Please see the note after post #6. Maybe you can help me and any others with the same problem.


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I was asked for an easy to follow guide on how to do this:

So I thought I would make a guide. Some of you out there my find this really basic, but I want to make it as easy as possible.

Now click the PDA button and browse to KK4_stock_kernel.tar and Odin will now look like this:

Help Please:

I downloaded the files linked in the OP as instructed by and began the steps in this Post by geeve420 [Thanks geeve420].
Everything went fine for the run of odin with
I897UCKF1-AutoRoot-DesignGears.

That proceeded just as described in the above Post.

Then I proceeded to repeat the process on the unzipped tar file in
KK4_stock_kernel.zip. But when I clicked on PDA and selected
KK4_stock_kernel.tar

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kicked out the error msg.

Invalid Image Type



What to do? Has anybody else had this problem? Why does odin refer to an image?
Solved it?

Any help would be appreciated.
I am stuck at the middle of the two step process and left with no WiFi.


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Pascal333: try to download the zip of the kernel file again and unzip it again. It sounds like the tar file is corrupted.
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i dont even kno what to tell u.u r more than GREAT.tnk u SIR GEEVE420.
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I'm completely new to this forum. I've also never rooted a smartphone. I've spent considerable time scouring the web for clear instructions on how to do this. This appears to be the most clear and concise method since I just updated through Kies Lite to Gingerbread 2.3.5. I want to try to give this a shot, seems as though most folks have had success with this guide. The other guides I read, mostly on the XDA site, use language way over my head.

I have a couple questions before doing this though. Are there any prerequisite steps I need to take before rooting? The first thing I notice in this thread is that my Captivate does not look like the one in the picture. Mine is through AT&T, has the AT&T logo on the front which from what I have read online means it is "network locked." Can I still root if this is the case? Is there anything else I have to have in place before rooting?

Also, after I root, what do I need to do to put a "ROM" on the phone? I'd like to get an ICS interface. Previously, I have just downloaded GO Launcher off the Android Market and applied an ICS Theme. Phone didn't seem to run as smoothly and it didn't have the complete ICS "look?" From what I have read, installing a ROM would enable the phone to run smoothly while getting the complete look. So what would I have to do to get something like that?

Also, from what I have read one of the key benefits to rooting is the wealth of extra apps available. How do I access these? Will they just show up in the Market once the phone is rooted?

Any additional advice would be appreciated. I'm completely new to this, but I believe this guide makes rooting achievable, even for someone like me lol...

Thanks in advance for this guide. For those who have had issues utilizing this guide, have you been able to correct the problem? Just want to make sure I don't completely jack up my phone.


EDIT: One other thing I wanted to ask concerns the so called "bloatware" that comes pre-installed on the phone. That was one main reason I wanted to root, to remove it. When the phone is rooted will I automatically be free to delete those like any other app? Or is there some program I have to get to accomplish this? Thanks again.
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My phone got stuck at zImage flashing KK4. Then I disconnected it, pulled out the battery, and I got an icon in the middle of the screen I think with a computer and the phone. I just connected it back, then clicked start on Odin again in the same place and it went through. Now I'm rooted. Thanks!
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so... I've had the captivate for quite a while now. had rooted 2.2 and it unrooted when I updated to 2.3.5 Now trying to root so I can get ICS. Problem is Odin is not recognizing my phone. any help? anyone else have this problem?
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Ever since I rooted it my WiFi won't turn on. I press the button, it will say turning on and after about 20 seconds will turn its self back off. Any way to fix this?

EDIT: I restarted my phone and everything seems to be in order! Thanks, this was super easy
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I'm new to rooting and decided to give it a try. I followed all the instructions and got my Captivate running 2.3.5 GingerBread to Download Mode but Odin simply doesn't recognize it. My phone is unharmed and I'm pretty sure my files aren't corrupt/downloaded improperly, how can I resolve this issue? I've tried using SuperOneClick and I've restarted my computer. Nothing.
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I'm new to rooting and decided to give it a try. I followed all the instructions and got my Captivate running 2.3.5 GingerBread to Download Mode but Odin simply doesn't recognize it. My phone is unharmed and I'm pretty sure my files aren't corrupt/downloaded improperly, how can I resolve this issue? I've tried using SuperOneClick and I've restarted my computer. Nothing.
sucks doesnt it?
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I followed the instructions - Now I can't see my SIM Card.

UH OH!

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My issue is resolved. For anyone else having a problem getting their PC to detect their device, try another computer if you can. For some reason that worked perfectly for me. Ironically, I was going from a Windows 7 to a Vista, to add.
Best of luck and thanks a million for this wonderful guide.
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I followed the instructions - Now I can't see my SIM Card.

UH OH!

Any suggestions guys and gals?
Sim was bassackwards - no worries!
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 02:10 AM   #193 (permalink)
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thank you... smooth and simple process

was seeing how long i could go without rooting... made it 4 days

now how long before i flash CM7...
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I am finding after doing this, i can no longer install anything from the google play store.

on AT&T captivate. i was mainly doing this so i could fix the tetheringmanager crashing problem without needing to do a factory reset by either removing it or freezing it with titanium bu.

when i try to install anything from the store the progress bar appears and scrolls but doesn't make any progress, never downloads or installs anything.

any ideas on how to fix?

Edit: Never mind i just had to clear the cache for it, it's fine now.

thanks for the guide
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Thank you so much. I have used this method twice to root my Captivate and to root my Galaxy Tab. It is simple and complete. I especially appreciate the pictures 'cause I am a visually learner!

Thank you very much for your time and effort. Time is precious especially if one has a family.
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I just got around to this, since I got a Captivate again, but it was upgraded to the GB, other than it not being rooted my Wi-Fi was not working properly.
Refresing the KK4 solved all my issues, plus I got my root back. Thanks a lot!
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Thanks...it worked great!!!
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Im rooted (i think) and i can't delete bloatware or update the super user app via android market? Help.
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Notsure Captivate with ICS

So I've rooted, added CWM and updated to ICS.. I see the perks with the onboard screenshot, overclocking.. what now? anyone else know what I can do to mix things up? maybe some apps I've overlooked that I would now have access to?
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Thanks big Geeve!!! I had no previous experience rooting and this was a lifesaver. The last att update really messed up my gf's cappy..I was able to root and flash an ics 4.0.3. rom beginning with this guide. Your the man!

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