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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:00 AM  
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Default Captivate USB Drivers Links Here

64-bit and 32-bit Drivers specifically for the Captivate are now here.

If you have any problems getting the above drivers to work, try the Galaxy-S drivers here:
-64-bit OS
-32-bit OS

Edit: Changed links for the Galaxy-S drivers as the dropbox ones seem to have timed out.

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I just tested all links in my post and they all work... Which one doesn't work for you?
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was my internet sorry, thank you for the links
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Hmm, I'm thinking this might be a good thread to be sticky. How do we go about doing that?
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Hmm, I'm thinking this might be a good thread to be sticky. How do we go about doing that?
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Alright, the thread is stickied or is that stuck? Either way, it is up there. Just let someone know if you guys want it taken down.
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These are only necessary if you plan to root, right?
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These are only necessary if you plan to root, right?
They're necessary to use the SDK, whether you're rooting or if you just want to use ADB to side-load some apps (which you can do regardless of root).
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does these work on windows 7??


Duh: I just tried it and it works on 7. Thanks for the download
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This is taking a super long time to install...
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They're necessary to use the SDK, whether you're rooting or if you just want to use ADB to side-load some apps (which you can do regardless of root).
Does that mean we can sideload without rooting? What are other benefits of rooting other than sideloading? Thanks.

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These are the wrong drivers! The correct ones from Samsung are here:

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Thanks Mr. Tony worked great! Got my teathering working perfectly now.
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I can't seem to find the download for the drivers on the Samsung website. theres no download button or anything.
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I can't seem to find the download for the drivers on the Samsung website. theres no download button or anything.
Are you hitting the "Software" link that's beneath the downloads tab?
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Are you hitting the "Software" link that's beneath the downloads tab?
Yeah. released July 16th, 3.74mb but no link for the download
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That's odd... There's a sort of a zip file image beneath the File heading in the table for me... I just tried to attach them to this post & it failed, so I uploaded it to my Box acct. Enjoy.

**Edit - It's amazing that this file's been downloaded 334 times to date, & not a single one of the people who've downloaded it have hit the "thanks" button. No love...
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Thank you very much. using the dev tools in my browser I found a lot of errors in trying to navigate with that zip button
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will loading the usb drivers allow me to work with googles app installer with out the need for root?
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will loading the usb drivers allow me to work with googles app installer with out the need for root?
Yes, if you just want to use adb to install apps, you don't need root, but you do need these drivers.
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Using windows 7 x64 and these drivers both from samsung and posted above in first post say mtp usb driver failed insatll. Anyone help?
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Using either the drivers from the first post or the drivers from Samsung's website the samsung usb composite device installs, but the S3C6410 Android ADB and USB Mass Storage Device fail to install. I have tried with USB debugging on and off. Have set USB to mass storage on the phone. Not sure what to try now. Win7 64bit

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ok, sorry to clutter this thread, found the other thread a couple of pages in http://androidforums.com/samsung-captivate/124548-windows-cant-find-captivate.html Win 7 would recognize the phone on my front USB ports, had to move it to the rear.

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Using windows 7 x64 and these drivers both from samsung and posted above in first post say mtp usb driver failed insatll. Anyone help?

I had to change to mass storage mode and it recongnized it, then had to mount phone from pull down menu on the android tool bar and then could see it as E:

I used the x64 drivers posted in first post. It automatically wants to connect as MTP device, have to change it to mass storage. Not sure if the July 16th Samsung drivers are for x64 windows 7, had an error when installing.
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Well I got my captivate last night. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, and still can not get it to read it. I keep getting the USB error. I have tried installing the drivers from this site in the sticky and from the Samsung site, but no dice.
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Well I got my captivate last night. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, and still can not get it to read it. I keep getting the USB error. I have tried installing the drivers from this site in the sticky and from the Samsung site, but no dice.

did you try going to application in settings, usb settings and change to mass storage mode, then try connecting the phone, then it should recognize it, then on phone slide down tray and hit mount.
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did you try going to application in settings, usb settings and change to mass storage mode, then try connecting the phone, then it should recognize it, then on phone slide down tray and hit mount.
Had the same problem on Win 7 64 and 32, didn't do the mount tho, I'll try it tonight, thanks.
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Had the same problem on Win 7 64 and 32, didn't do the mount tho, I'll try it tonight, thanks.
Should work
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I'm on Windows 7 64bit and I can't get Kies to work. When trying to use the Contacts or Calendar or Firmware option, I get the message "SGH-I897 The Device does not support this service".
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I couldn't get it to work for my life with Windows 7 32 bit, but it worked fine with my xp computer. I hate samsung & microsoft.
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this is the direct link from Samsungs site http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/SW/201007/20100716004231953/SGH-i897_Captivate_USB_Drivers_5_02_0_2.zip
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Well I got my captivate last night. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, and still can not get it to read it. I keep getting the USB error. I have tried installing the drivers from this site in the sticky and from the Samsung site, but no dice.

That's odd, because my wife's Acer laptop with Windows 7 64 bit recognized the Captivate mass storage without installing any drivers. My Windows XP 32 desktop however could not until I tried moving to different ports/powered USB hub, and installed the drivers twice.
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Connected fine on my xp box. Still haven't been able to on my 7 32 bit one.
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It did work after clicking Mount on the phone, thanks!
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Make sure you use a usb cable that makes contacts with the pins inside the phone. One cable worked, one didn't.
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Drivers are acting squirrly. At first, when I treid to uninstall and reinstall...the software said I couldn't because the drivers were alreay installed. Nothing on the add remove or on teh device manager while showing hidden devices so I deleted some registry entries..installed, uninstalled ok adn rebooted and reinstalled then rebooted to make sure and then it froze up on attempting to install the digital Still camera driver..also the phone showed up on my drives but as two drives that were unable to be written to. Very stange as I work through this. First time on the Android OS and playing with...
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pointless update It took about 5 min to install ssadmdfl.sys and said it installed then froze the Digital Still Camera and nothing shows up except the device installer on the taskbar. Im trying to figure if its a driver, pc or ID10T error
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ya..Samsung mode no drives..mass storage shoes two new drives with nothing in them and unwritable..no SD card mind you but that cant be it..whats the point of 16gb internal storage then
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sounds like you need to select Mount from the pulldown on the top of the phone.
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I tried but never got it to work..I went up to windows 7 32 bit and it works fine.
I get the feeling I flubbed the driver install at the start and had some leftover file that I just couldn't find. Ill be I could have reformatted and gone to XP again and that would have solved it too.
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I've been messing with this all day-- I got it to work fine at home, but can't get it going at work. I just read this and think that's probably the problem, I'm using a generic micro-usb cable here at work, where at home I used the included one. Hopefully that's the problem, because all I've been getting so far today is that "the usb device is malfunctioning"
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Hi,
I was able to connect the USB through mass storage option under applications/USB. But, after connecting to computer i cannot view the directory/folder of the phone. I see new drives on my computer (F: & G) but on clicking on them it says "please insert a disk into removable disk F:"

Someone please advice, how do i view content of phone on my computer.
I have windows vista.

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I've been messing with this all day-- I got it to work fine at home, but can't get it going at work. I just read this and think that's probably the problem, I'm using a generic micro-usb cable here at work, where at home I used the included one. Hopefully that's the problem, because all I've been getting so far today is that "the usb device is malfunctioning"
so no, not the cable. It just appears that the MTB program on the phone isn't able to fully initialize, it gets to the initializing screen.... thinks for a sec, then it appears to restart. Not sure what's going on, but I've unrooted and factory reset and it still won't connect. Thing is, it was working fine before, so I'm going to assume it was something in the rooting procedure, or a screwup on my part doing so, that is causing this. Is there anyway to reflash a fresh rom back onto it?
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Well, as a further on this, it's working now after I unmounted and formated both the internal and external SD cards.
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Question... I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers literally 10 times, restarting the computer each time, I've tried doing it with the Kies program and kies selected, tried mass storage and mounted it, media player, and pc internet, and when I connect my phone to any usb hub (I'm on windows XP) it does the same thing,

it pops up saying "Found new hardware - Samsung_android" and then the found new hardware wizard pops up. If I do the "Install software automatically" it says that nothing could be found and my phone doesn't connect.
If I do "Install from a specific location" and select where the drivers were installed, it does the same thing and says it cant find the necessary hardware also.

Is there something I'm missing? Once I install the drivers from the file shouldn't the computer automatically know how to use them? Is there a step I am missing?

Edit: I also unmounted and formatted the internal SD card, not sure if that makes a difference
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So I tried to install the drivers on my winxp pc, but I got a popup message that installing this may destabilize my pc. Does anyone else get this message?
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So I tried to install the drivers on my winxp pc, but I got a popup message that installing this may destabilize my pc. Does anyone else get this message?
mine says something like that about windows xp hasn't tested it for compatibility and or something.
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I think I might have figured it out but have to try it. Samsung's sync software is called Samsung Kies, the phone is defaulted to try to use it to connect. I wondered what that was till I read the manual lol Its page 133 manual here Support for Samsung Captivate? (SGH-i897) SAMSUNG
According to their site it is not available in US. You can change setting to use Windows Media Player or use phone as mass storage device.

If you want Kies, you could click on Canada at Samsung Apps. to get a copy, I will try WMP.
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