Root Captivate WTF? Help?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Brody G, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Ok, So today I was haveing problems with my phone turning off randomly so i was going to take it back to the att store. I read online that it would void my warranty, so i decided i would just "Unroot" it, I thought to do this all i had to do was enter the system recovery and delete cache and user data. Huge mistake, I previously had unleash the beast on it, and now when i start it up pretty much everything is force closeing with this message " The process com.google.process.gapps has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. dumpstate_app_201011261756_com_google_process_gapps. log has been saved. Use *#9900# to copy out log.
    Then i have to force close. And then they pop up again, There are other messages such as Media, Browser,Galler, Calender Storage,Phone, and google. And my USB on my phone says its not connected USB and only charges. So i know its connected. WHAT DO I DO?
     

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  2. reinbeau

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    I think you need to download Odin and restore to stock. Read that thread I linked to and see if it won't help you.
     
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  3. I tryed what you said, But i CANNOT get into download mode. I dont know what to do.
     
  4. reinbeau

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    I'm sorry - hopefully someone with experience will come along and help you more than I can....
     
  5. NorCal Einstein

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    If you can boot into your phone, enable USB debugging.

    Then download the Android SDK and learn to issue adb commands. A command of "adb reboot download" will instantly bring your phone to Download mode if you can't figure out a button combo that works for you.
     
  6. Norcal, I dont expect you to do this, but if you could may i get some links?
     
  7. NorCal Einstein

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    You can also try this button combo as well. I just did these steps on my phone to ensure I'm giving you the right steps.

    1. Turn off your phone, remove the battery, SIM card, and any external SD card you might have.
    2. Wait 10-12 seconds with the phone off and all parts removed.
    3. Open Odin on your computer. (On Windows, when you are starting Odin...Right click on Odin and "Run as administrator"
    4. Plug your USB cable to the computer, and your phone.
    5. Hold the Volume Up and Volume Down...DO NOT LET GO!
    6. Holding the Vol Up/Down and with your phone plugged in, insert the battery
    7. Within a few seconds, you should be in Download mode.

    Key points here are to make sure there is at least 10 seconds elapsed where your phone has no power, and to make sure you don't let go of the Vol Up/Down until you are in Download mode.
     
  8. peachpuff

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  9. NorCal, I tried the Manuel way with the buttons, but it just stays at the battery being charged screen and eventually dims down to nothing
     
  10. NorCal Einstein

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    Looks like you get to try the adb method then. Enable USB debugging on your phone. (Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging)

    Download the Android SDK here: (I hope you're on a Windows system)
    Android SDK | Android Developers
    (I also assume you already have USB drivers installed. If you don't...well install them.)

    Unzip the file "android-sdk-r07-windows"
    Copy the folder "android-sdk-windows" to the root level of your hard drive (typically C: drive)
    Open up a command prompt.
    Type: cd C:\
    You should now just see: C:\>
    Type: cd C:\android-sdk-windows
    You should now see: C:\android-sdk-windows>
    Type: cd tools
    You should now see: C:\android-sdk-windows/tools>
    Type: adb reboot download
    Your phone should be rebooting into Download mode. Start Odin, and flash.
     
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  11. Im retarted, Gentlemen Thank you for your help. But my problem is that I have this Igo charger thing and i just found out ITS ONLY FOR CHARGEING. Ughhh stupid.
     
  12. NorCal Einstein

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    hahahahhahahahah
     
  13. Why would someone make something that only did that for a smart phone? lol, Ignorant.
     
  14. Ok somehow got original wire to work used oden3 didnt detect forever then when it finally did theres something in yellow but beside it it said FAIL!
     
  15. Zomg now its stuck at file analysis... ??
     
  16. CrimsonPride

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    pull battery. open odin then plug your phone in. odin has to be open first
     
  17. Done. and Done.
     
  18. NorCal Einstein

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    So does that mean you were successful in flashing with Odin?
     
  19. It does, Thank all of you for your wonderful help. Especially you Einstein. Thank you
     
  20. reinbeau

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    OMG, I had a bad experience with AT&T and a charger that supposedly was a replacement charger for what came with the Captivate - thankfully I read the back of the cable box before I left and it said it wasn't a USB cable. Why would anyone sell something that looked like a direct replacement but actually wasn't??!? In any event, Brody, I'm very happy the experts gave you the guidance you needed and your issue is fixed [​IMG]
     

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