Rooting Captivate Froyo Update


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  1. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    One-Click Root Universal

    Download V1.4

    ~You must enable USB Debugging.

    Version changes:


    v1.4
    Changed main form's name to SuperOneClick from RageAgainstTheCageGUI
    Enabled Captivate - Get Unlock Code button
    Added a messagebox to confirm if Non Market Applications are enabled
    Made "Enable Non Market Apps" FULLY universal
    Added initial message telling you to remember to allow superuser commands (when enabling Non-Market Apps)

    v1.3
    Removed busybox for space reasons. Changed the layout. Fixed issue where application stayed running in the background. Added Non Market App button.

    v1.2
    Added a detection to see if RATC was already working.

    v1.1
    Universal device support. Application now finds your /system path.

    v1.0
    Initial release.

    Development Plan:

    Scheduled for next major release
    Mac and Linux support via mono-project

    To do list:
    Jupiter fixes
    Custom scripts support
    Plugin support


    Credit goes to Chris82079 here at Androidforums for the find!
    Thanks to ShortFuse over at XDA for developing this application!

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    Here's the "update.zip" I compiled to root. It's based off of UTB, just brought to Froyo.
    Captivate Root Update.zip for Froyo

    If you guys want a the same set-up Unleash The Beast as far as removing the bloatware, just let me know. I'll set it up...

    Instructions:
    ~Mount USB and drop this "update.zip" to your internal hard drive
    ~Boot into standard recovery mode
    ~Update using "Reinstall Packages"
    ~Reboot



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    Here's An Alternative Until There's A Working "update.zip"

    You'll need ADB in order to do this....

    Download These things here: Captivate Root Pack 2.2

    #1 - Rooting
    su,busybox,sqlite3


    Extract RootPack zip file
    Browse to contents from cmd/terminal
    adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    adb shell
    cd /data/local/tmp
    chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    (wait for you to get kicked from adb)
    adb shell
    mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/stl9 /system
    exit
    adb push su /system/bin/su
    adb push busybox /system/bin/busybox
    adb push sqlite3 /system/bin/sqlite3
    adb push superuser.apk /system/app/superuser.apk
    adb shell
    cd /system/bin
    chmod 4755 su
    chmod 4755 busybox
    chmod 4755 sqlite3
    reboot


    #2 Non market apps
    adb shell
    su
    cd /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings
    sqlite3 settings.db
    update secure set value = "1" where name = "install_non_market_apps";
    .quit
    reboot


    Thanks: CLShortFuse over at XDA-Dev for the manual installation.


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    I'm compiling a ROM ladies and gents. This "update.zip" rooting package is pretty time consuming, trying to get it right. I'm compiling a ROM based off of the JI6 Froyo leak....similar to Cognition. I'll be removing the AT&T stuff and so on. Root will be available, busybox as well. I'll keep it pretty basic, not doing to much until the official Froyo release is made....hopefully the end of this month.

    I'll be bringing themes to Android, including the Vanilla Android everyone has been wanting for so long...Unlike DG's Cognition, my ROM will be deodexed, which makes theming much more easier and painless. The stock JI6 kernel will also be implemented. I'll continue working on a "update.zip" root package, but I'll be working on this ROM. I just finished deodexing most files, I have a few that want to be stubborn lol.

    Expect some great things ladies/gents, not only from me, but from other devs as well....Just giving everyone a heads up in what to expect over the next month or so. I'll probably release it after Koush gets Clockworkmod Recovery updated to Froyo compatibility for the Captivate.

    I need some ideas on names for my ROM. Something I can carry across platforms, into later phones and so on. So far "Essence" is where I'm at, but if anyone has any great names please feel free to vent.....the more ideas, the better.

    Oh and one more thing....I'll need some BETA testers....some permanent ones....please have a little experience in Android....at least being able to understand some of the code....I'll keep everyone posted....

    I NEED SOME NAMES!!!!
     

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  2. temporizer

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    Hi, the link you posted sends us to Root a Verizon Fascinate. will it still work on a captivate? just follow the same directions?
     
  3. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Yep....same instructions. When the Captivate was first rooted....it went through this same process....nothing different, just a 2.2.
     
  4. temporizer

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    Sweet. going to do it right now! thanks!
     
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    Question for ya,
    how do i get su, busybox, and superuser.apk from that download? i just unzipped and it's not in there, do i have to do something special?
     
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    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Updating OP now.....
     
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    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Updated the OP
     
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    Done, Done, and Done!
    I'm now running a rooted version of Froyo on my Captivate i897.

    Thank you for your help!
     
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    How can I do this with a unrooted phone on JH7?
     
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    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    I believe you can.....these are the steps taken to root the Captivate with Froyo on it.....
     
  11. KonaZXIII

    KonaZXIII Banned

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    Anxiously aways the update.zip :D
     
  12. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    I'm working on one right now....working blind a little lol...
     
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    Thanks a lot for everything youre doing with this, any time frame for the update? I know you have your "disability" so im prepared to wait but if you make me make me wait too long please understand that I will kill you.
    :D
     
  15. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    I need a few testers to test my "update.zip". I've based it off of Pete's UTB....PM me if you don't mind. I promise this is something that won't brick your phone, you're not flashing a ROM or a lagfix.....this is just an "update.zip" for rooting the Froyo Captivate...
     
  16. KonaZXIII

    KonaZXIII Banned

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    I'll give it a go here in a few (eating, etc. right now)- let me know...

    Edit- Ouch, I just noticed there's a terminal emulator involved. I have no experience with that...maybe I'm not a good candidate?
     
  17. toawkanavngthded

    toawkanavngthded Well-Known Member

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    What if I can't boot into recovery using three button combo? Should I update to I believe jh7 which was the most recent software fore the captivate? I've had my captivate for about 2 weeks. I just wanna make sure I do this right since I do not have windows and have Mac and can't use Odin. Any help is greatly appreciated Ronald!
     
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    Just tried update.zip from Samsung recovery mode and got
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted
     
  19. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    I don't have my Mac yet....so I'm not sure what to do. In order to install the leaked copy of Froyo, I know it's an .exe Windows executable file. So I'm not sure what they have done for Mac users yet...
     
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    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah I've had someone tell me that a few minutes ago. Try it again, I just updated the OP, refreshed the download link.
     
  21. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    It's not hard at all to use a term. emulator. Download it from the market and type in what's there....it'll do the rest...
     
  22. TheLaw

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    I just tried and it says "E:signature verification failed. Installation aborted."
     
  23. ssamuel82

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    can you put the adb rooting instructions back up?
    can't seem to get update.zip to work. keeps getting the same error others have posted about
     
  24. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    I dont know what it was.... I've been trying a new scripting program, but it's been messing things up..... Just updated OP.... should work now.
     
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    Nope, still doesn't work. I loaded it straight into my internal sd and tried to update it and it won't work. Still says the same thing above.
     

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