Rooting my captivate and flashing a new rom


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  1. sdonn

    sdonn Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi, this is my first android phone and i love it, i've been waiting on at&t to come out with something forever and i finally have the captivate.

    obviously now i want to root it but i have one question that i couldnt really find the answer to. it probably sounds dumb but i just want to check. if i root my phone and install a custom rom that is 2.2, does that mean the my phone is now running 2.2?

    thanks for any help

    oh and will rooting and putting a new rom have any effect on the gps problem?
     

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  2. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

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    Yes it does mean you'll have Froyo. I'm running it on my Droid now and will be running it on my Captivate when I switch over.

    As far as the effect on GPS, if the developer(s) of the ROM implements a fix into it, it should fix it. There's other fixes for it in the forum....have you tried it? If not here's the link....
    Captivate GPS Fix
    Alternative Link
     
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  3. Steemax

    Steemax Well-Known Member

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    Well I may be wrong but I thought there aren't any custom 2.2 roms yet for the captivate... how does this work?
     
  4. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

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    Nope there isn't just yet. The first build will probably be CyanogenMod team. I'm running 2.2 Froyo on my Droid from VZW. I'm be switching to AT&T and getting the Captivate real soon, by then I'm hoping there will be an Alpha release of a Cyanogen build. If Samsung or AT&T leaks a 2.2 version of Froyo with TW on for the Captivate, developers will also work to enhance that....whenever it happens. I for one will be trying to theme a few things on it and of course share it with the Android "nation".
     
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    Steemax Well-Known Member

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    That all sounds like a plan ^.^ ill hope to be a part of it lol
     
  6. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

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    Believe me, I'll make sure everyone in the Captivate forums will be. If no one else posts a link to CyanogenMod's Froyo ROM, I definitely will...
     
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  7. sdonn

    sdonn Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright thanks guys
     
  8. ~Reaper~

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    thanks man looking forward to 2.2
     

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