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2.3 GingerBread for Captivate[discussion]

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by compscidev, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Reggie3

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    Because of the lack of updates???? Don't blame Samsung - ATT controls things. But enjoy your smaller screen with the iPhone
     

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    With all the phones Samsung sells they should have some control. Apple does. I do not believe it is 100% AT&T. When I check out the gingerbread question on the Samsung site, they have given the standard line on hundreds of questions on the subject. I think everyone has simply dropped any consideration for updates to the Captivate as its technoolgy is so far behind the current phones. There is no money in it to support it and try to make it a satisfactory experience. As it is now, the phone is not very good unless you want to root it and and start dealing with a different set of issues.
     
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    I have gingerbread on the capitvate. On the rogers network. Your not missing much. Better graphics, runs smoother. Nothing dramitic.
     
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    I guess that's a plan, although I'd rather root and go custom ROM (as I did), thus never being dependent on AT&UT or Samsung again. YMMV :) As for other issues, all phones have issues - including the iPhone. I love the screen on my Captivate, it does what I want it to do.....I don't use apples, I eat them ;)
     
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    Apple is who they are - they do their own OS as well as hardware and are a powerhouse and could dictate to ATT and everyone else. They can get away with this vs anyone else. Google will be buying Motorola so the can have the same business plan.
     
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    I jus heard as of the 15th of this month that tmobile as gingerbread for the galaxy s now has the gingerbread as well and its the exact same phone
     
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    so gingerbread will be out dec 15th? will it make the market run faster because it takes forever to download an app if it even downloads it
     
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    No. Cougar was saying he heard a rumor that T-Mobile was readying Gingerbread for the Galaxy S as of the 15th of this month. No news on GB being release for the Captivate as of yet. This is how rumors get started folks.

    As for the Market, try going to Settings-Application-Manage-All-Market, then clear data and cache and reboot phone, hopefully this solves your issue.
     
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    We can dream
     
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    It's mostly AT&T and their custom front end UI for Android, combined with forcing users to keep their silly proprietary flavors of free apps on your phone and undeleteable.

    Hopefully they will come through in the end, I've been tempted to root my phone but prefer to keep things clean on the phone I plan to use for at least another year.
     
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    I am seriously thinking of rooting here as well. I just hate waiting on these marathon lengths of time for an update and no having the freedom to side load the Amazon Appstore. I see from the post all the wonderful things people can do with their phones after rooting, if you don't brick the phone in the process. I am currently looking at the forums to find the best rooting path to take. I know their were SuperOneClick and Odin at one time.....
     
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    I flashed CM7.1 (2.3.7) on my Crappy from 2.2. Battery life is almost same, just a tad worse. Default camera app is worse. GPS is worse (believe it or not, it got worse).

    Otherwise everything is faster. No more Samsuck RFS, but instead yaffs and ext4. 2.3.7 definitely has better UI than 2.2.
     
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    My GPS is the same with CM7.1, but the samsung camera app is much much better than the vanilla android camera, and I really miss the pull down menu for the lockscreen from the samsung music app, that definately came in handy. Other than that, its much much faster, no more hang ups and freezes or random reboots, just a solid working phone all the time, definately has staved off my craving for dual core for the time being
     
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    I used Odin to go back to stock, upgraded the kernel, installed Rom Manager and installed the Fasty 2.5 ROM. What an improvement! I have twice the speed and twice the available memory left and then some.
     
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    I know this is off topic but to gcobb....where do I find ODIN and is this safe to root on Captivate running 2.2?
     
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    Yup, saw that as well.
     
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    I just realized that 2.3.5 allows me third-party install and 2.2 doesn't.

    My wife asked to install Amazon App Store on her Captivate. She's still running 2.2. Since I have 2.3.5 on mine, I didn't know installing App Store would be a problem for her phone.

    Starting to look like I'll need to update her phone with Gingerbread.

    Joe
     
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    You can have third party apps on 2.2. Just call AT&T or go to the website and do a live chat and have them push a silent update to your phone that allows third party apps.
     
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    AT&T is having to send me a replacement phone because mine would never accept the update from the techs...can you believe that....phone should be here in a couple of days...hopefully then I can put Amazon Market on my phone or I just root the darn thing!
    Cheers
     
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    I'm sure this was posted elswhere, but I missed it. Thanks for the tip. :)

    Joe
     
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    No problem. I've had to do that 3x now due to factory resets I've done on my phone.
     
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    2.3.5 is out? When did I miss this?? A friend has the Verizon facinate and he just now updated to 2.3.5 what happened to 2.3.3%2.3.4???
     
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    It is not out for the AT&T Captivate but 2.3.5 is available for the Rogers Captivate. The Verizon Fascinate having it has no bearing on the Captivate having it. 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 are just different revisions of Gingerbread with small revisions but Verizon and Rogers just decided to go straight to 2.3.5. AT&T is following suite it seems with the leaked versions.
     
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