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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bake, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. bake

    bake Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys and gals, I was trying to decide if I wanted to get a Captivate and get rid of this iPhone 3GS I have. I'm almost ready to jump ship, the only concern I have is if the Captivate and more importantly Android as a whole will play nice with my Macbook Pro. I want to get most if not all of my music from iTunes on the phone. I had heard something about having a hard time with ROMs on the phone with a mac, any explanation for that? Just trying to get all my bases covered, thanks in advance!

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  2. King Stampede

    King Stampede Member

    I have a iMac and have not had any problems putting music on to my Captivate.

    I only did it once as I really don't care to put music on my phone but when I did it was easy as drag and drop the music files into a music folder once my Captivate was connected to my iMac.
  3. bake

    bake Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Cool, thats good to know. Any problems with rooting the phone on a mac? I wasn't sure if that would be different.
  4. NOSintake

    NOSintake Well-Known Member

    Rooting seemed to be a lot easier if you asked me on a Mac. Everyone on Windows has to worry about which OS they are on, and if its 32 vs 64bit. The whole thing was pretty painless for me. The only difference comes when you are in terminal, and editing files on your phone. All the guides say "adb...", and on Mac the only difference is using "./adb...".

    So for example:
    Win - adb push
    Mac - ./adb push

    If you have any issues rooting, just be sure to reread everything, contact the OP or contact someone with a Mac.

    As for music, I use doubletwist, and it gets the job done. Not as appeasing to the eyes as iTunes or using an iPod, but if you want your music, it's a way to go
  5. bake

    bake Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Sweet, thanks. How hard was rooting the phone?

  6. It's extremely easy. Just downloading a file and rebooting. See the sticky for more help :)
  7. bake

    bake Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! This place is great! If anybody else has anything to add about the mac part I'll be sure to take note. Thanks again!
  8. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Android Expert

    Also, in case you run into the issue where the Mac won't show the Cappy, you might have to put it in Debug mode. To do this, go under settings->applications->developer and check "debug mode." At first my Cappy wouldn't show up either on my iMac or in Doubletwist, but for whatever reason this fixes it.
  9. sridroid

    sridroid Lurker

    I use Cyberduck for Mac and SwiFTP FTP Server App on the Captivate, to transfer Music and Photos to the SD Card. Works great, no usb cables to connect.
  10. AKA_Rizzo

    AKA_Rizzo Member

    He mumbles but I believe this is it.

    I'm pretty right brained so I need to see a person do something more than I need 3 pages of detailed instructions.

    Can someone who has rooted their phone verify this is the correct way to do it ?

  11. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    you can root the phone with an app called "oclf", you do it all on the phone. its the easiest way imo
  12. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Yes. Outlined here:
    Root - CapFAQ
  13. bake

    bake Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Wow, didn't even know people were using this thread :)

    Rooting is easy, and I used the update.zip method, its one of the easiest things I've done and have no trouble using my phone with a mac. It could only get bad if I mess it up, because odin doesn't work with it.
  14. ardreyer

    ardreyer Lurker

    ___ i tried this and my mac will pick up the phone, but it won't in itunes, do u kno how to fix this?:thinking:

Samsung Captivate Forum

The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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