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Captivate Firmware Update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KappaG9, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. KappaG9

    KappaG9 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    There is a new 2.1 firmware I897UCJH2 available from samsung-firmware.webs.com for the captivate.

    I have not tried this yet but some people have on the xda forums and claim it has improvements.

    [STOCK ROM] I897UCJH2 (Captivate) - xda-developers

    Have to use Odin to flash it.

    Post your results if you are willing to try this!

    EDIT: New JH3 can be found from the same website
     


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  2. thindery

    thindery Well-Known Member

    Not much info on GPS yet. I'm going to try to flash it later tonight and see if it has improvements.
     
  3. KappaG9

    KappaG9 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Sounds good. I'm really curious about the GPS but i'm still too noob to want to attempt it lol.

    Post back with you get a chance to play around with it!
     
  4. KappaG9

    KappaG9 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Numerous people have been reporting that GPS is working better, phone is a lot snappier, HQ button added to YouTube, asks what to do when MOUNTING sd.

    Quadrant scores appear to be in the 900s stock. (no lag fixes etc.)

    EDIT: Media Scanner runs much quicker
     
  5. skinien

    skinien Android Enthusiast

    Can't seem to get my hands on the file. Specifically, I can't download any of the three files noted in post #6 in the XDA thread.
     
  6. BobPaul

    BobPaul Well-Known Member


    Ditto.

    All the instructions I find for managing firmware are cryptic at best.

    Can anyone help me out with straight forward instructions on upgrading firmware. Couple of things that elude me: where to download the files,
    what files to download, and this Odin thing? Where do you get it? It is only marginally clear that it is a Windows program, I believe. Is there an OS X and/or Linux version of Odin or are we stuck with having to use Windows to update firmware? Can you roll back to a prior version of firmware if you don't like the later versions?

    Any help is going to be much appreciated by me. Thanks in advance.
     
  7. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Tell me we don't need to be rooted
     
  8. ranova

    ranova Android Enthusiast

    you dont need to be rooted but you have to get into download mode, and thats a pain in the ass without adb
     
  9. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    What's adb?
     
  10. reno55

    reno55 Newbie


    x2 here would like easy directions also since this would be my first flash with an android phone...also i assume you lose root doing this correct?
     
  11. TDQuiksilver

    TDQuiksilver Well-Known Member

    Official? ...or some hack-and-slashed ROM?
     
  12. TDQuiksilver

    TDQuiksilver Well-Known Member

  13. androidbence

    androidbence Lurker

    still dont know how to do this, how do you open the files? and can you go back if you dont like this version
     
  14. sapv

    sapv Member

    Do we need to root the phone to get this update? Also, is it a samsung released firmware update? Can i hook my phone up to Kies and do the firmware update? I see lot of information on this thread but i don't understand any of 'em. Like, xda etc etc.
     
  15. keredini

    keredini Member

    You can always revert back to stock by using the one-click Odin Flasher...it will be like when it first came out of the box, no contacts, 3rd party apps, all AT&T crap, etc.

    [STOCK ROM] Odin3 One-Click Downloader UPDATED: I897UCJH2 - xda-developers

    The link has the both the new firmware (JH2) and the original stock firmware (JF6).
     
  16. keredini

    keredini Member

    Assuming this is like any other update, you will flash with Odin. You do not need to be rooted, you just need to be able to boot into download mode (either using ADB or using the volume down and power button method)
     
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  17. gunny5821

    gunny5821 Android Enthusiast

    Ditto, LOL~
     
  18. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Android Enthusiast

    How do you install this to the phone? I did the whole pit, check PDA add the .tar file and clicked start. But did it get onto my phone? I had it mounted on USB at the same time I did this.
     
  19. keredini

    keredini Member

    adb = Android Debug Bridge ... If you install the Android SDK, it's a command line tool. Once your phone is connected you can type in 'ADB Reboot' and your phone will reboot, or 'ADB Reboot Download' and you phone will reboot into download mode. This is the preferred way to get to download mode as using the volume+power keys (hold down the down volume key, hold down power, release power once the phone is booting) seems to be a crap shoot as to if it will actually boot into download mode.

    Of course there are all sorts of other things that ADB does, but for the purpose of this thread reboot is really the only command needed.
     
  20. keredini

    keredini Member

    For those needing a more detailed walkthrough of how to do this:

    • Open Odin
    • Put phone in download mode (ADB or volume+power)
    • Connect phone to USB, then connect USB to computer
    • Odin should show that the device is connected
    • Add the PIT file in the pit location
    • check PDA, select I897UCJH2.tar
    • Click Start

    If all goes well you will see a progress bar, then your phone will reboot after a while. This is all from memory, sorry if i forgot something.
     
  21. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    All this work. How come samsung just doesn't put out an ota update.
     
  22. BobPaul

    BobPaul Well-Known Member

  23. BobPaul

    BobPaul Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I am downloading the files from that crappy site right now, will give it a try later tonight after the painfully slow download.


    Also, anyone know of an odin for OS X or Linux?
     
  24. tyte

    tyte Member

    this wipes data on phone correct?
     
  25. The Shape

    The Shape Well-Known Member

    I wish this were just a tad simpler to do.
     

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