Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by geeve420, Jan 14, 2012.
NICE! Worked perfectly! Thanks
Hey I am using an unlocked captivate because I currently don't live in America.
The unlock is very important and i cannot lose it! So i was wondering if i will lose the unlock if I root it??
Geeve, Did you ever make a guide to loading ICS? If so could you post a link to it here? Thanks for your good documentation and patient answers!
I found the link for loading ICS: http://androidforums.com/captivate-...-guide-install-ics-4-0-3-docs-master-ics.html
Also, what do you find to be the main benefits of ICS vs. Gingerbread on the Captivate?
Geeve (or others), Should it make any difference if I upgrade to the stock gingerbread via Kies from a rooted Froyo when some apps were "frozen" by titanium backup?
Here is what I discovered about this: I had a rooted version of Froyo and had used titanium backup to freeze some of the stock annoying apps. In particualar, I had frozen the AT&T app that was the tethering manger. (By freezing this app, you can tether.) After uprading using Kies to 2.3.5 although the phone was no longer rooted, the frozen apps remained frozen. Nice. When I rooted 2.3.5 using the directions in this thread I could confirm that the frozen apps were still frozen using titanium backup.
I am getting an error message when I try to run odin with the
Please see the note after post #6. Maybe you can help me and any others with the same problem.
I downloaded the files linked in the OP as instructed by and began the steps in this Post by geeve420 [Thanks geeve420].
Everything went fine for the run of odin with
That proceeded just as described in the above Post.
Then I proceeded to repeat the process on the unzipped tar file in
KK4_stock_kernel.zip. But when I clicked on PDA and selected
kicked out the error msg.
Invalid Image Type
What to do? Has anybody else had this problem? Why does odin refer to an image?
Any help would be appreciated.
I am stuck at the middle of the two step process and left with no WiFi.
Thanks in advance!
Pascal333: try to download the zip of the kernel file again and unzip it again. It sounds like the tar file is corrupted.
i dont even kno what to tell u.u r more than GREAT.tnk u SIR GEEVE420.
I'm completely new to this forum. I've also never rooted a smartphone. I've spent considerable time scouring the web for clear instructions on how to do this. This appears to be the most clear and concise method since I just updated through Kies Lite to Gingerbread 2.3.5. I want to try to give this a shot, seems as though most folks have had success with this guide. The other guides I read, mostly on the XDA site, use language way over my head.
I have a couple questions before doing this though. Are there any prerequisite steps I need to take before rooting? The first thing I notice in this thread is that my Captivate does not look like the one in the picture. Mine is through AT&T, has the AT&T logo on the front which from what I have read online means it is "network locked." Can I still root if this is the case? Is there anything else I have to have in place before rooting?
Also, after I root, what do I need to do to put a "ROM" on the phone? I'd like to get an ICS interface. Previously, I have just downloaded GO Launcher off the Android Market and applied an ICS Theme. Phone didn't seem to run as smoothly and it didn't have the complete ICS "look?" From what I have read, installing a ROM would enable the phone to run smoothly while getting the complete look. So what would I have to do to get something like that?
Also, from what I have read one of the key benefits to rooting is the wealth of extra apps available. How do I access these? Will they just show up in the Market once the phone is rooted?
Any additional advice would be appreciated. I'm completely new to this, but I believe this guide makes rooting achievable, even for someone like me lol...
Thanks in advance for this guide. For those who have had issues utilizing this guide, have you been able to correct the problem? Just want to make sure I don't completely jack up my phone.
EDIT: One other thing I wanted to ask concerns the so called "bloatware" that comes pre-installed on the phone. That was one main reason I wanted to root, to remove it. When the phone is rooted will I automatically be free to delete those like any other app? Or is there some program I have to get to accomplish this? Thanks again.
My phone got stuck at zImage flashing KK4. Then I disconnected it, pulled out the battery, and I got an icon in the middle of the screen I think with a computer and the phone. I just connected it back, then clicked start on Odin again in the same place and it went through. Now I'm rooted. Thanks!
so... I've had the captivate for quite a while now. had rooted 2.2 and it unrooted when I updated to 2.3.5 Now trying to root so I can get ICS. Problem is Odin is not recognizing my phone. any help? anyone else have this problem?
Ever since I rooted it my WiFi won't turn on. I press the button, it will say turning on and after about 20 seconds will turn its self back off. Any way to fix this?
EDIT: I restarted my phone and everything seems to be in order! Thanks, this was super easy
I'm new to rooting and decided to give it a try. I followed all the instructions and got my Captivate running 2.3.5 GingerBread to Download Mode but Odin simply doesn't recognize it. My phone is unharmed and I'm pretty sure my files aren't corrupt/downloaded improperly, how can I resolve this issue? I've tried using SuperOneClick and I've restarted my computer. Nothing.
sucks doesnt it?
I followed the instructions - Now I can't see my SIM Card.
Any suggestions guys and gals?
My issue is resolved. For anyone else having a problem getting their PC to detect their device, try another computer if you can. For some reason that worked perfectly for me. Ironically, I was going from a Windows 7 to a Vista, to add.
Best of luck and thanks a million for this wonderful guide.
Sim was bassackwards - no worries!
thank you... smooth and simple process
was seeing how long i could go without rooting... made it 4 days
now how long before i flash CM7...
I am finding after doing this, i can no longer install anything from the google play store.
on AT&T captivate. i was mainly doing this so i could fix the tetheringmanager crashing problem without needing to do a factory reset by either removing it or freezing it with titanium bu.
when i try to install anything from the store the progress bar appears and scrolls but doesn't make any progress, never downloads or installs anything.
any ideas on how to fix?
Edit: Never mind i just had to clear the cache for it, it's fine now.
thanks for the guide
Thank you so much. I have used this method twice to root my Captivate and to root my Galaxy Tab. It is simple and complete. I especially appreciate the pictures 'cause I am a visually learner!
Thank you very much for your time and effort. Time is precious especially if one has a family.
I just got around to this, since I got a Captivate again, but it was upgraded to the GB, other than it not being rooted my Wi-Fi was not working properly.
Refresing the KK4 solved all my issues, plus I got my root back. Thanks a lot!
Thanks...it worked great!!!
Im rooted (i think) and i can't delete bloatware or update the super user app via android market? Help.
So I've rooted, added CWM and updated to ICS.. I see the perks with the onboard screenshot, overclocking.. what now? anyone else know what I can do to mix things up? maybe some apps I've overlooked that I would now have access to?
Thanks big Geeve!!! I had no previous experience rooting and this was a lifesaver. The last att update really messed up my gf's cappy..I was able to root and flash an ics 4.0.3. rom beginning with this guide. Your the man! :beer: