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Root I have an at&t captivate running stock froyo 2.2. How do I get gingerbread?

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    I have no idea how to do it. Am I supposed to root first? is rooting necessary? Do I simply download gingerbread somehow without rooting?

    Can someone please help me?
    what would be best? And can you please post some links?
     

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    Yeah, what he said... :D
     
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    Rooting is required to use Titanium backup to backup your apps and whatnot. I did this for the first time a couple weeks ago. Here is what I did.

    -Flashed back to stock [How-To] Backup and Factory Restore Samsung Captivate - Android Forums

    -Rooted using instructions here http://androidforums.com/captivate-all-things-root/120616-captivate-root.html

    -Followed instructions to get to stock GB and then flash ROM(I used Mosaic, but you can pick a different one, just check out XDA) {2.3.4 ROM} Mosaic V {Team Phoenix}{6/29/2011} - xda-developers

    Also a good idea to check out MobileTechVideos on youtube, very helpful tutorials.
     
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    I will try this out later thank you for taking the time to post.
    I have a couple questions though. What do you think of this "gingerbread"? was it worth it? or should i just leave my phone rooted?
    how exactly do you customize things like the notification bar etc? do you have to buy an app to go with it?
     
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    the captivate root thread is from 2010. they are not rooting from 2.2
    they are rooting 2.1.
     
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    Gingerbread is a lot better than Froyo or Eclair, and I kinda wish I had upgraded sooner. In my opinion, it was well worth it. A different launcher could change the notification bar. There are several free ones and some of those have paid versions to support the devs and get additional options. You could use the first link and go back to stock 2.1 or, just read on XDA, you can use SuperOneClick v1.7 i think if you wanna root 2.2.
     
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    ...Looks simple enough, are these 7 steps for rooting or is this the entire process?

    Root method:
    1. Extract and open Odin3 v1.81.zip and place the zImage-root.tar file in the pda slot.
    2. Connect your phone to your PC.
    3. Put your phone into download mode (Same as eclair/froyo 3-button combo or adb reboot download)
    4. Phone will boot and show the fugu fish.
    5. Power off and put your phone into download mode.
    6. Place the kernelKF1.tar file in the pda slot and hit start. Phone will reboot.
    7. You are now rooted with Stock 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
     
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    those steps are to root the phone, there is a one click method that will take you straight to 2.3.3 so all you do is plug your phone in in download mode and press start.

    but as a warning this one does install the new bootloaders, so there is a small risk of a hard brick so its preferable to do it from a laptop incase of a power flicker, but i dont have a laptop so when i do it i just make sure its not stormy or anything. but even still its pretty unlikely to go out at the time the boot.bin is being flashed but i just threw that out there
     
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    I am so new to this. Does this amount to an upgrade in firmware that doesn't effect your warranty (AT&T).

    I probably should check out the link before this question, but... Does everything I have on my phone remain, (apps, messenging, contacts..etc) or should I back up.

    Finally, what IS the best way to backup your phone for a change like this.:eek:

    THK YOU!!
     
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    Thats the problem with this F"ing place, the guys asking about putting GB on his phone and you hook up with a link to root the damn thing, how does that help any of us? Here's a idea, why not post the link to the one click method or if its there at least narrow it down and maybe those genius over there could dumb it down a bit for us who don't know what the F this means...

    xda-developers - View Single Post - [ROM]I897UCKF1 Odin-1-Click Gingerbread 2.3.3 w/ Optional Fugu Root

    I need to get their code book so I can understand what the hell those guys are talking about...
     
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    this will technically void your warranty with att.

    and to backup your phone you would have to root it and install an app such at titanium backup
     
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    im a little confused if i may have confused you so ill clear it up just in case.

    in the link i posted there is in bold "DOWNLOAD LINK," when you download that it has the odin one click to 2.3.3. the steps you posted are the way you root the phone once on 2.3.3 because that is the only way to get it rooted. you have to download the odin 1.81, kernelKF1.tar and zImage-root.tar attached to the bottom of the post and follow those instructions to get it rooted
     
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    OK, thanks got the odin one click to 2.3.3.-what steps do I need to do to get it to load the ROM? Do I just plug it in or do I need to be in download mode or something? Thanks for your time...
     
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    once on stock GB, all you need to install the ROM is make sure it is in the root of your internal sd and flash it thru recovery.
     
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    you will need to flash a kernel that supports cwm

    i personally used http://ponack.net/designgears/sgs2/cog5-beta2-kernel.tar
    which is the cog5 beta2 kernel. to flash this kernel the easiest thing to do is install sgs kernel flasher from the market and select the kernel once you have downloaded it

    then you flash the normal way, by booting into cwm recovery and selecting the .zip


    EDIT: i didnt explain the last part well, most roms like mosaic, serendipity, simply gs II, cog 5 all you need to do is boot into recovery and select the .zip. some roms have a few extra steps, well atomic fusion has extra steps im not sure if its the only one or not
     
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    i'm currently flashed/rooted to froyo 2.2 using the superoneclick about 5-6 months ago. i now want to upgrade to the gingerbread. what order of sequences do i need to take in getting gingerbread?

    i see everyone talking about going from eclair or stock froyo. but mines already been flashed and rooted when i used the superoneclick( xda ) before.
     
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    wish I could double thank you, finally understand whats going on LOL, Im kinda slow. Used this video...

    ‪Samsung Captivate (How To Install Gingerbread ROM's)‬‏ - YouTube

    and installed this ROM...

    MobileTechVideos Blog Archive Samsung Captivate ROM’s in a Flash (Dlev’s ROM 4.1) *July 29th 2011*

    worked perfect once I figured out what to do, I thought I put the ROM on my sd, but when I went to look for it I couldn't find it and got scared :doh: but thanks to the first video I saw what you can do when you don't, put it on, found it and walla, it worked!!! Anyways sorry to being such a dick earlier, that one line for some reason made everything click finally... :D
     
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    what rom are you on in 2.2? and you should be fine to go straight to 2.3.3 with the odin one click, but most people say to be safe you should go back to 2.1 first which is easy enough so i would recommend doing that also

    [STOCK ROM] Odin3 One-Click Downloader and Drivers CAPTIVATE ONLY - xda-developers

    that is the link for the one click back to 2.1, now some people with newer captivates have problems with it. someone explained which phones worked with which version of odin to get back to 2.1 but i dont remember where it was, this does work with most phones though
     
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    every time i try to go into debug mode ( download mode) it goes to andriod system recovery. as i stated earlier i want to try out gingerbread. and i'm trying to go back to stock than use the gingerbread in this thread. also i have it in debug mode, take battery out put back in and press the Up/Down button ( same time) while pressing the Power button.

    Other than the information below, im not sure about a rom. i don't think i did unless the superoneclick had something in it?


    i used the super once click/kies at the end of last year. currently firmware version : 2.2 / Baseband version I897UCJI6/ Kernel version 2.6.32.9 jetaek.lee@sep11 #1/ Build number FROYO.UCJI6.

    this is what i used before.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry for hijacking the thread.. figured kill 2 birds with one stone :)

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    the method you use is the method to get into recovery. to get into download you pull the battery, reinsert the battery, hold the volume +/-, and plug in the usb cable. you never touch the power button
     
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    alright, after much searching. i have finally installed the gingerbread 2.34 with mosiac rom. thanks crimson for the help


    If anyone cares. i did a detail copy and paste instructions on what i did. and also added some more info .

    Ok i am now on gingerbread (mosaic) 2.34


    Here’s what i did, I list the forums I got the info from just to show where I got my info. So you shouldn’t have to go to the forums unless  (you cannot download the files)


    First: - get back to eclair 2.1 (Register a Forum account)

    [How-To] Backup and Factory Restore Samsung Captivate - Android Forums

    Follow these instructions

    1. Download Odin One-click Application HERE and unzip it. You'll need the .exe file (Make sure you run Odin in (Run As Administrator), to do this just right click the program).Every time you run Odin throughout this install you Run As Administrator

    2. Disable any running antivirus (causes an interrupt during process resulting in bad flash)

    3. Make sure to plug USB cable in the back of the computer, for most reliable connection (if using a desktop).

    4. If your phone is plugged into your computer, unplug it now.

    5. If your phone is not powered down, power it down now.

    6. Launch ODIN on PC.

    7. Remove battery, SIM, and micro SD from phone.

    8. Re-insert the Battery. Boot into download mode by holding both Volume buttons and plugging in the USB. If you get a screen that says "downloading: do not turn off target" with a digging android, you're in download mode.

    9. Your phone should show up in ODIN (the box will turn yellow w/ letters and numbers).

    10. Click START, and let it finish.

    WARNING:
    DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR PHONE UNTIL IT FULLY BOOTS.

    =================================================================================================================================================
    Second:

    http://androidforums.com/captivate-all-things-root/120616-captivate-root.html (Register a Forum Account)

    YOU WILL NOT LOSE ANY SETTINGS OR DATA DOING THIS*

    Download the following zip file and rename it to update.zip (Rename it to UPDATE, do not put .zip your phone will do that)

    Step 1. Connect your phone to your computer and copy the renamed update.zip to the root of your internal memory

    Step 2. Unhook phone from USB; Turn the phone off after file transfer is complete

    Step 3. Hold both Volume Up and Volume Down while powering on the device to enter the recovery menu (note: let go of the power button after seeing initial boot screen, otherwise it'll continue to power cycle)

    Step 4. Select Reinstall Packages from the recovery menu using Volume Up and Down to navigate, and Power to select

    Step 5. Phone will automatically reboot, and you will have root privileges, and the Super user program installed.

    Third:

    {2.3.4 ROM} Mosaic VI {Team Phoenix}{7/30/2011} - xda-developers Download the mosaic rom onto your desktop Do not unzip

    ROM DOWNLOAD:
    Mosaic VI:
    • Mirror 1
     

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