Ok, I know there are tutorials on the root process with the "one-click" root, and some using your pc and USB drivers, and blah blah blah. This is the EASIEST way I think, and I just did it, so i know it works. I was at work today and I wanted to root my Captivate. All I have is my work pc, and my Captivate. No USB cables or anything. I had one powerful tool though... the Internet. You will need these 2 apps: Linda File Manager and Dropbox. Free in the Market. Go to Dropbox - Home - Online backup, file sync and sharing made easy. and download that to your computer. Sign up for it, it is cloud based file sharing. It's awesome, I use it every day. Already a user, great. On your pc, go download the root update file here: SGH-I897 Root Update.zip - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage Rename it to update.zip Open up your dropbox and put it in the "public" folder. Now on your Captivate, open up dropbox and sign in. Open the public folder and tap the file "update.zip" to download it. Now open up Linda file manager. Tap "SD card", open the folder "dropbox". open "public", then tap and hold "update.zip". Choose CUT. Now just hit the back button all the way back to the SD card. Tap the menu button, tap EDIT, then tap Paste. Close all apps. Turn the phone off. Now just boot in to recovery. Hold down both Volume buttons at the same time. While holding those 2 buttons, hold the power button down. ONCE THE WHITE AT&T SCREEN POPS UP, RELEASE THE POWER BUTTON, BUT KEEP HOLDING THE VOLUME BUTTONS UNTIL THE RECOVERY SCREEN SHOWS UP. (You'll know it when you see it) You will now see the recovery screen. Use the volume keys to scroll down to "reinstall packages", hit the power button to select it. Let it do it's thing. BAM. 1-2 minutes later, your phone is rebooted and you now have superuser in the app drawer. This seems a little lengthy, but if you are already a dropbox user, it will go by fast. I rooted my Captivate in less than 5 minutes.