`` Update Samsung Captivate i897 with ICS Android 4.0 Firmware

Samsung Captivate i897 – Steps to Install Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 Firmware

Samsung CAPTIVATE LogoFor all the users who are having the Samsung Captivate i897 device can now cheer as in the due course of this article we will check on how you can easily update your phone with the latest version of ICS Android 4.0 firmware update. Please note that this is not the official update released by Samsung Electronics and is the beta version which is built by some third party developers. So, before proceeding to the procedure on how you can apply this update, you first need to go through the list of pre requisites followed by which we will check out on how to apply this update on your Samsung Captivate i897. There is still no exact date revealed by Samsung Electronics on by when the Official update of ICS Android 4.0 will be pushed to the devices.

Recently, we saw on how you can update Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Galaxy S with the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version and now its time for Samsung Captivate i897 to get the ICS taste.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Captivate i897. As of now we have no facility to guide you to help you revert back to your current firmware from this ICS firmware. But its requested that you make a note of on which firmware version you are on, so that it will help us to guide you in future just in case if you wish to go back to the last version.

Quick List of Pre Requisites:

  • In the due course of the process, there is a possibility that the data may get corrupted or lost, so backup all of them using the tips which are mentioned below. Don’t use KIES to back up the data, as you will not be able to use kies after the update as till now SAMSUNG hasn’t rolled out ICS Android 4.0 support for Samsung Captivate i897.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Disable all the Security SuitesFirewall tools and also the KIES PC Suite as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update. Also, additionally enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” as shown in the below screen capture.
  • Ensure that the device is Rooted and is left with the minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware application.

Instructions for Users on Custom ROMs:
Just in case if you are on any of the custom ROMs, then you need to first enter into the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. In recovery mode, select options “Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition” and after this you need to also select “reboot system” so as to restart the phone.

Once you are done with this, you now need to proceed to the procedure which is mentioned in the next page.


69 comments

  1. My Samsung captivate is unlocked to work in India. Will the update to ICS work in tht case?

  2. how can i root my Samsung Captivate i897

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  4. updated successfully to ICS but im not getting any network. Only emergency call. please suggest

  5. OK button? What OK button?

  6. could u pls help us how to \toggle\ it ?

  7. I’ve flashed my captivate and it worked very mine once rooted of course.

    Now I’ve just one bug but of huge concern: the cut and paste with the contextual menu doesn’t work!
    The symbol does appear but no icons to cut, copy or past.

    JXO

  8. Just Download the Speedmod kernel and flash it via ODIN and reboot in recovery after it loads
    and now u will be in a modded 3e recovery with signatures disabled

  9. For those that are getting the signature verification failed message, make sure you toggle signature verification off. I had this problem with a previous ROM and my phone WAS rooted. Toggling it fixed it.

    This ROM works perfectly on my Captivate. No problems to report yet.

  10. Hi, Having difficult upgrading to ICS
    I have a Captivate with 2.3.4 Gingerbread on it
    I have tried upgrading todifferent ROMs but getting the same error message.
    I have verified the phone is hard rooted.
    I can boot to the recovery screen
    here is what I do
    apply update from sdcard
    I select ROM zipfile from SD card
    I get:
    finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted

    What am I doing wrong ?

    Thanks for the help :-)

  11. I can not get it to flash on my phone. I keep getting errors ever time I try to flash anything.

    It says

    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    installation aborted.

    What do I need to do. I can’t even get it to link to the computer.
    Please help!

    • you need to root your device before applying this!

      • You’re obviously qualified to guide these people.

        Even a rooted Captivate will get this error if you have the 3e recovery. To use unsigned zips you’ll need 2e, which means you need to downgrade from 2.2 to 2.1 before you install this ROM.

    • flash to stock first. Then flash the new ROM on top via clockwork. If your a Rogers customer running the latest stock ROM you will have alot of trouble. There its something in that ROM that screws with clockwork. You may even need a jig to get into download mode before flashing back to stock 2.1 which is where you want to be before flashing any new roms until Rogers fixes it, which they will not do. It gets a little more complicated after that. You will likely have problems. You are rooted! The problem isn’t your root or super user. Its the ROM no matter what anybody else says you are rooted or you wouldn’t be running whatever custom ROM your running now. Root doesn’t just fall out of your damn phone. Its not an iPhone.

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