Samsung Galaxy Captivate i897 – Steps to Install ICS RC 4.1 Android 4.0.3 Firmware

Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy Captivate i897 with ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware:

  • Download ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware from here to your computer. After this, connect your phone to the computer with the help of USB cable and copy this zip file in your phone. Ensure that you are not placing this zip file into sub folders.
  • Enable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” after which turn off your phone so as to enter the phone in the recovery mode.

USB Debugging

  • Disconnect the phone from the computer and turn Off your phone so that you can then enter your phone in the recovery mode.

  • The recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume Up Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. In recovery mode, select options “Wipe data/factory reset”, “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all the cache present in the device. Disable all the lag fixes if there are any in your phone or else the device may even brick.
  • Select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” after which you will see that it will take around 6 – 8 minutes for applying this update. After this, you need to select “++++ Go Back ++++” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone in the ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware.

recovery mode

  • Just in case if you are experiencing the force close errors in your phone then you need to enter the phone in the recovery mode first and then in recovery mode, select options Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe Cache partition” to clear off all the cache details as these generally corrupt the apps.
  • After this, you need to select “++++ Go Back ++++” and select the option of “reboot system now” to reboot the phone.

Tip: Restore the backup of all the data which you have made so as to ensure that all the apn settings as well as other crucial data is restored.

To check whether the firmware has been successfully updated or not, you can check the same from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will see that the firmware version as 4.0.

So there you go you have now successfully applied the firmware of ICS Android 4.0 firmware in your Samsung Galaxy Captivate i897. Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.


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  1. dino_botax

    August 14, 2012 at 3:41 am

    i cant install coz my phone cant root , please help to root my phone

  2. Patrick Champion

    August 4, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Will this work going directly from Android 2.1 that came with the phone or do I need to use Kies to upgrade to 2.3 first?

  3. tejas

    July 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

    network unlocked phone
    can i do this update?

  4. Deepak

    May 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    no network, tried with diff SP but no luck, rest everything fine.please suggest

  5. Anthony

    April 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Never done this before, how well does it work? simple to screw up? or will i be ok if i just stick to instructions? haha

  6. whiterabbit

    April 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Now I have DarkyROM JVQv10.2 (Firmware version 2.3.4). Can I apply this update directly ?

  7. slikmac

    February 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    do i have to root my phone before this update will work

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

      yes you need to root the device!

  8. nafi alam

    February 10, 2012 at 8:45 am

    well my cousin’s phone supports 1080p videos but my galaxy i9000 doesn’t support 1080p videos :(,why is that?

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