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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