How to Update Galaxy Captivate i897 with Slim ROM Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware

Samsung Captivate LogoCaptivate users can now look forward to update with the latest Jellybean 4.1 firmware update as all credits to the Slim Bean ROM developers for developing this firmware update. Please note that this is not an official update of Jellybean firmware rolled out by Samsung Electronics but is the one which is built by third party team. Since this is an initial release, there are some bugs but it will soon be fixed in the coming days. In the process of this firmware update tutorial we will be checking out now that are the pre requisites you need to follow and then followed by the instructions to upgrade the firmware. This firmware can only be applied to the devices which have the model name as Samsung Galaxy Captivate and should be unlocked devices.

This firmware comes with enhanced features and also has a custom home launcher, and also features a smaller DPI value for higher density of text for a sharper look.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Motorola Defy doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

With the help of below steps, backup all the data present in your phone as there is a possibility that the data might get lost in the process of firmware update. So ensure that you are backing all the data manually and not with the help of any PC suites.

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

Minimum battery charge left in the phone should be at least 40% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, disable all the security suites installed in your device so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below steps. 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.

 Key features:

  • Fully built from AOSP sources with some cherry picks from CM and AOKP team,
  • Easy to customize features (thanks to AOKP team) via ASS (Advanced Slim Settings)
  • ROM – (54MB – 70 MB)
  • Common ( Includes Slim Gapps)
  • Extras ( Includes JB launcher etc)
  • GoogleNow
  • Face Unlock
  • 5 languages ( en, fr, de, it and es. No new languages will be added)

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

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  1. Ankur

    July 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    unable to find the file for download

  2. Ankur

    July 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    unable to find the file for download

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