How To Update Samsung Captivate i897 with Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware

Procedure to update your Samsung Captivate I897 with the Gingerbread 2.3.5 UCKJ1 Release:

  • First up you will have to download the Gingerbread UCKJ1 2.3.5 Zip file which contains all the files which we will be requiring in the process of firmware update. So, as soon as you download the same in your computer or laptop you will need to proceed to unzip the same. Please note that in the process of unzipping, it will prompt you for the password. Enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without the inverted comas.

File Extraction

  • So, once you are done with the unzipping, you will now have see that there are two files which are present in the extracted files which are Odin as well as the tar file which is nothing but the firmware file. Additionally there will also be a .dll file which you need to just ignore it as it’s a supporting file and nothing else.

Extracted Files

  • Now, you need to open the Odin executable file in the Odin after which you will see a screen as shown in the below screen capture.

Odin for Captivate

  • Now, turn Off the phone so that you can then enter into the download mode. To enter into download mode, you will have to hold down the Volume down key and then press the Power ON button simultaneously to turn ON the device. Just in case if the device boots up in the normal mode then you will have to again try till it doesn’t enter the download mode. Please note that it’s highly not recommended to not to proceed further if you are unable to enter the download mode.

Galaxy Captivate Download Mode

  • Please note that there are many versions of Odin which are currently available and are provided by other forums but beware of using them as they are not recommended and the one which comes along with the above mentioned zip file is the recommended one.

Odin for Captivate

  • So, once you enter into the download mode, you will now need to proceed to connect the phone while in the download mode and Odin opened in your computer with the help of the USB cable which you got at the time of purchasing the phone. Once you connect the same, after 3 – 4 minutes you will see that the ID : COM block will turn yellow, generally it turns yellow within 5 minutes. Turning this into yellow means that all the required drivers have been updated successfully and you are ready to proceed with the firmware update.

Phone Connected in odin

  • So, now you will have to click on the “PDA” tab and then you will have to select the file named “” which is there in the extracted folder. Once you select the same, you will have to now click on the “Start” button in the Odin after which you will see that the firmware update process will be started.

Files selected in odin

  • Within a maximum time of 5 -10 minutes you will see that the firmware will be updated successfully. Now, upon successful firmware update, you will be prompted to enter the Google Account preferences followed by the Language selection preference.
  • So, there you go you have now successfully updated the Samsung Galaxy Captivate I897 with the latest version of firmware. Just in case if the firmware updation got stuck at any point of time then you need to turn Off the phone, re insert the battery and then again you need to follow the procedure to apply the update.
  • Next up, you will have to now restore the contents which you have created a backup of which includes the APN Settings mainly as without the APN Settings you will not be able to access the 3G / GPRS in your phone. Also, you need to restore the backup of all other data like SMS, Contacts etc.

So there you go, you have now successfully learnt on how you can easily upgrade the firmware of your Samsung Captivate I897 with the latest version of gingerbread 2.3.5 release. Do let us know just in case if there is anything you need help on in the comments section below as we will try our level best to get back with the solution in the least turnout time.

  • chance medlock

    i have 2.1update 1 (eclair) can i skip the update froyo with this and go straight to gingerbread

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can update straight away

  • awesomedad

    received 2.3.5 download UCKK4 version last week sweet, ATT notified me it was downloaded

  • awesomedad

    received 2.3.5 download UCKK4 version last week sweet, ATT notified me it was downloaded

  • awesomedad

    received 2.3.5 download UCKK4 version last week sweet, ATT notified me it was downloaded

  • zack

    2.3.5 upgrade is a joke. ATT mofos are playing with customers.. tehering manager issue, added advertisements on ip and sms, usb mounts wont work, screens just die and go back to default page.

  • Ron

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    Then nothing happened, what should I do?

  • JP

    this is a great article. saved my butt when a flash to ICS went bad. thank you!

  • Greg

    I was able to root my captivate 2.3.5 with odin. My current version is UCKK4, kernel is 2.6.35.7- 1897uckk4-cl614489. My only problem is OCLF wont let me do the lagfix V2.2. It says I dont have system/bin/playlogos1//system/bin/playalogo file. Anyone know how to get this lagfix to work?

  • Chitownson01

    Okay, it said it was checking md5, then it said Leave md5. It started the firmware update, but stopped at the “.bin” I had just got it out of semi-brick with one click unbrick where i had to install different drivers. Any ideas to get this to work? thanks.

    • Neela Pradeep

      currently on which fw you are on?

      • Chitownson01

        2.1 update 1 (Eclair)

  • SK

    @NeaL Pradeep,

    is the Wi Fi bug fixed?

    • Pradeep Neela

      YES ITS SOLVED!

  • KB

    So I get to opening the Odin but it does not show the yellow box. I have been waiting for 15 minutes. My phone is connected to my computer and in download mode. I followed all of the above instructions.

  • http://jawalak7yatak.com Ayman

    i tried it .. it worked so pretty good but it doesn’t support Arabic language :(

    is there are any thing i can do to make it read AND WRITE ARABIC ?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, it doesnt support arabic@

  • joey

    how do I root my Samsung captivate thats running 2.3.5 uckk4

  • Raghav

    Thanks guys..
    Worked perfectly fine for me :)

  • Abid

    Hi.. per message from ATT, I upgraded my Captivate to Gingerbread 2.3.5 and my build number is UCKK4.
    I am observing frequent Tethering/force close issues. Also phone hang many time when I use my client email or plug-in charger. Very very frustrating.. My froyo was much better !!.. Can anyone help whom should I contact or how to resolve this… thx

  • Ron

    I downloaded the \Gingerbread UCKJ1 2.3.5 Zip file\, followed all instructions and waited for 10 minutes + and the \ID : COM\ bar has not transferred to the yellow stage. Was I sopposed to click on the start button and/or check off the phone box ? I’m at a stand still at this point.

  • Rommel

    Att Motherfuckers have removed “Deactivate Data” Button!!!!

  • Siddhu

    Hi,

    I used this to upgrade to 2.3. Can someone please tell me how to downgrade to official 2.2 or 2.1. Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we will come out with the tutorial!

      • Jesse Caulk

        I’m hoping for this tutorial as well since Samsung has now released the official 2.3 upgrade. They’re uploader won’t work on my phone currently running this leaked version of 2.3 and they seem unwilling to help me force update it.

  • Neal

    Hello,

    The 2.3.5 install went great. There were no hiccups. However the phone now has following issues:
    1> Tethering manager forces close randomly.
    2> The defacto camera software that came with the phone now does not have the multiple SCN modes

    Also, in froyo I used to have the phone, email, browser in the bar on the bottom part of the screen. Now it has been replaced by Home button or App button. Is it possible to customize this bottom bar?

    Any inputs will be appreciated.

    Will you be working on the next version of gingerbread (eg..2.3.7 etc) or is the above version your last for Gingerbread?

    Thanks much!

  • erica

    I just sent my captivate back and recived a new/referbished phone with the new gingerbread on it, my phone had froyo and the camera on the new phone takes like 2 seconds to take a pic, my older phone took it immediatly, it is really frusterating me and no the delay option is not on, please help :(

  • Jeff

    I loaded the 2.3.5 firmware and it works great except for one issue, I continue to have \Tethering Manager Force Close\ issues every time I either plug or unplug to charge and when I turn WiFi on and off. Tried reloading, same issue, tried emptying cache in recovery mode, issue still persists. Any ideas?

    • Jesse Caulk

      I’m having the same issue with mine. It often locks up and restarts itself when doing either action. Here’s hoping for an answer!

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

        its a beta update, there will be some issues! you can try clearing the cache again!

    • Rich

      I just updated mine this weekend (2/18/12)…everything went according to plan, except the same problem with the Tethering issue…which I cannot believe Samsung and ATT did NOT catch…since it comes right up in your face whenever you plug in a USB cable (or unplug it). I am an IS professional, and this is a totally unacceptable flaw that should have been caught, and at the very least, acknowledged and a patch made for it. I only hope Samsung is reading these posts…

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

        there will be a fix very soon!

  • biren

    hey,hi,,
    actually i new to this flashing and i have a unlocked i897 running 2.1 update 1 .is it safe to do this ?
    and if apply this update will this lock my cell…?
    and what if end having a locked phone how i should unlock it..
    please help…
    thanks anyways ..awaiting your reply..
    asap..:-)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      YES IT MAY LOCK YOUR CELL! DONT APPLY THIS UPDATE!

      • biren

        thanx..
        btw if i do this update ..is there a procedure to unlock the phone again..?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          it wont unlock the phone!

      • biren

        so is there any way i can apply this update and then unlock it…if any do suggest..
        other than that is there any other method to upgrade it to 2.3 …do help…awaiting ur reply..

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          no, with applying update you can’t unlock the phone!

  • biren

    hey,hi,,
    actually i new to this flashing and i have a unlocked i897 running 2.1 update 1 .is it safe to do this ?
    and if apply this update will this lock my cell…?
    and what if end having a locked phone how i should unlock it..
    please help…
    thanks anyways ..awaiting your reply..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      its not recommended to update the locked phones!

  • jkl21019

    So here’s all I get to:

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I897UCKJ1_I897UCKJ1_I897UCKJ1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    Been there for 20 minutes now. On Odin3 v1.81

    On Odin3 v1.0 I only get this far after 20 Minutes:

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..

    Any suggestions?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      check with the usb ports as i can see that the USB Ports have some issue! the phone is not getting detected!

  • Sineira

    Thanks Nate.

    Followed your instruction and it worked great!

  • Sineira

    Thanks Nate.
    Followed your instruction and it worked perfectly!

  • Nate

    First: Install “kies” from Samsung. This will install the necessary drivers for your Captivate.

    Second: After driver installation, take out your sim card and memory card and remove the battery.

    Third: After installing the zip file containing the firmware, run odin (it’s in the zip) as administrator.

    Fourth: With odin running, hold both volume up and down and plug the device into your usb cable. Install battery after plugging in the usb cable while still holding both volume up and down. This should bring it into download mode. (If not, try battery first then cable all while holding volume up and down.)

    Fifth: Odin should display a yellow box with a com number. Select PDA button and navigate and select the included firmware.

    Sixth: Click start button and let it do its thing. It will reboot when finished and complete the installation on the phone.

    This is what I did and I had no problems. I used the included Odin and image file from the top of the page. I had zero data loss and didn’t have to reinstall any programs or settings. This is freakin AWESOME! Thank you!!!

  • Kenny

    I had the same problem and thought I was screwed. Then I was trying to figure out how to reset to factory specs and another site had a link to do so. They said get back to download mode so I was trying the options. The third option was to remove the battery, the sim card, and the memory card; then put the battery back in, hold both volume buttons and plug the phone into the computer. Do not hit the power button. It went back to download mode. Since I was back there, I decided to try this again by unplugging phone and restarting this process. It started and locked up again. I closed odin, unplugged phone from computer and restarted odin. Then plugged phone back in and tried a third time. This time it worked perfectly. Don’t give up, it should work. Good luck.

  • Spencer Richardson

    Hi. I just successfully installed android 2.3.5 but before when i was running 2.2 and i held down the power button i had an option to enable or disable the data(the 3g service) but know it is gone. I was wondering if there is a way to fix this. Also does hitting settings>Wireless and Network>Mobile Networks>Use Packet data(checked on) mean that I will be able to use the data plan?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, you need to just configure the settings!

      • Spencer Richardson

        What do you mean and how do i do that?

  • VK

    The update works great and had made the phone very fast :-). And I fixed the tethering process problem to some extent by clearing the cache in recovery more. I still have to kill the tethering process once a day which is not a big deal.

    The big problem I am facing is the phone crashing/rebooting when I am in the middle of a phone call. It happens once or twice a day. I am unable to debug why it’s happening. Any suggestions on how to fix this issue?

    ~V

    • VK

      Is anyone else having this problem? Can you suggest any fixes?

      ~V

      • VK

        Looks like wiping out the data and reinstalling the ROM has fixed it. So far so good. But another problem now is that the gps is dead :(. How do I fix that?

        ~V

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          try latching the gps outside, not indoors! also check with the data connection as for calibration it will use the data initially!

  • Zach W

    Worked perfectly for me! Took only a little longer then 5 mins and I didn’t loose any data at all! I had all defaults to sd cards anyway. The phone is running extremely smooth and so far so good! Thank you so much!

  • Suraj

    Hey, I would like to root my captivate which I updated to 2.3.5. When will the rooting procedure be posted? I realize this question has been posted before. But in October you said the rooting procedure would be posted soon. It is now December.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      rooting article differentiates for different firmwares, we will try to come up with the same!

      • Suraj

        Do you have an idea when it will be posted then?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          where you are facing issues?

  • zzmomo

    hey, i dowloaded the file but i dont know how to unzip it…there is no option telling me to unzip it.. i just opened the file till it reached odin, then when i clicked it , it told me to extract all files… what do i do.. please help!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      use winrar to unzip the same!

  • Josh

    Can’t get this to work. I have to use the usb cable to get to the download screen, volume – and power doesn’t work no matter how I try it. Even after getting into the downloading screen that way odin won’t recognize my phone. Help? :(

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      install samsung usb drivers!

      • Josh

        When I plug my phone in the computer with it on the computer registers that its connects and says its ready to use. Also odin can see my phone too while it’s on but not when it’s off. Doesn’t that mean I already have the drivers installed since everything works with the phone on?

      • Josh

        When I say odin can’t see the phone when it’s off I mean when it’s in download mode.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          oh! how you tried the key combinations?

  • Sean

    Thank you very much. I’ve been wanting to throw this phone into traffic for a while with all the bugs and issues I’ve had. I have been told 2.1 was known for the issues I was having, but there has yet to be an update to anything newer on the captivate. This was a fairly simple process and my phone seems to be working great now. I should mention, I was unable to get the phone to go into download mode as described above. Another method I found online which worked right away, pull the battery and reinstall it, then hold the volume buttons while plugging the phone into the usb of the computer.

  • Jaquez Carter

    The update worked perfect for me but how come only when i call can i only hear through one earphone but when i listen to music i hear through both

  • Preston

    I updated my stock phone easily from Froyo. I do get a tether force closing when I connect my usb.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      clear the cache from the recovery mode!

      • Preston OBrien

        Is 4.0 coming soon ? :)

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          yes it will come very soon!

  • OKAstro

    Works great on my Captivate.

    Any idea when you might come up with a rooting tool?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will try to come up with the rooting process soon!

  • Jesse Caulk

    Awesome! A little fudging to learn how to do this properly, had to use the Odin 1.81 but the phone took it like a champ and works much smoother and faster now. The onboard email client even works with my Yahoo account now so I can dump the crappy app I was using.

    • Jesse Caulk

      Is there a valid how-too on rooting the Captivate with 2.3.5 UCKJ1 yet?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

        not as of now, we will try to come up with the rooting process!

  • Todd Duper

    My phone got semi-bricked as well. I got it back into download mode and Odin gets stuck at Initialization… drivers are installed as needed…cache was cleared before starting any of this…help!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      apply the update once again!

  • crueleenke

    Hey there, android lovers, i’ve been doing flashing since the time i got my android from stock rom of 2.1 up to the latest i can acquire. one thing i’ve noticed though everytime i am flashing. that econe you got there and wont let you go to download status. what i did was leave the phone water dry(at least that was i could think of) i mean let it dry out of power for at least 10 mins(mine i left it about an hour after frustration of not able to successfully finishing it sooner). Then try again doing the steps of putting it to download mode, yes it did come back to that status after a while. But guess what, i found out that even if your flashing via odin stopped or crash eventually (just dont turn off your phone or better yet just leave it just like that in download mode) you just have to close your odin and just repeat the process(don’t worry as long as your phone is in download mode odin will detect it or correct me here if it does not apply to all phone but mine is that’s what happened). I’m not a very techie person but i do know alot about things and stuff. more on what i like most. hope this helps many. cheers! :D

  • basu

    My computer does not detect my samsung captivate after upgrading to gingerbread. Any Solution for that, Please?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      what’s the model u used?

  • Siby

    Worked like a charm. Followed all the steps as mentioned in the post. Thanks a ton.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks siby

      • Siby

        Hi Pradeep,

        I did find one bug though after upgrading to gingerbread. When I see my call logs, it defaults to showing only missed calls instead of all calls. I have a Samsung Captivate.

        Siby.

  • Guy Flasing

    Got it Neal. Flashed it five times now and nothing but the boot loop. Good thing is I was able to get it download mode after each flashin. Any other solution beyond flashing UKJ1?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      No, you need to wait for the same!

  • Guy Flasing

    Is there a UCKJ1 boot loaders package available to flash I897? I am stuck with bootloop…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      no, it doesnt come with bootloader

  • Guy Flasing

    I tried flashing my Samsung Captivate I897 with UCKF1 and it failed. Now I am stuck with the Phone->Triagle -> PC mode. Dspite several attempts not able to flash with KF1. Tried to flash I897 with UCKJ1 with Odin 1.0 and after sbl.bin it says Removed and Odin got disconnected from my phone. All options in Odin are grayed out. Used Odin v1.81, it seemed to apply the firmware but I am stuck in bootloop. After it said Removed!! in Odin log (RESET was the status in ID:COM) my phone went in to recovery mode and I had to select the reboot option to get it started again. After it rebooted, the last two steps appeared in Odin log and th status in ID:COM changed to PASS.

    Not sure if I did something wrong, but appreciate your help to bring my phone back to working.

    Here is the Odin log for your refence:
    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I897UCKJ1_I897UCKJ1_I897UCKJ1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    Sbl.bin
    boot.bin
    cache.rfs
    factoryfs.rfs
    modem.bin
    zImage
    Removed!!
    Completed..
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      as of now Odin status message shows ok, try updating once again.

      • Guy Flasing

        Did it second time and now I see a Triagle with a ‘!’ in it and the green droid animal… Not sure what to do next…

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

          its the download mode!

  • John

    I might want to go back to the official Froyo. Does anyone know how to do that? I know I can go all the way back to 2.1 and update back to 2.2, but I’d rather just roll back to 2.2.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      WHICH WAS YOUR FROYO 2.2 VERSION NUMBER BUILD?

  • basu

    I upgraded to gingerbread in my att samsung captivate. everything went well. nothing deleted including contacts, call history. But after upgrade my battery finishes very quickly and my camers’s scan function is not active. Is there any solution for that.
    thanks,
    Basu

  • Joe

    Unzip what file?

  • Joe

    I opened odin, plugged in my phone, and clicked the PDA tab and could not find the ( \ ) file.
    So no update

    Whats up with that?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      unzip the file and browse from the same!

  • Ver

    Everything went fine with the download. My only problem is my sound is reversed. If I plug in my earphones I will hear it on my speaker. Same with answering the phone. I have to use the speaker mode to hear the caller. Should I reflash? and do I need to keep my sd card out when doing so?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      yes you can check with re flashing the device!

  • John

    FWIW, I reflashed and now wifi works. Weird.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you checked with the Wi Fi settings!

  • John

    Anyone else finding wifi no longer works?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Wi Fi bug is there which is now been traced, the same will be fixed soon!

      • SK

        @NeaL Pradeep,

        is the WiFi bug fixed?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Neela Pradeep

          wifi bug still exists!

  • Ed

    I applied the upgrade last night, worked like a charm. It runs faster than 2.2 and does not experience the annoying hangs I experienced with 2.2. Best part… I finally have voice dialing back. I lost that feature when I changed out my Motorola 1200 for the Captivate.

  • Luis

    UPDATE: I just tried with Odin v1.81 version and it worked!
    You can download it from here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=627528&d=1308266216

    • Jay

      I HAD to use 1.81. The version of odin in the guide semi-bricked my phone. Using the guide here I was able to get back into download mode, then i was able to use odin 1.81 to load the os.

  • Al

    Not sure if it really took. Never asked for a password when I downloaded the file. Says my phone is at 2.3.5 but didn’t loose anything from my phone. IE call logs, texts, APN settings, mail settings. Previous upgrade to 2.3.3 required all this info to be re entered. Not too sure about this one.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      you can proceed with this update!

      • Al

        Not sure what you mean by that. I DID do the update but because I never lost any info from my phone afterwards I am not sure it works. No password was needed for the down load either

  • Luis

    Same problem than others. It gets stuck while updating. I waited for 20 minutes and it doesn’t seem to complete.
    This is what I get:

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Leave CS..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    Sbl.bin

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you cleared the cache and tried?

  • stupitidy

    hey android freaks lol
    pls i need your help : so i tried today to update my samsung captivate to 2.2 froyo evrything was rolling perfect untie the moment i tried to get up and by mistake i unpluged the phone with the pc. i tried the emergency recovery several times but when i turn on the phone it shows me an econe of a phone connected to a pc and btw a yellow tiangel with a question mark in the middle. i tried again the emergency recovery by remove and
    replace the battery and holding down both the volume up & down keys while inserting the data cable but no luck. pls pls pls help me
    thanks in advance!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      are you able to get into the recovery mode or download mode? You can try re inserting the battery!

    • Chitownson01

      Hey I kno this is sortof old but… have u tried one click unbrick? look it up with google.

  • RL

    I have no trouble at all for any reason; everything went perfectly smooth, and it only took about 5 minutes. i didn’t even have to put in a password. my phone is running much, much smoother now. i also have “Unknown Sources” available to me now.

    There were some few things I kinda had to figure out on my own, though… and couple of minor features that should not have been there

    Other than, it’s been awesome. No problem at all so far!

    • RL

      Update: The only main thing I’ve lost is the ability to capture a screenshot. Other than that, Gingerbread is what Captivate needed. Its performance is smooth. I’m now looking forward for a stable Ice Cream Sandwich, IF it will ever be released.

  • JIS

    Hi, I am having the same issue as JLA. The las message it says is leave CS and it is taking over 10 minutes and not going anywhere. I also downloaded the drivers. I’ll try a computer restart if it doesn’t work this time. Also the zip file didn’t ask for a password.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      password is androidadvices.com

  • JLA

    Hi I am having some issues updating my captivate. Odin recognizes my phone and i start the update … but it doesn’t finish, the last message in Odin says leave CS… over 10 minutes it takes… whats going on?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you installed the drivers?

  • Ari

    oddly enough the Odin recognized my captivate when I unplugged it to another usb port!
    WTF?!

  • Ari

    Odin dosen;t recognize the phone, i have all the drivers installed.
    can you give me a hand?
    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you installed the kies in your pc!?

    • Lisa

      Hi, My Captivate didn’t recognize the update either. I spent some time on the phone with my Carrier trying to figure out why Kies wouldn’t let me upgrade… then they made me call Samsung, and they did the same trouble shooting with me. Again, no update. I actually had to send my phone into Samsung to have them flash it then Update it to 2.3 for me.

      I don’t know why, and they wouldn’t tell me why either. I had no problem updating to 2.2 but 2.3 wouldn’t work.

  • Frank

    Hi, What tool/procedure can i use to root this Gingerbread?

    Thanks!!!

  • Jim Disbrow

    With Gingerbread 2.3.5, will the i897 fianally do voice dial via Bluetooth?

    • Gary

      Yes, it works.

      My stock email client and USB tether are force closing, however.

    • Mike Wilson

      I have UCKJ3 2.3.5 and I can dial via bluetooth!