Posts tagged with: Captivate
  • by | January 23, 2012 10:00 AM

    If you've got a smartphone based on Samsung's Galaxy S platform (the Galaxy S itself, Captivate, or Vibrant), do we have a treat for you! "ICSSGS" is a pure AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for Galaxy S phones. The developers underscored the pure-AOSP nature of the ROMs: "We did not add any modifications unless they were absolutely required to make it work correctly." Currently three of the Galaxy S family have ICSSGS ROMs: - Samsung Captivate - Samsung Galaxy S i9000 - Samsung Vibrant The latter may be of particular interest to those who lost CyanogenMod support when the "E911 bug" was ...

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  • by | January 10, 2012 7:30 PM

    Back in July, AT&T laid-out its plan for delivering Gingerbread updates to all its Android models released in 2011. There was one 2010 model that also made the cut: the Samsung Captivate. After an entirely too long wait, the captivate is finally receiving its software, providing users an official route to Gingerbread. Long before AT&T made that announcement about its future updates, we'd been seeing progress towards Gingerbread for the Captivate. It saw CyanogenMod 7 support start arriving back in the spring, and summer brought with it numerous leaks of in-progress Gingerbread builds. ...

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  • by | August 27, 2011 2:16 AM

    Back in June there was an Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM Leak for the AT&T Samsung Captivate and more recently the phone saw its Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread ROM leaked to the public thanks to XDA Developers. As you can see in the screenshot above, it's the latest Google platform and you can also check out the Kernel version. If you understand the risks and still decide to give it a shot, head over to the forums at XDA Developers in order to download. Make sure to read the instructions as well as user feedback before you take the plunge. Source: XDA Developers Via: PhanDroid

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  • by | July 25, 2011 12:43 PM

    If you're looking to pick up an Android on AT&T that's running Gingerbread, your options are pretty limited; you've got the HTC Status, Motorola's Atrix is getting its update currently, and now the carrier has access to Samsung's Nexus S. That's progress, sure, but we're in the second half of 2011, where the coming approach of Ice Cream Sandwich is nearer to us in time than last year's release of Gingerbread. If you've been stressing over if your Android will ever be getting an update of its own, the carrier is speaking up with some assurances, letting subscribers know that all the ...

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  • by | July 8, 2011 6:50 AM

    Whether you're a new smartphone user or an experienced one you most definitely heard, seen or experienced a bricked device. It's a state in which your phone gets once all those flashes and hacks you apply go wrong. Sometimes you can recover but sometimes you just get an expensive paper weight. One-click Unbrick is an application which promises to restore your bricked Galaxy S smartphone (or variant) as easy as clicking a button. The application is advertised to be compatible with all Samsung devices which use Odin and runs on Linux, Windows and Macs. To see the list of instructions and ...

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  • by | June 18, 2011 2:22 AM

    Earlier this year Apple considered that Samsung is ripping it off by copying its iPhone design and applying it to a couple of its own smartphones. Cupertino claimed to take a look at Samsung's upcoming models and the Korean company instantly responded demanding the same, plus adding in a couple of patents to raise the stakes. If the original complaint referred to designs of the Samsung Captivate, Continuum, Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Indulge, Mesmerize, Showcase, Fascinate, Nexus S, Gem, Transform, Intercept, and Acclaim smartphones, Apple has amended it to add an additional eleven ...

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  • by | June 16, 2011 2:34 PM

    Samsung saw some leaks of Gingerbread for several of it's Galaxy S series phones several months ago, with no official word at the time of a pending official release. More recently, it was officially announced that Samsung's Galaxy branded smartphones would be receiving an official update to Gingerbread. Several overseas models have already received updates while the USA models have yet to see a leak or official release until today with the first leak of a Gingerbread ROM for the Captivate. SamFirmware, a site well known for posting leaked firmware and other info about Samsung devices ...

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  • by | May 18, 2011 1:37 PM

    Last year's Samsung Galaxy S series of Androids is about to get a shot in the arm, thanks to the the development efforts of the coders working on CyanogenMod. While experimental builds of the custom ROM replacement have existed for the Galaxy S and its carrier-branded cousins, the smartphone hasn't been officially supported by the project. Now it looks like that will finally be changing, starting with AT&T's Captivate getting its first official CyanogenMod nightlies. These nightly builds mark the Captivate's progress towards a stable CM7 release. It won't be making that journey alone, with ...

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  • by | May 16, 2011 1:35 PM

    If you've got an HTC Inspire 4G, HTC Aria, or Samsung Captivate on AT&T, you should soon be receiving notification of an OTA update that will finally enable your phone to install apps from "unknown sources", letting you access Amazon's Appstore or install non-marketplace apps of your choosing. After a long period of restricting its Android users to only the official Google-run Android Market, AT&T announced this spring that it would finally start looking into letting its customers install apps from additional sources. It wasn't clear then if that just meant the carrier would individually ...

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  • by | April 29, 2011 7:21 AM

    If you've set your mind on shopping for a new smartphone this weekend you're lucky because Best Buy announced its offer for free smartphones this Friday and Saturday. You can grab either the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon, BlackBerry Curve 3G on Sprint or Samsung Captivate on AT&T, for free, as part of the promotion bringing back the "Free Phone Friday" and extending it an extra day. The free phones still require new or upgrade activation with two-year agreement on their respective carriers but two Galaxy S variants for free -- not to mention the Curve 3G -- are some great free options. ...

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  • by | March 28, 2011 4:09 PM

    AT&T sees some welcome price drops today, with several mid to high-end smartphones getting reduced. The price drops could signal new devices pending announcement, or perhaps is related to the recently announced AT&T purchase of T-Mobile. For Android devices, we have only the Samsung Captivate seeing a drop at $99.99. BlackBerry checks in with the Torch at $49.99 and the Curve 3G at $29.99. Finally we have two WP7 devices, both at $49.99, the Samsung Focus and LG Quantum. All prices are with a new activation or upgrade on a 2 year service contract and require a minimum $15/mo data plan. The ...

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  • by | March 3, 2011 7:31 PM

    The mileage you end up getting out of your phone can oftentimes depend on the software support it gets, or the lack thereof. Tonight we've got news on a few models that demonstrate all too well how some smartphones thrive at the hands of their carriers and independent developers, while others are hung out to dry. Samsung's Captivate on AT&T finally got a Froyo update last week, but that's only the start of the good news for its owners. Now the phone has its own build of CyanogenMod 7 based on Android 2.3.3 for you to try your hand at installing. This is labeled as just a "test release" but ...

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  • by | February 25, 2011 5:33 PM

    There appears to be some kind of signal jamming going on with AT&T's network in the hotel/casinos on Las Vegas Boulevard. On a recent trip to Las Vegas, NV, I found myself skipping around several hotels. Like any smartphone enthusiast, I ran several speed tests and paid close attention to the general behavior of my device in town, to contrast it with the behavior of AT&T's network back in Southern California. Anywhere in or around "The Strip" (Las Vegas Boulevard), the signal strength was great on HSPA, but performance was sub-par. In multiple tests, the best I was able to come out with ...

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  • by | February 25, 2011 3:08 AM

    The first real indication of the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the AT&T Captivate surfaced last week and Wednesday AT&T confirmed the roll-out process to begin as soon as Thursday. And that being said, AT&T did release, as promised, the long waited Froyo update for the Samsung SGH-i897 (aka AT&T Captivate). The platform refresh will bring users Flash support, the ability to install applications to the SD card, performance improvements, Exchange support and more. For a detailed list of changes as well as instructions on how to apply the new software on your AT&T Captivate please follow the ...

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  • by | February 23, 2011 12:06 PM

    Last week we told you about AT&T's Galaxy S smartphone, the Samsung Captivate, getting Froyo, only to have the update page taken down before we could finish the article. Today we learned from the AT&T Facebook page that the long awaited update from Eclair to Froyo will start tomorrow, the 24th of February, 2011. No further details were given, so we don't know if this will be an over-the-air (OTA) update that will come in waves, similar to Sprint's Epic 4G update, or if it will be a manual download and install. In either case, the long wait for Froyo is almost over! Let the wait for ...

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