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[Q] Best ROM for captivate!?

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18th September 2010, 05:59 AM   |  #1  
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Alright guys, getting a little bored with the stock ROM! What is the best ROM floating out there? Are all the ROM's just easily done with a update.zip file, or do you usually have to use Odin?
18th September 2010, 06:06 AM   |  #2  
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Depends on what you're looking for... official Captivate firmwares other than JF6 are all internal test builds ATM. As far as ROMs go there's a decent variety of options to choose from, but they all depend on your personal preference.

However you've come in at sort of a transitional period, we've got lag fix kernels, we've got OC kernels, and we've got kernels that make I9000 ROMS work properly on the Captivate, but all of those things aren't yet merged.

I recommend you keep on reading, check out the different threads, figure out what suits you, and if you don't find what you're looking for- wait a week, I'm sure someone will come up with it
18th September 2010, 06:09 AM   |  #3  
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Depends on what you're looking for... official Captivate firmwares other than JF6 are all internal test builds ATM. As far as ROMs go there's a decent variety of options to choose from, but they all depend on your personal preference.

However you've come in at sort of a transitional period, we've got lag fix kernels, we've got OC kernels, and we've got kernels that make I9000 ROMS work properly on the Captivate, but all of those things aren't yet merged.

I recommend you keep on reading, check out the different threads, figure out what suits you, and if you don't find what you're looking for- wait a week, I'm sure someone will come up with it

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18th September 2010, 07:14 AM   |  #4  
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Really appreciate the replies guys!! I'll keep an eye out! What exactly is so special about the I9000 rom's?

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18th September 2010, 07:18 AM   |  #5  
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Really appreciate the replies guys!! I'll keep an eye out! What exactly is so special about the I9000 rom's?

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the i9000 ROMs are generally cleaner (less bloat, a little more streamlined). they're also more recent for the most part. they have other features that really comes down to user preference though. I enjoyed the i9000 ROM I ran much more than the stock captivate one.

I suggest trying it and comparing it to how you used JF6 and go with whichever feels better to you. Each ROM has it's own bugs. Last time I ran an i9000 ROM was JM5 and it refused to clear message/e-mail alerts unless you manually backed all the way out, can't say if it's fixed yet with later releases.
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Really appreciate the replies guys!! I'll keep an eye out! What exactly is so special about the I9000 rom's?

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They're a bit more mature development-wise. The I9000 has been on the market longer is and is ATM Samsungs "baby" so they're getting all the newest updates. In addition their firmwares don't include any of the bloat that the Captivate has since international carriers don't care about stupid crap like "AT&T Navigator"- they also don't care if people can sideload.

Don't get me wrong, cross pollinating I9000 ROMS can have their own little annoyances, like flaky haptic feedback and scuh, but the reorient kernel takes care of the really big issues.

One thing you should REALLY look into before you start flashing ANYTHING is whether or not your phone is capable of using button combinations to get into recovery and download mode. Some of the newer handsets arent. A good starting point would be to turn off your phone... let it shut down completely, then hold both volume buttons and power on. If you get into the recovery menu, GREAT.

Next step (Assuming you passed the first), power off your phone, hold both volume buttons, and plug in USB, if you get the android guy with the shovel that means you're good to go, you'll have to yank battery to reset from this point, but this verifies you can achieve download mode, which means game on for careless flashing!
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One thing you should REALLY look into before you start flashing ANYTHING is whether or not your phone is capable of using button combinations to get into recovery and download mode. Some of the newer handsets arent. A good starting point would be to turn off your phone... let it shut down completely, then hold both volume buttons and power on. If you get into the recovery menu, GREAT.

I've seen mention of people being unable to achieve that. I presumed they were just getting the timing wrong.

So if you fail that, does it mean you are unable to change ROM?
18th September 2010, 03:23 PM   |  #8  
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no,it just means that you will have to be more careful, and that you may not be able to fix your phone if anything goes wrong.
18th September 2010, 03:31 PM   |  #9  
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Well for what it is worth. this is my daily driver as of now.

I went into odin and flashed back to stock.

Flashed the i9000 JM8 rom( the Phone CODE file from JM8 and the CSC from JM5)

Then flashed the stock captivate kernal and the .512 pit file

once that is done i flashed Unhelpfuls kernal over to OC

Then i flashed the Tatumia(sp) rom over it.

Ran the OCLF app from the market and changed my scheduler to deadline.

It is by far the best for real world performance and my quadrants are in the 2200-2300 range(like it matters).

Enjoy


P.s. i have flashed i am sure every other combination of roms and kernals and stuff. Voodoo kernal is freaking awesome but i cant get Clockwork to work with it and that is just not okay with me!
18th September 2010, 03:32 PM   |  #10  
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I just found the long thread about this topic here. Haven't read through it all yet. Won't bother unless I find I end up with a phone with that problem.

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