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[Q] Tired of waiting on AT&T for 2.2 would like to upgrade OS but how?

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10th February 2011, 08:17 PM   |  #1  
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I have an AT&T Samsung Captivate and I'm really getting frustrated with a few things about the current 2.1 OS. I have no idea but my native email app keeps crashing, more than half the time I can connect to a WiFi network but data will not transmit and then there are random lockups and freezes. I have wiped and re-installed a couple of times but no joy.

So my question is... if I want to upgrade this phone to the latest OS that it can run where can I find the step-by-step instructions to do so? I don't care if I'm running an "official" release, I just want to try something newer than what I have currently even if it's pre-release and I have to mod my phone to get it installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
10th February 2011, 08:22 PM   |  #2  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=884364

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10th February 2011, 10:32 PM   |  #3  
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+1 flash to a custom 2.2 or 2.2.1 ROM, it is not that hard, just spend some time to read, you will be satisfied ...
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10th February 2011, 11:28 PM   |  #4  
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Wow! I had no idea there were so many choices of ROMs. Has anyone put together a matrix that compares features and/or compatibility of various things across a handful of the more popular ROMs?

As long as I can send/receive calls, SMS, use WiFi for internet and other data needs, push email via and Exchange server, camera (still & video) and have access to the Market to download and run a handful of apps I'll be good to go.
11th February 2011, 01:01 AM   |  #5  
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Wow! I had no idea there were so many choices of ROMs. Has anyone put together a matrix that compares features and/or compatibility of various things across a handful of the more popular ROMs?

As long as I can send/receive calls, SMS, use WiFi for internet and other data needs, push email via and Exchange server, camera (still & video) and have access to the Market to download and run a handful of apps I'll be good to go.

you have to try it yourself to figure out which one/combination is best for you.
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11th February 2011, 01:47 AM   |  #6  
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I'm convinced that even if ATT releases the 2.2 update it won't be worth updating...so rooting and flashing is definitely the way to go with this Captivate. However, after reading and reading, and watching the videos, I still don't trusty myself to root and flash a custom ROM. Does anyone know of a service that provides one on one help to accomplish this..of course on a paid basis?
11th February 2011, 02:19 AM   |  #7  
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So is it fairly easy to flash to different ROMs and then flash back to 2.1 if I don't like the ROM? I'm technically inclined. How much risk is involved with bricking the phone, I'm not worried about losing apps or personal data.
11th February 2011, 07:53 AM   |  #8  
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I'm convinced that even if ATT releases the 2.2 update it won't be worth updating...so rooting and flashing is definitely the way to go with this Captivate. However, after reading and reading, and watching the videos, I still don't trusty myself to root and flash a custom ROM. Does anyone know of a service that provides one on one help to accomplish this..of course on a paid basis?

I felt the same way as you did. Finally something in me decided to give it a go. I watched a few videos at theunlockr and read up a bunch here first. I made sure to just take my time and couldn't be happier that I did it.

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11th February 2011, 07:58 AM   |  #9  
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So is it fairly easy to flash to different ROMs and then flash back to 2.1 if I don't like the ROM? I'm technically inclined. How much risk is involved with bricking the phone, I'm not worried about losing apps or personal data.

if you have the ATT captivate it is one click to restore to stock. ( "Odin one-click" not to beconfused with odin3 1.7 flashing util)

risk? hmm not much, if you do it right, and depending on your build #. but there are ways to unbrick, usb jigs, premade on ebay or a simple 3100K resistor and a steady hand to cross pin 4 & 5 on the USB.

advice: read, learn, for days first, then do it and be amazed!
11th February 2011, 08:57 PM   |  #10  
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Thumbs up Confidence is building!
Just got to find out which ROM is best for my needs. Lots of reading to do!!

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