Rooted my Stock Gingerbread 2.3.5!

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froggy3hope

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Apr 13, 2011
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I am posting to say that I just successfully rooted my Captivate....

KK4 Kernel
Gingerbread 2.3.5 (Now rooted!)

As you can see I'm super excited and this is why!

Thanks to this forum! Flashing AT&T Stock Gingerbread; now KK4, Gingerbread 2.3.5
And to nakedninja42 !

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE TO WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE.
HOWEVER, THIS WORKED LIKE A CHARM ON MINE!

So first I ....
Updated via Kies....First to Eclair then to Froyo bc I was coming from a custom.
Begin by putting it in Download mode!!!!!

1: Flash I897UCKF1-AutoRoot-DesignGears.tar for root with Odin by Placing it in the PDA slot
CLICK START.
2: Boot once, (it will install root) then shut down.
3: Download mode again!
4: Reflash the original KK4 kernel by placing it in the PDA slot in ODIN (If you do not change the kernel back to KK4 after root, you could have wifi issues)
CLICK START.
vvvvvvvvvvvv THE REST ARE nakedninja42's INSTRUCTIONS vvvvvvvvvvvvvv
5:Settings>Applications> enable Unknown Sources

7:You can also Update Superuser from market (may be updated already) https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result

8: Install busybox from market
 
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nakedninja42

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I just read the other forum saying that the kernel build date is different than the leak. I had not seen that previous to our conversation. The tar for the stock KK4 I provided is from the leak update. I am still working on decrypting the kies update I obtained from the Samsung server. Glad its working, let us know if you experience any weird issues.

Sent from my SGH-I897 using xda premium
 
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mastergflash

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Jul 18, 2010
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The version listed in the build.prop was different between the leak and AT&Ts release at least when i checked before and after my update, but it is possible my experience waa unique. Regardless, there was not enough of a difference between the kernels other than that to say that they are in fact different in way other than that. I will say that i have been running root via the old fugu method and the leaked kernel since the day it came out and it has been flawless. I still have noticed increased stabilty on the official vs leaked but have no idea why as i restored all my apps and settings the same as before.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 using xda premium
 
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JJRocks2011

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Jan 23, 2011
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Thank you for posting these instructions! Worked like a charm for me! I just wanted to be able to get rid of all the AT&T bloatware. Thanks Again.

Johnny
 

mustang67408

New member
Nov 28, 2010
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worked perfectly last night
Thank You

Samsung Captivat Galaxy S

Update to froyo from Keis then to Gingerbread
now rooted thanks to You.

Best this phone has ever worked!
 

bleerii77

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Jun 11, 2011
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Lancaster, PA
official 2.3.5 gingerbread Cappy w/Root

I followed the instructions in the OP.
Thank you:D
After doing some research I decided this was the cleanest way to go, I'm fairly happy with stock roms minus the bloatware. Just my personal preference since I don't want to put a lot of time into trying different roms, at least not at this time. Only thing I didn't check was the kernel version from the official compared to after this process. I read some posts that the leaked was the same as the official rom but then another person noted that the official version seemed to be a little less buggy/stable. Maybe just a software/settings issue and not kernel. Not sure. But I am restoring my titanium backup right now loading the apps w/out data to prevent any conflict. I am also being very selective about what system data I restore just as a precaution.
To enter download mode easily, I used a command prompt to execute "adb reboot download" from an adb folder i copied out of SuperOneClick. I moved the folder to a more convenient location for accessing it from the command prompt, and to keep files and tools organized together.

One note about my experience with the official gingerbread 2.3.5 release.
I was running stock/official 2.2 rooted and gcalender would only sync or display my default "account name" calender. After using Kies mini to upgrade to 2.3.5 I thought it would be fixed since that was suppose to be one of the issues addressed in gingerbread. To my surprise even after syncing the calendar options did not change. I was saddened, so I performed a factory reset wiping all my apps and data, however! After setting up my google account through the first run/start up wizard (not sure it matters but what I did) and all my calendars show up. I guess the only question left, regarding calendar sync is will it continue to add new calendars as I add them on the server.

Time will tell, Good luck!
 

noitall77

Member
Jan 14, 2012
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Thank you! I upgraded to the new gingerbread this morning via kies and quickly realized I had lost my phone being rooted! I followed your instructions exactly and rooted with no issues! Thanks you again!
:):D
 

Pnutman87

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Jan 16, 2012
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Finding Odin + Loss of Apps and Info

Hi sorry if this is a basic question but I'm a noob. Where can I find Odin to root my Captivate 2.3.5, and in doing the steps will I lose my apps, info etc, and if I do is there a way to back it up before rooting ?

Thanks in advance
 

Dimitris CH

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Jan 16, 2012
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Lausanne, CH
Please delete!
I thought I was in the LG O2X thread because this thread was recommended whole I was trying to start a new one!

Sorry.
 

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    I am posting to say that I just successfully rooted my Captivate....

    KK4 Kernel
    Gingerbread 2.3.5 (Now rooted!)

    As you can see I'm super excited and this is why!

    Thanks to this forum! Flashing AT&T Stock Gingerbread; now KK4, Gingerbread 2.3.5
    And to nakedninja42 !

    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE TO WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE.
    HOWEVER, THIS WORKED LIKE A CHARM ON MINE!

    So first I ....
    Updated via Kies....First to Eclair then to Froyo bc I was coming from a custom.
    Begin by putting it in Download mode!!!!!

    1: Flash I897UCKF1-AutoRoot-DesignGears.tar for root with Odin by Placing it in the PDA slot
    CLICK START.
    2: Boot once, (it will install root) then shut down.
    3: Download mode again!
    4: Reflash the original KK4 kernel by placing it in the PDA slot in ODIN (If you do not change the kernel back to KK4 after root, you could have wifi issues)
    CLICK START.
    vvvvvvvvvvvv THE REST ARE nakedninja42's INSTRUCTIONS vvvvvvvvvvvvvv
    5:Settings>Applications> enable Unknown Sources

    7:You can also Update Superuser from market (may be updated already) https://market.android.com/details?i...=search_result

    8: Install busybox from market
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    I just read the other forum saying that the kernel build date is different than the leak. I had not seen that previous to our conversation. The tar for the stock KK4 I provided is from the leak update. I am still working on decrypting the kies update I obtained from the Samsung server. Glad its working, let us know if you experience any weird issues.

    Sent from my SGH-I897 using xda premium
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    I have a AT&T captivate that i just upgraded to gingerbread 2.3.5,
    with a KK4 Kernel.
    I want to get 3 things on it,Root access+Speedmod+Slim Bean ROM.Could anyone give me a link for where i can find it or just give me the simplest steps to get it done.
    P.S i don't want to get unrooted in case you suggest busybox.
    Thanks

    Corn kernel is what you'll want to flash, (not speedmod), using Odin 1.85.

    From there, simply flash Slim Bean twice as it needs to rebuild the partition and you're set. As for the instructions, they're in the ROM's thread OP. Also, there are quite a few stickies you should read before jumping into this!
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    I am new to Smartphone technology, this is my first smartphone. Sorry for dumb question. I understand that first tar file is for rooting. What is the use of second tar file again.

    Please help me understand.

    Thanks

    The second is putting stock kernel after rooting. Can't use the root kernel since its a different build and will cause issues. That's why you only boot once then shut down and flash the second.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 using xda premium
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    There's a superuser update fixer in the play store....free.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using xda premium
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