Samsung Captivate receives unofficial Froyo, available now for rooted devices

October 2, 2010
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If you own the AT&T locked Galaxy S device known as the Captivate then you can now get the 2.2 Froyo software, unofficially. The persistent people over at xda-developer forums have made build UCJI6 Captivate ready. The best part, it’s available to download now.

Some of the features you will be receiving with this unofficial, but feature packed update, are as follows:

  • Adobe Flash 10.1
  • JIT compiler
  • Samsung Media Hub support
  • General UI tweaks

The detailed instructions to get 2.2 up and running on your device are as follows:

(Note: As always when dealing with a new software update make sure you have backed up all of your files are are willing to take the risk of experiencing potential problems during the process)

Download the following:

  • .exe Odin Flasher file
  • If you haven’t already configured your PC to connect with your Captivate:
    • Samsung Drivers: HERE
    • You may also need the Galaxy S drivers to get USB connectivity to work… 32-bit or 64-bit

Instructions:

  • Download the .exe Odin Flasher file
  • Plug in the USB to the computer (do not attach the phone at this time)
  • Open the .exe on your PC
  • Put your phone into download mode--
    • Turn it off
    • Holding down the volume keys, attach the USB cable to the phone
  • The .exe will recognize your phone
  • Begin by pressing “Start”
  • Once finished, allow a reboot

You can check out a video software walkthrough of 2.2 running on a Captivate below:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toMEdPKlDnc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

[Via xda-developers, BriefMobile]


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  • http://none Greg

    Worked perfectly for me i have no complaints and i’m one happy samsung captivate froyo 2.2 owner whats gona be the diff between this and the main froyo 2.2 update in dec or when ever its pushed out ?

  • Chris

    I read on another site that if you download this unofficial release of Froyo, you won’t be able to update any of the OFFICIAL updates in the future, meaning 2.3, 2.4, etc.

    So I’m stuck on what to do.

    Also, YouTube videos already play on my Captivate, and I have 2.1. Why does Flash work on YouTube but not on any other sites?

    (Yes, I’m a newb to all this high-tech stuff.)

    • Brad Fairchild

      Chris, you can always go back to stock and unroot and then continue to receive official firmware updates. Check out the XDA developers website for a program called ODIN, odin is a great tool that let’s you easily reset your captivate to the way it was out of the box when you first bought it.

    • Brad Fairchild

      Chris, you can always go back to stock and unroot and then continue to receive official firmware updates. Check out the XDA developers website for a program called ODIN, odin is a great tool that let’s you easily reset your captivate to the way it was out of the box when you first bought it.

  • Twiggy

    Chris check out http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=703 you can find anything droid there and once you root and use the 2.2 or 2.3 at this point you will never want to use the officials anyway as they lock things like tethering out but with the unofficial releases that ppl put out you get a lot more with it.

  • V!CKS

    Just tried it on my captivate and it looks promising! Thanks

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