Over at XDA, user designgears got this leak from an anonymous source and, while we were initially skeptical of its authenticity, it does appear legit, according to the users who have flashed it. The instructions to install it are fairly simple for even inexperienced users:

    • Download the leaked file I897UCJI6-OCD-REV02-Low-designgears.exe (hit the source link at the end of this post).
    • Turn off your Captivate.
    • Launch the I897UCJI6-OCD-REV02-Low-designgears.exe file you just downloaded.
    • Hold down the volume buttons and plug in your Captivate.
    • Hit "Start" on the Odin program. Sit back and relax.

After that, you should be greeted by this in your "About Phone" menu:


The usual "not my bad if you break it" lingo comes in at this point but you were expecting that. If this is the final release of Froyo for the Captivate, then congratulations, users. If not, it means that the official final release isn't far off. This may also open the door for custom ROMs on the Captivate but, at this point, we're just taking it for what it is.

You can get everything you need at the XDA thead here. Happy flashing!

Source: XDA via AndroidCentral

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  • LinuxNewb

    Custom ROMs are already on the captivate. Designgears has his Cognition and there are a few others that require the international I9000 firmware with a fixed Captivate kernel to work.

    These phones are getting a lot of support and CM 6.1 won't be too far away.

  • http://rytechindustries.com Ryan Barrie

    This worked perfectly! It was an incredibly easy process. Just be aware that you must reinstall apps, but will not lose photos and music.