16
Jun
captivate

Don't feel like waiting for Samsung and AT&T to get around to officially rolling out a Gingerbread update for the Captivate? Thanks to SamFirmware, you don't have to; you can flash an early build of the update now, provided that you're comfortable with running leaked and likely somewhat buggy firmware.

SamFirmware actually has two such leaks, the first (I897UCKE3) dated May 26th and the second (I897UCKF1) having a build date of June 8th. Though the folks at XDA Developers are still digging through the leaks' contents, we already know that both builds contain AT&T bloatware - as is to be expected from any sort of official software - as well as sideloading capabilities (yay!) and... a new bootloader that appears to be identical to that of a Gingerbread-running i9000. Unfortunately, HSUPA is still disabled, and you'll have to flash the update via Odin to avoid bricking.

Still, it's an official Gingerbread build. On an American Samsung handset. That in itself should inspire awe.

Source: SamFirmware via Android Central; Further Reading: XDA Developers

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • samy

    What about samsung epic, somebody knows something?

  • Joshp406

    This is about the CAPTIVATE, not the EPIC.

  • nene150

    the epic has had a gingerbread leak not sure if it was official leak but it did leak

  • cryogenic

    It's officialy insofar that it's from Samsung. It's not FINAL, though. So it's basically a leaked beta.

  • kashef

    I tried to unzip the file but its protected by a password.....so what the hell is the password anybody !!!!!!!

  • d

    Password is samfirmware.com

  • Leo

    How can I get installed on samsung Captivate ?

  • Elias

    For someone who's been running cm7 for a while, gingerbread is not something new, and all the bloatware shouldn't inspire awe. Nonetheless, it's good to see sammy & at&t are working on it and already have a somewhat-stable version. Makes me even wonder about considering another samsung as my next device, something i've been swearing not to do.

  • Elias

    For someone who's been running cm7 for a while, gingerbread is not something new, and all the bloatware shouldn't inspire awe. Nonetheless, it's good to see sammy & at&t are working on it and already have a somewhat-stable version. Makes me even wonder about considering another samsung as my next device.

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