POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Captivate

UnBrickable Mod for the Samsung Captivate – XDA Developer TV

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XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler is a hardware wizard. He can tear apart devices with ease. He can even use some Level 20 spell to turn a phone into a development board, a device that you cannot brick. If it does become “bricked,” you just hook the device up again and reflash kernel and everything.

In today’s episode, after quickly tearing down the Samsung Captivate, he continues by showing how to achieve the right amount of voodoo to get the phone into the proper mode. He then shows you how to manipulate the development board phone on your computer, how to flash XDA Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos’s firmware, and start playing with the device. Check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for Select Devices

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We recently told you about the CyanogenMod team beginning work on CM10. Now, a significant milestone has been reached: CM10 Nightlies have appeared for select devices. For those who aren’t familiar, a nightly build is an automatic build incorporating the latest changes in CM source for a device. Yesterday, CyanogenMod released the list of those devices that would be getting the first round of nightlies:

# The US SGS3 variants (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)
# The Galaxy Nexus variants
# The Nexus S varaints
# The Nexus 7
# The Transformer and Transformer Prime
# The SGS1 variants (VibrantCaptivateInternational, and i9000b)
# The SGS2 i9100g
P3 and P5 tablets

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Slim Bean Jelly Bean ROMs Available for Several Devices

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With the release of the Jelly Bean source code to AOSP last month, we are seeing more and more of Jelly Bean ROMs ported to various Android devices. Slim Bean is the Jelly Bean variant of the popular Slim ICS ROM, and it is now available for several devices including the Samsung Vibrant, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus (Verizon, sprint, and GSM variants), Samsung Captivate, and Samsung Galaxy S I9000.

Slim Bean’s predecessor Slim ICS has been quite popular as a very lightweight and fast AOSP-based ICS ROM, with just the right amount of tweaks and mods added to it, including some by the ROM developer and others from AOKP and CyanogenMod. With Slim Bean, XDA Recognized Contributor krarvind aims to bring the same featu. . . READ ON »

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Android Web Server – XDA TV

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Today’s XDA TV video shows XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler setting up a better http://AdamOutler.com with an Android device.  He replaces his old ARM V7 CORTEX M3 Texas Instruments Eval-Bot web-server with a newer ARM V7 CORTEX A8 Samsung Captivate.

AdamOutler shows a neat use for an old Android device. Additionally, he attempts to explain beginner and intermediate networking concepts in a simple way.  The web server used in this video is the standard Linux Lighttpd package obtained from the BotBrew Basil repository.  This lightweight and flexible web server can power any client-side processing site.. . . READ ON »

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Devil Kernel Config Gives Galaxy S Users Kernel Control

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There are a lot of tool kits out there that help users modify their ROM and how it works. They can add scripts, mods and tweaks to boost anything from performance to battery life. One portion that doesn’t get as much attention is the kernel. There are a few kernel tool kits out there, although they tend to be a little more complicated than ROM based ones. Users of kernel tool kits get access to all kinds of system tweaks that you can only get with a kernel. For the Samsung Galaxy S and all of its variants, there’s a kernel tool kit that’ll help users tweak all kinds of settings.

The application is called Devil Kernel Config, and was developed by XDA Forum Member philbring. It does have a few limitations. . . . READ ON »

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Heimdall Suite Brings Linux and Mac Support to Over 50 Million Handsets

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Heimdall Suite, an Open-Source Cross-Platform set of tools designed to flash firmware to Samsung devices, has received an incremental update to version 1.3.2. This latest update supports Galaxy S II GT-I9100, Galaxy PlayerCaptivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, GT-I9000T, Galaxy Tab (7 and 10.1 inches) and of course the Galaxy S GT-i9000.  If your Samsung device is not listed here, testing is required.

Heimdall has always been a favorite among kernel developers and those who frequently flash the latest kernels because no flashable update.zip or Odin packaging is required.   A Heimdall user can simply put their device into Download Mode. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy S May Benefit From Nexus S Radio

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With the recent news that the Samsung Galaxy Note i717 could be hacked to work on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, many inquisitive and adventurous users on XDA began to wonder if other devices could benefit as well. XDA Forum Member pwneman looked into what other Samsung devices had compatible radios and found that the Nexus S i9020a for AT&T uses its radio hardware much the same way as the Samsung Galaxy S i9000, and to a limited extent, the Samsung Captivate. Flashing the devices with the Nexus S radio image not only worked, but seemed to yield noticeable benefits (at least on the i9000).

So I found out that the Nexus S radios are indeed compatible with our device. I downloaded some of the hot radios f

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The Definitive Fix for Long Delays on GPS Locks for the Captivate

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One of the biggest, most common problems with GPS receivers on mobile devices has been the fact that they tend to become buggy and as a result, they have difficulty getting satellite locks. This issue has plagued devices since the times of the venerable Vogue and the Polaris (both Windows Mobile devices for those of you who just got introduced to the world of smartphones). We all thought that as time went by, things would get better and for the most part, they did. There were devices last year that still did suffer from faulty GPS receivers or at least suffered from code problems and the Samsung Galaxy Captivate was one of them. XDA member mikel.canovas created a thread with a method that he found while browsing o. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Captivate Gets Official Gingerbread Update

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If you’re a ROM flashing addict (and, truth to be told, you should be if you’re visiting this site), you probably don’t even know that the Samsung Captivate, AT&T’s version of the Galaxy S, didn’t get its official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update up until a couple of hours ago. But for everyone else running the stock ROM, you can now look at Samsung’s instructions for applying the update, which sadly requires the dreaded Kies software. But better than nothing, eh?

Here is a changelog provided by Samsung:

New User Features

  1. Download Management.
  2. Intuitive Text Input.
    • New layout for larger fonts and easy inputs
    • Word prediction. Multi-touch for numerical input (Shift +
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