egzthunder1 · Sep 2, 2011 at 06:00 pm

Unbricking Your Captivate Gets Even Easier…

It looks like the Unbrickable device, the Samsung Captivate, is still receiving lots of attention from XDA Recognized Developers AdamOutler and Rebellos. These two have been going at it for some time and effectively turned the device into an unbrickable piece of hardware, no matter what you flash on it, you cannot permanently brick it. Adam recently released the UnBrickable Mod for the Captivate and in this new iteration, he has made the unbricking process as simple as having a 1 wire connection and making a single click on your Linux loaded PC. As amazing and unbelievable as this sounds, there is a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and a score of 4 dead devices behind this work.

Rebellos also goes on to explain the theory behind the core of this mod, which is known as HIBL (Hummingbird Interceptor Boot Loader). It is quite an interesting read if you are into reverse engineering. So, make sure that you look into it if you want to understand the “under the hood” concept of this mod.

Last but not least, AdamOutler is asking for volunteers to borrow devices from that are equipped with a CORTEX-A8 processor in it will do. It does not have to be functional as the dev will need it to remove the processor from it. The dev promised to return it once he is done. You can find a list of devices in this thread. So, if you have a broken phone from this list laying around in your house/office and would like to put it up for a good cause, now is your chance.

After months of research and development, both hardware and software, and no less then 4 phones destroyed for the cause…. I’m happy to announce UnBrickable Mod is a matter of modifing your phone once, with a single small wire. From that point on, you can click a button to unbrick. 

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks AdamOutler for the tip!


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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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