Updating The Rogers Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) To Android 2.2 (Froyo)

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Oct 282010

I got the newly released Rogers Samsung Captivate, which is quite the upgrade from my rapidly aging iPhone 3G. My first impressions after just over 24 hours with the phone are good. However, the fact that it came running Android 2.1 (Eclair) rather than the newer 2.2 (Froyo) release bothered me. Though if you check the phone’s status, it says it’s running 2.1-update1, and it appears to include some of the features from 2.2. No Matter, what fun is a gadget you don’t risk turning into a brick within the first day of owning?

Here are the steps I took to reflash the device with a leaked version of the 2.2 ROM from AT&T, then root the device and remove all the AT&T bloatware and generally end up with a decent setup. As is typical of these sorts of posts it must be said that these steps worked for me, have not been tested on any other devices than my own, and may turn your phone into a brick, a nuclear killing machine, or less likely, a rabbit.

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