Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate (CM9) Install Easily
Another Samsung Galaxy S Variant released with AT&T contract back in 2010.Like all other Samsung Galaxy S variants this is a powerfull smartphones. IT also enjoys a good XDA support , having regular updates and hence new ICS Roms have also come into picture for this Samsung Captivate.Out of all these Captivate Android 4.0 ICS Roms , Cyanogenmod 9 which is considered to be the top notch ROM has also been released for the Captivate.Hence Here we came with a very simple tutorial to flash Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate (CM9) !!
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Firstly you must ensure that you have rooted and installed ClockWork mod (CWM) on your Captivate.
2.Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data.
4.Make sure that you have installed Samung drivers on your computer.
Download 32bit drivers here
Download 64 bit drivers here
5.Contacts synced with Gmail account
6.Make sure USB debugging mode is Enabled (Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
7. Confirm whether you have AT&T Samsung Captivate SGH i897 Model.For verification go to settings and about phone.
Following is the Detailed Method to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate :
Now firstly, you need to download the Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate SGH i897 nightly file. Following is the Download link-> Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate version.
You guys can check this link for further Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate download link updates (Recommended).
Now with Cyanogonmod 9 , we don’t get the default Android apps like Google Maps,Google Play pre installed. If you need these apps , you need to flash this Gapps Cyanogemod 9 Captivate file. OR you can visit Gapps site for latest gapps download(Recommended).
After having done with downloading of the two above mentioned files , you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now you need to switch of your device Captivate. Now after switching off boot into the CWM Recovery.
Now to work around in the CWM recovery , you need to make use of the following keys :
To move Up/down use Volume Up /Volume Down Button respectively
To open a selected option, use Home/Power button.
Now there are series of steps you need to perform before you begin your actual process of installation of Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate SGH i897 version.
Select and open the ‘Backup and Restore’ menu from the main menu and do the Nandroid Backup(select yes) to restore your files and previous ROM if something goes wrong with the New ROM. Just to be safe.
In order to have practically no errors or bugs whatsoever , you need to wipe the data and factory reset your device.
So go to the ‘Wipe Data /factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ and then perform these processes
Now go to the Advanced menu , you will see a ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ menu , select and click on yes to do it.
Now to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate , go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the Cyanogenmod 9 file and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate SGH i897 version .
Optionally , if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install.
Now,repeat the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and “Wipe Cache partition” to. Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.
To view the entire video demonstration to flash Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate SGH i897 click on the link below , although the device in the video is Galaxy S i9000 method to be followed is same.
Congratulations !! The process to Install Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate has been accomplished !!
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