Install Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate (CM9 ICS 4.0.3)
One of the top US carriers AT&T released the Samsung Captivate variant of the Famous Galaxy S series back in 2010.
Still, its been in use by quite a lot of people.Custom ROm support is immense.Thanks to the Devs, now the famous Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate Android 4.03 ICS edition has been released .Almost everything works.Can be used on daily basis.It will be constantly updating.Here we will guide on you on how to install the latest version of ICS Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate easily.
Advised to read every step with proper attention and thoroughly.Methods discussed are considered risky and tricky and may brick your device . Whatever you do is solely at your own risk, we are not accountable for any damage to your device.You have been warned.
1.Make sure that the phone is atleast 60% charged.
2. Back up all the phone data(contacts,messages,APN settings)
3.Sync all your contacts with your Gmail account
4. Now, enable USB Debugging Mode by going to Settings -> Applications ->Development -> USB Debugging)
5.Make sure Samsung drivers are installed.
for 32 Bit .download here
for 64bit.Download here
6.Most Important,Ensure that you have CWM(Clockwork Mod Recovery) installed and your phone is ROOTED
Compatibility: This only works with the Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 Model.
To confirm you may go to Settings->About Phone.
To begin with we need to first download Official Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate version. Download it from here-> Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate version.
Now download this google apps.Download it from here->Google apps.If the link doesnt then open this link http://tux-head.net/pawitp/gappsv7.1.zip
You will have to flash the file separately to get the default google apps(like maps,market etc.) in your Captivate because they wouldn’t be preinstalled with the Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate ROM.
Alternately, you can visit the Official XDA thread for the latest Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate ROM+Gapps download Links : Click here for the official XDA thread
Now after doing that,to commence the process of installing Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate ROM, first switch off your Captivate and now boot in the CWM recovery
Note : In CWM, Volume up and down buttons are used to scroll up and down respectively while the power button/Home button is used to select the option.
Now go to “Backup and Restore” and perform the Nandroid Backup so that you could restore your files later .
Now do the “Wipe data/factory reset” and “Wipe Cache partition” from the main menu and also “Wipe Dalvik Cache” from the “Advanced Menu”.
Now go to in the menu “install zip from sd card” and then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the Cyanogenmod zip file you downloaded(From step 1) and click on yes to install.Now if you want the default google apps, select the .zip(from Step 2) and install.
Thus.Installation for ICS Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate will start
After the installation ,do a “Wipe data/factory reset”,“Wipe Cache partition” and “Wipe Dalvik Cache” again. Now select “reboot system now“ and your phone will reboot into the Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate version
Congratulations, you have successfully flashed the ICS Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate ICS !
You may also Check out the video tutorial to flash ICS Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate.Though its the Galaxy S i9000 shown in the video but the method remains same.
Do check out the full Cyanogenmod 9 Captivate experience .Though its the Galaxy S i9000 shown in the video but Experience on the Captivate will be exactly the same owing to the same build of CM9 ICS running.