Firmware leaks are everywhere and most of the latest phones these days have already received their fair share of leaks courtesy of third party developers. The latest leak to surface in the development community is for the Samsung Captivate Glide SGH-I927. Released way back last year, the Captivate Glide is still running the still-popular Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It seems that Samsung has been cooking up an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for the phone, and the ROM update has leaked out.
Software version UCLG9, which brings Android 4.0.4 to the Captivate Glide, is a leaked update for the purportedly “official” update that Samsung is still cooking for the phone. The update has yet to be released through OTA distribution.
If you want to try out the ICS update, you can still manually flash it using Odin. Since this is a leaked firmware, there still might be bugs plaguing the ROM, but it should be stable enough for daily use. What's even better, the update can easily be flashed using a one-click method, thanks to XDA member designgears.
Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn how to upgrade the Captivate Glide I927 to Android 4.0.4 ICS build UCLG9.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the AT&T Samsung Captivate Glide, model number SGH-I927. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- AT&T Captivate Glide SGH-I927
- A Windows PC
- Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
- Enable USB debugging on your handset.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- Download the following files:
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Switch off your phone.
- Boot into Download Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up and pressing the Power buttons once. Release the Volume Up key when you see the options appear on the screen. Press the Volume Up button once to enter Download Mode.
- Double-click on the I927UCLG9_OneClick.exe file to launch Odin on your computer.
- Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable. Windows will automatically install the necessary drivers on your computer. You should get the message “Added!!” under Odin's message boxes. In case you don't receive this message, there might be a problem with your phone's drivers. Just reinstall the drivers and try again.
- Hit Start in Odin to start flashing the Ice Cream Sandwich ROM to your phone. When the installation process is complete, your phone will automatically reboot.
- As soon as you pass through the Samsung logo, you can now safely disconnect your phone from your computer. You will also get a “PASS” message in one of Odin's message boxes.
Congratulations! You have successfully updated your AT&T Captivate Glide and now it is running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich software version UCLG9.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.