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Users of the Samsung Captivate I897 will have reasons to celebrate as an all new Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has been released for the device. The fully opensource ROM known as Codename Android will set new standards in custom ROM modifications. Codename Android is based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and is built with speed, stability, and customizability in mind. The Samsung Captivate I897 was recently blessed with the Codename Android ROM, which roughly translates to official Codename Android ROMs instead of unofficial ports. The ROM is still in its beta version with some bugs and nonworking features. However,…

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It seems like the Ice Cream Sandwich craze isn’t going to die out anytime soon. For those of you who are familiar with the Android Open Kang Project (AOKP), build 27 of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has finally arrived for the Samsung Captivate I897. Thanks to developer Zaphod,  a number of awesome features have been built into this release, such as the following: New weather panel dropdown, which not only shows more information but also gives you an option to refresh New power menu navigation bar controls when hidden, which allows you to control your phone even when it’s…

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There’s nothing more annoying than GPS that can’t find you. For users of the Samsung Captivate, the phone’s GPS has often suffered long lock times and inaccuracy in navigation. For others, it simply doesn’t work. Thanks to both mikel.canovas and h3llstorm, members of XDA Developers, there is now a way to fix that troublesome GPS. The best part is that this fix reportedly works for all Android 2.3.x Gingerbread ROMs on the Samsung Captivate. If you’re worried that this solution will require you to exercise your command typing skills, you can relax. The GPS fix method is quick and easy….

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The Ice Cream Sandwich fever is still on as several ICS-based custom ROMs continue to be released for various devices. Users are definitely loving the efforts of the developers who are letting them experience Ice Cream Sandwich, especially since official ICS updates for most phones still have not started rolling out. Among the numerous Android phones for which an ICS ROM has been developed is the Samsung Captivate.  The Dark Knight custom ROM, for instance, brings Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to the said phone. The Samsung Captivate now joins the long list of devices that had already received unofficial…

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So many are eagerly waiting for and wanting to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their Android phones. It’s like a thirst that hasn’t been quenched quite yet. The sad thing about it is that manufacturers are taking forever to release ICS updates for their devices. Though we have our Android community to back us up with custom ICS ROMs, still they are not quite there yet. Some of us might already have tasted the awesomeness of ICS, but most of the time, satisfaction is partial. Most of the builds are not yet perfect. If you are getting a bit hopeless…

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Users of the Samsung Captivate Glide (model SGH-I927R) on Rogers could never be happier.  First, they got a rooting solution for the Captivate Glide, and now, ClockworkMod Recovery 5 has been ported to the Samsung phone, thanks to XDA Developers member utkanos. With ClockworkMod Recovery available for the Rogers variant of the Samsung Captivate Glide SGH-I927R, users will find it easier and more convenient to customize their handsets.  This means that custom ROMs are just a flash away from the Captivate Glide. ClockworkMod Recovery is a very useful tool especially for flasing ROMs on your device. It provides you with…

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Those of us who don’t own the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate – on AT&T – have probably forgotten that Samsung has not yet released an official update to Gingerbread, until today that is. Now I can finally pick up my Captivate off my desk and update it to Android 2.3 using Samsung Kies. Listed below are some of the benefits of the upgrade: Download management New layout for larger fonts Word prediction, multi-touch for numerical input One-touch word selection and copy/paste Fixed Top-menu in Gmail Voice Search added into the search categories Vertical play mode added to YouTube 3D graphic…

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Sideloading isn’t exactly the optimal method to install your apps. After all, that’s what the Android Market’s for. Unfortunately sometimes you really need to install the app without purchasing it again – after all, if you’ve bought it via alternate legal means, you probably won’t be able to fire up the Android Market just to buy it again or maybe, the app isn’t available on the market and this is the only way you’ll be able to get it. Anyway, more than a year ago, AT&T showed off a line of Android phones that depended entirely on the Android Market…

It doesn’t get better than this.  Amazon has lowered the price of AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S, the Captivate.  The smartphone is on sale for $.01 and the activation fee of $36.00 will be credited to your wireless bill.  To get this stellar offer, you must sign a two-year service agreement with AT&T.