Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Guide: Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Samsung Captivate

Jelly Bean is rumored to come out for the Samsung Galaxy S III later this month, but you can install it now on your Samsung Captivate! Jelly Bean's claim to fame is Google Now (trust me, it is indeed very cool). 
It goes without say, but anything you do to your device is your responsibility. This guide is just to help you navigate the process and files involved. You need to understand and commit to whatever actions you take on your own phone!

  1. Make sure your Captivate is up-to-date via AT&T. It should be version 2.3. (If you need to go back to stock first, look HERE). (Approx 35-40min to go back to stock, then update twice to 2.3 via AT&T)
  2. Now Install ClockworkModRecovery (I use Corn Kernel HERE). (Approx 2 min via Odin)
  3. Save RC5 Kernel HERE, the CyanogenMod 10 ROM HERE, the gApps zip HERE, and the Super User zip HERE to your phone's internal SD card (Less than 10 min to download and transfer to internal SD)
  4. Reboot to Recovery (remove and replace battery, hold down both volume buttons and power button to power on). Wipe Data. (About 3 minutes)
  5. Install the CyanogenMod 10 ROM zip from the SD card. (About 2 minutes)
  6. Reboot to Recovery (remove and replace battery, hold down both volume buttons and power button to power on). (Less than 1 minute)
  7. Install the RC5 kernel zip from the SD card. (Less than 1 minute)
  8. Install the gApps zip from the SD card. (Less than 1 minute)
  9. Install the Super User zip from the SD card. (Less than 1 minute)
  10. Select "Go Back" and then "Advanced -> Fix Permissions" (Less than 1 minute)
  11. Return to main recovery menu and reboot. (About 3 minutes)
  12. Download bootloader screen HERE, Copy the file to System > Media, set permissions as rw-r–r– (About 2 minutes)
  13. Done! (total time approx 1 hour)
All that is left is to sign in to your Google account and restore if you have a backup. Enjoy setting up and using Jelly Bean (CM10)!