For questions specific to the "Samsung Captivate" (SGH-I897), the AT&T variant of the "Samsung Galaxy S".

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Why do I keep getting interrupted by a Device Management - Software Update screen? How do I get rid of it?

Occasionally and frequently at inconvenient times (in the middle of important Angry Birds games) I get a screen that says: Device management Software update Congratulations! New software update for ...
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Is there any known memory leak in Gingerbread 2.3.3 fixed by occasional reboot? Related to battery usage?

I notice that when I reboot my Samsung Captivate, it runs smoothly for about 2 or 3 days. After that, I notice that there is a lot more lag with various apps, and the launcher screen is more likely ...
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Restore Android Samsung Galaxy S Captivate SGH-I896 back to original installation

I have a Android Samsung Galaxy S Captivate SGH-I896 and I have some problems with the sound. My provider sent me a new one and expect the old one back in it's original state. So I have one that is ...
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Can I root my stock-Gingerbread Captivate without flashing a new kernel?

I updated my AT&T Captivate to the stock Gingerbread a few weeks ago, and I've had nothing but problems since -- hangs, lockups, and that constant TetheringManager crash. I'm about to do a ...
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Poor performance on Wifi compared to 3G [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent my WiFi connection from glitching? I have consistent hanging/speed issues with my Apps when I use WiFi compared to 3G. For instance, last night, I ...
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Can my phone act as a WiFi access point without mobile data?

I have an old (Galaxy S1-class) phone running a custom ICS ROM. It has a pay-as-you-go mobile SIM without data. I also have a bunch of kids with iPads that want to play Minecraft together. As far ...
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Samsung Captivate AT&T OTA Update Stuck at 99%

I have a Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S). I recently returned to stock firmware (2.1) using ODIN 1-click and have been trying to do the standard update to 2.2 from AT&T. The download goes pretty ...
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Gmail stuck on “Waiting for sync”

My Gmail app recently stopped working. I'm on a SGS Captivate running this custom ROM -- while I realize there might be some ROM-specific glitch, I thought I could ask here for general ...
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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate stuck at the boot screen

I have a Galaxy S Captivate and it has been problematic ever since. I flashed various stock roms (with and without bootloaders) in download mode and the phone always gets stuck at the boot screen ...
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Can installing a modem help with the GPS of Samsung Captivate?

Like most Samsung Captivate users, I find the GPS hardware in my phone to be unsatisfactory. I have the impression that the actual GPS signal is pretty much useless and the phone (Samsung Captivate) ...
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Samsung Galaxy SGH-i897 with SlimBean won't connect to AT&T

Samsung Captivate AT&T Network Slim Bean 4.2.2 I was having issues with my phone and decided to try a ROM and give the phone a new life. I chose the SlimBean Android 4.2.2 ROM and all went ...
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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate power button

My captivate's power button was acting up a few weeks ago. But the other day it just completely stopped working! I either have to plug it in to my charger or completely take my phone apart and take ...
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Where do i find cwm recovery for samsung captivate?

I rooted my 2.3.5 and then returned my Samsung Captive i897 to stock 2.1 update 1 ROM. But now I want to put cyanogen 9 ICS -- but the CWM recovery does not work anymore. Where do I find one for 2.1? ...
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Is it safe to install cyogenMod on my rooted, bricked , then unrooted Samsung Captivate

My Samsung captivate was running the latest version of Android available to it which is 2.3.5 Gingerbread. I rooted it by installing ClockworkMod Recovery, (flashing zImage using heimdall on ...
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Voice Control for Android 2.1

I have a Bluetooth speakerphone for my car (BlueAnt). It uses a phone's built in voice control. When I try to use it, it says that voice control is not supported by my phone (AT&T Samsung ...
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Trying to install a stock rom on a samsung captivate

I recently basically bricked my phone by trying to mount the data part of the recovery file created by Nandroid (of the stock os) while CyanogenMod 10 was installed. The installation worked perfectly ...