- 12-01-2010, 12:15 AM #76
- 12-01-2010, 07:03 AM #77
- 24 Posts
Can I suggest an even easier way of editing and manipulating the settings.db file? I used a combination of Root Explorer, SQLite Editor and Dropbox, modified from this link. You zip and copy settings.db from your Captivate to Dropbox, then you can edit it in Firefox, zip it, copy it back, and manipulate it from there - or I found I could copy the file to another folder I created (modified market), edit the file in there with SQLite, save the file and then copy it back to the original folder following their directions. The one thing you have to be careful of is making sure you're mounted R/W instead of R/O in Root Explorer or you'll get errors, something like 'permission denied'.
The Sideload Wonder Machine is nice, but I'm not always at my computer when I find something I want to try, this method made sideloading totally contained on the Captivate. Works a charm
- 12-02-2010, 10:55 PM #78
- 12-05-2010, 08:25 AM #79
- 2 Posts
- ECLAIR UCJH7
After doing the steps to "root", on reboot, I get an error that says there is no such file (update.zip) in /sdcard/. However, When looking in "my files" it is indeed there. Do I need to leave the phone plugged in and mounted during reboot? Or does that even matter? Thanks in advance for any help!
- 12-05-2010, 09:12 AM #80
- 6 Posts
Hello everyone, I recently rooted my phone, saved update file, dropped in sd root then booted, root was successful, nothing went wrong. I then downloaded root explorer and changed the 3rd party app restriction to a 1 instead of a 0 to get rid of it, then i rebooted and my phone wont make it past the galaxy s screen anymore, now it wont work, i tried deleting cached data, deleting the user data, nothing worked, i am screwed now, only had this phone 2 months, please help i cant lose this phone. used this video to change the settings db for the apps
- 12-05-2010, 10:41 AM #81
- 12-06-2010, 11:26 AM #82
great post, thanks!
I just wonder, what can I do with the update.zip file? Can I delete it or move it? should I put it in a safer place?
and finally, does anyone know what will happen with the root access and all the stuff we did on this post, once I delete the personal data and reset the phone to defaults?
- 12-16-2010, 10:09 PM #83
i am sooo confused the numbered step directions were cake to follow but the following steps (pretty much everything after 'Connect USB to phone with USB Debugging ON") has me in a mess im a complete newb to any of this so if anyone can explain what i'm supposed to do from there would be a GOD to me all i want to do is make my captivate flash capable i have the apk on my phone but of course it says its at&t blocked which is why im on this page lol please help this poor soul you can post here or email for further explaination of what i'm confused about or even a step by step video on youtube would be orgasmic lol
- 01-01-2011, 12:56 PM #84
- 43 Posts
It appears that the app "titanium backup" allows you to delete, un-install, restore,freeze individual apps. Is this the same as doing all those command prompt actions except a whole lot easier for some of us. Is there a difference? Seems like it would save alot of headaches as there are many posts in this thread looking for certain app commands to delete them?
- 01-12-2011, 11:46 PM #85
- 01-12-2011, 11:47 PM #86
- 01-13-2011, 02:14 AM #87
- 01-13-2011, 02:24 AM #88
- 01-13-2011, 10:55 AM #89
On the phone I found the settings file, set R/W, edited from 0 to 1 but it won't save; are you saying I need to first make a copy and move it out to another dir, change it there and then save to or replace the original?
And if you get the apk files from the develpers for the apps you want to load is it still neccessary to side load them?
I really like the idea of doing this without being on my pc.
- 01-13-2011, 05:03 PM #90
When it's all said and done though, I thought I would need to enable sideloading to restore all my data after I switched over to the Cognition ROM, but I just decided to take a leap of faith and flash that ROM anyways, and I was able to restore my stuff just fine.
So, I guess I just won't worry about sideloading. Not worth the trouble it seems.
- 01-14-2011, 01:25 PM #91
- 01-28-2011, 10:41 PM #92
- 02-02-2011, 08:20 PM #93
please help me sideload
OK please don't get frustrated with me as I have read and read and tried the Swm. There was also this cmd method that I have tried. I've downloaded lots of things. I do have my phone rooted. Also busybox and a few other things but I'm just having a terrible time. I need a way without having to use my computer if possible. Also while I'm asking questions, what is the fastest web browser for the captivate? Would changing my rom help me do anything? I'm so lost. Please help me.
- 02-02-2011, 08:26 PM #94
- 02-02-2011, 08:47 PM #95
Well maybe I'm just not doing it right. I down load one thing then it tells m I need another thing and my phone says it will not download anymore BC there isn't enough storage and idk why that would b. I thought I had everything so I tried and the Cmd kept telling me that it could not locate the file or some sort of msg like that.
- 02-02-2011, 08:52 PM #96
put the files you want to sideload into the quick adb folder once you are all set up
then read the section on adb install
- 03-02-2011, 09:28 AM #97
- 28 Posts
It seems they changed the names of the APK files with 2.2 on the captivate. Here are the ones I was able to remove using the OP's process:
***I HOLD NO RESPONSIBILITY OF WHAT YOU DO TO YOUR DEVICE, WHILE THERE IS LITTLE RISK OF BRICK, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE OTHERWISE***
- mv /system/app/ATT-P11_PROD.apk /system/app/ATT-P11_PROD.tmp
- mv /system/app/attmaps20-1112.apk /system/app/attmaps20-1112.tmp
- mv /system/app/ATTNav-Samsung-Vega-1516.apk /system/app/ATTNav-Samsung-Vega-1516.tmp
- mv /system/app/ATT_Radio_En_Full_18.104.22.168075.apk /system/app/ATT_Radio_En_Full_22.214.171.124075.tmp
- mv /system/app/IM-Signed.apk /system/app/IM-Signed.tmp
- mv /system/app/MobileBanking.apk /system/app/MobileBanking.tmp
- mv /system/app/MobiTV.apk /system/app/MobiTV.tmp
- mv /system/app/WHERE_Samsung_GT-I900_Vegas_EN_1.9.3_GM_06112010.apk /system/app/WHERE_Samsung_GT-I900_Vegas_EN_1.9.3_GM_06112010.tmp
- mv /system/app/WriteandGo.apk /system/app/WriteandGo.tmp
- mv /system/app/YPMobile-release-905.apk /system/app/YPMobile-release-905.tmp
- mv /system/app/MobileVideo.apk /system/app/MobileVideo.tmp
The above code will remove the ATT Navigation, ATT Radio, MobiTV, Mobile Banking, AT&T Maps, Where, Write and Go, GalaxySSupport, ATT IM, YP Mobile, and Mobile Video.
- 03-28-2011, 05:34 PM #98
- 4 Posts
Tried rooting... the install seems to work at first... but then it errors out as it tries to "Install from SDcard....
it finds it
verifying update package....
then errors that reads... "E:signature verification failed. Installation aborted".
I dismounted the SD card totally and tried again... but to the same effect.
Thanks for your help
BTW, my Captivate is upgraded to 2.2 frodo; if that makes a difference on the root file.
- 03-28-2011, 06:08 PM #99
- 03-28-2011, 06:22 PM #100