[How-To] Backup and Factory Restore Samsung Captivate
Thanks to DroidXcon for creating most of these instructions...and letting me steal them :)
Post #1 = Index
Post #2 = FAQ & Preperation
Post #3 = How to Backup contacts and apps
Post #4 = Instructions to wipe and restore your phone with Odin
Post #5 = How to Restore contacts and apps
Post #6 = Trouble Shooting
Post #7 = Instructions for 1010+ builds
Help - I bricked my phone!
I was trying to put the latest version of cognition on my Captivate and now when I boot the phone it stays on the ATT logo and nothing else. I put the new cognition file in my sd card and then used rom manager to install it. It started to down load but then it said something like "line 12 failed to load" then it got stuck on the logo. Is there anything that I can do?!? Any help would be appreciated.
Unable to Restore Using My Backup
After discovering that my Samsung Captivate had a hardware problem preventing it from attaching to my PC using USB, I was provided a replacement phone. I backed up my Apps and Media data with My Backup from the defective phone. I successfully connected the replacement phone to my pc via USB connection and upgraded it from Froyo 2.1 to 2.2. When I tried to Restore my Apps and Media data using My Backup, the program began restoring. When the progress bar reached 4/100, a window popped up saying "Done" and restart the phone. When I restarted the phone, I found that none of my App's or Media data had been restored. After trying this several times with the same results, I contacted the developer and received an email stating my phone needed to rooted for "Restore" to work, even though Backup worked with my phone which was not rooted. I tried unsuccessfully to root my 2.2 phone and finally, gave up and manually re-installed all of my APP's and transferred my Media files using a microSD card. I was able to verify that a APP and Media backup file was online. So, the purpose of this post is to state that I was able to backup my APP and Media data with My Backup, but I was unable to Restore my APP and Media data to an "unrooted" phone.