1. shawn122's Avatar
    So...Rogers is *finally* getting around to releasing the Samsung Captivate. Official launch was today but has yet to make it into the systems for people doing a hardware upgrade.

    So far the people that have had one have noticed that the traditional rooting methods don't work. It is using a different firmware (SGH-I896 vs. the SGH-I897 for AT&T)

    I just thought I would start a thread on this forums for members of the community. I am waiting for the phone to appear in the system...and one will be sent my way.

    Some points:

    1) Apparently GPS "works" - take it for what its worth
    Rogers Canada to launch Samsung Galaxy S in September

    2) Root doesn't work
    Rogers Captivate - SGH-i896 - Page 8 - xda-developers

    3) Rogers is looking into the problems regarding the hardware upgrade problems
    Samsung Galaxy S Captivate update | Rogers RedBoard

    Some people are waiting to see if they can root it before they take the plunge.

    Well...thats it for now! Hope there are some other people that are getting the Rogers Captivate
    10-25-2010 09:10 PM
  2. anneoneamouse's Avatar
    If the firmwares are different, maybe there should just be a separate forum for the I896?

    AoN
    10-25-2010 09:59 PM
  3. shawn122's Avatar
    If the firmwares are different, maybe there should just be a separate forum for the I896?

    AoN
    Yes..this would be ideal. Who do we contact?
    There are alot of people in canada waiting for this phone (yes I know I don't speak for all of Canada...lol)

    but...the interest is there
    10-25-2010 10:04 PM
  4. anneoneamouse's Avatar
    No idea, but you could always try here:

    http://admin.androidcentral.com/about

    Pick your favourite (I'll let you decide how), and email them a request

    Hope this helps,

    AoN
    10-26-2010 12:23 AM
  5. ragnarokx's Avatar
    I'll relay the message and get back to you guys as soon as I get an answer.
    10-26-2010 12:45 AM
  6. shawn122's Avatar
    Here is a nice summary of some the features that are enabled as default (post from our friends over at XDA)

    Rogers Captivate - SGH-i896 - Page 10 - xda-developers

    Quick Summary:

    1) Side Loading is enabled by default
    2) Mobile AP is enabled by default
    3) No bloatware
    4) Android Keyboard isn't there
    5) Recovermy Mode works

    Things to note:
    1) No one has been able to root as yet
    2) Likewise for unlocking..
    10-26-2010 08:04 AM
  7. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Looks like we're good to go. Phil said he will create a sub-forum for the Canadian Captivate. No ETA, but it should be sooner rather than later.
    10-26-2010 12:33 PM
  8. shawn122's Avatar
    Looks like we're good to go. Phil said he will create a sub-forum for the Canadian Captivate. No ETA, but it should be sooner rather than later.
    Thanks!
    10-26-2010 02:43 PM
  9. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Canadian Captivate sub-forum is live. Let's get some good threads going in there!
    10-26-2010 03:16 PM
  10. VanCityGirl's Avatar
    Hey,
    I am new, and just wanted to say "Hi!".
    I am expecting delivery of my new Captivate today at my office. I can hardly wait!
    Giddy w/ excitement!!
    11-04-2010 12:18 PM
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