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  1. ls377's Avatar
    http://www.androidcentral.com/ginger...medium=twitter

    Go get it! Be sure to share your experiences here.

    Also, if anyone is able to write up a quick how-to, I would appreciate it.

    Sent from my Captivate
    ragnarokx likes this.
    01-10-2012 11:35 AM
  2. mindlesstux's Avatar
    So far I like gingerbread on the captivate.

    Though I do have a few sticking points, as usual att gimped us on features, cant add a VoIP account, main reason I wanted gingerbread on my phone. (So I can have an office phone line where ever I go.)

    I noted the email app looks different, seems for the better. I also noted that the silent option in the notification menubar is gone, replaced with flight mode. Along with the disable data option from the power menu. Though I found the data option buried deep in the settings...

    Other than those sticking points so far it makes the phone feel brand new.
    01-10-2012 01:00 PM
  3. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    hmmmm...i like that silent option in the menu bar, i use it there a lot. seems to me more would use the silent option than the flight option.
    01-10-2012 01:27 PM
  4. rclapham's Avatar
    Where did you find the data option? I cannot find how to turn my wireless data back on. Also I keep getting these errors about the TetheringManager and I have to repeatedly force close it.
    01-10-2012 02:07 PM
  5. MoonlightSoldier's Avatar
    On samsungs website it says it will delete ALL data from your Captivate, is this true? I'm scared to update myself and find out
    01-10-2012 02:28 PM
  6. rclapham's Avatar
    It didn't delete any data from my phone. All apps, pictures, music, etc. were left intact. However, I cannot find the setting to turn on 3G data access. It used to be on the Power button.
    01-10-2012 02:36 PM
  7. G.murph's Avatar
    So you can't put the phone into vibrate from the notification tray? That's the one toggle I actually use. Oh well.

    Is touchwiz updated at all?
    01-10-2012 02:41 PM
  8. zerospace-net's Avatar
    Well look at that. I've been reading AC forever, but never signed up for an account. The cappy finally gets gingerbread, and I finally feel compelled to sign up. Ha!

    On topic: Nothing on my phone was deleted ... my home screens even remained intact!

    I upgraded from rooted stock froyo. Lost root (no surprise), but still have superuser installed (annoying, since I'm not sure I intend to re-root). I, too, am getting the tethering manager FCs, though it seems to be when I enable Wi-Fi (not when I disable it), and possibly when the phone is connected to my PC with USB debugging enabled. It usually FCs twice, and then stops. I wonder if it is related to my phone being rooted when I did the upgrade. To the other person with the tethering manager FC, were you rooted when you did the update?

    To turn on 3G data, its buried in the settings:
    Settings-->Wireless and Network-->Mobile Networks-->Use packet data

    Thus far, my phone seems snappier overall, and the addition of the unknown sources check box thrills me more than almost anything! (Sad, isn't it?) The menus are now a dark grey color rather than white. The notifications menu is different slightly, as others have noted. Everything seems to be otherwise fine or similar to before. I like the changes in the icons for battery & signal/mobile network. Thus far, I'm happy with the update -- easier than the froyo update & way faster. First boot didn't even take that long!
    01-10-2012 03:04 PM
  9. G.murph's Avatar
    The update makes Swype really difficult to use. I can't double tap a word to choose a different one. I can get around it by tapping on the word then hitting the swype button, but it's another step I didn't have to do before.

    ETA: And the camera app brightness is set to the highest brightness level possible (outdoor visibility isn't selected) but it almost hurts it's so bright. And I miss the silent button. Not sure if I like this update.
    01-10-2012 05:50 PM
  10. princessquitak's Avatar
    How do I download it??
    01-10-2012 05:50 PM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    How do I download it??
    Here is what you need:

    SAMSUNG
    01-10-2012 06:18 PM
  12. kkeip's Avatar
    I have the 2.1. Will GPS finally work with the upgrade?
    01-10-2012 07:02 PM
  13. Alex.Kim's Avatar
    Any ideas on when this will get rooted?
    01-10-2012 07:30 PM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Is there a screencap now or is an android one out of the question for the captivate?
    01-10-2012 08:06 PM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I just noticed there is no "end" when scrolling through the homescreens. You just go one direction and it goes through all of them.
    01-10-2012 08:08 PM
  16. G.murph's Avatar
    Can anyone else get the "swipe glass to unlock" message to go away?

    ETA: Also, what happened to the scene shooting options in the camera? The option is grayed out and I can't access it. And I don't know why the camera is set to brighten to the highest brightness level.
    01-10-2012 09:32 PM
  17. steveo44's Avatar
    thanks to those who helped. upgraded to gingerbread with no problem. all apps, data, homescreens remained intact.
    01-11-2012 01:28 PM
  18. putt4fun's Avatar
    I have the 2.1. Will GPS finally work with the upgrade?
    Just installed the Gingerbread update and first thing I checked was the GPS. Hooked and locked into satellites almost immediately. Never did that before.
    01-11-2012 08:14 PM
  19. btswein's Avatar
    Hey, I was thinking about getting a memory card for my phone and wondered how I could save apps to the memory card. Anyone done this on their G1? I hope there's someone here that can help.
    Used mine for two hours on GB release day and today, works great!

    Sent from my Samsung Captivate using TapaTalk.
    01-11-2012 09:58 PM
  20. ads's Avatar
    This apparently doesn't work if you're running a custom ROM? Installed Cognition a little over a year ago to Android 2.2 (cognition v2..3b6 - which has been great).
    Guess I have to look how to regress to stock, ugh.

    ADS
    01-11-2012 11:04 PM
  21. ads's Avatar
    Well, followed the back to stock links here and minikies - takes two steps from 2.1 and have Gingerbread.
    NOW I remember why I rooted and loaded Cognition, now that the crapware is all back and the bluetooth stack is 4x as finicky, yeah, yeah, that's why I did it, LOL!
    01-12-2012 02:30 PM
  22. duckser's Avatar
    Was encouraged to hear that data remained, but I'm wondering if that will still be the case as I am still on Eclair, stock, no root.
    Anybody have any idea if it would still maintain all?
    Thanks for any feedback..
    01-13-2012 12:43 PM
  23. btswein's Avatar
    Was encouraged to hear that data remained, but I'm wondering if that will still be the case as I am still on Eclair, stock, no root.
    Anybody have any idea if it would still maintain all?
    Thanks for any feedback..
    Probably, but I'd back everything up anyways. Also recommended doing a factory reset anyways.

    Sent from my Samsung Captivate using TapaTalk.
    01-13-2012 11:40 PM
  24. txGeek's Avatar
    How serious are they about the phone being fully-charged? I've been trying since last night and Kies never sees my phone, but it's never been at 100% charge.

    Also, it says use the USB debugging setting, not the KIES USB mode. Is that right? (I've tried both ways)

    I've also done a factory reset.
    *sigh*
    Bill
    01-14-2012 01:25 PM
  25. btswein's Avatar
    How serious are they about the phone being fully-charged? I've been trying since last night and Kies never sees my phone, but it's never been at 100% charge.

    Also, it says use the USB debugging setting, not the KIES USB mode. Is that right? (I've tried both ways)

    I've also done a factory reset.
    *sigh*
    Bill
    I'd be atleast 75% to do the update, but that's just me. I did not using debug mode.

    Sent from my Samsung Captivate using TapaTalk.
    01-14-2012 01:39 PM
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