CyanogenMod team rolled out the CM10.1 RC2 release of their ROM for a huge number of devices, including the AT&T Samsung Captivate SGH-I897, that can now enjoy Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, in a more than ever stable ROM. You will be able to update Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 to CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware with our tutorial. This is not an official release by Google or Samsung, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 with complete steps using CWM recovery. We also have several tips on how to backup your phone data which you may find useful. And some more tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. You will have to wipe all your data during the installation process. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s begin with the tutorial below.

CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM Details:

This ROM is built using CM10.1 sources for the Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 and is based on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean from the AOSP with all the latest Android features and Google apps.

NOTE: Since this is a nightly build, make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your Android device can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware or any other stable custom ROM.

AT&T Samsung Captivate USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for AT&T Galaxy Ace properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download AT&T Samsung Captivate USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

AT&T users can also back up data using AT&T KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving AT&T Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 to CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom firmware.

HOW TO: Install CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Samsung Captivate SGH-I897

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Samsung Captivate SGH-I897. If you are used to installing custom ROMs on your Samsung Captivate SGH-I897, then this should not be any different for you.

However, for beginners, you need to root your AT&T Samsung Captivate and install a custom recovery. Please Google that up if you are unsure and read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it.


To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for installing CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM on AT&T Samsung Captivate SGH-I897. Please do not try on any other Samsung Captivate variants.
  • Your phone should have ClockworkMod recovery installed from before.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode.
  • AT&T KIES will NOT detect your phone after installing CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean because it is a custom ROM.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 ROM and Google Apps for Samsung Captivate to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Samsung Captivate USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.2.2 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your SD card. Make sure the files are in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together.

Step 6 – In ClockworkMod recovery, perform a full data wipe first. Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the Power button to select it.

Step 7 – Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 8 –Now using your volume keys, navigate to the Android 4.2.2 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

NOTE: Repeat this same step for the Google Apps zip file as well.

Step 9 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your Samsung Captivate has now been updated to CM10.1 RC2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

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