Samsung Captivate i897 – How to Install Android 4.0 Firmware

Sanjana December 21, 2011 0

Cheers to Samsung Captivate i897 as they can now update their smartphone with the latest Android 4.0 firmware. This is not the official update but is the beta version built by some third party developers. Samsung hasn’t yet revealed the exact date when the official update of Android 4.0 will be rolled out. Let’s take a look at some of the pre-requisites required before you proceed into the updating procedure.

samsung i897 cptivate

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The update procedure is only applicable to Samsung Captivate i897 phones so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Do not use KIES to back up data since you won’t be able to use KIES after the update as Samsung hasn’t rolled out the support for Captivate i897. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

ICS Android 4.0 for Captivate i897

Steps to update Samsung Captivate i897 with Android 4.0 ICS:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Applications > Settings > Development > USB Debugging”

enable usb debugging

Download ICS Android 4.0 for Samsung Captivate i897 from the Must Have section to your computer and connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded file to your phone’s SD Card without modifying or renaming them and disconnect the phone from computer.

Step-2: After copying is finished, power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing the Volume up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. If the device boots up in normal mode, try to enter into Recovery mode again using the correct button combinations.

recovery mode

Step-3: In Recovery mode choose the option of ”Install zip from SD Card” then select ”Choose zip from SD Card” to choose the ICS zip file placed in your phone. After selecting the file it will take 10-15mins to complete the process of firmware updation. After the update is successfully applied, you will land up in Recovery mode again. So choose the option of “++++Go Back++++” then select “Reboot system now” option to reboot the device.

Thus you can successfully update your Samsung Captivate i897 with Android 4.0 ICS.

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