Install GingerBread (android 2.3.4) on Samsung Captivate using ubuntu

Installing the android kernel on the mobiles has never been easy. The complexity in using linux, the tedious process involved in installing the android kernel is never easy (even in windows) .  But Heimdall changes it all, it made the process of installing the android even easy for a layman .

Steps : 

warning : Before You do anything backup everything important 

1. First Install the Qt Gui Libraries : 
            sudo apt-get install libqtgui4
2. Download Heimdall Suite 1.1.1 :
    Ubuntu 32bit:
         Command-Line Binary Download
         Frontend Binary Download

    Ubuntu 64bit :

         Command-Line Binary Download
          Frontend Binary Download

3. Launch Heimdall :

     press Alt + F2 and then type "heimdall-frontend" and hit enter 

4.  Flashing the phone 
This guide assumes the Samsung Captivate already has Android 2.2 build UCKB1 (AT&T) or UXJL1 (Rogers) already installed on it. If the Samsung Captivate is already rooted & hasClockworkMod Recovery installed, skip this section.

Download Hardcore's SpeedMod kernel with ClockworkMod Recovery Download
md5: cd5481375749ae0f1d53407d37698302

  1. Select the downloaded kernel in the Kernel (zImage) section.
  2. Power off the Samsung Captivate and connect the microUSB to the computer but not the Samsung Captivate.
  3. Boot the Samsung Captivate into download mode by holding down Volume Up & Volume Down while connecting the microUSB to it.
  4. Click Start on the Heimdall Frontend. A blue transfer bar will appear on the phone showing the kernel being transferred. The device will reboot automatically.
  5. Once booted, reboot into the Samsung Captivate into the ClockworkMod Recovery.
  6. Once in the ClockworkMod Recovery:
    1. Select Advanced ULK Features using the Volume Rocker to navigate & the Power button to select.
    2. Select Root.
    3. Select Simple.
    4. Reboot.
  7. The Samsung Captivate is now rooted & has the ClockworkMod Recovery installed. Continue to the next section.

5. Flashing CyanogenMod via Recovery 

  1. Download the latest version of CyanogenMod.
    Optional: Download the Google Apps for the device.

  2. Place the CyanogenMod file on the root of the SD card.
    Optional: Place the Google Apps .zip on the root of the SD card also.

  3. Boot into the ClockworkMod Recovery.

  4. Once the device boots into the ClockworkMod Recovery, use the side volume buttons to move around, and either the power button or the trackball to select.

  5. Select the option to Wipe data/factory reset.

  6. Then select the option to Wipe cache partition.

  7. Select Install zip from sdcard.

  8. Select Choose zip from sdcard.

  9. Select the CyanogenMod
    Optional: Install the Google Apps by performing steps 7 - 9 again and choosing the Google Apps

  10. Once the installation has finished, select +++++Go Back+++++ to get back to the main menu, and select the Reboot system now option. The Samsung Captivate should now boot into CyanogenMod.

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