CM7 on the Samsung CaptivateCM7 on the Samsung Captivate

The Samsung Captivate just got its official Android 2.2 Froyo update. So it's only fitting that the CyanogenMod community project just released an initial CM7 Gingebread build. That's right, Android 2.3.3 for the Samsung Captivate. It's being billed as a usable test release, but undoubtedly bugs will crop up. Give it a whirl if you want -- you'll be glad you did. [via XDA]


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Samsung Captivate gets itself an initial CyanogenMod 7 Gingerbread build


im in the exact same boat, debating between an atrix and an inspire, lucky for me now that i have cm7 im content for a while.

Don't get the Atrix, it's junk. I had it for 3 days and returned it and got the Inspire. The Inspire may not have dual core but is faster, has a better UI, and easier to use.

Well I can't comment on the Atrix though I have friends that have had it from day one and they luv it. I think it will change the way companies look at the cell phone. Its a step in the right direction. Anyway now that I have froyo for my Captvte and just learned to root, I'm also considering the Samsung Infuse. After reading the specs and seeing the hands on reviews for the Infuse, I feel this is the phone Sammy should have released last year.

First! And congratulations Captivate owners...I know a lot of us SGS owners that have been anxiously awaiting this!


Lol, are you serious?

If not, then that's a good joke.

If you are serious, yes, this can DEFINITELY sideload apps.

You have been able to sideload apps since before there were roms. Ah, the Unleash the Beast days.

When will they go for the Samsung Mesmerize on the Us. Cellular Phone. its the same build as the captivate just different radio builds

Your Mesmerize is identical to the Verizon Fascinate, about the only thing it shares with the Captivate is the Galaxy S logo.

I highly doubt you are going to see any Cyanogenmod 7 love for your Mesmerize until it or the Fascinate gets the 2.2 update.

My Captivate after FROYO has been SWEET!! GPS is perfect and it's VERY fast. I'm curious how much better Gingerbread will make it....... I think for me, that I'll be waiting until it's stable.

Same here. My GPS issues were fixed after the first patch way back when, but the Froyo update has indeed made things sweeter. I'll also wait for something stable.

these developers do all this for free? or do they receive donations?
because man how come these developers cant get hired by these manufacturers to create these updates? why?! the Android community puts these Corporations to S-H-A-M-E, & thats putting it kindly.

They do it for fun. They often get donations, but I would be surprised if it was even 1/10 of what they would make as a salary. For these guys, it's the fun of it all.

Just a safety note, the CyanogenMod7 forum thread for the Galaxy S devices (including the Captivate) is currently warning users NOT TO FLASH THIS BUILD because of bugs. Please heed their warning and don't try to flash until they get it fixed. I'd hate to see anyone's phone get ruined because they didn't pay attention.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way...YAY CM7 OMG!!one!LOLS! :-)

They put up the test build for the GS I9000 at thr beginning of February and it is sweet. But as posted above... VERY BUGGY!!!

It is not for the noob or casual user. The forum on XDA is flooded with people complaining about problems and can't fix them. If you are confident you can or at least can read and follow directions, give it shot. I had it for a day, reboot, and it went apeshit. I'll try it again when it's stable.

You should try it again, they've fixed most of the bugs since. Its been my daily driver for the past couple weeks

agreed. ive been testing out the captivate cm7 for a couple hours, honestly havent seen many bugs at all. pleasantly surprised..

Samsung was the first manufacturer to have Gingerbread in their hands. Hopefully Samsung puts out to the Galaxy S soon. Oh wait, they cant even get Froyo right......

Old and useless joke is old and useless. Or are you unaware that Samsung is the first manufacturer to have a leaked gingerbread build for an existing phone. Or the fact that froyo has been done for the SGS since October, but you can blame the US carriers for the delay.

Thought not.

Froyo rocks on my Samsung Captivate..I almost sold it last week on ebay....Now everything is just faster..I'll wait to purchase the Atrix for now..

i haven't had the time to read the entire CM7 Cappy thread but are there still problems mounting the external SD card > computer?

i'm still loving the Assonance 5.0 ROM but if CM7 gets the bugs out, I'm moving over this this weekend :)