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I just got a captivate, it replaced a storm 2 9550 and I haven't looked back

Now I'm running Eclaire, and I wanted to go to Froyo or Gingerbread...something new.

I downloaded Samsung Kies, I tried updating through there, no dice. Gets to the 95% mark and says "re-boot device and hold the up+down volume then press power and reconnect" I did that and it doesn't find the device.

I tried Kies lite and it doesn't even find the phone.

I'm a bit confused, could someone point me in the right direction please?
Edited by Fear of Oneself - 5/10/11 at 3:36pm
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post #2 of 11
I remember having problems with this as well. It's because Kies is a big pile of dung. Unfortunately, you have to use it if you want the official update. In the end, this tutorial worked for me. Give it a try and good luck.
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You can head over to xda developers for custom roms. Much better than the bloated stock anyways.
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I remember having problems with this as well. It's because Kies is a big pile of dung. Unfortunately, you have to use it if you want the official update. In the end, this tutorial worked for me. Give it a try and good luck.
i looked at that guide too, but mini kies sits at the screen asking for me to connect the phone, even after a phone and system reboot
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You sure you have the correct and most up to date drivers? If so then idk :/.
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post #6 of 11
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You sure you have the correct and most up to date drivers? If so then idk :/.
when I plugged it in it said it was installing drivers, but I never really looked into it.

i figured Kies was everything I needed

(I also asked my buddy irl who has a captivate as well and he has equal amounts of garbage occurring)
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post #7 of 11
Try installing these drivers first (Assuming your on Win 7 x64), then update.
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post #8 of 11
try different usb slot on your computer,
It didnt work on my front slot,
but when I plug it in on my backslot it work right away.


Also, I would also flash a custom rom, much better.
Considering some of the 2.3 captivate rom are starting to go out!
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i tried updating the USB drivers, and switching the ports. I also installed Samsung Kies Mini. I tried booting and holding the volume rockers down, so the Android man with the shovel appeared.

But now samsung Kies won't even find the phone, it just says connect device.

I went to Samsung's website and they only have Froyo instruction manuals.


I <3 Samsung
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