CyanogenMod 10 ROM Jelly Bean 4.1 Upgrade for Samsung Captivate i897


At this moment of time, almost every android based phone with the capability to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is getting a CyanogenMod10 ROM upgrade.  And, now its time for Samsung Captivate i897 users to upgrade their phones to Jelly Bean. It is a very early build which means that some of the functions are not working properly. Here is a list of functions which are working properly and which are not.

Working Properly

  • Calling/SMS
  • GPS
  • Butter
  • Google Now
  • Data
  • Audio
  • GSM
  • UMS
  • WiFi

Not Working Properly

  • Google Ears/Sound Search

Important Note: Although, we have taken the ROM link from a very reliable developer(XDA-Forum), yet go for this upgrade at your own risk as neither this site nor the author would be responsible for any problem in upgradation. However, this happens rarely. Also you would lose warranty of the hardware(if any).

The upgradation Process has been divided into two parts:

  • Pre-Upgardation.
  • Final Upgradation.

Please follow all the steps given below in the order they are given and donot skip any step in between.


Follow these steps with a little care. If you have any problem, feel free to ask-

  1. First of all check the phone version. It should be Samsung Captivate i897 only (Check at Settings> About Phone). Do not upgrade if you have some other version.
  2. We advice you to take a backup of your existing ROM by using Nandroid Backup and Restore App from XDA.
  3. You can also take backup of some important data such as SMSContacts etc.
  4. Make sure that your Captivate i897 is at-least 85% charges. If it isn’t, we advice you charge your phone first.
  5. Next, disable all the anti-virus on your Device. Also uninstall all the Kies from your computer.
  6. Now enable USB Debugging on your cellphone (Option available at Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging ).
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  7. Your device is now ready to be upgraded.

Final Upgradation

  • First of all, download the CyanogenMod 10 ROM for Captivate i897 from the official development page on you PC.
  • Next, download the official Google Apps Package.
  • Now connect your phone to PC via USB cable and copy both downloaded files on internal SD Card of your Phone.
  • Now turn off your Captivate and reboot it in ClockworkMod Recovery. This can be done by pressing and holding Volume Down HOME + Power Button together.
  • Now from the options available on the screen, Select “wipe data/factory reset” and then further select Yes when prompted.
  • Now,  you need to select the Installation zip file from sdcard(one you’ve copied from PC). For this select “choose zip from sdcard” and then select the ROM package from SD card.
  • When it is completed,  do the same and install the second package i.e. Google Apps .
  • When the installation is complete, go back to main menu, and select “reboot system now” and it will

With this you’ve successfully upgraded to Cyanogen Mod 10 on your Samsung Captivate i897.