It’s pity that it’s taken so long for Samsung to provide the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS update for AT&T branded Samsung Galaxy S – Samsung Captivate handset. The wait is over now. Hey Samsung Captivate users! Here’s the Gingerbread update for your handsets. The new firmware upgrade will bring the new build number I897UCKK4 for Captivate handset. After successfully upgraded to Gingerbread build, you will see the following changes on your handset:
# Download management.
# Word prediction, multi-touch for numerical input.
# One-touch word selection and copy/paste.
# New layout for larger fonts and easy inputs.
# Fixed Top-menu in Gmail.
# Addition of Voice Search the search categories.
# Addition of Vertical play mode to YouTube.
# Updated 3D graphics driver.
# Additional Khronos standard such as OpenSL ES, EGL for better multimedia performance.
# Concurrent Garbage Collector technology embedded to reduce lags in games.
- Are you tapping ‘Software Update’ button on your handset? Unfortunately (or fortunately), teh update isn’t available through OTA upgrade process. You should upgrade your Captivate handset using Samsung Kies Mini software tool. Follow the following instructions to install Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS on your handset.
# Download Kies Mini Tool (hit the link).
# Install the downloaded Kies Mini tool on your Windows running PC machine by following the on-screen instructions.
# Connect your Samsung Captivate handset to PC using USB cable.
# Launch Kies Mini tool and the toll should automatically notify the update for the handset.
# Clock on Phone Upgrade button and let it finish the downloading and upgrading process.
# That’s it. Android 2.3 Gingerbread I897UCKK4 update should be rocking on your Samsung Captivate at this stage.
Note: Please keep in mind that there is no support for Mac users as of now. Head over to the source link at below for the full guide on how to get Gingerbread update for Samsung Captivate handset.