Install Salty Bean ROM on Captivate i897 [Android 4.1.2 Build]
Android community has provided us a lot of custom ROMs for the Samsung Captivate, here’s one best of them named Salty Bean that based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean developed by a senior XDA developer member dave71670, he ported this custom from AOKP Jelly Bean that is famous for customization, AOKP lets you customize almost every aspect of your Android device. The Salty Bean ROM brings faster performance to your Captivate with less blotwares. It also gives you a light amoled theme to give a stunning look and feel to your Samsung Captivate.
However, Salty Bean custom is still being developed, so there may a few bugs with the ROM.
Read on how to install salty bean custom ROM on AT&T Samsung Captivate, make sure the ClockworkMod recovery is installed on your Samsung Captivate and be sure to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Salty Bean ROM and Salty Bean ROM addons from here.
Step #2: Place both files on the internal SD card of your phone.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).
Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen. Then from the main menu, select Advanced then select Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm the action on the next screen, after that go to Mounts and Storage and select Format /system.
Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM .zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation, if your smartphone reboots to recovery during the installation, once Select .zip from SD card and locate file again, if you get status error, then install the Devil Kernel through recovery install the ROM .zip file again.
Step #9: Once again, repeat the previous step and install the Salty ROM addons .zip file in the same manner.
Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
Now your phone will be booted in Android 4.1.2, enjoy!