[How-to] Revert Your Captivate To Stock with Odin3 “One-Click”!

So, you got yourself a shiny new AT&T Captivate.  Great, fantastic device; SuperAMOLED, Hummingbird, blah blah.  As any new Android user, you hop on the interwebs and get to Googling.  Slowly, over time, the inevitable happens; you stumble onto xda-developers.com.  You see the light.  Within hours, you’re on your third rom, the thirst for speed clouds your judgement.  Life is great, your device is flying, multitasking with gusto.  It’s at this point the tech Gods decide to rain on your parade, or, more precisely, your Captivate.  The speaker is dead, the rain markers are clear, time for insurance.  But wait!  You’re running CFW.  They’ll never replace a device that has so blatantly been modified.  In comes Odin3.  With just “one-click” (really a few more than that), you’ll have your Captivate SGS back to factory specifications with none the wiser (it’ll also help in ‘bricked’ devices).  Hit the link for directions and downloads!

This fabulous method of flashing one’s device is supposedly rooted in Samsung’s dev process, an “official” utility if you will.  All credit goes to user designgears over at xda for this package, he deserves the praise!  Now, for the instructions.

FIRST:

You’ll need the proper drivers in order for your computer to communicate with your handset during the process.  Be sure to select the proper drivers for your system.

Click here for Windows 64bit

Click here for Windows 32bit

After you’ve downloaded the drivers, you’ll need to grab the Odin3 One-Click package.  It’s pretty sizable, weighting in at 147MB roughly, so be patient.  The application actually includes the entire stock rom, so this will be the last file you’ll have to download.

I897UCJF6 – Odin3 One-Click Downloader

Once you’ve got Odin3 downloaded and your drivers installed, open Odin3 and proceed.

Download Mode:

In order for Odin3 to work it’s magic and restore your device, you’ll have to first enter download mode.  There’s three methods of entering download mode, your mileage may vary (be persistent).  It’s worth mentioning that quite a few individuals have run into issues with cheap/incompatible USB cables, myself included.

Method 1:(ADB – from recovery or normally booted with usb debugging on)

  1. Open a cmd prompt/console/shell
  2. adb shell
  3. adb reboot download

Method 2:(KEY COMBO)

  1. Remove the battery, sim card, sdcard if you have one
  2. Insert the battery
  3. Hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power

Method 3:(KEY COMBO)

  1. Remove the battery, sim card, sdcard if you have one
  2. Insert the battery
  3. Hold both Volume buttons (from i9000 just down, don’t touch the power button)
  4. Plug in the USB cable and continue holding both Volume buttons

Once your Captivate enters download mode, you’ll be presented with a nifty little sign featuring an Android shoveling…something (reference to AT&T’s shit network?).  At this point, Windows should detect your device, and Odin should show a green highlighted box detailing COM information.  Once Odin3 has a COM reserved, all that’s left to do is…

Click Start!

After a few minutes, your Captivate will reset and you’ll be presented with a ‘fresh’, stock AT&T rom.  Below is a video detailing one method of using Odin3.

Enjoy!

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