Welcome to The Samsung Captivate HOW TO Wiki.

This wiki has been created as a companion wiki to the XDA Developers Captivate forum ( It is intended to contain all the 'HOW TO' guides, related to the captivate, reformatted with simplicity and clarity in mind.. You are free to post your own guides, but please keep it relevant to the phone.



How to Root

How To Enable Non-Market apps for Captivate, How to Sideload (should be merged)

How to add a Ringtone


How to Optimize the Captivate for Speed

How to Optimize Battery Life

Finding your way around

Where's your SD card

Putting the Phone into Download Mode

How to install USB drivers on a PC

How to update Samsung Captivate to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop