03-13-2012, 10:16 PM
| | Re: warning: Gingerbread can brick Captivate
> > Yesterday I got an ATT text message saying the Gingerbread update was
> > available for my Samsung Captivate. During the firmware update, it gave
> > an error message saying it had a problem and I should remove, then
> > replace, the battery, then try again. After the battery maneuver the
> > phone was dead. Emergency reboot did not work. It's now with UPS going
> > to Samsung. Its SIM card is in its predecessor dumb(but working)phone.
> > On forums.att.com I see I'm not the only one this has happened to.
To follow up on this message, when I returned from (smartphone-less)
vacation, the repaired phone was waiting for me. They "replaced the
motherboard". The returned phone had Gingerbread installed and works
fine. After reloading from saved stuff, and reinstalling apps, the only
annoyance was that all Contacts were duplicated.