I just got my Captivate today about 4 hours ago.
Here is an info about my Samsung Captivate
Under "About Phone"
Can this phone be rooted? Are there HOWTOs I can follow for this type of phone? I would like to gain root access so I can tether, ssh, etc. Also, before I root it, I would like to back-up the current configuration to make sure I can revert it in case I brick it. Is there a HOWTO for this as well?