It’s already been almost a year since the Samsung Infuse 4G was released in the market where it stunned users with its whooping 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and 1.2 GHz processor. Still, the Infuse 4G is such a great phone if you consider the harmony of power and style.
While it was still newly released, some people were asking why it was still necessary to root such an amazing device. Two common answers were the removal of unneeded apps and installation of custom ROMs. Especially these days when the Ice Cream Sandwich mania is on the loose, rooting the Samsung Infuse 4G is considered almost a necessity.
It is time for the phone to get some delicious software upgrades and updates in the form of custom ROMs, which is precisely why rooting is necessary. If you have a Samsung Infuse 4G and you want to install a shiny new OS on it, root it now.
Rooting the Samsung Infuse 4G is quite easy, all you need to do is comply with the requirements and click a button. Thanks to the developers of SuperOneClick, there is no more need for some complicated process just to gain root access on the Infuse 4G. Say goodbye to complicated commands and hello to easy rooting. If you are ready to root your Infuse, see the requirements and instructions below.
Use the information in this article at your own risk. We shall not be responsible for any damage arising from your use of this information.
Rooting with SuperOneClick
- AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G SGH-I997 running Android 2.2 Froyo. The method in this section has not been tested by us on Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher, but feel free to try.
- A computer running Windows. If you’re on Windows XP, install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher.
- USB drivers for your phone. You can try looking for the drivers on the Samsung website. An alternative would be to install Samsung KIES, which will also usually include the drivers for your phone.
- Unmount your phone’s SD card.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security programs both on your phone and computer. They can prevent the rooting process from succeeding.
- Make a back up of all the important data in your phone i.e. contacts, call logs, files, SMS, and Internet settings. This is not necessary, but in case something goes wrong it’s always good to have a back up.
- Make sure that your phone’s battery still has power of at least 50%. You don’t want to lose power in the middle of the rooting process.
Here’s how to root your AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G using SuperOneClick.
- Download the SuperOneClick package from here or here.
- Extract the files from the SuperOneClick ZIP file into a new folder on your computer.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone through Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
- Enable installation of non-Market apps from Settings > Unknown sources (make sure the checkbox is checked).
- Go to Settings > SD & phone storage. Tap on “Unmount SD card.”
- On your computer, in the folder that contains the SuperOneClick files, look for SuperOneClick.exe and run it as Administrator.
- click the Root button in SuperOneClick to start the rooting process.
Root and Unlock Pack for All OS Versions
You can try this alternate method if SuperOneClick doesn’t work for you. The method and rooting package in this section is provided by lost1 of XDA Developers.
According to the developer, the root and unlock package works for any Android version running on the AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G. The method includes not just root but also installation of Superuser and generation of an unlock code for use if you decide to network-unlock your phone.
Here’s how to root/unlock your AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G:
- If rooting on a Windows computer, install the Samsung Infuse 4G USB drivers on your computer. You can look for the drivers on Samsung’s support site, or install Samsung KIES (which will also automatically install the drivers). You may need to restart your computer.
- Download lost1′s root and unlock package for the Samsung Infuse 4G from here or here and save it to your computer.
- Extract the contents of the package into a folder in your home directory (on Linux) or in the root of your primary hard drive (on Windows).
- Run the rooting script. On Linux, run “./root.sh” (without the quotes). On Windows, double-click on “root.bat”. If you just want the unlock code, use “unlock.sh” or “unlock.bat” instead. Use the unlock code when your phone prompts you for it after you insert a SIM card from a different mobile carrier.
Congratulations! Your AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G is now rooted.