Everyone loves the Samsung Infuse 4G. With its sleek thickness of 8.99 mm and 4G (HSPA+) capabilities, this phone surely rocked the market. But, like every other phone, it carries unwanted features—bloatware and unnecessary applications—that hide behind its alluring skin. Fortunately, these unwanted features can be removed once you have rooted your phone.
XDA Developers member gtg465x has created a rooting method that will help you root your Rogers Samsung Infuse 4G. Rooting your phone will give you that control and make your phone the way you wanted it to be. So, if want to have that control, follow our step-by-step instructions on how to root your Rogers Samsung Infuse 4G SGH-1997R.
- Rogers Infuse 4G SGH-I997R. These instructions are for this device only. These may or may not work with the AT&T variant.
- A computer running Windows
- Samsung USB drivers for your phone installed on your computer. (Install Samsung KIES to get the drivers.)
- Backup your personal data.
- Keep at least 50% battery power. Full charge is recommended.
These instructions are provided for educational purposes only. We make no guarantees that they will work at all. Use these instructions at your own risk and do not hold us liable for whatever undesired results occur to you or your phone through your use of these instructions.
- Create a new folder named “Voodoo” (without the quotes) in the root directory of your phone’s internal SD card.
- Inside the Voodoo folder, create a sub-folder called “disable-lagfix” (again, without the quotes).
- Turn off your phone.
- Download the root package from here or here (Odin_Infused_Gingerbread_Kernel_v1.zip, 8 MB) and save it to your computer.
- Extract the downloaded ZIP file’s contents into a folder on your computer.
- Run Odin3_v1.81.exe as Administrator. (Right-click on the file, then select “Run as Administrator” from the popup menu.)
- Power on your phone into download mode by holding down the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons as you plug the phone into your computer via a USB cable.
- Check that the ID:COM box in Odin3 is highlighted in yellow. The COM number is also shown in this box. If this is not highlighted, or no COM number is shown, Odin3 has not detected your phone.
- Click the PDA button in Odin3.
- In the browse file dialog, select PDA_Infused_Gingerbread_Kernel_v1.tar.md5.
- Click the Start button in Odin3.
- The rooting process will begin. Your phone will automatically reboot afterwards.
- Disconnect the phone from the computer only after you see the homescreen on your phone.
- Check that rooting is successful by verifying that Superuser is installed on your phone. Optionally, install the BusyBox app from the Android Market.
Congratulations! Your Rogers Samsung Infuse 4G SGH-I997R is now rooted.