After spending ages trying to root my Samsung Infuse (i997) running Android 2.2 with SuperOneClick on my Windows XP box, I finally did the right thing: blew it away and installed Windows 7. With that, I was able to root the Infuse this afternoon.
- SuperOneClick 2.3.1 (or get it from shortfuse.org if you don’t trust random links from a blog)
- The Samsung i997 driver version 5_2_0_2 from the Samsung US website
After rooting, I rebooted the device. It worked with no problems. I shot the developer of SuperOneClick a donation ’cause why not.
Later I installed TitaniumBackup, which gave me a warning message about the access rights to su and offered to correct it. I said to go ahead and it did:
Access rights on the “su” binary were successfully correced from “0:2000 ” to “0:0 ”. Please reboot your device for the changes to apply.
I think that changed it from root.shell to root.root.
At any rate, now I know I can root the Infuse.
I wasn’t able to root an Infuse running 2.3.5 Gingerbread. Instead I had to use this XDA post, Odin, and reflash a new ROM.