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Samsung Infuse 4g
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Model Number: SGH-I997
Manufacturer: Samsung Samsung-icon.png
Release Date: May 2011
Operating System: Android Android-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 132 x 71 x 9 mm
Weight: 139 g
Chipset: Samsung Exynos 3110
Display: WVGA 480x800 SAMOLED+
Networks: GSM/GPRS850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3GUMTS/HSDPA/4G(21mbps) (850/900/1900/2100 MHz), Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wifi: Not Known
Bluetooth: 3.0
NFC: no
GPS: yes
Video out: Not Known
Camera: 8 MP Auto focus
Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP
Internal Memory: 512MB RAM, 2GB+16GB NAND
Memory Card: microSD, microSDHC
Battery: 1750 mAh
Additional Features: TV out, Proximity Sensor, Magnetic compass, Orientation sensor

Hardware Specs

Samsung Infuse 4G provides the best entertainment experience in a handheld mobile device. Its innovative display technology provides best-in-market picture brilliance so movies and video games come to life like never before, even outdoors. Plus, its high-speed capabilities mean you can quickly and easily download thousands of apps, surf websites, and play games with virtually no lag time or processing interruptions. 4G* (HSPA+) speeds

Advertised Features

Crystal-clear 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display
Android 2.2 OS with Android Market™ and integration with Google applications
8 MP camera with HD 720p video camera and 1.3 MP front-facing camera
AT&T's thinnest 4G smartphone at 8.99 mm
Full entertainment suite with Samsung Media Hub and U-verse® Live TV
HD playback over HDMI with included MHL adapter
Seamless multitasking with 1.2 Ghz processor
High-speed browsing with HSPA+ support
Expandable memory up to 32 GB with microSD™ card
Swype® text input for fast text entry

All Features

Display: Crystal-clear 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display

Ultra Thin: 8.99 mm

Web Browser: Full HTML with support for Adobe® Flash®

Email: Exchange ActiveSync® (Microsoft® Outlook®), Gmail™, POP3, IMAP

Messaging: Text messaging, multimedia messaging

Operating System: Android 2.2

Wireless Data: 802.11 b/g/n and unlimited usage on AT&T's entire national Wi-Fi network**

Bluetooth®: Version 2.1+EDR with stereo

Camera: 8 MP camera with HD 720p video camera and 1.3 MP front-facing camera

Apps and Entertainment: Android Market with access to thousands of apps and widgets, Samsung Media Hub for purchase or rental of TV shows and movies

Wireless Specs: UMTS 850/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSPA+ up to 21.1 Mbps

Memory: 16 GB internal memory, up to 32 GB external memory

Dimensions/Height: 5.15 x 2.77 x 0.36 inches, 4.9 ounces

Battery: 1750 mAh

Talk Time: Up to 8 hours 50 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 16 days and 16 hours

Additional Hardware Info


The SGH-i997 ships with firmware version UCKD4 or UCKE5. The firmware is upgradeable via OTA(Over The Air) update in the settings menu under Software Updates to the latest version available. Latest AT&T Samsung Infuse 4g ships with firmware UCLB3.

Stock Applictions

Yahoo Pager, AT&T code scanner, Angry Birds, Browser, Buddies Now, Camera, Clock, Contacts, Days, Dialer, Divx, DualClock, Email, FaceBook, Gallery3D, GenieWidget, Gmail, Maps, Market, MediaHub, Memo, MiniDiary, Mms, MusicPlayer, MyFiles, Phone, PicoTts, QuickOffice, Feed And Update, Program Monitor, Settings, SoundPlayer, Street, Swype, LiveWallpapers Aurora, LiveWallpapers Beach, LiveWallpapers Luminescence, Talk, Telenav, TetheringManager0326, TouchWiz3 Launcher, TouchWiz Calculator, TouchWiz Calendar, VideoPlayer, VoiceRecorder, VoiceSearch, WriteandGo, YouTube, MobiTV Client, Flash Player

Official Documentation

User Manual(English)

Samsung SGH i997 Infuse 4G English User Manual

Supporting Software

This section covers drivers and utilities which are used on Linux, Windows and Mac.


Windows OS requires drivers to interface with the phone in various modes. Linux and Mac have inbuilt support.

Windows Drivers

Samsung official Infuse 4g USB drivers (Windows XP/Vista/Windows7)

Open Source libUSB driver (Heimdall) 32/64

Closed Source Samsung Driver Win32 (Odin)(DELETED)

Closed Source Samsung Driver Win64 (Odin) (DELETED)

Desktop Software

This software is useful for working with the phone from the desktop

heimdall - Open Source flashing software designed by XDA Senior Member Benjamin Dobell (Win,Mac,Linux)

Samsung Kies - Available for Windows and Mac platform, as of now Kies does not support Infuse 4G in Windows version, said to work in Mac (requires confirmation) - --Msramkrish 16:08, 27 October 2011 (CDT)

Samsung Kies - provides a platform to load your phone with music and applications Samsung Kies (Windows)

Samsung Kies Mini - Used as a tool for software updates Samsung Kies Mini (Windows)

Odin3 - Closed source flashing software. Odin3 V1.81 (Windows)


In this section you will find things above and beyond what the "average" user will do to his phone.


Rooting the SGH-i997 is typical of most samsung devices. The device requires the SuperUser APK and the SU binary to be pushed to the /system/ folder. Busybox is typically deployed along with SuperUser to provide a robust set of standardized Linux utilities.

SuperOneClick is the easiest way to root the Samsung Infuse 4G (Windows)

Instructions for Rooting the Samsung Infuse 4G can be found here. (Windows)

As a general rule: if you don't know why you need root, do not root your phone. Root is the user who starts the Linux Kernel and assigns permissions to each application and user on the device. Root is on your phone when you get it. By unlocking the ability to assume permissions of the root user (rooting), you are taking on the responsibility of security which was not a concern when the device was not rooted. It is best to un-root the phone if you do not require root access.

Custom Kernels


Custom ROM packages

Infuse 4G Super Everything Thread {Second Edition} Updated April 21, 2012 [1]

















Stock, Rooted, Deodexed, Busyboxed ROM packages

Stock ROM packages


Odin Flashable

CWM Flashable

Hacking Hardware

Most people who flash a device tend to play it safe and have at least a home-brew 301k jig. Others go the full 9-yards with several pieces of supporting hardware. Listed here you will find known hacking hardware

Resistor JIGs

A 301Kohm resistor between USB pins 4 and 5 will turn on the device and activate download mode.

A 619Kohm resistor between USB pins 4 and 5 will turn on the device and activate 192600bps UART from pins 2 and 3.


Useful Hardware

Android Open Source Accessory Platform/Arduino Mega - Can be used for interfacing and scripting UART communications.

Bus Pirate - Can be used for interfacing UART or I2C commmunications.

RIFF JTAG - Used to reload bootloaders onto the device.

Device Recovery

These tools will help you out when you're in a jam

Recovery Software

One-Click back-to-stock (Win,Mac,Linux)

One-Click UnBrick (Win,Mac,Linux)

gtg's ultimate unbrick (Windows)

UnBrickable Mod

UnBrickable Mod is a recovery method to reload firmware onto a completely dead device. UBM can be performed relatively cheaply with the only special tool being a soldering iron. It does take precise soldering and therefore may be risky for the average person to try.