Did you get a custom recovery installed on your device? If so, go ahead and get your Samsung Galaxy Infinite rooted using the following guide. Once you’ve rooted your device, you can then run a lot of custom goodies on it, including but not limited to: root-requiring apps, custom ROMs, custom kernels, and so on.
The way you are becoming the super user on the Samsung Galaxy Infinite smartphone running on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software updates is by flashing the SuperSU program from a custom recovery image. The custom recovery is what you need to start installing the Custom ROMs and the custom kernels. The custom recovery is also what you need for getting the root access. The root access is what you need to start installing any of the root requiring applications.
Files You Need
1. You must have a custom recovery installed on your device before you can do this tutorial. Please head to our how to install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Infinite tutorial, finish it, then come back here and continue.
2. Download SuperSU to your computer. It’ll be flashed on your device to achieve the root-access.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Infinite
1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
2. Copy SuperSU .zip from your computer over to the internal SD card storage on your device. Place it on the top of the root directory.
3. When SuperSU is copied, disconnect your phone from your computer.
4. Turn off your phone.
5. Turn your phone back on in recovery mode. To do so, hold down Volume UP, Home, and Power buttons together.
6. You should boot up in the CWM recovery mode.
7. Select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard.
8. Choose SuperSU .zip that you copied above to be flashed on your device.
9. Wait for it to flash SuperSU on your device.
10. When it’s done flashing SuperSU, reboot your device.
11. You’re now rooted!
You’d be glad to know that your Samsung Galaxy Infinite is now rooted and you can enjoy all of your favourite root-requiring apps on your device.
The Android operating system comes with three different levels of permissions: the writes, read and modify permissions. There is more than one account that you can use in Android, and the one you are given by default does not get granted access to read, write and modifying the system. The only account that can do all three of those things is called the root user account—and that is what you get in control of when you follow a guide like this one that teaches you how to root the Android operating system that is running on your device.
When you are in full administrative control over the Android OS, it means it is then finally up to you who decide what gets installed and what gets uninstalled. That is what having the full write, read and modify permissions is all about.
Since it is a mobile operating system, root access is always about what apps you can then install on the device. There are thousands of apps out there that can enhance your device and there are plenty of others that can help you take away existing things that are already on your device such as the system apps.
If you don’t know what root apps you want to install or, you can check out our article that goes into great detail about some of the best root apps out there for Android. Any of the root apps will run on your device.