In the battle of smartphone operating systems, every OS maker company tries its best to bring out some good things & new features in their upcoming release. Then how come Google will be exception to that? In fact in my opinion, Google is the only giant that satisfies its customer by providing frequent updates to Android. Recently they’ve launched a new flavor of Jelly Bean called Android 4.2, which is officially made available only for few devices. But what about rest of the devices? Will they be getting Android 4.2 from the respective manufacturers? Well, the answer is yes.
Since Android is an open source OS, it is possible for developers to port new Android versions to old devices that are incapable of running it officially. In Android world, those ported or modified OS is called Custom ROM & one of the famous custom ROM maker is Cyanogenmod.
Cyanogenmod also has released CM 10.1 that is based on Android 4.2. Jelly Bean & now made available for Samsung Infuse 4G I997 by XDA forum Recognized Developer scott.hart.bti. We are indeed thankful to him for doing this awesome job for Infuse 4G users. He has compiled this ROM & now we have made the simplest procedure which will guide you through the steps required for updating your AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G I997 to Android 4.2 via Cyanogenmod 10.1.
Disclaimer: Risk is involved in the article written ahead and can also cause damage to your phone. It is recommended that you should not follow it if you are newbie in the Android world. Read article completely and implement all the steps at your own risk. If any damage caused to your phone while inculcating these steps, we won’t be held responsible for the same.
This guide is applicable only on AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G I997. Dont try it on any other device or variant of the same else it may result in permanent damage to your device.
- Charge your device up to 70% battery level in order not to interrupt the installation procedure.
- Enable USB Debugging option in your phone.
- It is highly recommended to backup all your data from internal memory which includes- contacts, messages (SMS/MMS), call logs, Internet APNs etc.
- (Attention) It is necessary to have Custom Recovery like Clockworkmod / TWRP installed in your phone for flashing Cyanogenmod 10.1 Custom ROM.
- It is suggested by developer that you should remove SD Card before flashing this ROM.
By assuming that you’ve followed all the steps mentioned in pre-requisites, you’re now ready to move on next page where we’ll be checking how to Upgrade Samsung Infuse 4G to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean via Cyanogenmod 10.1 Custom ROM.