A couple of months ago Samsung Infuse 4G owners were thrilled to find out that thet their phones were finally getting updated to Gingerbread, only to immediately be disappointed that it was put on hold from AT&T. According to a tipster, the update is finally back on, though you’ll need to connect to Samsung’s Kies desktop program in order to apply it. We can’t confirm the tip, so if you’ve got an Infuse and you’re hungry for some Gingerbread, download the driver and Kies program and see if you can pull down the update.

The Infuse is a scaled-up version of the Galaxy S for AT&T’s HSPA+ network. It’s pretty impressive as one of the first crop of 4.5-inch phones, even more so when you consider its Super AMOLED panel – though the resolution is just 800×480. In fact just about the only thing we didn’t like in our review back in May of last year was the choice to ship the phone with Android 2.2 Froyo, despite it being about six months out of date at the time. Nearly a year later that’s still the case, except for those who were lucky enough to get Gingerbread before AT&T took it down, citing but not detailing problems for a few users.

As noted above, we can’t verify that the update is working, but we’ve got a report from one lucky Infuse owner and it’s starting to gain a little traction on the web. Try it out – you’ve got nothing to lose but Froyo. The Infuse has the hardware muscle to run Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung’s posted the source code, so if you’re feeling brave, now might be the time to start searching for some custom ROMs as well.

[Thanks, Ricky!]

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  • oh, also where could i get ICS? ik theres no official update for it but i would love to run ICS on my infuse

  • just wait a little and btw im ricky who tipped them 

  • memyselfandi

    well it seems to be running great

  • Dgg

    Not happy…touchscreen response has gone way down. I have to slowly move my finger along the screen to get it to scroll. Scrolling is more choppy also in many applications.

  • Baaron11

    Yeah its suppose to be there but of coarse there is still even more issues and it won’t even download correctly onto my phone. The infuse is a spectacular phone but this is pathetic. Also, for the rest of the Infuse community, we are suppose to get ICS according to Samsung a couple of months ago that said they would work on adapting all of their phones that were capable of it that they had released in the prior 18 months (yes that should include the infuse).  

  • Anigaadiga

     Never completed downloading, now can’t even get the Emergency Recovery to work. As for now I can’t even get the phone to work.

  • Noir 19

    Downloaded on Infuse this morning!  Works fine!!  No lag or issues as described below.  a good step for Infuse until ICS. 

  • Boom!! Works perfectly!! Hooked up to Kies right away. No issues thus far! Seems like a pretty significant upgrade – phone feels snappy again. 

  • Bspraetz

    Upgrade went OK but experiencing problems with WiFi dropping every 30-60 sec. Only solution so far is to use static IP. Been through Samsung support with no success.

  • Hamiltonjeremy69

    Woaks great. Had to unhook the usb cable a couple of times and hit the emergency back up to finally get it to finish the down load. Other than that my phone works great and very responsive to the touch.

  • Agi

    Tried to upgrade my samsung infuse and it failed . Emergency recovery does not work and phone can’t be used. How do I fix this?

  • adi

    ics is good for my infuse or not ????????????????????

  • kallies

    hey how to download ics for infuse 4g
    please tell if any one know

  • Venkat

    I have recently updated my Infuse to Gingerbread. I would love to run it on ICS. Are there any chances of getting an official update in few months.


  • Guest

    hey frnds….
    how to update samung infuse???

    plz give me the method………

  • hey frnds….
    how to update samung infuse 2.36 to 4.1 ???

    plz give me the method………