In early February, AT&T started rolling out the Samsung Infuse 4G handset’s long awaited Gingerbread update, but it was put on hold by the carrier due to some issues. Now, the carrier has once again started rolling out the Gingerbread update for the Infuse 4G i997 devices, bumping the software version up to I997UCLB3. Unfortunately, the update wont be rolled out through OTA (Over-The-Air) upgrading process, but if you go through Samsung Kies upgrade software, you will be able to download the new firmware update from Samsung servers.
Along with the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread goodies, the update will bring the improved Copy & Paste functionality, Download Manager, improved power management Traffic widget, Google Books, Android keyboard with wider spaced keys, Flight mode. It is also carrying the exciting new fonts like ‘Choco Cooky’ and ‘Cool Jazz’.
Follow the instructions provided here at below to download the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update on your Samsung Infuse 4G handset:
Be sure take a full back up of your handset before you proceed to upgrade your handset as the update resets the phone to the factory default settings.
# Download Kies Mini (hit the link) software and install it on your Windows PC machine.
# Launch Kies Mini tool and connect the Samsung Infuse 4G handset to PC via USB cable.
# Select the USB mode by touching Kies (Firmware Update) on your handset.
# The PC will detect the handset and it will install its drivers automatically.
# Click on Phone Upgrade button on Kies Mini tool.
# Click on Upgrade button to upgrade the handset form the current version I997UCKE3 to the latest version I997UCLB3.
# Follow the on-screen instructions and wait until the upgrading process finishes successfully.