We all know that the Infuse 4G will not receive the Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 flavor as Samsung will not release the mentioned update for your device. But that shouldn’t be a problem for those who want to test the latest Android OS, as custom ROMs can anytime be flashed. I will explain the same during the following tutorial, so that in the end you will be able to install the Jelly Bean 4.1.1 based CodeName Android firmware on your Samsung Infuse 4G smartphone.
As you will see, this guide will be easy to complete and to understand, all being explained during the next few lines. Before you actually apply the Jelly Bean ROM on your Infuse 4G, you will first have to prepare your handset for the update process. For that you will have to take care of the pre requisites. That’s why it is more than recommended to read all the lines from this step by step guide and not to head straight to the proper tutorial. This is a risky and complex operation and if you don’t do everything as explained here you can end up in bricking your device.
Of course, as this is a beta update and not an official one, a backup must be first performed. Updating the Infuse 4G with the Android 4.1.1 CodeName Android firmware will wipe the data out from your phone’s internal storage memory, so the backup is a must have. As you know, by following suitable and dedicated backup and restore guides (you have such tutorials here on Android.gs just search through our how to section for the same) you can save almost everything from your smartphone starting with contacts, messages, market apps, EFS, internet settings, call logs and ending with the current ROM.
The backup should be the first to start with each time you are about to perform complex operations with and on your device. Now, we should continue with the rest of the pre requisites. So, the next thing to do is to root your Samsung Infuse 4G. The Jelly Bean CodeName update will not work unless the firmware has access to some internal files from your handset. And that can be achieved only by previously rooting the system. Anyway, you should be careful as with the root process the warranty will be lost. And since an official update will not be provided by Samsung, the only way available for restoring the warranty will be by downgrading to the stock ROM. Then, the root access will be revoked and the bootloader relocked.
As soon as the system is rooted, you must download and then install a custom recovery image on your Infuse. I recommend you to flash the CWM recovery as it is the most popular Android recovery tool. By using the same you will be able to wipe the system for preparing it for the update that will follow. Then, also by using CWM recovery you will install the CodeName Android ROM on your Infuse 4G, but more about this during the proper steps.
Up next, all you need to do is to ensure that you can use a Windows running computer, your handset and its USB cable. On the computer and phone the security programs, like antivirus, must be deactivated or uninstalled. Also, the USB debugging option should be enabled before going any further. Since you are about to update the Samsung Infuse 4G manually, its battery should be first charged or else the device might get turned off in the middle of the installation procedure. Remember to backup, root and install a custom recovery image. Furthermore, don’t use this tutorial for updating other devices with this custom ROM firmware because you will end up in bricking your handsets.
How to Update Infuse 4G to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 with CodeName Android Custom ROM Firmware
- First, download the Jelly Bean based update on your computer.
- Use this download link.
- Then, shortly after that use the USB cord and connect the Infuse with the computer.
- Up next, copy the downloaded file on the phone’s SD card.
- Unplug the USB cord and turn off the handset.
- Reboot in recovery mode. You can do this by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons together.
- Once the recovery mode is displayed select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
- Select “+++go back+++” and return to the main menu of recovery.
- From there now select “install zip from sd card” and then “choose zip from sd card”.
- You can now pick the update file which you have downloaded before.
- Flash the same and wait a couple of minutes while the process is running.
- In the end, when the installation procedure is over select “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”.
That was all for today. Your work is done; the Samsung Infuse 4G handset was updated with the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based CodeName Android custom ROM firmware. The software was developed and tested by those of xda-developers so we have them to thanks for the above explained step by step guide. Use the comments area for sharing the problems or your thoughts with us and with other users.