I545VRUFNC5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Verizon Galaxy S4 SCH-I545- How to Install

I545VRUFNC5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 29-April-2014. Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 (USA, Verizon) users can now update their device with the latest VRUFNC5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware. Samsung recently started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is I545VRUFNC5. The device was released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and later updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This is the first official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for the device. If you own the Smartphone and not yet updated this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install the I545VRUFNC5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware manually through Odin. You can also check latest available firmware for your device through OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545

The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat is definitely a great update for the Verizon Galaxy S4 I545 users. The latest firmware will upgrade the OS version to 4.4.2 KitKat and will bring many new features and performance tweaks.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with many new features than the previous Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, some includesCamera shortcut on lockscreen, White icons in status bar, Performance improvements, Transparent status bar, Improved keyboard layout in landscape orientation, Select between the stock messaging app or Hangouts for SMS and MMS, Select between TouchWiz or other launchers through settings, Wireless printing, Updated Google apps and many more.

So, want to update your Galaxy S4 I545 to the latest VRUFNC5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware? For official way, either you can go for OTA update or download firmware through the Samsung Kies utility. However, most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, in this article you’ll find step by step manual guide to update the latest Android 4.4.2 VRUFNC5 firmware on your Galaxy S4 I545 through Odin.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 Full Specifications and Features 

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545 model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".

Download I545VRUFNC5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

USA (Verizon): I545VRUFNC5_I545VZWFNC5_VZW.zip

Pre-Requisites:

  • Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power
  • Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
  • Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
  • Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver

Points to be noted:

  • If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
  • Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
  • After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to install Android 4.4.2 I545VRUFNC5 official firmware on Galaxy S4 I545.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy S4 I545 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 VRUFNC5 Firmware for Galaxy S4 I545 from the above list
  2. Download Odin 3.09
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S4 I545 into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Extract the downloaded Odin3.09 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy S4 I545 to your computer via USB cable
  6. In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
  8. Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension .tar.md5
  9. In Odin screen, click on AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: I545XXDLJ5_I545ODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)
  10. Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.
  11. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  12. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  13. You can now disconnect your phone from computer
  14. Finish
So, you have just finished the tutorial to update Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware on Galaxy S4 SCH-I545. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your device should now running on the latest Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean build version VRUFNC5. You can verify the firmware update details from Settings-About Phone. So, enjoy all the new features and improvements on your device and don’t forget to share your experience in the comment below. 
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24 comments:

  1. Should the same rooting methods work as before?

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  2. I followed all the directions, got a success message in Odin, but Superuser is giving me error messages about binary codes not updating, and root checker is saying my device is not rooted. Help

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    1. As stated in Points to note, the phone is no longer rooted. You must now root the device again.

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    2. Moreover, you can't even ROOT the thing after this. They plugged the exploits and turned KNOX on- so you can't root it without someone coming up with a proper ODIN-able image that's pre-rooted. They locked it down hard so they could sell it to the "Enterprise" crowd, never once realizing that many of that crowd won't sign off on it because they don't TRUST Samsung. I know I don't. After the stupidity with their current smart cameras' so-called security, I won't let them secure a whorehouse...

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  3. "However you can root your device at anytime after flashing the firmware." Mind cluing us and the rest of the world in on how that is done? So far you are the only one who knows.

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    1. He's probably never done this. Like many in the "community" they talk a big talk, but are just shoveling loads of bullshit and horseshit.

      With KNOX on, you're unable to run many of the exploits needed to be ran to get root.
      Without Samsung's help in this one, you're going to have to hax0r up a pre-rooted ODIN image that the loader will allow.

      You won't be getting Samsung's help here. They've got delusions unto which they're going to try to convince the "Enterprise User" crowd that they're secure and that people can trust them with un-managed updates to the security profile on the device (You either can't get any of them or you have to trust Samsung implicitly and turn automatic updates on- at which point the only say you have in what they do to your phone is turning that back off...).

      Damn shame Samsung...you made good gear. I can't trust you as far as I can collectively pick the whole company up and throw you. Seriously. That's *EVERYTHING* you idiots. And the real users, the ones that would've mattered do more than just look at a checkbox for "security"- and you're not secure. Not even now. Security is a state of mind, not a tech.

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    2. i will not buy any of samsung shit any more locking down these phone suck
      and i am going to get away from verizon control going to us cellular thay dont lock
      down their phone screw verizon

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  4. Thank you so much for this. This is the only tutorial on this specific phone/update that I could find!

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    1. Don't follow this "guide" if you're not already rooted. VRUFNC5 will lock you out of root in ways that only the truly skilled have begun to try to get around. You'll LOSE ROOT. If you follow some of the hack guides on XDA, you can get something that roughly resembles Kit Kat and not lose root- but if you follow *ANY* of this, you will lose it and it'll be a while before you *MIGHT* get it back.

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  5. Will this firmware update wipe my phone, or will it work like the OTA update, which I can't get since my phone is rooted. Also, If this update causes my phone to lose root and wipe my phone, I guess it would be safer to unroot with SuperSU and just do the Verizon OTA update. Any input?

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  6. Cannot download the file for the firmware! Help please

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  7. I need some help. My Verizon S4 did the over the air update and was working fine for a week or so. I had the unlocked bootloader previously and it removed that and I was completely stock. Now my phone says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again" I tried Kies and it doesn't see my phone. Odin fails a few seconds in. I think it's because I have 4.4. Can someone please help me and lead me in the right direction. Thank you so much in advance!

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    1. They've re-worked things so that you need a custom ODIN load to downgrade, etc. Let's just say the XDA crowd's working on it. May take a while though...

      They've crippled quite a few paths through to getting control of your device in an attempt to look "secure" to "Enterprise Users" so they can hoodwink big companies into thinking that their stuff's secure on a checkbox type manner.

      Thing is, with the embarassing lack of security on their Smart Cameras and TV's, I wouldn't trust them as far as I could pick them up collectively and throw them. I'm one of the people they'd have to convince- and it's a right-out "NO".

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  8. i had the same problem with my verizon s4 found verizon software assistant tool online
    this work for me just plug phone to usb open app
    and go t repair assistant work for me 3 time good luck

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  9. Will this firmware update wipe my phone, or will it work like the OTA update, which I can't get since my phone is rooted?

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    1. I'm not sure if this method will wipe your phone but my phone was rooted and I was able to get the OTA update... I wish I hadn't though because I used programs that required root and now I cant use them.

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  10. towelroot is now out and able to root nc5. link here: http://galaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-root/how-to-root-att-or-verizon-galaxy-s4-on-android-4-4-2/

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  11. Will this wipe my phone ? If im rooted and wanna go back to a stock image . i dont want this to wipe my data on my phone .

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  12. I've managed to follow all the steps successfully. But in the end it just doesn't work. Seems like this "simple" guide is not enough to root the phone

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  13. Thank you so much for this. This is the only tutorial on this specific phone/update that I could find!

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  14. Thank you so much for this. This is the only tutorial on this specific phone/update that I could find!

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  15. towelroot is now out and able to root nc5. link here: http://galaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-root/how-to-root-att-or-verizon-galaxy-s4-on-android-4-4-2/

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  16. Will this work for downgrading from 5.0.1

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