I605VRUFND7 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605- How to Install

I605VRUFND7 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 20-June-2014. Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE SCH-I605 (USA, Verizon) users can now update their device with the latest VRUFND7 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware. Samsung started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is I605VRUFND7. The device has been running on Android 4.1.2 JB from a long and later updated to android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This is the first official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for SCH-I605. If you own the Smartphone and yet to update this latest firmware then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install the I605VRUFND7 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.

Root I605VRUFND7

If you already updated the I605VRUFND7 firmware and looking for an easy to follow method to root the firmware, then follow this guide- Root I605VRUFND7 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware On Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605- Simple Tutorial.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605

The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat is definitely a great update for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 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 Note 2 LTE I605 to the latest I605VRUFND7 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 VRUFND7 firmware on your Galaxy Note 2 LTE I605 through Odin.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 Verizon Full Specifications and Features  

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE SCH-I605 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".

Android 4.4.2 KitKat I605VRUFND7 Official Firmware Download List

USA (Verizon): I605VRUFND7_I605VZWFND7_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 I605VRUFND7 official firmware on Galaxy Note 2 LTE I605.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 2 LTE I605 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 VRUFND7 Firmware for Galaxy Note 2 LTE I605 from the above list
  2. Download Odin
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy Note 2 LTE I605 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 Odin3.07 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.07.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy Note 2 LTE I605 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 PDA button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: I605XXDLJ5_I605ODDDLI7_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
Congrats! you have just finished the tutorial to update Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware on Galaxy Note 2 LTE SCH-I605. Hope you successfully completed the update process. 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 VRUFND7. 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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