SCL23KDU1BNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy S5 SC-L23- How to Install

SCL23KDU1BNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 4-Aug-2014. Owners of Samsung Galaxy S5 SCL23 (Japan) can now update their device with the latest KDU1BNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware. Samsung started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is SCL23KDU1BNG3. The Galaxy S5 is the latest flagship Smartphone by Samsung after Galaxy S4, released with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and the device already get the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update. If you own the Smartphone and yet to update this latest available firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install the SCL23KDU1BNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware manually through Odin.

Samsung Galaxy S5 SCL23

As the Galaxy S5 SCL23 already running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, you can only expect few bug fixes (if any) and performance enhancement with this latest update.

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 S5 SCL23 to the latest SCL23KDU1BNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware? To install in official way, either you can go for  OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software 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 KDU1BNG3 firmware on your Galaxy S5 SCL23 through Odin.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy S5 SC-L23 Full Specifications and Features    

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S5 SCL23 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 SCL23KDU1BNG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Galaxy S5 SCL23 model.

Japan (AU KDDI): SCL23KDU1BNG3_SCL23KDI1BNG3_KDI.zip

[Firmware for rest of the countries and carrier will be added here when available]

Previous Firmware Build:

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 SCL23KDU1BNG3 official firmware on Galaxy S5 SCL23.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy S5 SCL23 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 KDU1BNG3 Firmware for Galaxy S5 SCL23 from the above list
  2. Download Odin 3.09
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S5 SCL23 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 S5 SCL23 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 (PDA in older Odin) button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: SCL23XXDLJ5_SCL23ODDDLI7_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
Congratulations! your Galaxy S5 SCL23 is now updated to the latest and official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Hope you successfully done the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your your Galaxy S5 should now running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version SCL23KDU1BNG3. You can confirm the firmware update details from Settings-About Phone. If you find any problem with the above tutorial and download link,  feel free to contact with us using the comment form below..
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