I535VRUDNE1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535- How to Install

I535VRUDNE1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 26-June-2014. Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 (USA Verizon) users can now update their device with the latest VRUDNE1 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 I535VRUDNE1. 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-I535. If you own the device 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 I535VRUDNE1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware manually through Odin.

Root I535VRUDNE1

If you already updated the I535VRUDNE1 firmware and looking for an easy to follow method to root the firmware, then follow this guide- Root I535VRUDNE1 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware On Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535- Simple Tutorial.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535

The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat is definitely a great update for the Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 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 S3 I535 to the latest I535VRUDNE1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware? For 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 VRUDNE1 firmware on your Galaxy S3 I535 through Odin.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 Verizon Full Specifications and Features   

Important Note:

"The firmware is releasing only for the Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 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 I535VRUDNE1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

USA (Verizon): I535VRUDNE1_I535VZWDNE1_VZW.zip


  • 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 I535VRUDNE1 official firmware on Galaxy S3 I535.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy S3 I535 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 VRUDNE1 Firmware for Galaxy S3 I535 from the above list
  2. Download Odin
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S3 I535 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 S3 I535 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: I535XXDLJ5_I535ODDDLI7_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 S3 SCH-I535. 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 VRUDNE1. 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. 


  1. The I535VRUDNE1_I535VZWDNE1_VZW.zip cannot be downloaded - gets you to some bogus sammobile fileshare site, and it does not work.

  2. bullshit.....sammobile bullshit that doesnt work

  3. Need to join Sam Mobile to download. I did as outlined and it worked perfectly.

  4. https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23501681358553154

  5. Hi everyone.....I have VZW Galaxy S3 (World Phone) work on GSM all Bands and 3.5G HSPA+ 2100 bands "about Phone" the baseband version is i535xxxxx/ Model SCH-i535 but under the battery its i9300, imei number same on sticker and in "about". i wonder what is it..??? and can i install official ROM ( On KIES a new firmware is available ) ( Current vrz : PDA:NC1 / PHONE:NC1 /CSC:NC1 vzw to update crzn : PDA:NE1 /PHONE:NE1 / CSC:NW1 vzn)..on my device?? i am using this in Pakistan and is there any chance that i might get a country locked phone after installing it.right now my phone is working fine but it`s on android 4.3. if anyone knows please help.

  6. Thank you for helping out


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