Update Verizon Galaxy S5 To Official Android 4.4.2 KitKat VRU1ANE9 Firmware

Users of Samsung Verizon Galaxy S5 in USA has received android 4.4.2 KitKat VRU1ANE9. Its an OTA update, so you have received the notification but if you haven't received the notification then do not worry because you can update it manually by using ODIN.

Before You Start

  • This tutorial can only be applied on Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V. Other users please stay away if you do not want to brick your phone.
  • After update the root access will be revoked.
  • The custom recovery will reset to stock.
  • The custom rom installed on your Verizon Galaxy S5 will return to stock.
  • Use Helium app to backup android apps data so that later you can restore it.
  • Backup contacts, photos, videos and other important data.
  • Battery should be charged to at least 60%.
  • Use this tutorial at your own risk.

Update Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V To Official VRU1ANE9 Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Firmware

  • Download and install Samsung USB drivers.
  • Download the G900VVRU1ANE9 firmware and extract it on desktop. It contains a file with .md5 extension.
  • Enable USB debugging on your Galaxy S5 from developer options menu.
  • Open odin.exe on your computer.
  • Switch off your tablet and reboot it in download mode by pressing 'Home', 'Volume down' and 'Power key' at the same time until your phone vibrates. Press the volume up button to enter into odin mode.
  • Now connect tablet to PC via USB cable.
  • Let odin recognize your tab. When it is recognized by odin the field under <ID:COM> in odin will turn blue and you will see a message "<ID:0/016> Added!!".This means that your Galaxy S5 is recognized and is ready to be flashed.
update verizon galaxy s5 to android 4.4.2 kitkat VRU1ANE9

  • Make sure that only "Auto Reboot", and "F.Reset Time" options should be checked.
  • Now check 'PDA' or 'AP' and click it and select the firmware file from the desktop. Wait for few seconds till ODIN finishes some checks.
  • Click 'Start' to initiate the flashing process.
  •  When the process is completed odin will return a message 'PASS'. When your phone first boots to home screen then disconnect it from PC.
Problems After Updating Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V
If your phone does not boot post the splash screen then it might be stuck in a boot loop. So to resolve this reboot the phone into recovery mode by pressing the volume up, home key and power button at the same time.

  • The device will automatically boot in recovery mode. You can move up and down by pressing volume up and down buttons. Now select “wipe data/factory reset”.
  • The device will be wiped and factory reset. Then go back and select “wipe cache partition”.
  • After wiping cache partition go back and select “reboot system now”.
You have successfully updated your Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V to G900VVRU1ANE9 android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware.

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