A Friendly Reminder: If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flashed. There is no root method has worked to this update for now, as the bootloader got a new patched. If you ain’t care about root then this is for you but if you want to keep root then I may suggest do not upgrade to the I605VRUFND7 build. If you want install, this will not trip the binary flash counter since this is an official firmware.
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.
A Reminder before Flashing Stock ROM
- Make sure that your Galaxy Note 2 battery is fully charge.
- Stock ROM packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc. before flashing no-matter if it is Full-WIpe or Non-Wipe, just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in safe if something went wrong during the flashing process.
- Use a coumputer or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port. Odin will not work on MAC OS.
- Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 2.
- Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. If running on 4.2 firmware Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’, while if you are on 4.3 just hit Settings>About Phone> then scroll down to the build number and tap that number for around 7-times ’til the Developer option appear.
- Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies and Odin are both created by Samsung but Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.
The Android 4.4.2 now comes with a new protected bootloader that might cause issues when you try to downgrade to the old software updates. Warranty will be void if you root and installs any custom recovery and any unofficial firmware once you are on 4.4.2, so please be aware with that.
Download the needed tools for flashingOdin3.v3.09 link
USB driver link
For Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 only (Do not ask me if this will work on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint) – (link)
Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures. Also need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.
Run and Configure OdinRun Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes are both remained checked.
Reboot your Galaxy Note 2 into Download ModeTo reboot the Galaxy Note 2 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and thePower ON/OFF button simultaneously.
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”
Connect your Phone to PC or LaptopOnce you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port numberand a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.
Load the stock 4.4.2 I605VRUFND7 firmware fileT he stock ROM is pack in One .tar.md5 file only. Now, you need to just simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load it.
Start Flashing or Installing the stock ROMOnce if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.
Wait ’till it PASS!!When the Stock ROM installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just thenautomatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.
Confirm if you successfully installed the Android 4.4.2 I605VRUFND7 firmware.
To confirm a fresh firmware installed just dial this *#1234# or
navigate to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info. (May not work or hidden on 4.4.2)
Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock ROM on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A: 1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and or try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.
Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, it isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs. Also try to use another computer or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: This eventually happens if your device came from custom firmware but you can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Verizon Galaxy Note 2 in Normal mode.
Download Setup File from Downloader (100% Working Link)