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How To Install VLUFNF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update on Galaxy S3 T999v Manually - Stock Firmware

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:09 Tsaro

Samsung has started to release the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for The Galaxy S3 model, But until now there has been no official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the international Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 model, But if you have the Galaxy S3 T999v model, Then you can update your device to the first official KitKat update, And enjoy all the new features and options of this new Android OS version.

In this Tutorial we will explain the complete process of installing the VLUFNF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update on your T999v Galaxy S3 Smartphone, Odin3 flasher is needed, In addition to the Stock Update Package (VLUFNF1), And for sure you have to run this update process on a Windows PC, So start by reading the guide, And after that you can update your Galaxy S3 T999v by yourself.


The New VLUFNF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Details:

  • Model Code: SGH-T999V
  • Model Name: GALAXY S III
  • Country: Canada
  • Android OS Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Changelist: 1784548
  • Build date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:38:01 +0000
  • PDA: T999VVLUFNF1
  • CSC: T999VYVLFNF1
  • MODEM: T999VVLUFNF1


Files and Programs to Download:

- Odin3 Flasher.
- Samsung Galaxy S3 T999v USB Driver.
- T999VVLUFNF1 Firmware Update Package, Select the suitable package for your carrier.

Preparation Steps:

1- Download Odin3 flasher and extract it.

2- Extract the T999VVLUFNF1 Firmware Update Package.

3- Download and install the Samsung USB driver.

4- Restart your Computer.

5- Backup any wanted data on your device.

6- Charge your device battery to be at 80% minimum.

7- It is better to make Factory Data Reset, That can keep you away from some errors later.

8- Enable USB debugging option.


Installing VLUFNF1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update on your Galaxy S3 T999v:

1- Turn off your device, And take out its SIM and Memory card.

2- Put your Galaxy S3 into Download Mode.

3- Connect it to your Computer using the USB cable.

4- Wait for a couple of seconds to let your PC recognize the connected device.

5- Run Odin3.exe flasher as Administrator.

6- Make sure that Re-Partition option is not checked.

7- If Odin3 flasher detects your Galaxy S3 correctly, You will see its COM port number 0:[COMxx]

8- Click on AP button and select: T999VVLUFNF1_T999VYVLFNF1_T999VVLUFNF1_HOME.tar.md5

9- Click on Start button, Odin3 will begin to install the new firmware on your GS3 T999v.

10- After the installing is done, Your Galaxy S3 will be rebooted automatically.

11- When your device is on again, Disconnect it from your PC.

12- Wait until it is completely on, Then check the new installed firmware.

13- Done, Congratulations, You have installed the new VLUFNF1 firmware version on your Galaxy S3 T999v.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:01



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