Download Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 original firmware files for developers, advanced users, enthusiast, and alike. These are all full factory firmware files, it’s all untouched, unmodified and remained as official as it was. It is pulled from OTA updates and are all flash-able firmware files.
SCH-I535 Verizon Galaxy S3 Firmware Download
UPDATE: DO NOT DOWNGRADE ! On latest software updates you cannot downgrade back to the older firmware build version due to locked-down bootloader. In-case you are in Android 4.4.2 based ROM and wants to return back to official stock then you should also flashed the 4.4.2 firmware build. Again, you cannot directly downgrade back to the old stock firmware version for it might break the bootloader if you already installed a 4.4.2 KitKat or 4.3 JB based ROM. Once you’re on 4.4.2 you must stay on 4.4.2 and if you are still on 4.3 only install the 4.3 or upgrade to 4.4.2, but do not ever restore your phone to the older version. We cannot revert back to the lower build due to the secured bootloader.
Important Note: A firmware should match to your phone model number. These files are exclusively for Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 only. Do not use these firmware files in-case you don’t really exactly knows where and when to use it. Use of these firmware files is solely at your own risk! Some OTA updates are not included here, OTA files can only be flash or installed via recovery. The list might be incomplete, if you couldn’t find what you’re looking for, then you are welcome to find it somewhere else. I’ve put all up together in one single page as these files are very useful to fix your phone in-case it is in bad status.
Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 Firmware Build Details Screenshots – From 4.1.1 to 4.1.2, 4.3 and 4.4.2 Updates
Stock Firmware Usage
Fix a bricked phone either soft-bricked or hard-bricked but depends on phone status as long as the phone can reboot into download mode. Others usage of the stock firmware are as follows;
- 100% completely removed root and it cleans and wipes-out all 3rd-party rouge apps inside the system tray.
- Restore back the phone from custom ROM to official firmware.
- Manually upgrade from 4.1.1 to 4.3 or 4.4.2 updates.
- Manually downgrade from 4.1.2 to 4.1.1 only. But not applicable to 4.3 and 4.4.2 updates due to the locked bootloader and new policy guidelines.
- Manually pull and dump system files such as Apps apk’s, Kernel, Boot image, Stock Recovery, CSC, Modem, Radio Interface Layer (RIL) etc. (Developers method)
Odin Flasher versions
USB Driver versions
|USB Driver 18.104.22.168 (5.0)||Download|
|USB Driver 22.214.171.124 (4.4)||Download|
|USB Driver 126.96.36.199(4.3)||Download|
|USB Driver 188.8.131.52 (4.2)||Download|
|USB Driver 184.108.40.206 (4.1)||Download|
How to Install Back Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 to Full Stock Firmware
Install the USB driver
This process cannot be done if your SGS 3 is not recognized by the computer. So make sure to install the USB driver first.
Unzip the firmware file
Decompress the firmware file by using winzip,7zip,winrar.
Run and Configure Odin
Run 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 S3 I535 into Download Mode
To reboot the Galaxy S3 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 the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously. It should then prompt you 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 SGS III I535 in your Computer
As soon as you 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 number and 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 Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 Stock Firmware file
The 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. Example: “I535VRUDNE1_I535VZWDNE1_HOME.tar.md5″
Start Installing the Stock Firmware
Once all set and ready, fire-up 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 until Odin shows PASS!!
When the Stock ROM installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. That simply indicates that the flashing was finished, and on the log box it says “All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to disconnect it from your computer . Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware by going to Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.