Pre-rooted I535VRUCML1 Android 4.3 JB Firmware For Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535

Verizon rolled out VRUCML1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware update for Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535. You can upgrade your device to this firmware through Kies, OTA or by flashing the firmware manually. Since this VRUCML1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware update upgrade your Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean from Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, many of you grab this already. However, when you tried to root this firmware you probably not enjoyed much success due to lock bootloader. The problem can be solved now, by flashing pre-rooted VRUCML1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware on Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535. The pre-rooted firmware is shared by old&slow (donate). Continue reading this article to learn, how to flash this pre-rooted VRUCML1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware on Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535.

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A rooted device allow you to completely utilize the hardware resource as well as push the limitation that comes with stock firmware. Once rooted, you can access system files, can overclock/underclock CPU and GPU, can use various MOD as well as those apps that ask root access. However, once you root your device, your manufacturer warranty will be void. You can only regain it by following proper unroot process. You can learn more about benefits of rooting here: Benefits of Rooting Android Devices.

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Warning: This tutorial is only for Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

Though official firmware restore all existing data but we recommend to back up your data first before proceeding to avoid any uncomfortable situation such as bootloop fix.

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535. [Guide].

5. Your device have CWM or TWRP or any other custom recovery installed. [Guide]

6. Your device must running on official firmware (4.1.2 JB or 4.0.4 ICS) or stock based custom firmware.

Pre-rooted I535VRUCML1 Android 4.3 JB Features:

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How To Install Pre-rooted I535VRUCML1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean On Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button together until Samsung logo flash twice and then leave the button. You should see recovery menu soon. In recovery use Volume Keys to navigate between option and Power button to select an option. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Now, locate the Pre-rooted firmware Zip file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install on the next screen. The firmware installation will begin.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 and boot up into pre-rooted device running on VRUCML1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.  Please note: Upon reboot, you will be asked if you want to disable recovery flash, always answer "NO". Don't worry, this will not over-write your recovery, it is just part of the root process. The first boot will take time, so don’t panic!
  8. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! You just updated your Verizon Galaxy S3 SCH-I535 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware. Go to Settings > About device to verify this firmware update.To confirm if you successfully rooted your Android device or not install an app called “Root Checker” which is available for free from Google PLAY store. You can now visit this Best Apps For Rooted Android Devices (Android Phones & Tablets). If you face any root issue then do this: Connect your device to internet then update SueperSU app binary. After that, open SueperSU again and turn off KNOX notification from there.