The upgrade of Samsung note 4 by the manufacturers have voided the root access you might have previously enjoyed if you did the upgrade. For new phone users, this might sound strange to you but with this access procedure, you are able to enjoy longer battery life, install your desired apps and control more functionality with your Note 4.
However, you are surely going to lose the warranty as the factory settings will be certainly modified. You need to take this to heart as you consider following the successive steps to root Note 4.
Backing up your Note 4 is recommended as you might not want to be left in the lurch if anything goes wrong. This way, you will still be able to retrieve your contacts, notes and other details that you have stored over the period. If you go ahead with learning how to root a Note 4, it is certainly at your own risk.
To get started right away, you’ll firstly need to get the needed tools from here: Rooting Tools
Then, do the following:
- Always back up your phone to a storage device or use online apps, iCloud or Google drive before you even start rooting Note 4!
- Make sure your phone is charged up to 80%.
- Install windows USB drivers.
- Activate the USB debugging on your Note 4.
- Check your storage capacity on your phone to make sure your initial downloads will be accommodated before the proceeding to the remaining procedures. If it is clogged up, delete your cache data and consider removing some older downloads.
- Go to your “About Phone” to be sure it is running on the specified software.
- Disable antivirus, kies and firewalls in order not to interrupt the process.
- Download Odin3 v3.10.6 and the cf-root- file that suits your device.
- Extract these files as you have downloaded and save to your PC.
- Double click the Odin exe files you saved in order to launch it.
- When it appears on your desktop, select PDA and then, the CF Auto root file on your desktop.
- If the Odin file is checked, have it unchecked.
- Check both Auto Reboot and the F. Reset Time in order to avoid bootloop. If the reboot completes at the end of the process, it means you were successful with the procedure.
- Have your device turned off.
- Hold down the volume, home and power switch to power on the opening screen with the brand logo. With the warning signal up, press the volume up and you’ll be back to download mode.
- With your USB cable connect your phone to the PC.
- Click the Odin to start and you will have the device flashed. On completion, your device will reboot without a prompt and you will be done.
A root-checker download from the Google Play Store will help verify that your note 4 root was successful and you can go on and explore greater functionality with your phone.
So again, make sure that you get the needed tools first before starting. Get them here: Rooting Tools