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How To Root Galaxy Note 4

lollipopThe 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.

First Things

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.

Instructions

  • 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

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How To Root Galaxy Note 4 (Verizon)

verizonIf you want to experience the top performance of your Note 4, you are in the right place! This tutorial will help boost up its function. Make it become exactly as you want to be. Do things that you thought you cannot do to it. Purchase any app you want for free, personalize anything you want, maximize your RAM’s processing speed, and more!

You can all do that by rooting your Verizon Note 4. So follow the steps below to do it.

Reminders:

  1. This is applicable only for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Verizon.
  2. This works for the factory firmware which is Android 4.4 KitKat that came with your mobile up to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. This means if you are running later firmware, it will not work. It is recommended that you downgrade your firmware if that is the case.
  3. You need to make sure to have enough battery life. It is better to have it full charged. This will prevent anything from suddenly stopping the flashing.
  4. Back up your files before starting. The procedure will not really wipe anything. But just to be sure, in case anything happens, it is still better to do so.
  5. Once the Note 4 root is done, never do a hard reset. It will lose root access. Instead, do soft reset when needed by holding the Power button for a few seconds until the Phone options appear with ‘Restart’ in the selection. Tap it.

Step 1:

To start, since you have to use PC, might as well update your Verizon Samsung USB Drivers. Go to the ‘Mobile’ column on the given link. Click ‘Cell Phones’. It will give you dropdown menus for finding your model. On the first selection, choose ‘Mobile’. Next, choose ‘Cell Phones’. Then, it will let you select your carrier, choose ‘Verizon Wireless Cell Phones’. Last, look for your model number. Yours should start with SM-N910V******, but it is better to take a look inside your mobile where battery is put. That is where your model number is written. Proceed to the download page and look for drivers. Download it, install and you can now connect to your PC anytime successfully which you are going to do later on.

Step 2:

Put your Note 4 into Download Mode. To do this, turn if off. Once screen is black, press Power, Home and Volume Down button at the same time. Wait until you see the warning screen appear. Then, use the Volume buttons to select Download Mode. Android logo should now be appearing on your screen with texts beside.

Step 3:

Extract the flashing tool Odin3 and run it with administrative privileges. Connect your mobile to your PC and Odin3 must detect it. You should see the first thin block on the program lit up. That means your device is detected. Make sure that the boxes for ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset’ are with check marks.

Step 4:

Now click the AP/PDA button and select the extracted CF Auto Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Verizon SM-N910V zip file. You are then ready to start the flashing. Your mobile will flash texts and show the Android logo that is colored red. It is normal. It will eventually reboot. Going back to Odin, you will now see the first thick block above ‘ID:COMM’ lit up with green and has ‘PASS’ written.

You can now unplug from PC and clap clap! You just rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Verizon successfully!

Do you want to confirm whether the Verizon Note 4 root was successful? Just go to Google Play Store and download the ‘Root Checker’ app. Install and launch the app, and click to verify. If it says you do not have root access, download and install SuperSU too in Google Play Store. Open Root Checker again, and a SuperSU pop up should appear while verifying. ‘Grant’ it. The app will tell you whether the Verizon Note 4 root was successful or not.

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How To Root Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile)

If you want to make the most out of your T-Mobile based Note 4, attain its full performance, and truly take over it, you have come to the right place! Experience them with the help of this article. Don’t worry because you do not need to have your pockets full. All you need to have is a working PC, a good internet connection for downloading and of course your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 T-Mobile.

Reminders:

This tutorial is only for those who want to root T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 4. If you are running stock firmware, it is recommended that you update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. You should also need your battery charged. An interruption in the middle of flashing would lose your process that you will cause you to redo everything from Step 1. Or worse, brick your phone.

Follow these steps at your own risk.

Step 1:

Go to your phone’s Settings > About phone > Build number. Tap it 6 to 10 times until ‘Developer mode has already been turned on’ displays. Now, return to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging. Check the box beside it.

Step 2:

You have to make sure that your PC recognizes your Note 4. To make sure that you will be able to connect smoothly, download your T-Mobile SM-N910TZKETMB USB Driver or T-Mobile SM-N910TZWETMB USB Driver and install it. This will update your Samsung USB drivers.

Step 3:

Now, connect to your PC. Transfer SuperSU zip file and Android 5.1.1 Custom Kernel for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 T-Mobile SM-N910T to internal storage or SD card. Do not these files.

Step 4:

Disconnect from PC and go to Download Mode. To enter Download Mode, turn of first. When the screen is already black, immediately hold Power, Home and Volume Down button at the same time. You should now see a warning sign on your screen so just press the Volume Up button to continue.

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Step 5:

On your PC, extract the flashing tool Odin3 and open it with administrative privileges. When the program appears, plug back your phone. You should see in Odin3 that there is a ‘COM’ block lit up. It indicates that your phone is recognized and ready for the flashing.

Step 6:

Tick to check ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset’ boxes. These are the only boxes that should be checked and nothing else, otherwise the T-Mobile Note 4 rooting won’t occur correctly. So click the AP/PDA button (PDA for older versions of Odin3). Locate and select Team Win Recovery Project tar file. Before clicking ‘Start’ button, you should also be ready to enter Download Mode because once you click start in Odin3, it will immediately turn your phone off. In that instance, you should quickly hold down Power, Home and Volume Down button together.

Step 7:

You are now in the TWRP mode, otherwise known as Recovery Mode (run by TWRP). Backup your stock firmware by tapping ‘Backup’ on the menu. Tick ‘Boot’ only. This is your stock firmware, and you have to back it up in case you would need something from it in the future or if you want to unroot the Note 4. Now continue by swiping the slide below. After that, tap ‘Home’ to go back to the menu.

Step 8:

Install this time the Android 5.1.1 Custom Kernel that you transferred in Step 3. Tap ‘Install’ and locate the kernel zip file. Swipe the slide prompt below to continue the installation. After it, you should be running the custom kernel of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This custom kernel overwritten your stock firmware for the T-Mobile Note 4 root to occur. Now, go back to the TWRP menu.

Step 9:

Install in TWRP menu the SuperSU zip file you transferred in Step 3 too. Wait until your phone reboots.

After rebooting, look up if you have successfully installed SuperSU. If you see it, launch and grant the pop ups. The app will overwrite some stuff. To make sure, download Root Checker from Google Play Store. Install and launch it to verify if you you got your T-Mobile Note 4 rooted.

If it says yes then, hooray, then you successfully learned to root Galaxy Note 4! You can finally take over your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 T-Mobile!

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How to Root Galaxy Note 4 (Sprint)

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, having Sprint as your carrier is a luck. Their gadgets are not bootloader locked unlike AT&T and Verizon which the developers up to now are still finding ways to permanently root.

This tutorial will show you the very easy process on rooting the Sprint Note 4.

Reminders:

This tutorial is applicable only for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sprint running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. If you are still running a lower version, you might as well update it.

Do know that when you try to root a Sprint Note 4, that this at your own risk.

Step 1:

Go to your gadget’s Settings > About phone > Build number. Tick it a number of times until you see ‘Developer mode has already been turned on’ appear on your screen. Next, go back to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging. The box beside should have a check mark.
If not, just tick it.

Step 2:

You must have PC on this process. First is you have to make sure that you successfully connect to your PC. By doing that, the flashing will go fast and smooth. To do it, download your Sprint SM-N910PZKESPR USB Driver or Sprint SM-N910PWESPR USB Driver and install it. After that, connect your gadget and it will now be recognized by your PC.

Step 3:

Copy and paste SuperSU zip file to your gadget’s internal storage. Remember not to extract it. Also, copy and paste Android 5.1.1 Custom Kernel for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sprint SM-N910P there and not extract it too.

Step 4:

Unplug from PC and enter Download Mode. Shut it down. When the screen turns black, press Power, Home and Volume Down button together. The warning screen should appear. Now, press the Volume Up button to continue the Galaxy Note 4 root. If you are not familiar on what is happening on your screen, that is what the Download Mode looks like.

Step 5:

Extract the flashing tool Odin3. Run it as administrator then connect your gadget to your PC. There should be a highlighted block with ‘COM’ written on it, located on the top part of the application. It just shows that you are connected properly. If not, you could remove your USB cable and reconnect. If it is still not working, transfer USB cable to another port, or reboot your PC.

odin3

Step 6:

‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset’ boxes should be checked. Choose the AP/PDA button and load Team Win Recovery Project tar file. You are then ready to start the flashing. It will eventually reboot. But keep in mind to enter Download Mode immediately once it turns off. Press and hold the Power, Home and Volume Down buttons right away. It will now lead you to the TWRP mode or simply, the Recovery mode that is now ran by TWRP.

Step 7:

You need to back up the stock firmware you had in case you will need something from it. Tap ‘Backup’ in TWRP mode. Tick the ‘Boot’ box only. That selection is your stock firmware. Now just continue and swipe the slide below to back up.

Step 8:

It’s time to install the Android 5.1.1 Custom Kernel that you transferred in Step 3. In the TWRP menu, tap ‘Install’ and locate the kernel zip file. Swipe the slide that will appear below to continue the flashing. And there you go, you are now running a custom Android 5.1.1 Lollipop kernel. You really need to use a custom kernel instead of the stock ones because it lets you do the bypassing and overwriting.

Step 9:

Still using the TWRP mode, install this time the SuperSU zip file you transferred in Step 3 too. It will give you options to go home, wipe cache or reboot system. Choose to reboot.

When your Sprint Note 4 already turns on, you should now be able to see a SuperSU app installed in it. Open it and just grant if pop ups ask to overwrite binaries. Then download Root Checker from Google Play Store. Install and launch it to verify the Sprint Note 4 root.

Bravo! You should now see that your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Sprint has already gained root access on your Note 4! You can now take control over your RAM, processor, battery life, and purchase apps without having to pay its price! And, just so you know, there are apps available just for a rooted Sprint Note 4! Feel free to enjoy them now that you have full control over your gadget!

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How To Root Galaxy Note 4 (AT&T)

Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, developers were really having a hard time finding out how to this specific model that runs with AT&T as its carrier. Unlike any other mobile carriers, AT&T’s has their device’s bootloader locked and has no way to get around with it. Late in the year 2014 ‘til early in the year 2015 is when they were able to witness a glimpse of light. Developers were a step closer on letting users take ownership of their devices. Unfortunately, it only lasted in a period of time. It means it will be lost once you reboot (hard or soft).

In this article are the steps to do the temporary boot mentioned above. But do not worry because it is just a prerequisite. You are now able to retain your AT&T Note 4 root even when rebooted by following this tutorial further.

Reminders:

  1. This tutorial will only root the AT&T version of the Galaxy Note 4, not any other.
  2. You need to have the stock firmware. This will not work for Android 5.0-5.1 Lollipop. If you are running Android 4.4 KitKat then, you can now proceed. But if not, might as well downgrade first to proceed to the steps below.
  3. Have your Note 4 fully charged as much as possible in order to avoid interruptions when you root Note 4.

Step 1:

Update your USB Drivers – AT&T SM-N910AZKEATT USB Driver or AT&T SM-N910AZWEATT USB Driver on your PC. (You can look up for your model number on your battery). This is to make sure that your device will connect properly to your PC and lets you do the process without any problems.

Step 2:

Enable USB debugging. Go to your Settings > About phone > Build number and tap it as many times until the notification ‘Developer mode has already been turned on’ appears below your screen. Then, go back to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging. Make sure that the box beside is checked.

Step 3:

Extract the SuperSUme zip file. Open the folder and run the supersume.bat file inside. Make sure to run it with administrative privileges. A terminate windows will appear and it will ask you to reboot your device so do it. Now plug it on your PC and make sure it is recognized.

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Step 4:

Install the KingRoot app in your device. Launch it and Tap ‘Root’. This does give you root access, but it is just temporary. You will see the application loading. Wait ‘til it reaches 100% and you can then gaintemporarily access your system.

Step 5:

You can see on your Menu screen that there are unnecessary apps installed by KingRoot. That’s what the SuperSUme terminal on your PC is going to do aside from installing SuperSU application.

Go to the terminal window and press any key to advance. Just allow the pop up that will appear on your device. The terminal windows will install SUperSU. After installation, open the SuperSU app freshly installed in your device. Tap ‘Continue’, then, ‘Normal’. Now wait until the installation notification pop up. Tap ‘Okay’ and not ‘Reboot’ if you do not want to start all over again. A pop up will appear again, just choose ‘No thanks’. Go back to your PC and press any key again in the terminal. That will show a SuperSU notification on your device so ‘Grant’ it. Wait for the deleting of KingRoot files finish. In the terminal window, press any key and this will give you a soft reboot.

Finally, your AT&T Note 4 is rooted! You can now gain full root access of your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 AT&T!

Keep in mind that you are only able to do a soft reboot, instead of the hard one. To do it, you must hold down the Power button until options appear. Choose ‘Restart’. If you did a hard boot, you will lose root access and have to re-root your AT&T note 4 by doing the steps above again.

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How to Root Galaxy Note 4 On 5.1.1

You have an opportunity to take charge of the functionalities in your phone with a rooting procedure and this provides you a window for custom ROMs, better battery life and storage capacity. For anyone who is new to this customization process, you need to know that it has its own share of risks as you could lose data and get your device bricked if things go wrong. The present processes used include TWRP recovery and Odin with unikernel edge amongst others which have been proven effectively for a number of brands.

Mitigate the Risk

So, to mitigate the risk of the Note 4 5.1.1 root, you need to have your phone backed-up in order to have a copy of your data, which you can readily access in any event. It is also advisable to follow the process as described while affirming that you go ahead with it at your own risk.

Galaxy note 4.5.1.1 is already widely reviewed to have a root block as modified by recent updates introduced by Samsung and to override this; you need to have a custom kernel installed before putting in place your SuperSU.

The Instructions

  • Before you start rooting Note 4 5.1.1, take a look at the settings of your phone to confirm the Android version and check out the model number. You can do this by accessing the “About Phone” and confirm it is a 5.1.1.
  • Go to the “Build Now” button and tap it a few times till it reveals the developer mode. Proceed to the developer options to locate “OEM Developer”: if absent, proceed; if present, turn it on.
  • Have the Note 4 attached to your computer with a USB cable.
  • Download the kernel that suits your phone and at the end of it, you should have five files downloaded with the Odin, TWRP recovery, SuperSU file, drivers and kernel, making the list.
  • Copy both the SU zip file and the kernel to your phone.
  • Unzip Odin zip file and run the exe program by double clicking it. (the most important steps to root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will start now!)
  • Have your Note 4 powered off and get the USB cable unplugged before holding down the volume, home and power tab to reveal the warning sign.
  • Have the USB cable connect your phone back to the computer and this will lead to the appearance of a .COM number on a blue box highlighted. If this doesn’t appear, you need to run your Samsung USB driver exe files once more with the windows driver properly installed. This should resolve the error.
  • Choose AP on your Note 4, then select the .tar file for the TWRP.
  • Press down the volume, home and power button till it reboots then press the start button and with your phone turning off to slip into reboot, hold down the buttons to reveal TWRP recovery.
  • The next step is to back-up the stock kernel and have the new custom kernel installed. Select backup and save only the boot image.

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  • Go to the main menu and choose install.
  • Go to the kernel zip file you copied, and swipe, in order to flash it.
  • Select install again, go to the SuperSU file to swipe it , in order to flash.
    • Reboot and when completed, you will find the SuperSU file in place and when you tap it, it should launch without errors. If it hangs in the process, just reboot and this will clear.

A titanium backup should be installed and once it runs, it verifies that the Galaxy Note 4 5.1.1 root was completed successfully. So, you can go ahead and enjoy your turbocharged phone