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 188.8.131.52 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.
- 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.
- 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.