Samsung recently starting pushing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Galaxy Note 4, those who had rooted the phone lost the root access after getting the update, with the latest update, rooting your phone was no longer done by just flashing a kernel as the secrutiy on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is increased. It took the developers over at XDA quite some time to figure out what will help them root the phone and they managed to finally do it. Turns out that rooting the isn’t all that difficult, all you need is a customised kernel that has the rooted files injected into them.
This gave birth to do different kernels, one for the N910C and the other for N910F, flashing the kernels isn’t a difficult thing, all you need is some basic Android knowledge and you’ll be good to go. If you’re willing to root your Galaxy Note 4, check out the tutorial below.
- Download the kernels for your device > N910C | N910F.
- Download the latest version of SuperSu.
- Download the latest version of Odin.
- Basic Android knowledge.
Root Galaxy Note 4 N910C/N910F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Switch off and boot into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power button together. A warning message will appear now press Volume UP key to proceed the download mode.
- Now connect your Galaxy Note 4 with your PC via USB cable.
- In Odin, you should see a COM port number like “0:[COM7]” a ID:COM section and “Added” message on the screen. It means that the device has been properly connected. If you didn’t get the message then try changing the USB port sometimes it happens.
- Make sure Auto Reboot and F.Reset Options are checked in Odin screen.
- Click on the AP button and select the .tar.md5 file that you can get by extracting the firmware zip fie which you downloaded in the first step.
- Now Click on Start to begin the installation process and wait for some minutes.
- Once completed, you will see a PASS message and the ID:COM port will become green.