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How To Root Galaxy Note 4 N910F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910F was launched in October, 2014 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450 (Snapdragon 805) CPU, 3GB RAM, 16MP camera and Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box. Every advanced user wish to get updated Android OS version to get more benefits and taste the sweetness of a Lollipop or Marshmallow. So if you have updated your Galaxy Note 4 N910F to stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and want to return to your usual tweaking experience to get much out from your phone so you’ll be required to get root access over the internal file system of your device. A new root method is now available that is compatible with the new Lollipop firmware.

After Rooting You Can:

  • Install a custom recovery image like TWRP recovery or CWM recovery
  • Install custom kernels
  • Overclocking or undervolting your Android device
  • Removing bloatware for speeding things up
  • Making Nandroid backups for saving the current ROM
  • Clearing app data cache
  • Install complex apps that requires an unlock Lollipop
  • Install custom ROMs like CyanogenMod or AOKP etc

Note: Please note that this guide can be used for Galaxy Note 4 running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Do not use this root package for any other device or incorrect variant.

Warning: AndroidRO will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your phone during or after the rooting process. The warranty of your Note 4 will be voided by following this step by step guide. Proceed at your own risk.

Download and install Samsung Galaxy Note 4 USB Driver on your PC.

Enable USB debugging mode on your Smartphone by navigating to Settings > Developer options and tap on USB debugging check box.

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.

Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy Note 4 should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.

Steps To Root Galaxy Note 4 N910F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:

Step No 1:- First, download the custom kernel from this link on the desktop of your PC but do not extract it.

Step No 2:- Also, download the latest SuperSU file from here and keep on your desktop without extracting.

Step No 3:- Plug your Note 4 to the PC using its USB data cable.

Step No 4:- Copy/paste both of the .zip files to the root folder of your SD card on the phone and disconnect the phone once the files are transferred.

Step No 5:- Power OFF the Note 4 in order to enter into Recovery Mode.

Step No 6:- Press and hold Power + Volume up + Home keys at the same time, for a few seconds. Recovery mode menu will be eventually displayed.

Step No 7:- While your Galaxy Note 4 is in Recovery Mode, select “Install” and then pick the custom kernel file that you have already copied to the root folder of your SD card.

Step No 8:- Also, select the SuperSU package.

Step No 9:- Proceed to the flashing process and reboot into Android OS once the process is completed.

Troubleshooting:

In case you experience a boot loop. Go back to recovery and make a hard reset. select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.

Done! You have successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910F running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries regarding the above step-by-step guide to root Galaxy Note 4.

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Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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