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How-To: Get Root On Your Galaxy Note 4 That Runs Android 5.0.1

Last updated: October 2, 2018.

Get Root On Your Galaxy Note 4 That Runs Android 5.0.1

Samsung has been updating their Galaxy Note 4 line of devices to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop.  If you’re planning to update your device but have already updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, you’ll have lost root access.  However, it’s possible to regain root access and we’re going to show you how in this how-to.  Follow along and root a Galaxy Note 4 that runs Andorid 5.0.1 Lollipop.

Prepare your phone:

  1. Make sure that this is the correct how-to. This how-to will only work for the following versions of the Galaxy Note 4:
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910S that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910G that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910U that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910W that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910L that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910K that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910H that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T that runs Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

 

  1. Your battery is charged to at least 60 percent.
  2. You have an OEM data cable that can connect your device and your PC.
  3. All your important data – messages, contacts, call logs, media – are backed up and safely stored on a PC or laptop.
  4. Samsung Kies and other software which might interrupt Odin3 have been turned off.
  5. Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device. Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers. Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

 

  1. Download the following:
    1. Odin3 v3.10.6.
    2. Samsung USB drivers.
    3. SuperSu.zip
    4. CWM recovery.tar file

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How to Root:

  1. Open the downloaded Odin3.exe on your PC.
  2. Put the phone on download mode. Turn it off, wait 10 seconds, then turn it back on by continuously pressing the Volume Down, Home, and Power keys at the same time.
  3. When you see a notification, press Volume Up.
  4. Connect the phone and the PC.
  5. When Odin detects the phone, it’s ID:COM box will turn blue.
  6. If you have Odin 3.10.6 or Odin 3.09 select the AP tab. Then select the downloaded CWM Recovery.tar file.
  7. If you have Odin 3.07, you select PDA tab not the AP tab
  8. Press start. Wait for the rooting process to complete.
  9. Plug the device battery, wait 20 seconds before putting it back in.
  10. Boot CWM recovery by turning on your device by consciously pressing Volume Up + Home + Power.
  11. From CWM recovery, select “Install zip -> choose zip from /sdcard or /extSdCard -> select SuperSu.zip file- > select Yes
  12. When SuperSu.zip flashing has finished, reboot device.

How to check if the device is properly rooted or not?

  1. Go to the Google Play Store
  2. Find and install “Root Checker”
  3. Open then select “Verify Root”.
  4. You will be asked for SuperSu rights, grant it.
  5. You should see “Root Access Verified Now!”

That’s how you do it. Did you find this how-to helpful?

JR

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