Root Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4
Samsung has released an update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for their Galaxy Note 4. If you have updated your device, you may have found that you have now lost root access.
If you have either lost root access or want to gain root access on a Galaxy Note 4 N910C/N910F, we have the method for you.
To root a Galaxy Note 4 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, you will need a custom kernel. And to flash a custom kernel, you are going to need a custom recovery. So before you proceed, if you don’t already have a custom recovery, download and install it. We recommend that you use TWRP recovery.
Here are a few other steps you should take before the rooting process proper.
Prepare your device:
- Check you device model number by going to Settings>General>About Device. This guide is only for use with a Galaxy Note 4 N910C/N910F. Using this guide with another device could brick it.
- Charge device so it has up to 60 percent of its power. This is to prevent you from running out of power before the process is finished.
- Have an original data cable to use to connect your device to a PC.
- Make a backup of any important data that you have on your device. This includes you contacts, text messages, call logs and media content.
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.
- The appropriate custom kernel for your device from one of the links below. After downloading the file, copy it to the SD card of your Galaxy Note 4
- zip 2.52 beta version. Place this one on your Galaxy Note 4’s SD card also.
Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910C, N910F Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Boot your device into TWRP recovery. Do so by first turning it off then turning it back on by press and holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons. When the device boots up, let go of the buttons.
- Tap install. Scroll to the bottom and select the kernel file you downloaded and copied to your SD card. .
- Swipe left to right on the bottom to confirm flashing. Custom kernel will flash
- Return to the main menu tap install again. Scroll to the bottom and select the SuperSu.zip file that you downloaded and copied to your SD cars.
- Swipe left to right on the bottom to confirm flashing.
- Reboot into system.
- Find SuperSu in the device’s app drawer.
- You can verify root access by using the Root Checker application. This is available in the Google Play Store.
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