Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a high-quality Android Phablet from Samsung Mobiles. The device comes with a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display which is powered by 2.7 GHz processor along with a 3 GB RAM and it runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat with a planned upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The 16 mega pixel camera comes in this device will take far better pictures than an average point and shoot digital camera. If you would want a high-end Android device, then Samsung Galaxy Note 4 would be an ideal choice.
If you have purchased this Phablet and looking for a way to root it, so that you can install applications which only supports rooted devices, or to install custom ROM firmware of your choice, or to remove the unwanted pre-installed applications in your device, then you are in the right place. Here, I have given a step by step working tutorial to root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 device.
WARNING: Rooting your Samsung Smartphone will void its warranty and you won’t be able to claim it unless you unroot your device. Also, sometimes rooting will result in a bricked device and if that happens, don’t held me responsible. Proceed at your OWN wish.
1) The rooting procedure I have given below is not a data-loss process but still it is safe to take backup of personal data’s in your smartphone by either using Samsung Kies or other applications.
2) Next, enable USB Debugging mode in your Phablet. To do that, first you have to enable Developer options which you can do by following this path: Settings -> About Phone (tap on the build number for 5-7 times to enable Developer options). Once done, you can enable USB Debugging mode by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging (tick the box next to it to enable this function).
3) Download Samsung Galaxy Note 4 USB Drivers and install it in your computer. By doing so, you will be able to connect your Phablet with the computer successfully.
4) Uninstall or deactivate antivirus applications in your computer as they sometimes interrupt with the rooting procedure.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
1) To get started, make sure that your device’s model number matches the ones I have given below. You can check your model number by following this path: Settings -> About Phone (the Model number will be there):
- SM-N910F – International
- SM-N910T – T-Mobile U.S.
- SM-N910R4 – US Cellular
- SM-N910P – Sprint
- SM-N910C – Thailand
- SM-N910W8 – Canadian
- SM-N910K/SM-N910L/SM-N910S – Korean KT, LG, SK Telecom
- SM-N910U – Hong Kong
If your model number is different from the ones listed here, then don’t follow this procedure.
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T – .img | .tar
Sprint Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P – .img | .tar
Canadian Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910W8 – .img | .tar
Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910G – .img | .tar
Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910R4/SM-N9100/SM-N9106W/SM-N9108V/SM-N9109W – .img | .tar
Galaxy Note 4 All Exynos Models including SM-N910H, SM-N910C, SM-N910U, SM-N910K, SM-N910L, SM-N910S – .img | .tar
Galaxy Note 4 All Qualcomm Models including T-Mobile SM-N910T, Sprint SM-N910P, Canadian SM-N910W8, US Cellular SM-N910R4, SM-N910G – .img | .tar
Galaxy Note 4 Exynos Korean SM-N910K, SM-N910L, or SM-N910S – .img | .tar
Galaxy Note 4 Exynos SM-N910C – .img | .tar
Galaxy Note 4 Exynos SM-N910H – .img | .tar
3) Once done, switch off your device and boot into the download by pressing and holding the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons simultaneously for few seconds.
4) Now, connect your Phablet to the computer using the Original USB Data cable. Once done, extract the downloaded Odin zip file and click on the .exe file to run the program.
5) If you have installed the Galaxy Note 4 USB drivers properly, then in the Odin window you will yellow color box under ID: COM when your device is connected to the computer. If you don’t see that reinstall your USB drivers again.
6) Next, click on the PDA button in Odin and select the custom recovery (.tar) file you have downloaded in Step 2 and click on Start button. This will start the flashing process, and it will get finished within few seconds.
7) That’s it. You have successfully installed custom recovery in your Galaxy Note 4. Now, disconnect your device from the computer and reconnect it back again in USB debugging mode. Once done, transfer the downloaded SuperSU (Step 2) to your device’s external SD and again disconnect your Phablet from the computer.
8) Now, switch off your device and boot into the Recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons simultaneously for few seconds. Once your device boots into recovery mode, choose “Install” for TWRP or “Install zip from SD Card” for CWM recovery and point the SuperSU file in your device’s SD card (Step 7). This will start the flashing process and once done, reboot your device normally.
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android device. To confirm, visit your apps menu and look for SuperSU app. If it is located in there (it will be there if you have followed the steps properly) then your device is rooted successfully. You can also check the root privileges of your Phablet by installing the Root checker app from Google Play store.
If you encounter any issues or if you face any challenges while following this rooting tutorial, do let me know using the comments section given below.