And here we go, Chainfire does it once again first of all. Just yesterday, XDA recognized developer, Chainfire came up with his famous Auto-Root for our beloved Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and becomes the very first person to gain the root access on this mighty device. The Galaxy Note 4 isn’t out in the market yet and the device already has been rooted, that means you can unleash the real power of this device as soon as you get your hands on it.
Before we proceed further, let’s have a recap on the Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy Note 4 is the fourth iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy Note phablet series. The device came out on 3rd of September, 2014 at the IFA event 2014. On the front, there’s a 5.7-inch QHD display having a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 515 ppi. Front facing camera shooter is of 3.7 megapixels while a 16 MP shooter is fixed at the back. Galaxy Note 4 is either powered up with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 Quad Core CPU or Samsung’s very own Exynos 5433 CPU, it differs according to the variants reaching different regions. There’s a 3 GB RAM, and the internal storage begins from 32 GB, there’s an external SD card slot as well. Out of the box, Galaxy Note 4 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, having Samsung’s latest touchwiz UI atop. Besides these very nice and hefty hardware and software specifications, Galaxy Note 4 comes with a plethora of sensors that make this device a pure beast.
Well, that was all about the Note 4. Now who wouldn’t like to go across the boundaries on such an awesome device. If you’ve just decided to unleash the power of the Galaxy Note 4, you will have to root it first and as mentioned, the method is already up. In case you’re wondering how you will get across the corner, we will be saving your time from getting wasted and looking around for this. In the succeeding post, we are going to root the Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C (Exynos/International Variant) using Chainfire’s CF-Autoroot. You only need to follow this guide being careful to avoid any mishaps. Before we begin with the pre-installation instructions, we will go through a brief introduction of root access in order to wipe off any confusions that the newbies may have.
Here’s why you should root your Galaxy Note 4:
Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.
All you need is, you need to follow this guide carefully in order to get it done successfully.
1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C
Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up.
2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!
Your device’s battery shouldn’t be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well. So, make sure that you charge your device before you start the flashing process.
3. Use the OEM datacable to establish connection!
Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.
4. Backup everything!
Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.
5. Turn off Samsung Kies and other softwares while using Odin3!
Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired recovery or root file. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.
The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. If your device comes with a Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it again. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C
- Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
- Download and Install Samsung USB drivers
- Download and extract CF-Auto-Root file.
How to root now:
- Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root file once only to get the .tar.md5 file.
- Open Odin3.exe.
- Put your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
- Connect your device to your PC.
- As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue. Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
- For Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the CF-Auto-Root.tar.md5, that you downloaded and extracted above.
- If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
- Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.
- Hit start and wait till the rooting process is complete, as soon as your device restarts, remove it from PC.
- Find SuperSu in app drawer now.
- That’s all with the rooting, let’s verify the root access now.
How To Verify Root Access:
- To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C.
- Find “Root Checker” and install it.
- Open Root Checker.
- Tap “Verify Root”.
- It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
- It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
- That’s All!
If you’re stuck with anything regarding this guide, feel free to utilize the comment box below and reach us. We will get back to you immediately. Thank you all.
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