Samsung has recently started updating the Galaxy Note 4 series to Android 5.0 Lollipop. If you’re an Android power user and you’re planning to update your device or you’ve already updated it to Android 5.0 Lollipop, you must have lost root access and you will be willing to gain it as soon as possible now. We’ve already tried using a method and found it working perfectly, and its time for you guys to go ahead with it and root your Galaxy Note 4 running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.
Here are some early preparations
1. This guide is for the following versions of Galaxy Note 4 running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910S running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910G running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910U running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910W running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910L running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910K running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910H running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
2. Although this guide is for Galaxy Note 4 running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, but it will root any previous version of Android on Galaxy Note 4 as well. If you are looking for a way to update your Galaxy Note 4 to android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you may use following guides.
- Update Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C To Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Update Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910S To Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Update Galaxy Note 4 N910F To Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Official
- Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop On Galaxy Note 4 N910K/L [Official Firmware]
3. 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.
4. Use the OEM data cable 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.
5. 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.
- Backup SMS Messages
- Backup Call Logs
- Backup Contacts
- Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
6. 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.
- Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
- Download and Install Samsung USB drivers.
- Download and copy SuperSu.zip file to your phone’s internal or external storage.
- Download CWM recovery.tar file according to your device from here: English version N910c CWM Recovery 18.104.22.168
*The method has been updated after verifying!*
How To Root Your Galaxy Note 4 Running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Now
- Open Odin3.exe.
- Put your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910X 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 3.10.6 or Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the CWM Recovery.tar file, that you downloaded 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.
- Once the process has been finished, plug the battery of your device, wait for around 20 seconds and put it back in.
- Now boot into CWM recovery. To do so, turn on your device by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Key.
- Once you are in CWM recovery, select “Install zip > choose zip from /sdcard or /extSdCard > select SuperSu.zip file that you copied above > select Yes to flash it”.
- Once SuperSu.zip flashing has been finished, reboot your device.
- That’s all with the rooting find SuperSu in your app drawer, let’s verify the root access now.
How to check if the device is properly rooted or not?
- To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy Note 4.
- 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. We hope that you found this guide helpful. If you’re stuck with anything or got any queries, make sure that you use the comment box below and reach us. Thank you all.
Special Thanks to our friend Simon Rampp for verifying this method and letting us know.
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