Root Galaxy Note 4 Running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

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.

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.

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.

7. Disclaimer

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.

Downloads Required

  1. Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
  2. Download and Install Samsung USB drivers.
  3. Download and copy file to your phone’s internal or external storage.
  4. Download CWM recovery.tar file according to your device from here: English version N910c CWM Recovery

*The method has been updated after verifying!*

How To Root Your Galaxy Note 4 Running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Now

  1. Open Odin3.exe.
  2. 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.
  3. Connect your device to your PC.
  4. 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.
  5. For Odin 3.10.6 or Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the CWM Recovery.tar file, that you downloaded  above.
  6. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  7. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  8. Hit start and wait till the rooting process is complete.
  9. Once the process has been finished, plug the battery of your device, wait for around 20 seconds and put it back in.
  10. Now boot into CWM recovery. To do so, turn on your device by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Key.
  11. Once you are in CWM recovery, select “Install zip > choose zip from /sdcard or /extSdCard > select file that you copied above > select Yes to flash it”.
  12. Once flashing has been finished, reboot your device.
  13. 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?

  1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy Note 4.
  2. Find “Root Checker” and install it.
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Tap “Verify Root”.
  5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
  6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!Screenshot_1

Now make sure that you backup your EFS Partition and Nandroid.

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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  • simi

    not sure if i can trust that…

    • sopper

      dont trust him becouse he delete mi post he maked the root only with 4.4.4 he look for somebody to brick his phone

  • simi

    can anyone who tested this mehod post here???

    • @disqus_eoT578LxNC:disqus Our site does not post unverified methods.

      • simi

        Thanks usama i will try it

        • @disqus_eoT578LxNC:disqus let me know how it goes.

          • youssef

            you are the best i deactivated thr reactivated lock and the root worked

  • sopper

    i dont know if this workes somone test it???
    you maked it with 4.4.4

    • @disqus_bBA28DctI3:disqus that 4.4.4 screenshot is used in all of our root guides as a reference. Please do a little reading before commenting.

  • sopper

    your screenshot in rootchecker its 4.4.4 .You look for some stupid to brick his phone?

    • @disqus_bBA28DctI3:disqus that screenshot is only used as reference for verify root check application. The root is working and doesn’t brick any phone. And this won’t brick anyone’s phone.

  • sopper

    you delete my post?

    • @disqus_bBA28DctI3:disqus we do not delete any comments. It takes time to approve them.

  • rakesh

    i am using samsung galaxy note 4 (N910h) model can i update my mobile to android 5.0, Can i trust your steps for updating.

    • @disqus_hYcNp6cedG:disqus yes, the guide will be posted on our site soon. After that you can update it.

  • @guessbf:disqus what problem are you facing? the method is verified and working for users.

    • guessbf

      did everything as per your instructions but keep getting a fail in odin, dunno whats wrong I have sm -n910f and downloaded [N910F] but still no luck, yes phone is in download mode and everything

      • @guessbf:disqus that failed error is not because of the firmware. There’s something else that is causing this to fail. Did you unzip the file once? Also, make sure that your device is connected properly.

      • Simon Rampp

        Guessbf find me on Facebook i will help you ! (Simon Rampp)

  • @zekerjagashi:disqus you’re doing something wrong. You don’t need to put your phone in recovery mode, you need to put in download mode and flash using the guide above.

  • Alex Bui

    Hi guys! First thks for sharing this method…
    Unfortunately in my case i cant get it working … tried few times , followed every steps , I’m not a newbie in android I’m used to root and tweak my old beloved galaxys but i got the “fail”message in Odin everytime…
    A lill hep would be appreciated 😉

    • @disqus_Rb12MyUYhm:disqus what’s your device model number? And what OS are you running at the moment?

    • @disqus_Rb12MyUYhm:disqus the method has been updated! Try it now!

    • guessbf

      try disabling reactivation lock in security settings, was stuck several times till i did this and am all good now

      • Alex Bui

        Thk you so much for the help guys !! And yes you were right i deactivated the reactivation lock and now it worked ! you made my day 😉

  • TD1999

    i did root my phone but it doesnt update to 5.0.1 please help my device is sm-n910h

    • @td1999:disqus you will have to flash latest firmware using Odin now. Rooted phones do not get OTA updates.

      • Azzouz Krichen

        Is it safe for 910h to reroot with the 4.4.4 version?????

        • @azzouzkrichen:disqus I didn’t get you, Please elaborate your question.

          • Azzouz Krichen

            the cf-autoroot present in the cf-autoroot web site database for the samsung sm-n910H is marked as compatibl for the 4.4.4 android version… but i already updated it to the 5.0.1 android lolipop version, so am asking is it safe to re-root my phone with this patch or not, because i’ve heard so many guys saying the the health app is not workin properly after rerooting … thank you

  • @guessbf:disqus the method has been updated! Try it now!

  • @zekerjagashi:disqus the method has been updated! Try it now!

  • guessbf

    finally figured it out, i just had to disable reactivation lock in security setting and voila i got root

  • Ken Jennings

    Today I purchased an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V from Verizon. The phone is running Android V 4.4.4. I would like to remove all traces of Verizon from the phone, Verizon apps, Verizon firmware and Verizon bloatware. Can I do this? How do I upgrade this phone to Android V 5.0.1?

    • @disqus_Vsxy6q1k3e:disqus you have to root your phone and then remove all bloatware starting with verizon. You can upgrade your phone using Odin, if the firmware is already available for your device. If it’s not, then you will have to wait.

  • Omar Adəl

    I dont want to brick my phone. Can someone ples tell me if something happened to ur phone while trying this method cuz i will be trying this method 2morrow
    thx 🙂

    • Omar Adəl

      Omg finally something worked
      thaxx who ever developed that
      Ur the best

  • Neal Engelhaupt

    I have the reactivation lock unflagged already and still cannot get past the FAIL portion of ODIN.

    • @nealengelhaupt:disqus remove the reactivation lock first.

      • Neal Engelhaupt

        That’s what I said. The check box is “unchecked” which I’m assuming means it’s not locked.

        • Chad Foxman

          Neal did you ever find a way to do it? I also have Verizon and I’m running into the same issue.

          • @chadfoxman:disqus this method won’t work for verizon note 4.

  • Neal Engelhaupt

    Does not work with Verizon phones.

  • Gawin Eng

    will i get the yellow triad angle when restart my phone?

    • @gawineng:disqus no

      • Gawin Eng

        why some said “checkmark Auto Reboot”
        but you said “DON’T”

        You can checkmark Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time though. This is very important step to follow to avoid boot loop and also if it reboots after completion of the process, signifies you have got the task done successfully, otherwise it throws an error.

        pls help

      • Gawin Eng

        is this the different method? any different? which better? safer?

    • Gawin Eng

      any different if i using this? : [N910C]

  • @IFC1981:disqus what issue are you facing exactly?

  • Bsquared169

    I cant get this to work. I have a verizon Note 4, model SM-N910V running android lolipop 5.0.1. I followed the instructions and tried multiple versions of CWM. When flashing with Odin I receive FAILED message soon after hitting start. Any help?

    • @Bsquared169:disqus This wont’ work with Verizon Note 4. As soon as we find a method to root Verizon Note 4, it will be up on our site.

  • DanDingello

    Hi @usamamujtaba:disqus is it okay to use twrp instead of cwm? I did some backups with 4 n910c phones right now and they are using twrp for backing up. Is it safe to use cwm to recover or revert back to its original state?

    the twrp recovery that I have right now is still in 4.4.4 is it safe to still recover them even if I have 5.0.1 flashed already?

    • @DanDingello:disqus yes its okay to use TWRP. Make sure that you use latest version,. i.e . And yes it is safe to use CWM to recover or revert back, you only need backup files. Do not restore KitKat backup over Lollipop.

  • @disqus_5BrsZa0Jq5:disqus that’s not possible. There’s install zip option. You can put the on internal storage as well and use it. The second option in recovery is install zip.

    • Peter Flynn

      It worked the second time I tried it, after I moved out of Downloads into /sdcard0

  • @disqus_wWasOPviMV:disqus No it doesn’t work with vzw devices.

    • zacharee

      If it doesn’t work with Verizon phones, why exactly do you have the Verizon phone listed in what’s compatible?

  • pepo delga

    the file for n910v is not there for the verizon verison even though it says it is what can we do?

  • Nenad Antanasijević


    Thank you for excellent guide. I was able to root Note 4 SM-N910C, currently with version 5.0.1. First I used ROM Toolbox Lite for a back up. Upon this SuperSU did the job withhout any problem. At the end I used Root Cheker Basic just to see if everithing is fine.

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