Update Galaxy Note 4 N910F To Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Official

Galaxy Note 4’s snapdragon variant, the N910F has finally started receiving Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update. The device happened to be the third one in the Note 4 family to receive this update. There are some major changes in this update that include a revamped TouchWiz UI meeting up Google’s Material Design. There’s a new look of notifications on the lock screen inspired by Material Design, it looks way awesome now. The notification bar has gone all transparent. Battery life of the device has been greatly enhanced. The new Android version is faster, stable and bug free.

The updated has started rolling out to users in Germany. The build date suggests that this firmware was built on 6th of February, 2015. At the moment, the update is available through Samsung Kies or OTA, but only inside Germany. Users having N910F outside Germany will either have to wait or they will have to flash this firmware manually. If you’re one of the Android geeks who cannot wait for the OTA update to hit their region, you may want to go ahead flashing this firmware using Samsung’s flash tool, the Odin3. You must be wondering about the method to install the firmware, you may stop doing so as you’re going to see a comprehensive guide on how to install this latest and greatest Android version, the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910F. Let’s go through the firmware details first and the begin with the flashing process.

Note 4 Lolllipop

Firmware Details:

  • Model Number: SM-N910F
  • Region: Germany
  • Version: Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Build: N910FXXU1BOB4
  • Build Date: 6/2/2015

Early Preparations

1. This guide is only for Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F!

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. In that case, we may not be held responsible.

2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!

Your device’s battery should not 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 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.

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. Also, clean install is always recommended, that means you will probably have to wipe your device to install the new firmware. So, 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.
Backup EFS – If rooted, otherwise skip this step.

5. Install Samsung USB drivers

In order to be able to establish connection between your PC and your Galaxy S4, you need to have the Samsung USB drivers installed on your PC. You can find all Android USB drivers here on our site.

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 firwmrae. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.

Required Downloads & Installations

  1. Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
  2. Download and extract firmware file to get the .tar.md5 file.

How To Install Official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop On Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F

  1. Make sure that you read the instructions listed above carefully and you’re all set to go ahead now.
  2. Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation. You may boot into the recovery mode and perform a factory data reset.
  3. Open Odin3.exe.
  4. Put your N910F Note 4 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.
  5. Connect your device to your PC.
  6. 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.
  7. For Odin 3.09 or 3.10.6 hit the AP tab. Select the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar, that you downloaded and extracted above.
  8. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  9. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  10. Hit start and wait till the firmware  flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
  11. Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually. You can pull out the battery, place it back and turn on.
  12. Once the device boots up, checkout the new firmware now.
  13. Your device will be running on official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware.
  14. Once updated, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
  15. That’s all!

Got any queries? Make sure that you drop em’ in the comment box below. Good Luck!


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  • @manzurfahim:disqus since we use same method in all the guides, so N910S came from the other guide’s how to. Thank you for letting us know, that has been fixed now. I also mentioned to reboot device manually. This error was existing in earlier posts, as unchecking the Auto reboot is only recommended with Odin 3.10.6. So, I’ve also updated all other guides which are making the use of Odin 3.10.6. Your pointed out mistakes sure were a great deal. Stay connected with us and keep helping us to make our guides more authentic. Thanks once again.

  • @manzurfahim:disqus Thank you for pointing out the errors. I’ve fixed that error and since we were using the guide of Odin 3.09 with Odin 3.10.6, we didn’t check the Auto reboot part mistakenly. Perhaps, that has been fixed in all Lollipop guides now. Stay connected with us and keep helping us to make our site up to the mark.

  • @ptrikiater:disqus yes you can 🙂 Good Luck.

    • Pštrikiater®

      I did, works perfect

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