Chinese variant of the Galaxy Note 4, SM-N9106W has been rooted successfully by XDA recognized developer Chainfire. Chainfire’s famous CF-Auto-root is up now, that works with Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C/U and the Chinese variant as well, as mentioned. SM-N910W comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad Core CPU, the device supports LTE and TD-LTE connectivity. While on the front, a QHD screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels having 515 ppi can be found. A 3.7 MP front cam shooter is there and a 16 MP shooter is fixed at the back. Under the hood, a RAM of 3 GB is placed, internal storage is 32 GB and a massive 3220 mAh battery is there. SM-N9106W has a Dual-SIM connectivity. The device runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and will most probably be China-specific.
In case you’re going to get your hands on this variant, you would like to unleash the true power of your device. For that, you will have to root it first and then tweak your device as much as you want. If you’ve been looking for the method to root your device and you just got here, you have spotted the right place. As you move forward, you should come across a comprehensive guide that will help you to root your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N9106W using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root. Before we begin with the rooting process, it is important to remove any confusions that the newbies may have regarding the root access. In order to do so, we will first go through a brief introduction of the root access and also learn why you should root your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N9106W.
What is Root access & why you should root your device
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.
1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N9106W
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.
- Backup SMS Messages
- Backup Call Logs
- Backup Contacts
- Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
- Backup EFS
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-N9106W
- 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-N9106W 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-N9106W
- 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.
Credits: Chainfire XDA