Chainfire’s CF Auto Root is now available for some variants of the Galaxy Note 4, and the Asian variant of the device with the model number SM-N910U happens to be one of those lucky variants. Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910U comes with Exynos 5433 CPU (same as SM-N910C), while rest of the specifications of the device are same as the other variants. These include a 5.7-inch QHD display on the front having a 3.7 MP. A 16 MP camera shooter is fixed at the back. There’s a RAM of 3 GB, internal storage starts from 32 GB. A massive 3220 mAh battery is placed under the hood to add life to this device. Galaxy Note 4 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box. The device is all set to roll out all around the world, and while you get yours, you would like to go across the boundaries set by Samsung.
- 0.1 Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- 0.2 Early Preps:
- 1 How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910U:
Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4
To vent out the true power of your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910U, you will have to root it. If you’re going to get this variant, and you want to root it right away, the succeeding post might be of a lot help. As you move forward, you will come across the complete method that explains how you can root your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910U using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root. Before we head towards the early preparations, we will go through a brief overview of the root access and also learn why you should root Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Here’s 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-N910U
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. The 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 data cable to establish connection!
Always use the original data cable to establish a connection between your Android device and your computer/laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so as 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
- Do Backup Call Logs
- Also, Backup Contacts
- Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
- Make sure you Backup EFS
5. Turn off Samsung Kies and other software 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-N910U:
- Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
- Download and Install Samsung USB drivers
- In the end, download and extract the 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-N910U 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 the “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-N910U.
- 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. This is the most used method and also it’s still working. Now you can Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Credits: Chainfire XDA