Europeans with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910F are finding a new over-the-air software update arriving that boosts the operating system to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with XXU1COH4 firmware. If you have already updated to the latest build number, it’s probably broken any root access you had before. You can root Galaxy Note 4 N910F on Android 5.1.1 following the guide after the drop. Once you have the rooting permissions granted, the new options with apps is limitless. You can find apps to help you increase the device performance, remove the bloatware, increase the battery life and more.
- The following guide is made to root Galaxy Note 4 N910F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop only. Furthermore, it is confirmed to work on the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with build number XXU1COH4 firmware.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You must install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 before starting this guide. You need to access that recovery mode to install the SuperSU file. You should have no worries finding a custom recovery image available for your device.
- You do not need the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rooted to install a custom recovery.
- You should download the Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones from our drive page. Scroll down the page until you see the Samsung heading.
- Applying the steps below will void any warranty on the Samsung galaxy Note 4 that you might have left. Since Samsung devices often come with Knox security, you’ll need to research what you need to do to get the warranty working again — if anything is possible at all.
- Check that the USB Debugging mode is enabled from the Developer Options menu. Head to apps > Settings app > Developer Options and check the box for USB Debugging if it’s currently empty.
HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 N910F RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1 XXU1COH4
- Download the custom kernel from here.
- Download SuperSU from here.
- Download both the packages directly to the computer desktop, but do not unzip either of the files.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to the computer using the USB cable it comes with out of the box.
- Copy and paste both files to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s internal storage SD card.
- Unplug the galaxy Note 4 from the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in recovery mode: Hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together and don’t release them until after a few seconds.
- Once you are in the recovery mode, navigate to the ‘Install’ option.
- Browse the SD card and upload the custom kernel first; this must be flashed first.
- Once you have finished flashing the custom kernel, browse the SD card again and upload the SuperSU.
- Now you should have the custom kernel and SuperSU installed.
- Head back to the main recovery menu and choose to reboot the system.
The root Galaxy Note 4 N910F guide is complete, You should have no worries having root access on the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software version. You can check that the guide worked as planned by heading over to the Google Play Store and installing the root checker app.