How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4Some people like to say that rooting with Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root tool is the beginner way of rooting a Samsung smartphone. If you are one of these people, then you will be pleased to know that there isn’t a version of the CF-Auto-Root that is currently capable of rooting the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone when it is running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates. US phone carrier specific models of smartphones can often cause havoc within the rooting community as companies like to lock in their system apps, so you have to use them–or at least have to keep them on there, so they take up additional memory.

One sure fire way to break out of those shackles is if you find that a custom recovery image is available to be installed. With a custom recovery, we can flash the SuperSU on just about anything as the installation directly from the custom recovery partition handles everything very easily in comparison to what a one-click rooting tool needs to accomplish to get the job done with your stock recovery partition still intact.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • You should back up the data on the Note 4 smartphone before proceeding to root it with the SuperSU. Though installing and enabling the SuperSU does not usually result in data loss, it is always recommended that you take a few minutes to backup the data just in case something goes wrong, and you want to apply a hard reset later.

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 SM-N910T RUNNING ON ANDROID 6.0.1 MARSHMALLOW SOFTWARE UPDATES

  1. Download the SuperSU on the computer and it ends up in the downloads folder if you are using Windows.
  2. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that you usually us to charge the battery.
  3. Open the folder where you have the SuperSU and copy it over to the internal SD card storage folder for the Note 4 smartphone.
  4. Unplug the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone from the computer once you are satisfied that you have the SuperSU on the internal storage SD card.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone into the recovery mode by pressing the hardware button combination for that mode.
  6. Tap on the Install button from the main TWRP menu and then browse through to the SD card and choose to upload the SuperSU file.
  7. Swipe across the button of the display where it tells you to swipe to install that SuperSU file.
  8. Choose the ‘Reboot’ option from the menu and then the ‘System’ option.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing the SuperSU by Chainfire from a custom recovery image. You find that installing the SuperSU from the custom recovery results in it being enabled correctly unlike if you were just to download it from the Google Play Store.

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  • Mathew Diekhake

    No problem!

    Thanks for the additional information.

    Warranties are a strange thing with rooting. Some people say they send their phones away, and they are still looked while others don’t have that luck. But the main reason why I hardly ever let people know in the guides is that according to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, passed by Congress in 1975 it is illegal for a corporation like Samsung to say the warranty is void from rooting.

  • Steve G

    Thanks Matthew!

  • shadow

    when installing twrp with odin select the option menu and unselect the auto reboot button once it is done flashing and it says pass hold the volume down home and power button together until th phone turns off after it turns off quickly press volume up home button and power button to go to recovery your device should go into custom recovery.
    some devices like mine remove custom recovery if you dont uncheck the auto reboot and do things manually i hope this helped bye

  • Steve G

    Okay, that did it. Had to disconnect cable from computer on reboot but got rooted. It gave me the information I needed even though it appears that the phone is permanently marked with “Set Warranty Bil: Kernel”. THanks so much!

  • Mathew Diekhake

    It sounds like the stock recovery is wiping the custom recovery. Install it from Odin again, but make sure the “Auto Reboot” box is unchecked, so it does not automatically reboot after the TWRP installation. Once TWRP is installed, then reboot directly to recovery mode by holding down the hardware key combination for recovery mode. You should find that it boots TWRP now and once you have seen TWRP once the stock recovery will not wipe it.

  • Steve G

    I can’t seem to get to the TWRP menu. Got a Pass! on the Odin install. Booting into recovery mode gives me the same options. Anybody know how to get to the TWRP menu?

  • Mathew Diekhake

    You’re welcome, David!

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • David Olstad

    Hooooray! After several years of attempting to root several different Android phones, FINALLY, Mathew wrote a clear, concise, step-by-step article written English (as opposed to nerd-speak). My Galaxy Note 4 was rooted on the first pass following this article. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mathew. Keep up the excellent work…