While software updates are welcomed by all the users, these updates often break the root access that the users enjoy on their phones. If you happen to have updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to the latest Android 5.1.1 and lost root access, you now have a way to re-gain the root access on your phone.
In order to root your Galaxy Note 4 on the Android 5.1.1, all you need to do is download a couple of files using the given links, have your phone flashed with them, and you will be rooted (again!).
Here’s how it all works:
Files You Need
- You must be running a Windows based computer in order to do this tutorial. The reason for this is that the tool that you are going to use is Windows only.
- Make sure that Samsung USB drivers are installed on your Windows computer. If they are not, install them first.
- This should flash a bootloader file and then another file on your phone to achieve root access.
- Download Odin to your computer. It should help you flash the above file on your phone.
- Download Bootloader to your computer. It will be flashed using Odin on your phone.
- Download Flashable ZIP to your computer. It will be flashed using a recovery on your phone.
- You should only try this on a SM-N910C model.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 running on Android 5.1.1 (SM-N910C)
- Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. Ensure your phone can receive files from your computer.
- Copy Flashable ZIP from your computer over to the internal SD card storage on your phone. Place it on the top so it is easily accessible.
- When Flashable ZIP is copied, disconnect your phone from your computer.
- Extract files from Odin over to your computer by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.
- Double-click on the Odin executable and it will launch.
- When Odin launches, click on the button that says BL. It means bootloader.
- Select the Bootloader file you downloaded earlier to your computer. Make sure you have extracted the bootloader archive before you select the file.
- Ensure that Repartition is unchecked in the Odin.
- Uncheck the Auto Reboot option.
- Turn off your phone.
- Turn your phone back on in download mode. To do that, hold down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together for a few seconds.
- Hit Volume UP when you are prompted and you will get into the download mode.
- Plug in your phone to your computer using a compatible USB cable.
- Click on Start in the Odin and it will start flashing bootloader on your phone.
- Wait for Odin to flash bootloader on your phone.
- When Odin’s done flashing, turn off your phone.
- Reboot your phone into the recovery mode by holding down Volume UP, Home, and Power buttons together.
- Your phone should be in recovery mode.
- Select the install option and choose Flashable ZIP that you transferred earlier to be installed on your phone.
- Confirm the prompt and wait for the recovery to flash Flashable ZIP on your phone.
- When the recovery’s done flashing, reboot your phone.
- You should now be fully rooted!
You are all set.
Your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 running on the latest Android 5.1.1 should now be rooted, and you can confirm the same for yourself by checking the presence of SuperSU app in your app drawer. If it is there, you are rooted.