Chainfire has created yet another one-click rooting tool version of the CF-Auto-Root and made it available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916L smartphones running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates. Since Android 5.1 Lollipop, the CF-Auto-Root tools have been what is called a systemless root where they no longer need to pass through the system partition. Most people already know of the system partition as the place where manufacturers and phone carrier networks tuck away their apps so people cannot remove them. That was the area that CF-Auto-Rot used to need to access before it could work. Nowadays things are much cleaner, and the rooting tool does not need to go anywhere near there.

The CF-Auto-Root tool is flashed with the Odin flashing tool which is the same flashing tool that many Samsung device owners use to flash a stock ROM. Chainfire’s goal was to give people an easy way to root and also a way people can root without having to install a custom recovery. While most people enjoy installing a custom recovery and then flashing the SuperSU to get root access, not everyone wants to take away the stock recovery—even Chainfire sometimes. The CF-Auto-Root tool is a solution for that.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Details We Should Know

  • There might be some more software updates that roll out over the air for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916L smartphone when it is running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates. These updates should not stop the CF-Auto-Root tool from working because usually, only the new version of Android updates are the ones that can create problems with new bootloaders being available. That said, if you do find your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone is not booting after the rooting file flashing then you need to let Chainfire know about it by leaving a message with the new recovery image found in the firmware creating the problems to the CF-Auto-Root tool thread made over at the XDA-Developers website.
  • Chainfire had the MMB29K.N916LKLU2DPD6 firmware build number running on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916L when he developed the CF-Auto-Root tool that is available in this guide. You do not need to be running on the same firmware build number that he was when you follow this guide. You can run on any firmware. All you need is to be running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates and to have the correct model number versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone (SM-N916L).

Files We Need

  • Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916L running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer.

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916L running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates

  1. Start by logging into the Windows computer using the administrators account so the flashing tool can run.
  2. Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone so you can turn on the USB debugging mode.
  3. Enable the USB debugging mode so you can connect to the computer and Android allows for you to make changes to the software.
  4. Extract the rooting file on the desktop of the computer so you can see the Odin flashing tool and the rooting file fall out.
  5. Run the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer so the smartphone can be picked up by the flashing tool.
  6. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916L smartphone into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Check Odin shows a color coming from the ID: COM and install the Samsung USB Drivers again if it doesn’t.
  8. Click on the AP button from Odin and then browse through to the downloads folder and select the rooting MD5 file to upload to the Odin.
  9. Click the Start button from Odin.
  10. Wait until Odin shows a green box with a pass message inside before unplugging from the computer.

In conclusion, that is how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE SM-N916L phones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates. The guide makes use of the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire, and the smartphone now has the SuperSU app available from the app drawer. Even though this method is called the systemless root method, it still works the same way. SuperSU is already operating and doesn’t require you to do anything to get it working. Just open the Google Play Store application on the phone and then start installing the apps that require root access before they can run.You can check out some of the best root apps for Android if you need some ideas before hitting up the Google Play Store. You need to go into the Play Store knowing the names of the apps that you want to search for because there is no dedicated area showing you the root apps.