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[How to]Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop [All Variants]

Root Note 4 on Lollipop
Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung has recently started updating the Galaxy Note 4 series to Android 5.0 Lollipop. If you’re an Android power user and you’re planning to update your device or you’ve already updated it to Android 5.0 Lollipop, you must have lost root access and you will be willing to gain it as soon as possible now. We have already tried using a method and found it working perfectly, if you have Note 4 smartphone and already installed the latest Lollipop update on it, follow the steps below to get the root access on it. The method which I have posted below supports all variant of Galaxy Note 4.

Benefits of rooting

  • With the help of root access, one can remove those apps which are pre-installed by your network provider or by the manufacturer.
  • Because of rooting you can also get the free storage space, rooted apps are available for efficient memory management.
  • After rooting user can also update their phone to the latest version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM).
  • It provides customization options when you use your new administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Rooting also increases the battery life of the Smartphone because those running constantly can be removed).

Also don’t forget to check all the requirements which is needed before following the steps out there at the bottom of the post.

Root Note 4 on Lollipop

Things to be Done

  • This will void the warranty of your device.
  • Download and install proper USB driver.
  • The process mentioned below requires a Windows PC.
  • The guide is only available for all variants of Galaxy Note 4 running Lollipop 5.0.1.
  • You must have enabled the USB debugging on your device (Settings > Developer options > USB debugging).
  • For security reasons, create a complete backup of all your data.

Before following the process, just go to Settings->About Device and get the model number and check the list below if it is there means you are eligible to get the root access.

  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910S running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910G running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910U running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910W running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910L running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910K running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910H running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Note: 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.

Files to Download

Downloads Required

  1. Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
  2. Download and Install Samsung USB drivers from official Samsung Support site.
  3. Download and extract CF-Auto-Root file(Download according to your device model number).
    1. CF-Auto-Root-trelte-treltexx-smn910c.zip  [N910C]
    2. CF-Auto-Root-trlte-trltexx-smn910f.zip [N910F]
    3. CF-Auto-Root-trlte-trltedt-smn910g.zip [N910G]
    4. CF-Auto-Root-tre3g-tre3gxx-smn910h.zip [N910H]
    5. CF-Auto-Root-treltektt-treltektt-smn910k.zip [N910K]
    6. CF-Auto-Root-treltelgt-treltelgt-smn910l.zip [N910L]
    7. CF-Auto-Root-trelteskt-trelteskt-smn910s.zip [N910S]
    8. CF-Auto-Root-trltetmo-trltetmo-smn910t.zip [N910T]
    9. CF-Auto-Root-trhplte-trhpltexx-smn910u.zip [N910U]
    10. CF-Auto-Root-trltechn-trlteduoszn-smn9106w.zip [N9106W]

If your device’s model is not listed above, just head over to this link and find the appropriate file for your device and download. (How to search: Open the above link on any browser(PC required) and press CTRL+F and type the model number, if the model number is there in that page, you will get the download link.)

Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

  1. Extract files from both Odin and the CF Auto root Package over to your desktop by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here. It’ll extract the files to your desktop.
  2. Launch the Odin executable file on your desktop, I hope, you know how to launch an application on Windows.
  3. As soon as it appears on the desktop, you will several options, click on PDA and choose the CF Auto Root Package file you just extracted to your desktop.
  4. Uncheck Repartition if it’s already checked in the Odin.
  5. You can checkmark Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time though. This is very important step to follow to avoid boot loop and also if it reboots after completion of the process, signifies you have got the task done successfully, otherwise it throws an error.
  6. Turn OFF your device.
  7. Turn your device back ON by holding down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together until you see Samsung logo on the screen.
  8. Press Volume UP when you see a warning message on your screen and you’ll boot into download mode.
  9. Plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.
  10. Click on Start in the Odin and it’ll start flashing root package on your device.
  11. When the flashing’s done, your device will automatically reboot.
  12. You’re done!

Once after flashing, just visit the Google Play Store and download an app called Root Checker that verifies root access on your Galaxy Note 4 device. Also don’t forget to comment below any help.

  • john smith

    if you have Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop device which Cf-auto-root file do i download?

  • Winthrop Ketter

    If I decided to pull this off I have two questions 1 will this unlock my device and will I still be able to use my S Pen and some of its features?

    • gauravdotme

      No, it won’t unlock your phone. But you will be able to use other features…

      • Winthrop Ketter

        What other features….. Since I have a note 4 and the s pen is generally makes up that features in TouchWiz, will I loose any of that with the s pen. I guess my point is I want to see if its work that risk.

  • Hocine Denzel

    which Cf-auto-root file do i download from Note 4 SM -N 910A think you.

    • gauravdotme

      If your model number is not listed in the above list, there is not tool to root it on lollipop. If running Kitkat 4.4.4 then read the post which I have updated recently.

  • Boogersykes

    Which CF-Root do I use for SM- N910V (Verizon Note 4)? It’s not listed.

    • gauravdotme

      Though I have updated the post to find the Chainfire root tool for Note 4 devices but the list mentioned above are eligible to get rooted on Lollipop. You might have to wait couple of more days to get rooted.

  • yildiz saban

    samsung galaxy note4 sm- n910f 5.0.1 lollipop each time fail when rooting plaese help i have installed proper usb drivers but it fails evertimes

  • Lidiette Sucre

    thanks!!!

  • Justin Parker

    What are the two .dll files that come out when I extract the CFAutoRoot? Do I need these too? I keeping getting, “FAIL” each time I try to flash.

    • Kellz Lefontae

      Just wait for an official patch.

  • bruno rojas

    lollipop friend in the 910H is proven ? because the link you posted is the same file of version 4.4.4

  • Gawin Eng

    will i get the yellow triad angle when restart my phone?

  • Voutha Oum

    If i root will my note4 have any problem? like private mode and s-health?

    • gauravdotme

      No Issues with the S-Health

    • Kellz Lefontae

      Yes (ISSUES) with private mode and s health. They crash. Don’t listen to these other idiots.

  • Gawin Eng

    is this a different method? which better? safer? thanks
    http://techbeasts.com/2015/02/12/root-galaxy-note4-android-501-lollipop/

  • KC Lim

    I failed to root my phone it shown:

    Added!!

    Removed!!

    Added!!

    Odin engine v(ID:3.1005)..

    File analysis..

    SetupConnection..

    Initialzation..

    Get PIT for mapping..

    Firmware update start..

    SingleDownload.

    recovery.img

    NAND Write Start!!

    FAIL!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Can anyone help me to solve it??

    • Kellz Lefontae

      Me too. It was frustrating. I keep looking for threats on XDA forums but nothing. I hate not being rooted. Makes me feel naked.

      • KC Lim

        I have already rooted my phone, have you set the reactivation code for your phone? It should be off if you wanna flash using odin.

        • Kellz Lefontae

          Really can you send me a link?

          • KC Lim

            erm, what phone you’re using now? I’m using Note 4.

    • vinod. a.k

      Dear deactivate re-activation lock before trying to root

  • PancakeBacon

    Where can I find the file to root an SM-N910V? (Verizon Note 4)

    • Steve

      I’m having the same problem I’m lookin for one 4 Verizon running lollipop 5.0.1 on the SM-N910V any help needed

  • Hasan

    I have rooted the phone but still the android version is not updated? can anyone help? i want to update it to lillipop..

  • David Auquilla

    Sm-n910v …?!

  • hogsihi

    worked like a charm! tyvm! n910f

  • Pised Thorn

    I want to root samsung note 4 model n910a

  • pepo delga

    theres no cf autoroot for the 910v version 5.0.1 were can we get it?
    the discription said it was available but its not there…

  • Simon J

    I cant download “CF-Auto-Root-trlte-trltexx-smn910f.zip [N910F]”..

  • Efrain UnlockMyCellphoneMartin

    it worked on note 4 tmobile

  • Efrain UnlockMyCellphoneMartin

    thank you

  • Nenad Antanasijević

    Hi

    Thank you for excellent guide. I was able to root Note 4 SM-N910C, currently with version 5.0.1. First I used ROM Toolbox Lite for a back up. Upon this SuperSU did the job withhout any problem. At the end I used Root Cheker Basic just to see if everithing is fine.

    Upon this I seached on play store and I located Hotspot Software for Adndroid. Nice thing is that app can control bandwdith and it can be used with Facebook also. You can find the same app at :
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.starthotspot