Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has been already released for the Canadian variants of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 bearing model number SM-N910W8. Almost all of the advanced Android users wish to get much things and enjoy their smartphones by installing custom ROMs, custom recoveries and third-party apps that need root access. So if you have Galaxy Note 4 N910W8 and have upgraded your device to the latest firmware Android 5.1.1 Lollipop build N910W8VLU1COI4 then you’ll be glad to know that you can now root the OI4 firmware on Galaxy Note 4 (Canadian) variant, provided by an XDA developer.
Interested to get root access over the internal file system of your Galaxy Note 4? Go ahead and follow the given simple instructions. In this guide we’ll be required a modified kernel to get root access on this firmware rather than flashing the SuperSU package using a custom recovery. You can download the custom kernel from the given link and then we’ll flash it via TWRP and then will flash the latest SuperSU package.
This guide containing the modified kernel and instructions can be used only for the Canadian Galaxy Note 4. Check the model number of your device, if it is SM-N910W8 then go ahead, otherwise not. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 4 during or after the rooting process. Rooting or installing a custom package on your Note 4 will void the warranty. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your data and settings like SMS, MMS, APN, Contacts and Call logs etc.
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging option on your Galaxy Note 4 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP must be installed on your device.
- Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy Note 4 is about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download Custom Kernel For Galaxy Note 4 N910W8_COI4_Kernel_SelEnforceV0.1-Sef.zip (11.3 MB)
- Download SuperSU v2.52 | File: UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.52.zip (3.7 MB)
Steps to Root Galaxy Note 4 (Canadian) SM-N910W8 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:
Step No 1:- First, download the custom kernel (N910W8_COI4_Kernel_SelEnforceV0.1-Sef.zip) and the SuperSU package (UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.52.zip) on the desktop of your PC from the above given links.
Step No 2:- Connect your Galaxy Note 4 and copy/paste both of the .zip files to root folder of the internal storage of your phone.
Step No 3:- Turn Off the Note 4 in order to boot into TWRP custom recovery.
Step No 4:- Turn the device ON while pressing and holding Home + Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time.
Step No 5:- While your Note 4 is now in TWRP recovery, take a Nandroid backup and then navigate to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap on the Install option.
Step No 6:- Locate the custom kernel file which you have already transferred to the internal storage of your phone. Proceed the installation by swiping the confirmation buttons.
Step No 7:- Go back to home in the TWRP and tap on the install option and select the SuperSU .zip file. Again, proceed the installation by swiping on the confirmation button.
Step No 8:- Reboot System, once the installation is completed successfully.
Done! You have rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Canada) SM-N910W8 running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop stock firmware.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or query while rooting your Galaxy device by following the above given guide.