Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has been recently released for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 model number N910F. Everyone wish to get the latest Android OS version, so if you are one of those who have installed stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on a rooted Galaxy Note 4 then your phone will not be considered a rooted version anymore and the previous root methods won’t work on this one as well. But being an advanced Android user, you’ll happy to know that you can now root Galaxy Note 4 N910F running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Thanks to Phil3759, a recognized developer who has developed a modified kernel for Galaxy Note 4. In guide you’ll be required to have a custom recovery installed such as TWRP in order to flash this custom kernel on the phone. After flashing the custom kernel, you’ll need to flash the SuperSU package also to get the root access.
Keep in mind that this process will trip KNOX and will be disabled, it means that you’ll not be able to install or update Samsung apps. So if you are interested to get the administrative access over the internal file system of your Galaxy Note 4 to get much of it like install custom ROMs and third-party apps that needs root access then go ahead and follow the given step-by-step guide.
These instructions and custom kernel given in this guide is working only with the Galaxy Note 4 N910F variant. Do not use this guide to root any other device or incorrect variant. Please check the model number of your device first before proceeding to the rooting guide.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held liable in case if your phone is bricked or damaged during or after the rooting process. It will trip KNOX and Samsung apps will not be installed as well as the warranty of your Galaxy Note 4 will be voided. 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 S6 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 S6 is about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download Custom Kernel for Galaxy Note 4
- Download SuperSU v2.46
Steps to Root Galaxy Note 4 N910F on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with SuperSU:
Step No 1:- First download the custom kernel for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (N910F-Stock_Kernel_XXU1OH4_Root_Permissive_NTFS_PhilZ_v1.0.zip) on the desktop of your PC from the above given link.
Step No 2:- Move the kernel zipped file to the root folder of internal storage on your device.
Step No 3:- Turn OFF the phone and boot into TWRP by pressing and holding the Home + Volume Down + Power buttons altogether.
Step No 4:- Navigate to the main menu of TWRP and tap on the Install button. Locate the custom kernel file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your storage. Select it and begin the process.
Step No 5:- Go back to the TWRP menu and tap on Install. Select the SuperSU file and install it.
Step No 6:- Reboot the device by selecting reboot to system.
You have successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Now you can enjoy your rooted Note 4 by installing third-party apps, custom ROMs and recoveries. In case you face bootloop or other any system issues then you can simply restore the ROM from TWRP backup.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or question regarding the above given instructions.