The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a favorite device because of its size. It turns out it was a real game changer as many of the modern-day smartphones are getting larger in display size just like the Note series has been dishing out all along. The Note 4 comes in several different model numbers across the United States, and more than that, some of the names also come with a different system chip inside.
Inside users will find either the Qualcomm Snapdragon or the Exynos with Octa Core CPU. Both versions are great in their own right, but they mark just one of the differences as to why we must only follow this guide for the N910C smartphone in the bunch. Read more on that and other essential facts before starting the guide after the jump.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- As I previously mentioned, you want to follow the guide below if you have the 910C version only. Check that by turning on the Note, navigating to Settings followed by About Device.
- While you are in the same area of the About Device menu, you should check that it says Android 4.4.4 and no other numbers such as Android 5.0 or Android 4.4.3. You need a different guide if you see different numbers because the files below won’t work. More than that, you risk harming your device by flashing the incorrect files.
- You will void the warranty that is left on your device. That means you cannot send it away for repairs on the house if something goes wrong. You can still get people to look at the phone, but it costs money.
- Make sure you have a Windows PC with an operating system of Windows XP or above. Do not try flashing the following on a Mac or Linux machine.
HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 SM-N910C RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT
1. Download the Samsung USB drivers for mobile phones from our page here.
2. Install the Drivers on the Windows computer.
3. Restart the computer and log back into your account. Now the drivers are working.
4. Download the Odin package from here.
5. Extract the file and open up the program so it’s working on the computer. We are coming back to it in a minute.
6. Download the CF-Auto-Root package from here.
7. Extract the file and open up the program, so it’s working on the computer. We are coming back to it in a minute.
8. Download the CF-Auto-Root package from here.
9. Extract the file to the desktop and notice the executable tar file inside.
10. Connect the Note 4 to the computer with the same USB cable you use to charge the device.
11. The Odin app should change the color of the ID: COM port and say “added.”
12. Now click the AP button and upload the tar.md5 file from the extracted file on the desktop.
13. Make sure the re-partition box is empty.
14. Leave the other settings in Odin as they are by default.
15. Click the start button when you are ready.
16. Odin will tell you the device passed after ten to fifteen minutes and then you can disconnect when you see it’s rebooting itself. Take control of your device once again with your Google details.
Now you are ready to start flashing some custom ROMs or root-requiring apps from the Google Play store. Download BusyBox from Google Play to get things started.