After struggling to root my recently bought Verizon Note 4, I’ve finally been able to root and unlock the bootloader after about 10 tries. It is pretty easy to do once you know how to do it but it took me about a week to get this working correctly, mostly due to the fact that temp root was hard to do with KingRoot and KingORoot.
Category: Galaxy Note 4 Root
For those of you who want to root your Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge on Android 5.1.1, you will need to flash a custom kernel on top of regular root method, otherwise you may end up in a bootloop. This is because Samsung has updated Android 5.1.1 with root block and the only way to get around it is to install custom kernel before installing SuperSU.
For those of you who need to unroot your Galaxy Note 4, perhaps because you need to return your phone for warranty, need to get out of a nasty bootloop, or simply tired of using custom ROMs and want to run stock, you can do so easily by re-installing the stock firmware.
Now, unrooting with stock firmware does not erase anything if you are coming from stock ROM or firmware, it will simply update you to the latest stock firmware you flash. However, if coming from custom ROM, you may need to do a factory reset. Doing a factory reset in stock recovery (after unrooting) WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your phone. You may have to do that so if you are coming from custom ROM, BACKUP EVERYTHING on your phone before following the guide.
For those of you who want to root your Galaxy Note 4 and also install CWM or TWRP recovery at the same time (so you can backup, restore, and install ROMs), you can use the CWM/TWRP root method for rooting.
This root method works on all KitKat and Lollipop including Android 4.4.4, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2.