One of the first Note 4’s to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware is the Note 4 with SM-N910F model number. Well, I was able to score one of these models on eBay (finally after buying a fake Note 4) and the first thing I did was install the German Android 5.0 Lollipop stock firmware and root it (rooting Lollipop is same as KitKat).
So, what is really different with Lollipop TouchWiz?
Nothing too much visually but everything is FASTER. Lollipop in general gives near 10-30% performance improvements on many other Android smartphones I’ve tested in the last few months. With the Note 4, the performance improvements are as much but it’s enough to notice. And yes, benchmarks scored much higher also at 50K+ range on Antutu.
For those of you who are not rooted with a SM-N910F model but you haven’t received your Lollipop yet, you can go ahead and flash the German stock firmware with ODIN (same as unrooting process) to get the upgrade now instead of waiting, also does not increase KNOX counter.
For those of you rooted, you can try flashing a ROM version (available on XDA) or just help yourself also then re-root. I should have lots of more coverage on the SM-N910F model in the upcoming few weeks as I finally got my hands on one but in the meanwhile, knock yourself out if you need go Lollipoppin’!
Download German Android 5.0 Lollipo Stock Firmware for SM-N910F (Also check out Note 4 Stock Firmware page for latest Lollipop firmwares.)
To install, put your phone into ODIN Download mode, run ODIN, put the stock firwmare in AP box then hit Start!