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.
For those of you who want the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with root (based on official Samsung firmware not AOSP) on your T-Mobile SM-N910T, Canadian SM-N910W8, or international SM-N910F, you can do it by installing Dr. Ketan’s ROM.
Based on SM-N910G (which is the only model available with official Marshmallow on Note 4 models), Dr. Ketan’s ROM brings you the latest official Android 6.0.1 stock firmware to your Note 4 plus root and much more.
For those of you looking for early bird experience into the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4, you will probably have to wait until January or February. But if you have a rooted phone with TWRP recovery and a model that’s supported (such as the SM-N910F or SM-N910G), you can grab the unofficial CM13 ROM to enjoy Marshmallow today!
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.
Need a solid AOSP ROM (What is AOSP?) for your Galaxy Note 4 with Android 5.1.1 and root out of the box?
My current favorites include the Resurrection Remix ROM and the CrDroid ROM. Over my month long vacation, I got to test out the CrDroid ROM in Thailand and worked beautifully well for a great/fast AOSP experience. Of course, this is an AOSP ROM so if you use a lot of Samsung specific gadgets (like Gear S watch, S-View Cover), it’s probably not for you as you will lose those features. But if you absolutely need to be on the latest Android 5.1.1 with pure Google, CrDroid is a great choice.
Looking for the latest and great CyanogenMod ROM? Want the best AOSP ROM(What is AOSP?) right now? Check out the latest CM12.1 ROM for your Galaxy Note 4!
Based on latest Android 5.1.1, CM12.1 ROM brings you lots of new features along with added stability, performance, and great battery life. Of course, you will also be able to enjoy many of the new features like on-screen navigation buttons while your hardware buttons are disabled, CM12.1 Themes, all new Lollipop features that come with Android 5.1.1.
For those of you looking to try experience the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop today, you are in luck as there’s several Android 5.1 custom ROMs floating around. Of all the ones I’ve tried so far, I can recommend you the CM Remix ROM, which comes with latest Android 5.1 and root.
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.