The upgrade of Samsung note 4 to 5.0.1 Lollipop by the manufacturers have voided the root access you might have previously enjoyed if you did the upgrade. For new phone users, this might sound strange to you but with this access procedure, you are able to enjoy longer battery life, install your desired apps and control more functionality with your phone. However, you are surely going to lose the warranty as the factory settings will be certainly modified. You need to take this to heart as you consider following the successive steps.
Backing up your phone is recommended as you might not want to be left in the lurch if anything goes wrong. This way, you will still be able to retrieve your contacts, notes and other details that you have stored over the period. If you go ahead with this procedure, it is certainly at your own risk.
First Things First:
Back up your phone to a storage device or use online apps, iCloud or Google drive
Make sure your phone is charged up to 80%
Install windows USB drivers
Activate the USB debugging on your phone
Check your storage capacity on your phone to make sure your initial downloads will be accommodated before the proceeding to the remaining procedures. If it is clogged up, delete your cache data and consider removing some older downloads
Go to your “About Phone” to be sure it is running on the specified software
Disable antivirus, kies and firewalls in order not to interrupt the process
Extract these files as you have downloaded and save to your PC
Double click the Odin exe files you saved in order to launch it
When it appears on your desktop, select PDA and then, the CF-Auto-root file on your desktop
If the Odin file is checked, have it unchecked
Check both Auto Reboot and the F. Reset Time in order to avoid bootloop. If the reboot completes at the end of the process, it means you were successful with the procedure.
Have your device turned off
Hold down the volume, home and power switch to power on the opening screen with the brand logo. With the warning signal up, press the volume up and you’ll be back to download mode
With your USB cable connect your phone to the PC
Click the Odin to start and you will have the device flashed. On completion, your device will reboot without a prompt and you will be done.
A root-checker download from the Google Play Store will help verify that your note 4 lollipop procedure was successful and you can go on and explore greater functionality with your phone.
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