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Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to install custom ROMs now

Now those of you who know what rooting is, you can skip this part and could jump right to the rooting guide. But for those of you who don’t know what rooting is and why to root your device, rooting your device basically means you are gaining special permissions for your device which you couldn’t access without root.galaxy note 4

Putting it simply, after rooting your device you can tinker with your device more freely and install some awesome apps from Google Play Store like Tasker, Titanium Backup etc., which require root privileges. You can also install custom ROMs which have more features compared to the stock OEM firmware.

So that was it. Now let’s jump to the rooting guide for Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The package that we will use here for gaining rooting privileges of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is made by Chainfire. You have to load this package in Odin and then Odin will send it to your device and your device will be successfully rooted.

You will increase the stock counter and trip the Knox flag which will void your device’s warranty. So use this guide at you won risk.

For this to work, first you will need the Samsung USB drivers which you can find here.

The version of the CF Auto-Root package that you’ll be needing will depend on the model number of you Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Here’s a list of all of them:

After downloading the required version for your device, follow the given instructions:

  • Extract the package you have downloaded. (Name of package:CF-Auto-Root-….zip)
  • Make sure you do not end with recovery.img and cache.img after extraction. If you do, it means you have extracted the package twice. You need to end up with a .tar.md5 file – do not extact that
  • Start Odin
  • Click the PDA button and select CF-Auto-Root…..tar.md5 which you have extracted from the package
  • Put the device in DOWNLOAD mode (turn off the device, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot into DOWNLOAD mode – if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button)
  • Connect the device to your computer with a USB cable
  • Odin will read your device and show it
  • Make sure Repartition is not checked or ticked in Odin
  • Click the start button to begin the process
  • Wait for your device to boot
  • Your device is now successfully rooted

If you do all the above steps properly, you will see a new app named SuperSU in your app launcher and your device will be successfully rooted.

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About Ariana Whitmore

She has been writing columns on consumer gadgets since 2010. Her areas of interests include smartphones, tablets, mobile OS and apps. She holds M.C.S. degree and working on her startup, which aims to solve IT support issues.

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