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The CF-Auto-Root package now adds support for Samsung's two new devices, Galaxy S5 Prime and Galaxy Note 4. With the SuperSU binary, APK and stock recovery installed, the CF-Auto-Root is the root meant for those who want to keep their devices close to stock. It is the easiest and quickest root method available so far.

Chainfire, the creator of CF-Auto-Root, has added a number of Galaxy Note 4 varinats to the list with support for other variants expected soon, reports XDA. Head over to the source thread to know more about the root file.

Those who are looking for a root method may follow the guide below to manually root the Galaxy Note 4 with CF-Auto-Root.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device.

Points to remember

  • Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to connect the Android device with the computer.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> About phone>> tap Build number seven times. A pop up will appear, that reads, 'You are now a developer.' Go back to the Developer options and check USB debugging and click OK.]
  • As the tutorial is likely to wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP then backup data using the same.
  • If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery while the installation process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Note 4 should have charge above 80% battery charge.
  • Rooting the device will void the device of manufacturer's warranty.
  • Verify model number of the device and install root package accordingly. Flashing incorrect file might brick the device.

How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using CF-Auto-Root

Step-1: Download CF-Auto-Root package for galaxy Note 4, according to the model number

Download links:

SM-N9100 (Qualcomm):

SM-N910W8 (Canadia, Qualcomm):

SM-N910C (Thailand, Exynos):

SM-N910U (Hong Kong, Exynos):

SM-N910S (Korea, Exynos):

SM-N9106W (China, Snapdragon):

SM-N9109W (China, Snapdragon):

Step-2: Extract the downloaded zip to your computer

If you get a recovery.img and cache.img file, you have extracted twice. You should get an Odin flashable file with .tar.md5 extension

Step-3: Download Odin v3.09 and extract the zip

Step-4: Power off the Galaxy Note 4

Step-5: Put the phone in download mode. To do so hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. Press a button from the listed menu when it ask to do so to continue the process

Step-6: Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable while it is in the download mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn light blue with COM port number. This step might take some time

Step-7: In Odin, click AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension

Step-8: Ensure Re-Partition checkbox is not ticked

Step-9: Verify everything and click the Start button in Odin

Step-10: Wait for some time until the installation process is completed then boot the phone

Quick Note:

Sometimes the Android device does not boot into recovery mode and root the device. If this happens, then redo the entire process.

If it is still not rooted, ensure that Auto Reboot option in Odin is not checked. After flashing the root package, pull out the battery and boot the phone into recovery mode by holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. Doing so will start the installation process.

The Galaxy Note 4 should now be rooted successfully.