Some apps that exist on the Google Play Store still require root privileges given how Android is designed, and as such sometimes it’s necessary to get root on your device in order to run such applications. The package that is used to obtain these escalated permissions comes courtesy of Chainfire which is a small package that is loaded into Odin and sent to your device to obtain root.

Using this root increases your flash counter and does trip the KNOX flag to void the warranty, so use at your own risk.

First, if you haven’t already got the USB PC drivers for your Samsung device, then head to this link to download them.

The version of CF-Auto-Root that you’ll need will depend on what version of Galaxy Note 4 you have, so be sure to download the correct version from the list below:

SM-N910F (International, Qualcomm):

SM-N910G (Asia, Qualcomm):
SM-N910H (Asia, Exynos):

SM-N910T (T-Mobile USA, Qualcomm):
SM-N910P (Sprint, Qualcomm):
SM-N910R4 (US Cellular, Qualcomm):
SM-N910W8 (Canadia, Qualcomm):

SM-N910C (Thailand, Exynos):
SM-N910U (Hong Kong, Exynos):

SM-N910K (Korea, Exynos):
SM-N910L (Korea, Exynos):
SM-N910S (Korea, Exynos):

SM-N9100 (China, Qualcomm):
SM-N9106W (China, Qualcomm):
SM-N9108V (China, Qualcomm):
SM-N9109W (China, Qualcomm):

Once that’s downloaded, head on to the instructions below to Root your Note 4.

Instructions to Root the Note 4

– Download and unzip the CF-Auto-Root-….zip file
– If you end up with a recovery.img and cache.img file, you’ve extracted twice. You need to end up with a .tar.md5 file – don’t extract that one
– (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
– Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
– Click the PDA button, and select CF-Auto-Root-….tar.md5
– Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot – if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button).
– (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
– Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
– Click the Start button
– Wait for Android to boot
– Done

You should now see SuperSU installed in your app launcher and able to grant any apps that require root the appropriate permissions.


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  1. Hi, I have tmobile note 4, this is what I am getting after pressing the start on Odin
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!
    FAIL! (Auth)
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    Please help.

    • Well there’s def not one listed here and I haven’t found one yet anywhere! And ive been looking. That xda website I think it is.. always a good place 2 check 4 verizon roots and they still have an open bounty on anyone who can develop a note 4 verizon root.

  2. Who in their right would want to root their phone and loose their warranty? That is the dumbest thing I ever heard of. I mean that you would have to be really dumb to do something like this. I would rather wait until lollipop 5.0.1 hits my phone. So, why would you suggest that the public do something like this?

    • I root my phone because I can customize it. I could change the boot animation or install soft keys. And put costom roms on it

    • it only void the manufacturers warranty. Most people have insurance on their device where they can replace for 100 bucks or so, so this would not effect it. But most importantly, you can unroot your device at any time. I’ve had everyone of my devices rooted and never had anice issue with servicing or replacements.

    • And why wouldn’t u want 2 root your note 4? Especially with the touchwiz ui samsung forces us 2 deal with. I’m guessing you’ve never rooted your phone before because if u had, u would see why we r all patiently waiting 4 a viable verizon root! It unlocks the true potential of your phone and essentially gives u administrator access on your phone! ie. Get a pure android os and custom roms but just 2 eliminate touchwiz is a good enough reason 4 me!!

    • Apparently you know nothing about root. So do some research before you open you “smart” mouth ja@k@55!

  3. Hi. Has this method of rooting worked for anyone? I’m new to rooting and I’ve been watching some videos of people doing it and this way seems to differ a bit. From the others I’ve seen & read that when you open Odin3 there should be a number in the box under ID:COM and the CF-Auto-Root….tar.md5 always looks to be checked… Why is there that difference? I’ve been trying to figure out how to get mine to mimic there’s but I’ve had no success. I believe I’ll be able to complete it using this method but I do want to understand the difference! Thanks in advance!!

  4. Hi guys, if above method does not work for you, then you can use the Kingroot app
    i have personally tested and it works for me
    but before rooting make sure you backup all your mobile data

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