This guide will detail on how anyone can root their Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N910C on the recently announced XXU1COH4 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware. This update brings a major Android version update to the Galaxy Note 4. TouchWiz has also been tweaked to include new functionality for the S-Pen and the overall UI. All these things surely are awesome but some Android enthusiasts want their phone to be rooted so they can push the limits and use it at it’s optimal pace. If you are one of those, this guide is just for you. Below are steps that you have to follow in order to root your Note 4 successfully on XXU1COH4 Android 5.1.1 firmware. We are going with the SuperSU package which supports this firmware. Confused about rooting your Note 4? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. The only sacrifice you will be making when you root is the fact that you would lose your warranty. Before proceeding make sure phone is on N910CXXU1COH4 build. You can root Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C on XXU1COH4 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop official firmware using the tutorial below.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root XXU1COH4 Android 5.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LTE N910C using a custom Recovery and SuperSU package. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out the root method tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose anything. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your phone, i.e Titanium Backup. Read our list of the essential root apps you should install! The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root XXU1COH4 Android 5.1.1 on Galaxy Note 4 N910C:

A few important things to note here about CF-Auto-Root, that this method works well with the Galaxy Note 4 LTE N910C and is probably the most safest root method available. It fully supports Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware. For those who are not sure about CF-Root, please read the following two paragraphs for a quick intro to the root package:

CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.

NOTE: Using this root increases your flash counter. You should run Triangle Away after rooting to reset the counter. Note that if you want to run custom kernels or custom recoveries, your flash counter will be set to 1 at every boot. Either configure Triangle Away to reset the counter at every boot (Play version only) or only reset the counter when you need to go into warranty.

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy Note 4 N910C is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 5.1.1 XXU1COH4 Lollipop:

You may be interested in the following Galaxy Note 4 related articles:

NOTE: This root method tutorial is only for the Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C (Exynos Octa-core CPU).

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 4 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Lollipop.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy Note 4 LTE N910C on XXU1COH4 Android 5.1.1 official firmware.

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  1. Deliriumm Tonic Reply


    Thank you for this! I followed all the instructions but sadly I’m getting a bootloop after installing the zip :(. Double checked all the files involved and tried 3 times (Ron, CWM, Root) but still no luck. Any advice?


      • Deliriumm Tonic Reply

        I used that method to install 5.1.1 and it works fine, but when I root it as described in this post, I get the bootloop 🙁 . 100% sure that my device is N910C and that I flashed XXU1COH4 too.

        • Usman Khan Reply

          Its because currently there is no root method for 5.1.1. Chain’s root method isn’t working on 5.1.1, Developers are currently working on it. I also downgraded today to 5.0.1 and installed the sweet rom. It’s working very good for me.

          • Deliriumm Tonic

            Oh, I see. So if I flash 5.0.1 can I root with CF, or what should I use to root?
            Thank you.

          • Usman Khan

            Yes you can root with CF’s. I just did 🙂

          • Kawser Nasim

            how to downgrade from 5.1.1 to 5.0.1 n910c XXU1COI4 please

          • Yahya Al Zain

            just download the stock 5.0.1 ROM & flash it by odin

  2. No funciona! No hay en ninguno de los foros más importantes publicaciones para realizar el root en esta versión del Note 4. Hay que denunciar la irresponsabilidad de esta foro. Esto es una manera barata de buscar publicidad!

    It does not work! There is none of the most important forums for the root publications in this version of the Note 4. We must denounce the irresponsibility of this forum. This is an inexpensive way to seek publicity!

  3. Cole Mayes Reply

    At the risk of sounding like other posters, following the above instructions works perfectly until in Recovery I install UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46 and then the sound disappears on the first Samsung logo appearance, and a second or two later I heard the sound for half-a-second along with the logo, then the loop begins. The only way to stop this is to reflash the stock ROM.

    To-date, I’ve tried 3 different methods all without success at getting my SM-N910C to root. Well, I actually got TWRP to root once, but then my device rebooted every 3 minutes, like EXACTLY on the 3-minute mark it rebooted.

    Is what all of us experiencing saying we need to wait until a perfected ROOT process has been created before we should attempt further rooting 5.1.1 on SM-N910C?

    Thanks. Cole

  4. Is this process applies on all Samsung Galaxy Note model? Or only in this Note 4 cause my wife has a Note 2 and she want me to root it?

    • Usmanay Khan Reply

      this method is for note 4 but it’ll throw your note 4 into boot loop so don’t try this 🙂

  5. Grzmisław Rzabiński Reply

    My N910c with the freshest software won’t root. It has been rooted before with CF auto root on 5.0.1 and I lost root now. I cannot flash custom recovery nor root through odin. I guess my last chance is with CF auto again. Let’s give it a shot.

    …bad move. Resuscitation begins.

  6. Pleas people. This method never works. You need to add bootloader 5.01 first.
    dont you know that SAMSUNG has changed everything to block Rooters?
    So this method has to be deleted as soon as possible.

  7. My baseband versin is N910CXXU1C0J5 not H4 , can you please advise , is it ok ? can i try ? please advise

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