Hi guys, Got a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on T-Mobile and questioning how you could dig farther away into the system files on your smartphone? It would help if you did that, and luckily, we now have a technique that roots the Note 4 on T-Mobile (N910T), lets you flash a custom recovery so you can then flash a custom ROM. Here is how you can do this all:
Rooting is the process of obtaining administrative rights on your Android device. Once we root our Android device, we can then make changes to it to customize it well besides what it usually can do.
Once you have root access on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile), you will be able to:
- Delete apps that were preinstalled by your manufacturer from your device (bloatware).
- Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
- Raise battery life (apps that might have been continuously running can be removed or disabled).
- Raise performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less stuck and run smoother).
- Update to a new version of Android by flashing a custom recovery/ROM.
- Lots of other customizations when you use your new-found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM.
Are you Interested? Here is how to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile):
How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile)
I. Before You Begin
1. This will remove the warranty of your device. We do not take any responsibilities if you are end-up bricking your device. Go ahead at your own risk.
2. This just works for the SM-N910T variant of the device. To find out what variant you have, head to Menu > Settings > About phone on your device, and your model number must be listed there.
3. This must only work on Windows-based PCs. Sorry Mac and Linux users!
4. You should have appropriate Samsung drivers installed on your PC. If you do not, go ahead and get these drivers installed from here.
II. Downloading Required Files
1. Download Odin Software and save it to your PC (Computer).
2. Download CF-Root and save it to your PC (Computer).
3. Download TWRP Recovery for your device and save it to your PC (Computer).
TWRP Recovery (Download the file that ends with .tar extension, not zip or exe)
III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile)
1. Unzip files from both Odin and CF-Root to your PC (Computer) by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
2. When the files are extracted, double-click on Odin executable (.exe extension), and it will open.
3. Click on PDA and choose CF-Root available on your PC (Computer).
4. Make sure to uncheck Repartition if it is already checked in the Odin.
5. Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.
6. Power down your device.
7. Next, Reboot your device into Download mode. To do so, hold down the Home, Volume DOWN and Power buttons together.
8. Press Volume UP, and you must be in Download mode.
9. Plugin your device to your PC via USB cable.
10. Hit Start in the Odin, and it will start flashing CF-Root on your device.
11. Once the file is flashed, your device should automatically reboot.
12. You are done!
Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on T-Mobile is now rooted. You can now install your favorite root-only apps on your device without any problem; they will all work fine.
If you are interested in flashing a custom ROM on your device, you can flash a custom recovery, which will then let you do that. Here is how:
IV. Flashing a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (T-Mobile)
1. Double-click on Odin executable, and it will launch.
2. Click on PDA and choose TWRP Recovery available on your PC (Computer).
3. Uncheck Repartition if it is already checked in the Odin.
4. Put a checkmark in the boxes that say Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.
5. Next, Turn OFF your device.
6. Turn it back on by holding down Home, Volume DOWN, and Power buttons together.
7. Press Volume Up, and your device must be in Download mode.
8. Plugin your device to your PC using the USB cable.
9. Click on Start in the Odin, and it will start flashing TWRP Recovery on your device.
10. When the recovery is flashed, your device should automatically reboot.
11. You are all done!
Congratulations! Your Galaxy Note 4 on T-Mobile now has a custom recovery that will help you change your current firmware to something new (and maybe better!)