How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (US Cellular)

So you just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from US Cellular and are looking for a way to root this carrier-specific model? No worries, here’s how you can root your Note 4 on US Cellular and get started with installing root-only apps and eventually flashing a custom recovery.

Rooting is the process of gaining administrative rights on your Android device.  Once we root our Android device, we can then make changes to it to customize it well beyond what it normally can do.

Once you have root access on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (US Cellular), you’ll be able to:

  • Remove apps that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
  • Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
  • Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
  • Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
  • Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Tons of other customizations when you use your new found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).

Interested? Here’s how to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (US Cellular):

I. Before You Begin

1. This’ll void the warranty of your Samsung Galaxy Note 4. We won’t be held responsible if you end-up bricking your device. Do it at your own risk.

2. This procedure only works for the SM-N910R4 model of the device. To find out what model you have, head to Menu > Settings > About phone on your device and your model number should be listed there.

3. This procedure should only work on Windows based PCs.

4. You should’ve appropriate drivers installed on your PC. If you haven’t, download and install the latest drivers from here.

II. Downloading Required Files

1. Download Odin and save it to your desktop.

Odin

2. Download CF-Root and save it to your desktop.

CF-Root

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (US Cellular)

1. Extract files from both Odin and CF-Root to your desktop by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.

2. Launch Odin by double-clicking on its executable file.

3. Uncheck Repartition if it’s already checked in the Odin.

4. Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.

5. Click on PDA and choose CF-Root available on your desktop.

6. Power down your device.

7. Reboot your device into download mode by holding down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together.

8. Press Volume UP and you should be in Download mode.

9. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.

10. Click on Start in the Odin and it will start flashing CF-Root on your device.

11. When the root file’s been flashed, your device will automatically reboot.

12. You’re done!

Brilliant! Your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on US Cellular is now rooted. It now has an app called SuperUS that’ll help you manage root permission for various root-only apps on your device. Enjoy!

You can click here to find all of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (US Cellular) How To’s.

You can also find all of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (US Cellular) ROMs we have here.

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2 responses to “How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (US Cellular)”

  1. Borat Sagdiyev says:

    Can I use this on GSM networks? I know that this is a CDMA phone but I highly don’t think that they removed the gsm radios from it? Is there a way to activate GSM Radios? This should be a global phone capable of receiving GSM signals!

    • Sam Beckwith says:

      Idk if it’s too late, but you can’t. The Note 4 has many different variants. Right now the only phone that has all the radios in one is the Nexus 6 and iPhone 6.

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