Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V has received the official Android Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 updates. From time to time a newer updates will soon arises as Samsung itself releases newer build version to sort out some minor issues, including device stability improvements, and general bug fixes and all other system enhancements. Some update may include new features while some will only brings the Android device security patch updates to address the recent Android vulnerabilities.
Generally speaking, new updates arrives in a monthly basis or sometimes there is none but it will surely come in between 2 to 3 months. All Galaxy Note 4 devices that hasn’t been rooted or modified will receive the update at the right moment of the release period. But for those who might not been able to get the new updates due to the fact that their device has been modified in unauthorized way, they just simply won’t get it any longer. So the only way to install the latest updates is by way of flashing the stock firmware itself – a direct Android OS installation to the device.
Android Marshmallow Updates:
- December 28, 2016: OTA updates to N910VVRS2CPL1
- December 9, 2016: OTA Updates to N910VVRU2CPJ2
- October 14, 2016: OTA Updates to N910VVRU2CPG2
- June 24, 2016: OTA Updates to N910VVRU2CPF3
|Build version||Technical details|
Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
|N910VVRU2CPG2||Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
Baseband version: N910VVRU2CPG2
Kernel version: 3.10.40
Build number: MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPG2
|N910VVRU2CPF3||Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level: June 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900W8VLU1DPD3
Kernel version: 3.10.40
Build number: MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPF3
|N910VVRU2CPD1||Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level: May 1 , 2016
Baseband version: N910VVRU2CPF3
Kernel version: 3.10.40
Build number: MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPD1
How to manually restore Verizon Galaxy Note 4 SM-to Stock Marshmallow Android 6.0.1
Disclaimer: This method are used by Android developers and advanced users only. If ever this is your first time heard about this procedure, please make a careful research first before plunging in. We shall not be held any responsibility if anything happens to your device from using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!
Grab all of these necessary tools:
- ) Odin downloader – Use Odin3_v3.10.6 here
2.) USB Driver – drivers are here (only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Kies 3 yet)
3.) Android Marshmallow Stock Firmware: Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V Verizon Firmware (this is the untouched, unmodified, and stays 100% original firmware packages that we’ve directly pulled from Samsung firmware server)
Important Note: This stock firmware ROM build can only be used to unroot and manually update the Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V on top of an older software updates. You should not use the firmware for downgrading purposes. Doing so may result into undesirable outcomes due to the new secured operating system. This specified stock firmware or so-called stock ROM is only compatible for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V (Verizon) specific model only. Do not ever try to use this firmware on other Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variants, including other brands and model numbers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stock Firmware:
Q: When do we use the stock firmware?
When it happens that you try to perform a software update then receive an error that reads something like The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. That simply means that the device could not get the software update anymore. So the best shot here is you need to remove root from the device by flashing the stock firmware.
Q: Will I lose root once I installed the firmware update?
If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flash, but you can still root it again if you want.
Q: Will this method triggers KNOX Warranty counter to 0x1?
No, this is an official and signed firmware packaged and were officially released by Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not harm KNOX warranty void flag.
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.
Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not screwed-up your phone:
• Create a backup all your personal data, like Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures, and Videos, so that you will not lose it just in case something might go wrong after the update.
• Make sure that your Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V battery is fully re-charged to ensure power stability and to get rid pf power failure issues while updating.
• Prepare a PC as this process will not work on Mac users.
• Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable this option. In your Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V, go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-up that says something like “congratulations you are now a developer”.
• TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – from Home screen, tap on Settings > Security > Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on. This is only needed if you already turned it ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON. You may just then re-enable once the installation has made.
Extract/Unzip the stock firmware
Extract the downloaded Android Marshmallow firmware. Use WinZip, 7zip, Winrar or any decompressing program you have had in your computer.
Run and Configure Odin.
Run Odin3_v3.10.6 flasher program. In Odin window DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave ‘Auto Reboot’ and “F.Reset Time” check-marked by default.
Load the Marshmallow stock firmware.
Just click on the AP button then select and load the stock firmware. It should read something like this – “N910VVRU2CPD1_N910VVZW2CPD1_Home.tar.md5″. Once loaded you need to wait for a while as it reads out the MD5 checksum for compatibility.
Reboot the Galaxy Note 4 in Download Mode.
Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time). You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears.
Connect Your Galaxy Note 4 to PC.
Connect the Galaxy Note 4 to the computer using the supplied USB data cable. In Odin window, the ID: COM box will turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and an indication that its recognized with Odin. It also states as “Phone Added! in the log cat.
Start on flashing the Marshmallow stock firmware..
Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM. Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finishes.
Wait until you see the PASS!! message.
When the Stock Firmware installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing already finishes, and on the log box it says “All threads completed (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.
How to get rid of lag issues and achieved a more stable Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS on your Galaxy Note 4.
Some folks might miss this part, then there goes this lag problem here and there. This will also affect the battery life performance. So it is much better to perform a full wipe and factory reset once before and after flashing a stock firmware. This will not just avoid getting into any issues, but you can also achieve a cleaner and fresher firmware installation. Just do make sure you all important data has a backup copy and already saved in a safe place before doing this. This process does not cover on any outdated apps that cause incompatibility issues on Marshmallow OS, all you need is find any updates on that particular apps to fixed any issues.
Performing Full Wipe Data/Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Recovery Mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the “Wipe Cache Partition”.
5. Lastly, select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910V.