Certain versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 already rooted, courtesy of Chainfire

Certain versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 already rooted, courtesy of Chainfire
While we are yet to witness the official global launch of Samsung's newest top-of-the-line tablet, the Quad HD Samsung Galaxy Note 4 champion is already on the shelves in select Asian market. Android-savvy developers are probably wasting little to no time for preparation of the market rollout of the phablet, and some have most probably already laid their hands on a unit or two.

One of the most renowned and notable among them is Chainfire, the person who is responsible for rooting a whole galaxy of smartphones over the years. Usually he wastes no time and develops a rooting method for a particular device in no time, and certain Asian variations of Samsung's phablet - SM-N910C, SM-N910U, and SM-N9106W - are no different, as they have already succumbed to Chainfire's adept rooting skills. Chainfire assured the potential adopters of the phablet that a rooting method for the remaining version of the Note 4 will be released shortly after the device arrives on the market.

However, this method will still trigger the Knox warranty of your Note 4 from 0x0 to 0x1, which might (or might not) give you some hard time in case you need to take advantage of your device's warranty. Let us refresh your memory - the Knox warranty is a single-time programmable e-fuse, which goes off if you root the device or flash a non-stock firmware, kernel, etc. At the moment, there's no way to reprogram that e-fuse and prevent the Knox warranty from being voided.

source: @Chainfire (1), (2) via GSMArena

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

In Chainfire we believe!

22. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

If there's anyone that'll have pretty much all versions of the Note 4 rooted by release here in the US, it'll be CF. Also, there is a way to reset the knox counter. It's called triangle away. It's been around for a while now.

29. tranosky

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

where can you find this triangle away? so if this can be set back on knox, then if i ever had to get warranty support, it would not be voided?

30. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

TriangleAway is an app on the Play Store. Here's the thread for it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s2/orig-development/2014-01-15-triangleaway-v3-26-t1494114 Has to be an unlocked bootloader so if you have a Verizon device, you may be screwed either way.

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Chainfire also just rooted the Galaxy Avant (for T-Mobile)...without even having the phone in his hands.

7. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

The note is a phablet

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

And water is wet.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A martini can be dry.

21. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

The sun is hot

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Awesome, great news

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Good! There is hope of removing all those bloatware.

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I was about to post that, but anyway. Freedom from bloats!

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