How to enable unlimited 4K video recording on your Galaxy Note5

How to enable unlimited 4K video recording on your Galaxy Note5
The Galaxy Note5 is already outfitted with one of the best mobile cameras you can carry around, as attested by our own comparison, but what if you could make it even better. Manufacturers put plenty of restrictions on today's handsets camera abilities, in order to balance thermal throttling, storage space, or both.

Thus, 4K video footage warnings pop up when you fire up this mode, telling you that the phone might become hot, and you might be restricted in the duration of your video recording. Alternatively, makers compress the output JPEG files too much, leaving you with a manageable size, but lesser amount of details in the photo. Fret not, however, as there is a way to circumvent these restrictions on your brand new Note5, thanks to an enterprising developer, who hacked the camera app to lift the more annoying restrictions. Here's what you need to do:

1. First, root your Note5 with the help of Manh_IT's Noble Kernel for the Note5 (Verizon and AT&T models needn't apply yet);
2. Download the V3.1 zip file, and extract the SamsungCamera4.apk from it
3. With a system file explorer, navigate to the system/apps/SamsungCamera4/ folder on your phone, and backup everything in there, just in case, then delete it;
4. Place the new SamsungCamera4.apk file in the system/apps/ folder, and set the file's permissions to rw-r-r;
6. Restart the Note5 and go to the camera app - if you see the KRM mark in the icon at the top of the shutter key, then the mod has been installed. The developer has done more than half an hour of continuous recording this way already, though the footage gets split in the usual 4 GB chunks of 8-9 minutes each.

source: KevinRocksman (XDA-Devs)

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Great idea. Because 'unlimited' 4K video will work so great with less than 64GB of storage.

2. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

I just love the sarcasm. Who gives a s**t about unlimited 4k recording when they went back to the ice age and left out expandable storage.

11. DialtoneHumm

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

They want to force people to use cloud storage to that they can data mine it.

9. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I totally think the same.

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

1440p is just fine. I'd probably record my content in 1440p. 4K is nice, but it has limits and it makes your phone quite hot.

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

High data transfer makes your phone hot. From shooting, and recording all that data, it will get hot.

5. Shubham412302

Posts: 578; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

if you have slow sd and nand

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

since when half an hour considered as unlimited?

7. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Ok. This note 5 has a 5-minute 4K video recording limit, but the Z3+, with a crippled SD810, can record up to 18 minutes of nonstop 4K video, that just gets warm and not that excessive heat that everyone rants about. I know, I know that review I watched was not detailed how ambient the temperature when that 4K record test was done, but that just shows SD810 phones aren't that much problematic. It's just the media and some people, which happens to be too much hyped when it comes to bleeding edge tech, drops a bad thing about those phones.

8. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Just to share: Xperia M5 uses HEVC coding for 4K video recording, as a feature by the Helio X10

10. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Its enable now that theres no expandable memory... This is a revolutonary idea, Kuddos Sammy.

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