Install Marshmallow Security Update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910G

The latest May Security Update with Android 6.0.1 as its base OS is now live for all the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910G models. If you’re looking how to update your phone manually without waiting for the OTA roll out to start, then you should check the info below.

If you want to install the new update manually you need to be an advanced user and use the Odin app. Before starting the installation process of this new official update you should read the guidelines below:

  • use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 device sold around India and Asia.
    – the model number of this device has to be SM – G910G.
    – check the version of your phone under Settings About Phone.
  • don’t update any other different Android devices with the files that you will find in this post.
  • download Samsung USB Drivers from here.
    – install these drivers on your computer.
  • the usb drivers will allow your computer to detect the phone through the Odin app.
    Odin is a small app designed to help advanced Samsung users who are looking to update their phones manually.
  • for Odin to work you need to disable any official Samsung app from opening on your PC and for the USB Debugging to be enabled on your phone’s Developer Options menu.
  • if Developer Options is disabled you will need to unhide it by going to Settings About Phone and tapping 7 times on the Build Number section.
    – return to Settings, scroll down and there you should find the Developer Options menu.
    – open it, and then enable the USB Debugging, too.
  • if you install the official update over a rooted firmware, then you will lose root access.
    – any custom Recovery is going to be replaced with a stock Recovery image, too.
  • you can flash this new update over a custom ROM, but you will need to ‘factory reset’ the system partition after the flashing process of Android 6.0.1 update is done.
    – the ‘factory reset’ only wipes the old custom ROM and the installed applications, it won’t delete any data from internal storage.
    – you need to apply the factory reset only after the update is done, as the steps are found at the end of this post.
  • if your phone sports 100% stock Android firmware, then you can get straight to the installation steps below.
  • use the tutorial only if you are an advanced user, we cannot be held responsible in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any important files.
    – backup the most important files before starting the update.
  • check the battery charge level of your Note 4 and make sure that there is at least 50% power left before the device switches off completely.
  • read the whole post and do not skip any steps.

These were the preparation steps that you had to read before beginning the updating process of your phone to a brand new official firmware.

If you are unsure about using Odin to flash the update, then it would be best that you wait for the new Android 6.0.1 firmware files to arrive over-the-air.

How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910G:

  1. Download the Android 6.0.1 N910GDTU1DPD4 archive file from here.
  2. When the download is done you should extract the archived contents and save the obtained files on your PC.
    – you should get the Android 6.0.1 tar.md5 firmware updating file.
    – do not extract the tar.md5 archive.
  3. Download Odin3 v3.10.7 from here.
    – after the download is done you can extract the Odin files.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. Boot your Note 4 in Download Mode.
  6. Open Odin exe on your computer.
  7. Connect the Note 4 to PC via usb cable.
    – wait for Odin to detect the phone.
    – if the devices isn’t added, then you will be forced to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers once more.
  8. Return to Odin’s main window, click “options” and make sure that ‘Re-partition’ option is disabled.
    – don’t edit other default Odin settings.
  9. Next, click the AP button in Odin.
  10. Find and load in Odin the N910GDTU1DPD4 tar.md5 firmware updating file.
    – this is the file obtained at step 2.
  11. Confirm the installation process by hitting the START button in Odin.
    – don’t press anything until the update is done.
  12. When Android 6.0.1 is successfully installed you should see the PASS alert displayed by Odin and the device should reboot.
    – wait for the ‘optimizing apps’ screen to be sure that the update was successful.
  13. Use your default login info in order to regain complete control over your smartphone once again.

I hope that you have managed to complete the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official update for your Galaxy Note 4 N910G smartphone.

If you have encountered any problems during the installation process you should read the extra info listed below.

NOTE1:

If the FAIL alert is shown by ODIN, then the update was unsuccessful and you will be forced to try and repeat the whole post more than once. Make sure that in case you decide to repeat the update process that your phone meets all requirements and that you won’t be skipping any steps.

NOTE2:

If the PASS alert is displayed by Odin, but your Galaxy Note 4 enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen for more than 20 minutes, then you will be forced to factory reset the device.

The ‘factory reset’ steps listed below should also need to be followed that those that have installed the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow over a custom ROM, too.

Here’s how to ‘factory reset’ the device:

  • power off the Note 4.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode.
  • select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
  • confirm process.
  • reboot the phone in normal mode and you are done with this post.

If you need more help tell us in comments.

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