The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is almost two years old now, and the bootloader has been unlocked only a few days ago. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was one of the best Android smartphones back when it got launched, that is why it saw strong sales. But as always, T-Mobile likes to complicate things, a lot. As if Samsung’s KNOX wasn’t enough, T-Mobile locked the bootloader of the device, making it almost impossible for users to unlock it.
A locked bootloader really limits the things that you can do with the phone. It is a shame that a beast of a phone such as the Galaxy Note 4 is limited because of a locked bootloader. After two years, the bootloader has finally been unlocked. This means, if you have a T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 with model number SM-N910V, you can unlock the bootloader.
Senior member “ryanbg” has used an exploit found from the eMMC backdoor and used it to unlock the bootloader. The process given below requires root access and will only work on the Galaxy Note 4. Other devices such as S3, S4, S6, S7 are not supported and it will not work on the AT&T variant. These are a few things to keep in mind before proceeding with the guide below.
How to unlock the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 bootloader
Before you begin with the process of unlocking the bootloader, you should know that root access is required and you need to use a micro SD card, which will be formatted during the process. Also, go to Settings > Developer Options and disable Reactivation Lock. You need to disable this otherwise you will have problems.
The last thing you need to do is to download the proper USB and ADB drivers for your Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Download Samsung USB drivers here.
- Now, connect your phone to your computer. Use your preferred USB cable. The phone needs to be recognized by the computer.
- Open CMD on oyur computer and enter the following commands one by one.
adb push samsung_unlock_n4-fix /data/local/tmp/ adb shell su cd /data/local/tmp/ chmod 777 samsung_unlock_n4-fix chown root.root samsung_unlock_n4-fix ./samsung_unlock_n4-fix
- Once you have entered all the commands, then you can reboot your phone. Then, turn the phone off and remove the battery. Put the battery back in and turn the phone on.
That is it really. Thanks to the eMMC backdoor, you can unlock your Verizon Note 4 bootloader by following this easy guide. Enjoy!