Verizon has started to roll out the Security Fix for the Blueborne vulnerability in order to make Verizon Galaxy Note 4 devices safe against any malicious attacks.
If you want to learn how to flash this new update then you should read the info below.
Blueborne Security Fix will patch a major Bluetooth vulnerability recently discovered on Android devices. If you don’t update your device with this new firmware, then you will have it vulnerable against remote malware attacks. Before starting the flashing process you need to read the following guidelines:
- use this tutorial only for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phones.
– the model number of your device has to be the SM – N910V.
- don’t try to flash the firmware found in this post on any other different Samsung models.
- download the Samsung USB drivers from here and install them on your PC.
– the drivers will allow your computer to connect with your Note 4 device.
- for the updating process you will use ODIN app, and this tool requires you to enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu, too.
- if Developer Options is hidden go to Settings> About Device> Software Info and tap seven times on the Build Number section.
– the Developer Options will now show up in Settings, open it and find USB Debugging to enable it.
- you can install the Android 6.0.1 Update over rooted firmware, but you should know that root access will not survive the installation.
– also, any custom Recovery you might have flashed will be replaced with stock Recovery image.
- you can install the new firmware over a custom ROM, but a Factory Reset has to be applied after.
The Factory Reset steps are listed at the end of the tutorial.
The Factory Reset will wipe clean system partition, it removes the old custom ROM and it will permit the phone to boot in normal mode. No data will be lost from internal storage.
- if your Verizon Galaxy Note 4 phone runs 100% stock Android firmware, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post.
- note that this guide has to be used by advanced users only, we cannot be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any important data files in the process.
- read the whole post and don’t skip any steps.
- check battery charge level and make sure that there is at least 50% charge left before the device powers off.
Now that you know all that you can continue to the next part of this post.
If you do not wish to install the update manually, then you can wait until the new official update is rolled out over the air in your region
How to install Android 6.0.1 Blueborne Security Fix for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
- Download the Android 6.0.1 firmware archive from here.
- When the download is done you can unzip the contents and save them on your PC.
The firmware update file obtained has the “tar.md5” file extension. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware archive.
- Download Odin 3.12.3 zip from here.
Extract the contents.
- Switch off the phone.
- Boot the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 in Download Mode.
- Open ODIN exe on your PC.
- Connect your phone to PC via usb cable.
Wait for Odin to add the device, and then continue to the next step.
If the phone is not detected, then you should reinstall the Samsung usb drivers.
- Get to ODIN main screen and click the AP button.
- Find and load the N910VVRU2CQI2 tar.md5 Android 6.0.1 update file. Load the file in ODIN.
- Press START to begin the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Security Fix for your Note 4 Verizon device.
Confirm process, and don’t press any buttons until the update is done.
- When installation is done you can see the PASS alert, the phone reboots in normal mode and you can unplug it from computer.
- Use your default login info to regain control over your device.
These were the steps you had to complete in order to install the latest 2017 Security Patch for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Verizon device.
If the FAIL alert is shown by ODIN or other errors are shown by your PC, then you will have to repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat installation then you need to make sure that your phone meets all requirements and that you won’t skip any steps.
If the PASS alert is displayed by ODIN, but your phone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, then you will have to Factory Reset the device.
The Factory Reset steps below should be applied by those that have installed the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update over a custom ROM, too, as otherwise the devices won’t boot in normal mode.
Here’s how to factory reset the device:
- power off the Verizon Galaxy Note 4.
- boot it in Recovery Mode.
- select the ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
- reboot phone in normal mode.
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