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Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Update for US Cellular Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The new official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow builds are now live for every US Cellular Galaxy Note 4 user.

Check the info below in order to learn how to successfully flash the new Android 6.0.1 update on your device. These updates are being rolled out by Samsung in stages, not all users are going to receive the new official firmware OTA files at the same time as others.

Read these guidelines before starting the update process:

  • use this tutorial only for the US Cellular variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
    – check the version of your device under Settings> About Phone and make sure that the SM – N910R4 model is listed there.
  • don’t update other different Note 4 models with the files that you will find in this post.
  • if you own a different device you can check the other tutorial guides here under Note 4 Updates section of our website.
  • download and install Samsung usb drivers from here on your PC.
    – this will help the phone be detected by the computer via ODIN app.
  • for the updating process you will use Odin tool.
    – for the Odin app to open and connect with your phone you need to install the usb driver and to enable USB Debugging from the Developer Options of your device.
    – if the Developer Options menu isn’t listed then you should go to Settings> About Phone and tap seven times on the Build Number section.
    – return to Settings, find Developer Options and then find USB Debugging.
  • you can flash the update over rooted firmware, but root access won’t survive the update process.
    – any custom Recovery you might’ve flashed is going to be replaced with a stock Recovery image.
  • you can install the new update over custom ROMs, too, but you have to factory reset the system partition in the process.
    – the ‘factory reset’ process wipes clean the device of all apps and of all the custom ROM files, while the data on the internal storage will be left unchanged.
    – the ‘factory reset’ steps are listed at the end of this post.
  • if your phone runs completely stock Android firmware, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post.
  • read the whole post, don’t skip any steps and make sure that your phone meets all requirements.
  • this guide is destined to be applied by advanced users, we cannot be held responsible in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any data in the process.

How to update US Cellular Galaxy Note 4 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow:

  1. Download the Android 6.0.1 firmware archive file from here.
  2. Extract the contents from the archive.
    – you will obtain the N910R4TYU1CPI2 tar.md5 firmware update file.
    – don’t extract the tar.md5 files, as this is what you need to flash using Odin.
  3. Download Odin 3.10.7 from here.
    – unzip the files.
  4. Power off your phone.
  5. Boot it in Download Mode.
  6. Launch Odin on your PC.
  7. Connect your Note 4 with the computer via usb cable.
    – wait for the device to be added by the PC.
    – if the phone is not detected you need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers.
  8. Get to Odin and click the AP button.
    – find and load the N910R4TYU1CPI2 tar.md5 file in Odin.
  9. Hit the START button when you’re ready to begin the update process.
  10. When installation is done you can see the phone rebooting in normal mode.
    – note that the first boot process will take a while before it loads all new files.
  11. Unplug the phone from PC and then use your default login info in order to regain control over your device.

If the update was done successfully you can close this post and start testing all the new Marshmallow features.

If Odin displays the FAIL alert, then you will need to try and repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat the guide you have to make sure that your Galaxy Note 4 US Cellular meets all requirements and that you won’t skip any steps.

NOTE:

If the PASS alert is shown by Odin, but your phone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen for more than 20 minutes, then you have to factory reset your device.

The ‘factory reset’ steps below need to be applied by those US Cellular Note 4 users that have installed official Android 6.0.1 over a custom ROM, too. Here’s how to factory reset the device:

  • power off the phone.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode.
  • select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
  • confirm process.
  • reboot device in normal mode.

For more help you can tell us in comments.

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