Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Install N910TUVU1ANK4 T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T Official 4.4.4 Stock Firmware

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T Android 4.4.4 stock firmware build N910TUVU1ANK4 for advanced users that wants to unroot and restore back to official 4.4.4 and stock Android settings.

N910TUVU1ANK4  T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 N910T stock firmware

The N910TUVU1ANK4 is the second software update next to N910TUVU1ANJ7 4.4.4 and the initial Android 4.4.4 firmware N910TUVU1ANIH right after its market launch. The UVU1ANK4 brings a new feature such as the Chinese language support, and might also includes some bug fixes, stability improvements, and enhancements and any other improvements to device performance.

Technical Details of Android 4.4.4 N910TUVU1ANK4 Stock Firmware

Device name Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Model number SM-N910T
Android Version 4.4.4
Baseband version N910TUVU1ANK4
Kernel version 3.10.0-2796035
Build number KTU84P.N910TUVU1ANK4
N910TUVU1ANK4 T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Software update N910T

How to manually update and restore T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T to Official N910TUVU1ANK4 Android 4.4.4 via Stock Firmware

Disclaimer:This method can be used by Android developers and advanced users only. If ever this is your first time heard about this procedure, please make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held any responsibility if anything happens to your device. Useof this guide is solely at your own risk!

Where and when to use the stock firmware?

When it happens that you try to perform a software update then gets an error that says ‘The operating system on your device has been modified in unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Samsung Kies on your PC or visit a customer service center.’

Rooted N910TUVU1ANJ7 t-mobile Galaxy Note 4

That simply means that the device could not get the software update anymore.  So the best shot here is you need to remove root from the device by flashing back the stock firmware.

Frequently Asked Questions About Stock Firmware:

Q: Will I lose root once installed the N910TUVU1ANK4 update?
A: Yes, this will restore your device into official firmware.
Q: Can I install root again once upgraded to N910TUVU1ANK4 4.4.2 KitKat version?
A: Yes, this firmware build can be rooted, but be aware about the new KNOX security platform hidden inside the system that completely voids the warranty of your device once gets tripped by means of rooting or installing any custom recovery. This sets “KNOX warranty Void: 0×1 from 0×0″ (You can see this when you set your device in download mode). This cannot be reset by any means.


Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not screwed-up your phone:
• Create a back-up all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures and Videos, so that you will not lost it just in-case something might went wrong after the update.
• Make sure that your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T battery is fully charged to ensure stability and to get rid pf power failure issues while updating.
• Close all softwares, such as KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls, to prevent the possible conflict.
• Prepare a personal computer or laptop with Windows OS.
• Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable the this option. In your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T, go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-up that says something like “congratulations you are now a developer”.
• TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – form Home screen tap on Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on. This is only needed if you already turned-it ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON.
Galaxy Note 4 reactivation lock turn off

Grab these necessary tools

Odin downloader – Odin3_v3.07 or Odin3_v3.09 here
A USB Driver – drivers are here (only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Kies 3)
Stock Firmware 4.4.4 N910TUVU1ANK4 Download page
Important Note: This stock firmware can be use only on top of any older software updates. You should not use the stock firmware for downgrading purposes on top of any newer software updates, including but not limited to such as much higher and latest than N910TUVU1ANK4 and future Android 5.0 Lollipop updates.  Doing so may result into undesirable outcomes due to the new secured operating system. This specified stock firmware or so-called stock ROM is only compatible for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note  4 SM-N910T specific model only. Do not ever try to use this firmware on other Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variants, including other brands and model numbers.

Extract/Unzip the download stock firmware

Extract the downloaded N910TUVU1ANK4 firmware or stock ROM. Use winzip, 7zip,winrar or any decompressing program you have had in your computer.

Run and Configure Odin Flasher

Run Odin3_v3.07 flasher program. In Odin widow DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave  ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ check-marked by default .

Load the N910TUVU1ANK4 stock firmware

3) Just click on the AP button then select and load the N910TUVU1ANK4 stock firmware.
It reads out like this – ‘N910TUVU1ANK4_N910TTMB1ANK4_Home.tar.md5′
Once loaded you need to wait for a while as it reads out the MD5 check-sum for compatibility.

Reboot the Galaxy Note 4 in Download Mode

Reboot the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910T into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time). You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears.

Connect the Note 4 into a computer

Connect  the Galaxy Note 4 to the computer using the supplied USB data cable. In Odin window, the ID:COM box will turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and an indication that its recognized with Odin. It also states as “Phone Added! in the log-cat.

Begin Flashing

When all is set and ready to begin flashing; Tick the ‘START’ button located at the lower part of Odin.

Avoid Interrupting the process

DO NOT disconnect nor do anything when the phone is already in flashing mode. You’ll messed up the phone if you accidentally interfere the installation. Wait until a word “PASS” appears on the left side of the Odin screen, it is an indication that the installation successfully completes. (If you get failed errors, check the USB connection condition, repeat the whole process)

Wait until it says Pass!!

Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from the computer

Troubleshooting when firmware flashing failed

Do factory reset after flashing especially when your device previously runs on any unofficialfirmware. This is process is optional but this method can get rid o unwanted bootloop and lag issues experiences after flashing. To do this;
Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.

If you use this for unrooting and restoring back from custom ROM but cannot get through the during the flashing and you get Odin failed error. You may just repeat the process but make sure to check everything from USB data cable, computer’s USB serial port, USB driver try the other Odin version.  You may also sort out what root kernel and custom ROM and any modified system images you have previously used before as it also causes a flashing failure.

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