Saturday, December 13, 2014

Install N910PVPU1ANK2 Sprint Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P Firmware Stock ROM

Sprint Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P firmware build numbers N910PVPU1ANK2, just for those who might need it in case someone needs to unroot, unbrick and return back the device to official 4.4.4 firmware. The 4.4.4 N910PVPU1ANK2 is  Sprint Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P second Firmware update next previous build N910PVPU1ANIE. The N910PVPU1ANK2 firmware features the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR support that allows users to be able to use a Samsung Galaxy Gear VR accessory with their Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910P devices.

The Sprint Samsung Note 4 SM-N910P can now be rooted, then those who are rooted there might be a possibility that they will no longer receive any future software updates.

In addition, using a stock firmware is advanced users approach to return back the device to its original factory default settings. For those who may not know that a rooted and modified phones also loses its warranty and the privilege to get an official support from the manufacturer.

Technical Details of Android 4.4.4 N910PVPU1ANK2 Firmware

Device Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Model number SM-N910P
Android version 4.4.4
Baseband version N910PVPU1ANK2
Kernel version 3.10.0-2774708
Build number KTU84P.N910PVPU1ANK2

Changelog of N910PVPU1ANK2

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear VR support (details)

How to manually restore Sprint Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P to Official N910PVPU1ANK2 Android 4.4.4 Using Stock Firmware

Disclaimer: This method are 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 plunging in. We shall not be held any responsibility if anything happens to your device from using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!

Frequently Asked Questions About Stock Firmware:

Q: Will I lose root once installed the N910PVPU1ANK2 update?
A: Yes, this will restore your device into the official firmware.
Q: Can I install root again once upgraded to N910PVPU1ANK2 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.

Where and when to use the stock firmware?

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

Rooted N910PVPU1ANIE Sprint 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 the stock firmware.


Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not screwed-up your phone:
Create a backup all your personal data, like Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures, and Videos, so that you will not lose it just in case something might go wrong after the update.
Make sure that your Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P battery is fully re-charged to ensure power stability and to get rid pf power failure issues while updating.
• 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 this option. In your Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P, 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 – from 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. You may just then re-enable one the flashing has made.
Galaxy Note 4 reactivation lock turn off

Grab these necessary tools

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 N910PUVU1ANK2 Download page (this is the untouched, unmodified and stays 100% original firmware packaged, pulled from Samsung firmware server)

Important Note: This stock ROM or official firmware build can be use only on top of any for unrooting and manually update on top of older software updates. You should not use the firmware for downgrading purposes, including but not limited to such as much higher and latest than N910PUVU1ANK2 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P (Sprint) 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 N910PVPU1ANK2  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 window DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave ‘Auto Reboot’ and "F.Reset Time" check-marked by default.

Run and Configure Odin Flasher

Just click on the AP button then select and load the N910PVPU1ANK2 stock firmware.
It reads out like this – Kies_Home_N910PVPU1ANK2_N910PSPT1ANK2.tar.md5′
Once loaded you need to wait for a while as it reads out the MD5 checksum for compatibility.

Reboot the Galaxy Note 4 in Download Mode

Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P 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 unofficial firmware. 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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