Saturday, April 4, 2015

Install N910W8VLU1BOC4 Official Lollipop Update in Canada's Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910W8

The Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910W8 has now getting its first official Lollipop update with build number N910W8VLU1BOC4. The N910W8VLU1BOC4 is based in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop (LRX2CC) of which will replace the previous N910W8VLU1AOA1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat (KTU84P).  The roll out has started and it's seeding out via Over-The-Air (OTA) update. The update covers all Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910W8 under all major and minor Canadian network providers such as Bell, Telus, Wind, Koodo, Fido, Videotron, Sasktel, Virgin Mobile. Rogers has not yet been found in the list even in the Galaxy Note 3's Lollipop update, but might follow as well very soon.

Since the update is now based Android 5.0.1 which is a much robust Android Lollipop update compared to Android 5.0 Lollipop which has been sent out to all Canadian Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900W8 and Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8. So for those who rocking the Galaxy Note 4, you folks might better check it out via Over-The-Air right now. But for those who had been gone into modification and got a rooted devices; and now the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is tickling you around then you might want to unroot and restore back your device to the official firmware. Then you may grab the untouched, unmodified N910W8VLU1BOC4 5.0.1 stock firmware below.

N910W8VLU1BOC4 Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update

Technical Details of N910W8VLU1BOC4 5.0.1 Lollipop Update:

Device name: – Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Model number:  SM-N910W8
Android version: 5.0.1 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version:  N910W8VLU1BOC4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4355937
Build number:  LRX22C.N910W8VLU1BOC4
Build date: March 12, 2015

How to Restore to Stock N910W8VLU1BOC4 5.0.1 Lollipop

The stock N910W8VLU1BOC4 firmware below are only for those who are rooted and has been modified their phones and may not get this update through ‘OTA’ over-the-air or even Kies and may have had faced issues like “Software Update Failed” or “This device is not supported with kies” and any similar errors. So again, if you want to have the official Lollipop update N910W8VLU1BOC4 installed on your Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910W8)  just simply grab the N910W8VLU1BOC4 5.0.1 stock firmware from the sources below, for this is your other last resort.
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 proceeding. We shall not be held any responsibility if anything happens to your device from using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!

Q: Will I lose root once installed the N910W8VLU1BOC4 Lollipop Firmware?
A: Yes, this will restore your device into official software from your carrier and wipes any customization you have made.
Q: Can I install root again once upgraded to N910W8VLU1BOC4 Lollipop Firmware?
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 hacking method except by Samsung service personnel using a special reset tool of-course.

Download  the original N910W8VLU1BOC4 Stock Firmware:

Stock Firmware N910W8VLU1BOC4 (Odin flashable):
Bell – N910W8VLU1BOC4_BMC (link)
Telus – N910W8VLU1BOC4_TLS (link)
Virgin Mobile – N910W8VLU1BOC4_VMC (link)
Wind – N910W8VLU1BOC4_GLW (link)
Eastlink – N910W8VLU1BOC4_ESK (link)
Videotron – N910W8VLU1BOC4_VTR (link)
Koodo – N910W8VLU1BOC4_KDO (link)
Sasktel – N910W8VLU1BOC4_BWA (link)


Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not screwed-up your phone:
– Create a back-up or sync all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages,Applications, Pictures and Videos to your Google account, Samsung account and to your SD card, so that you will not lost it just in-case something might went wrong after the update and you need to make a factory reset.
– Make sure that your Galaxy Note 4 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.

Stock Firmware N910W8VLU1BOC4 Odin Flashing Procedures:

Odin downloader –  Odin3_v3.09 
USB Driver – Drivers are here

1) Extract the downloaded N910W8VLU1BOC4firmware or stock ROM. Use any decompressing program you have in your computer.
2) Run Odin3_v3.09  and configure its flashing options, DO NOT put check on  the  ‘Re-Partition’ check-box. Leave these checked – “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” check-boxes.
3) Just click on the AP  button then select and load the N910W8VLU1BOC4 firmware.
‘N910W8VLU1BOC4 _N910W8OYA1BOC4_N910W8VLU1BOC4_Home.tar.md5′
4) Reboot the Galaxy Note 4  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.
5) Connect the USB data cable to Phone. The ID:COM box will highlight and turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and already recognized with Odin.
6) Tick the ‘START’ button when all is set and ready to begin flashing.
7) DO NOT Interrupt, touch nor do anything when the phone is already in flashing progress 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)
8) Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from your computer.

Canada’s Firmware packages are all the same build which refer to as Bell in the end-result. Just Change the CSC code according to your network provider.
(NOTE: This process will wipe data, so make a back-up first all of your important data storage.)

1. Get the IMEI number of your phone, by dialing *#06#.
2. Copy the number indicated not including the / xx.
3. Once copied go back and dial this number *#272*IMEI#.
4. Select the correct CSC for your phone’s carrier then tap install.
i.e. BMC = Bell, RWC = Rogers. TLS = Telus, VTR = Videotron, and others.
5. The Phone will reset and reboot

I got errors right after the N910W8VLU1BOC4 being installed

If your device was rooted or runs with custom ROM, this issues usually occurred. If you sees some issues, including bootloops and  lag issues, you may try to clean your phones memory cache, so it wipes and clean any old system images  you’ve installed which may not compatible with N910W8VLU1BOC4 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware anymore, if something clogged the system images that’s are just the basic problem you’ll going to notice.

To fix this just try a full factory reset in Advance users mode.
Again, this is only optional just in-case you’ll experience bootloops and lag issues after flashing. Just make sure you already have the back-up of all of your files because this process wipes everything and cleans your phone and then restart fresh.

Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.

That’s it, have something to say? Don’t hesitate to drop it on the comment form below.

1 comment:

  1. Wilma,

    Thanks for your great job. Keep it up!

    I have Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910W8. I am with Rogers Wireless Canada. We will appreciate it if you would not mind updating your information above. Rogers is now releasing Lollipop 5.0.1.

    One of the things that annoys users of Samsung phones is the delays of firmware updates and upgrades. Can you imagine that T-Mobile has not yet got Lollipop? Today is April 25th 2015.

    One of the possible solution to this kind of delays is for every individual to become knowledgeable on how to "cook" his or her own custom ROM. I would like to use the official firmware as my base to add or remove programs before flashing it on my phone with the following conditions:

    1. I would like to use the Samsung official (stock) ROM as my base.

    2. I do not want Rooting so that I can keep my warranty safe.

    3. I do not want Rogers or any telephone provider to keep me waiting on when I should upgrade my firmware.

    4. So can I use an International official firmware or any Canadian stock firmware, cook it (make changes with e.g. Android Kitchen), then flash it, so that I can receive updates from Samsung directly through any country as soon as upgrade wave begins? This means making my Cell Phone software region unlock. Remember that I have recently acquired the right from Rogers to unlock my cell phone, so I want a firmware that works for me like a computer anywhere I go.

    5. My current Rogers Lollipop only has English, French, Korean and one more Asian language. None of all the Canadian cell phones that I had in the past has Spanish and European languages pre-loaded which annoys me always. I know that all languages can be activated by customizing the stock software without rooting or installing a third party software to do the job.

    6. I do not know the reason why Rogers removed the Data Toggle button from the Notification Panel. To make people spend money on data? For me, it is an easy access that makes me save money whenever I do not need to use Rogers' data. I want it back and I know that it can be reactivated by customizing the software before flashing.

    7. Customizing a stock firmware without rooting has 3 big advantages: you do not loose your warranty, whenever you do reset your factory settings will be the way you have 'cooked' the firmware and you will be able to receive official upgrade through OTA data transmission.

    Conclusion: I would appreciate it if you can tell me step by step what I can do to achieve all of the above.

    Thanks for your attention.