Sunday, July 26, 2015

N910PVPU3BOF5 Sprint Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop, 5.0.1 Update Stock Firmware

Sprint Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P firmware build version N910PVPU3BOF5. This is a Lollipop 5.0.1 update, bringing the "Factory Reset Protection updates" and was released on July 6, 2015. The latter have replaced the previous build version N910PVPU2BOE1 and the 3rd Android 5.0.1 revision to this date. The N910PVPU3BOF5 stock firmware itself is now also available for download. But this is for those who might need it to unroot and or restore back their devices from custom to official firmware.

Technical Details of Lollipop, 5.0.1 N910PVPU3BOF5 Update:

Device: Galaxy Note4
Model number: SM-N910P
Android version: 5.0.1
Baseband version: N910PVPU3BOF5
Kernel version: 3.10.40-4823347
Build number: LRX22C.N910PVPU3BOF5

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Changelog of N910PVPU3BOF5

  • Factory Reset Protection updates

How to manually restore Sprint Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P to Stock Android 5.0.1 N910PVPU3BOF5

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 N910PVPU3BOF5 update?
A: Yes, this will restore your device into the official firmware.

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

Odin downloader – Use Odin3_v3.10.6 here
A USB Driver – drivers are here (only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Kies 3)
Stock Firmware: 5.0.1 N910PUVU3BOF5 Download (this is the untouched, unmodified, and stays 100% original firmware package, directly pulled from Samsung firmware server)

Important Note: This stock firmware ROM build can only be used to unroot and manually update the Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P on top of an older software updates. You should not use the firmware for downgrading purposes, including but not limited to such as much higher and latest than N910PUVU3BOF5 and future Android 5.1.1 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 stock firmware

Extract the downloaded N910PVPU3BOF5 firmware. Use WinZip, 7zip, Winrar or any decompressing program you have had in your computer.

Run and Configure Odin Flasher

Run Odin3_v3.10.6 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 N910PVPU3BOF5 stock firmware.
It reads out like this – "N910PVPU3BOF5_N910PSPT3BOF5_Home.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, it may reboot several times and much longer than usual. Then unplug it from the computer once finishes.

Troubleshooting when firmware flashing failed

Perform a factory reset after flashing especially when your device previously runs on any unofficial firmware. This process is optional, but this method can get rid o unwanted boot loop and lag issues 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 find out what causes the issues like the root kernel, custom ROM and any modified system images you have previously installed.


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