Sunday, August 16, 2015

Install N910VVRU2BOG5 Verizon Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V, Official Lollipop 5.0.1 Stock Firmware

A Stock Firmware build version N910VVRU2BOG5.  It's the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V official  Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware update on August 10, 2015. The N910VVRU2BOG5 contained a security patches to fix the Stagefright vulnerability and nothing more.

However, those who have a rooted and a modified Verizon Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V and might have missed the update via OTA. Perhaps, you may need the N910VVRU2BOG5 stock firmware itself,  to unroot the device and to manually upgrade to VRU2BOG5 as well.

The N910VVRU2BOG5 is the third Android 5.0.1 Lollipop built or revision,  from the previous release build version N910VVRU2BOF1 and N910VVRU1BOAF  few months ago. Noting that Verizon Galaxy Note 4 was originally launched and is powered with Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware.

Technical Details of Lollipop, 5.0.1 N910VVRU2BOG5 Update:

N910VVRU2BOG5 verizon note 4
Device: Galaxy Note 4
Model number: SM-N910V
Android version: 5.0.1
Baseband version: N910VVRU2BOG5
Kernel version: 3.10.40
Build number: LRX22C.N910VVRU2BOG5

Changelog of N910VVRU2BOG5

  • Android OS security enhancements (Stagefright).

  • More details at Samsung support page.

How to manually restore Verizon Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V to Stock Android 5.0.1 N910VVRU2BOG5

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: When do we 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.  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.
Q: Will I lose root once installed the N910VVRU2BOG5 Lollipop 5.0.1 firmware update?

If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flash, but you can still root it again if you want.

Q: Will this method triggers KNOX Warranty counter to 0x1?

No, this is an official and signed Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware released by Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not harm KNOX warranty void flag.

Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.


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 Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V 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 Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V, 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 once the installation has made.

Galaxy Note 4 reactivation lock turn off

Grab all of these necessary tools:

Odin downloader – Use Odin3_v3.10.6 here

USB Driver – drivers are here (only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Kies 3 yet)

Stock Firmware: N910VVRU2BOG5 5.0.1 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-N910V 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 N910VVRU2BOG5 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-N910V (Verizon) 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 N910VVRU2BOG5 firmware. Use WinZip, 7zip, Winrar or any decompressing program you have had in your computer.

Run and Configure Odin.

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.

Load the N910VVRU2BOG5 stock firmware.

Just click on the AP button then select and load the N910VVRU2BOG5 stock firmware. It should read something like this – “N910VVRU2BOG5_N910VVZW2BOG5_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-N910V 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 to PC.

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.

Start on flashing the N910VVRU2BOG5 stock firmware..
>Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM. Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finishes.

Wait until you see the PASS!! message.

When the Stock Firmware installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing already finishes, and on the log box it says “All threads completed (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.

How to get rid of lag issues and achieved a more stable Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 4.

Some folks might miss this part, then there goes this lag problem here and there. This will also affect the battery life performance. So it is much better to perform a full wipe and factory reset once before and after flashing a stock firmware. This will not just avoid getting into any issues, but you can also achieve a cleaner and fresher firmware installation. Just do make sure you all important data has a backup copy and already saved in a safe place before doing this. This process does not cover on any outdated apps that cause incompatibility issues on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, all you need is find any updates on that particular apps to fixed any issues.

Performing Full Wipe Data/Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Recovery Mode

1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the “Wipe Cache Partition”.
5. Lastly, select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910V.


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