The Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the model number SM-N910P started receiving the new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update last week. The firmware, which comes with the build number “N910PVPU4COG5,” fixes the the Stagefright vulnerability that can be exploited by any attacker to access multimedia files or take control of the microphone and camera of a vulnerable device.
The firmware is currently available as an over-the-air (OTA) update, but users can also install it manually using Odin. To look for an OTA update, users have to go to the “Settings” option on their device and tap the “About phone” option. After that, users need to tap the “software update” option to proceed.
Here is the changelog for the update:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 software update - version N910PVPU4COG5
- ALERT: Patch for critical security vulnerability (“Stagefright”)
- OS upgrade - Lollipop 5.1.1
- Security Enhancements
- Device stability improvements, bug fixes
- New and / or enhanced features
- Further improvements to performance
Here are some key aspects to know before performing the manual installation:
- All personal data on the device must have proper backup
- The handset should have at least 80 percent battery power
- USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 must be installed on the computer
- USB debugging must be enabled on the phone
- Make sure that the device is a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the model number SM-N910P
- Any recovery software or custom ROM installed on the handset must be removed
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Step 1: Download Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 and extract the zip file.
Step 2: Download Odin and extract the zip file.
Step 3: Run Odin3 v3.10.6.exe as an Administrator.
Step 4: Switch off the Galaxy Note 4 and boot it into Download Mode. To do this, press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. After you get a warning screen, press Volume Up button.
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Note 4 to the computer via the USB cable. In Odin, an “Added!!” message will appear in the Log box on bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will show a code with blue background.
Step 6: Add the firmware file into Odin. To do this, click on the AP/PDA button on Odin and select the extracted .tar.md5 firmware file.
Step 7: In Odin, make sure that the “Re-Partition” option is not selected while “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes are selected.
Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to the installation.
Step 9: After the process is complete, the Galaxy Note 4 will reboot automatically. You will also get a PASS message on Odin after successful installation of the firmware.
Step 10: Now, unplug the handset from the computer.
Once the device is ready to use, you can go to the Settings section and check the About phone option to confirm the new firmware.
[Source: The Android Soul]