The official Marshmallow update finally released by Sprint for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in late March with N910PVPU4DPC1 software version. Not only this device that has been receiving an OS upgrade, but its successor – Galaxy Note5 and the S6 edge+ also get it at the same time. The update was released via OTA and you will get a notification to download the update. Rooted users may need to restore the phone back to stock before applies the Android 6.0.1 OTA, however, there’s also Odin flashable firmware available as an alternative to the device manually upgrade by using a computer.
In addition to major Marshmallow features such as Now on Tap, Doze and enhanced permissions. This update also brings the new TouchWiz UI with a refreshed visual design with an improved usability. In addition, there are some minor improvements that will certainly make you more comfortable using this device, such as Quick connect to get in touch with nearby devices, new vibration pattern, advanced power saving modes and even more.
We think, gain back root on Sprint Galaxy Note 4 running Marshmallow is not a big challenge, since the phone bootloader is unlockable. So, we can still use any previous methods to regain superuser privileges. The Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root package also still can be used, although the package has developed based on Lollipop, it has been confirmed by several members on xda forums.
Another method that can be performed to root Android 6.0.1 on Sprint Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910P) is to flash the TWRP recovery first, then flash the SuperSU package. This method is rarely done, because most users use TWRP custom recovery to flash custom ROMs, whether it’s TouchWiz or AOSP based ROM.
For those who want to be reminded on how to regain root using Chainfire tools, here’s the overview.
- Update the phone to the official Marshmallow (N910PVPU4DPC1), download via OTA or flash a stock MM firmware with Odin.
- Download the Chainfire Autoroot package for Sprint Note 4 (CF-Auto-Root-trltespr-trltespr-smn910p.zip). It’s based on Lollipop, but it should work on Android 6.0.1.
- Grab the latest Odin flash tools.
- Put the phone into download mode, connect the phone to the computer via USB cable, make sure it properly connected. Then flash it. It might reboot several times.
- Once done, the last step is run the SuperSU app on the phone.
Source: xda-developers forums