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[HOWTO] Bootloader Unlock and Upgrade to Marshmallow [N910VVRU2CQL1]

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Announcement from hsbadr: Firmware Upgrade [N910VVRU2CQL1]

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 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. 
 * Please do some research if you have any concerns about the tools/files!
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You NEED a MicroSD, and it WILL be formatted during this process.

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THIS WILL NOT WORK ON GALAXY S3/GALAXY S4/GALAXY S6|e/Galaxy S7|e. It will NOT work on AT&T.

We can't help you root or teach you how to use ADB. It's important you have the ability to do these things or research them a bit before blindly using this.


This is a summarized guide with the required files to upgrade and unlock the new bootlloader required for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (N910VVRU2CPD1) on Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910V). Extended details about each step (e.g., rooting) can be found in the General Section of this forum.


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If you're already on unlocked Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow bootloader, you can extract and flash the DevEd partial firmware via Odin to upgrade:


This will upgrade the base firmware (NON-HLOS, modem, rpm, sbl1, sdi, and tz) to N910VVRU2CQL1.


Requirements:
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  • Verizon Samung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910V)
  • All files in the Download Section
  • Odin installed on Windows
  • ADB installed on Windows, Mac, or Linux


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  • If you own a Developer Edition, you can still use this method unless you want to keep your original CID and signature. If so, make backup of your aboot and CID! You may contact @ryanbg to create a special unlock binary for your own device.
  • Everyone should unlock his bootloader on Lollipop to save extra steps and prevent complications. The official thread (or any guides based on it) will change your device CID to 150100523231384d4100657e54fc1200 which will match and allow for direct unlocking of the Marshmallow bootloader. Otherwise, the unlock binary will change your decvice CID and reboot, which may end up with a bootloop that requires extra step(s) to fix.
  • It's recommended to wipe data (factory reset) in stock recovery after Odin flash of full firmware.
  • Make appropriate backups of everything before trying this.


Instructions:
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  • Unlock your Lollipop bootloader to match CID (start here)
    You can ignore this step if you did it already. If not and for Developer Edition owners, I'd recommend to flash N910VVRU2BPA1 Full Firmware via Odin before unlocking.
  • Boot into Download Mode
  • Extract and flash N910VVRU2BPA1_N910VVRU2CPD1_FullFirmware.tar.md5 via Odin
    This will make you on Lollipop with Marshmallow bootchain/firmware/modem, which is rootable.
  • Root your device (Check General Section for detailed instructions)
    Note that WiFi will not work due to the updated bootloader, but you can use Mobile data if needed for rooting.
  • Unlock the bootloader using the same method:
    Code:
    root@trltevzw:/ # cd /data/local/tmp/
    root@trltevzw:/ # chmod 777 samsung_unlock_n4-fix                                                <
    root@trltevzw:/ # ./samsung_unlock_n4-fix
    
    
    ============================== samdunk unlock 0.0.1 ==============================
    
     NOTE 3 BETA UNLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    this application comes with NO WARRANTY (express or implied)
     this binary may not be rehosted, repackaged, one-clicked, etc.
    there is no support provided for this application
    this application has been tested on the Verizon Galaxy S5 only
    it may work on the AT&T Galaxy S5, and possibly other similar Galaxy devices
    there are no compatibility checks, do your research first
    if run on an incompatible phone, it will likely permanently ruin the device
    we STRONGLY advise against running any binary not obtained from the official source
    official source is available at http://github.com/beaups/SamsungCID
    SD card is required, all data on the SD card will be destroyed
    changing to this developer CID may have other implications
    the psn derived from the CID may be used for critical services
    changing this psn may cause unexpected behavior or loss of services
    continue at your own risk, you've been warned
    
    
    aboot dev signature research credit to ryanbg
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=766721
    
    eMMC vulnerability, exploit, and the code you are running by beaups (sean beaupre)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=711482
    
    Do you understand the implications of these warnings?
    
    (Yes/No)
    
    [+] CID at boot time is/was: 150100523231384d4100657e54fc1200
    [+] dev CID matching, proceding to unlock
    [+] backing up loaders, this will take a few minutes
    [+] loaders successfully backed up
    [+] success! powering off device, hopefully its not bricked!
  • Boot into Download Mode
  • Extract and flash twrp-3.0.2-0-trltevzw.tar.md5 via Odin
  • Boot into TWRP recovery
  • Flash MM Safe Upgrade, JasmineROM, or any MM TW (or MM+ AOSP-based) ROM
  • Extract and flash N910VVRU2CQL1_PartialFirmware_DevEd.tar.md5.7z via Odin
    This will upgrade the base firmware (NON-HLOS, modem, rpm, sbl1, sdi, and tz) to N910VVRU2CQL1.
  • Reboot to system
  • ENJOY!

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XDA:DevDB Information
Bootloaader Unlock, Tool/Utility for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Contributors
hsbadr, ryanbg, beaups
Source Code: https://github.com/beaups/SamsungCID


Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2016-06-14
Last Updated 2018-01-21
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Thank you Hsbadr.

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@hsbadr @ryanbg @beaups thanks for all the hard work in unlocking new bootloader
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Can we run this already?

Edit: Doesn't seem like all the files are available yet.

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Where does one find the N910VVRU2BPA1_N910VVRU2CPD1_FullFirmware.tar.md5 file?
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Where does one find the N910VVRU2BPA1_N910VVRU2CPD1_FullFirmware.tar.md5 file?

Looks like its still in testing. I dont see the file either.
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Looks like its still in testing. I dont see the file yet either.

blah, that's what I get for resetting before downloading the necessary files
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thanks for all the hard work in unlocking new bootloader

You're welcome.

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Can we run this already?

Sure. Why is it posted then?!

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Originally Posted by Bicknasty

Where does one find the N910VVRU2BPA1_N910VVRU2CPD1_FullFirmware.tar.md5 file?

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Originally Posted by tolymatev

Looks like its still in testing. I dont see the file either.

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blah, that's what I get for resetting before downloading the necessary files

No, it's already tested a few days ago. I just recreated the tar to include MM modem and NON-HLOS so that you don't have to flash extra tars. I'll upload it very soon, but in the meanwhile, you can familiarize yourself with the process and do any preliminary steps (backups, LP unlock, ... etc)
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