Andorid 5.1.1 Update for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4

Update (August 5, 2015): Download links have been removed, because the firmware, actually meant for unknown model no. SM-N910T3, failed to install on the T-Mobile Note 4, SM-N910T. The proper update should be around the corner as Sprint’s Note 4 has already got it.

Only a day after Sprint Note 4 received it, the Android 5.1.1 update for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 has gone live too — all that while international Note 4 users are left waiting desperately for it. That’s hard to tolerate for global-edition Note 4 users, as they were the one who used get latest update treatment first of all ever since Galaxy phones began selling.

Anyway, the 5.1 update is brought to T-Mobile Note 4 by firmware build N910T3UVU1DOFC.

If you can’t wait for the OTA to reach your device, you can update your Note 4 to 5.1.1 right away using our download link given below together with the guide.

Note that this will unroot your T-Mobile Note 4, and will also remove any custom recovery or ROM that you may have installed on your device. All partitions will back to stock, on Samsung’s Android 5.1.1 build.

How to Update T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.1.1

Downloads

  • OFC firmware — Direct Link | File: N910T3UVU1DOFC_N910T3TMB1DOFC_TMB.zip (1.76 GB) [Download link intentionally removed, see the Update at the top]
  • Odin PC software — Link | File: Odin3_v3.10.6.zip (1.6 MB)

Supported device

  • T-MOBILE GALAXY NOTE 4, model no. SM-N910T
  • Don’t try this on any other Galaxy Note 4 device than the model no. SM-G910T
  • Don’t try on any other device whatsoever!

Instructions

Disclaimer: Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have backup of all your important files. Sometimes, Odin installation may delete everything on your device!

Step 1. Download the Odin software and firmware file from above.

Step 2. Install Samsung Galaxy E5 (use method 1 there!) first of all. Double click the .exe file of drivers to begin installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Extract the firmware file ( E500HXXU1BOG6_E500HODD1BOG3_INS.zip) now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should get the a file in .tar.md5 format now. We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on device (in step 9 below)

Step 4. Extract the Odin file. You should get this file, Odin3 v3.10.6.exe (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 5. Disconnect your Galaxy Note 4 from PC if it is connected.

Step 6. Boot Galaxy Note 4 into download mode:

  • Power off your Note 4, Wait 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Power + Home together until you see warning screen
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 7. Double click on extracted file of Odin, Odin3 v3.10.6.exe, to open the Odin window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.
Odin 3.10.6

Step 8. Connect your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 now using USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too.
    Odin 3.10.6 Added message

Step 9. Load the firmware file into Odin.Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from Step 3 above.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checks the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.
    Odin 3.10.6 Firmware loaded after md5 check

Step 10. Make sure Re-partition check box is NOT selected, under the Options tab. Don’t use PIT tab either. Go back to Log tab btw, it will show the progress when you hit start button in next step.
Re-partition Remains Off

Step 11. Click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your Galaxy Note 4.Wait till installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

  • If Odin gets stuck at set up connection, then you need to do steps 6 to 11 again. For this, close Odin, disconnect your Galaxy Note 4 then start from step 6 again.
  • Or, if you get FAIL in the top left box, you need to try flashing again, as stated just above.
    Odin 3.10.6 Pass Message Appears

Step 12. First start of the device may take time, so wait patiently again. Check the Settings > About phone to confirm new firmware.

That’s it. Enjoy your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 on the latest Android 5.1.1 update with OFC firmware!

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  • Dirk Dodson

    I’m using the SM-N910T unlocked on AT&T. Will this update work for me?

    • Do not try. It’s said to not working for T-Mobile Note 4 users, because of the difference in model no. Once again, do not install!

      • Dirk Dodson

        I’m confused, these instructions specifically state: T-MOBILE GALAXY NOTE 4, model no. SM-N910T. This is the model # that I have. It is unlocked, T-Mobile version, working on AT&T.

        • Wait, the article is being updated to reflect what’s wrong with this firmware. Check after some time please.

          • Dirk Dodson

            Ok, thanks for the heads up.