Galaxy Note 4 Nougat update: April security patch rolling out as version N910VVRS2CQD1 from Verizon

Update [May 05, 2017]: Verizon is releasing a new update in the form of the April security patch to the Note 4. The update which is identified as N910VVRS2CQD1, also brings performance improvements and deals with a few bugs too. To get this update you will need to be on the current version which is N910VVRU2CQC1. Download the update over WiFi so as not to incur additional data charges.

Update [April 28, 2017]: AT&T is starting to roll out the April security patch to the Note 4. Arriving as build N910AUCS2EQD1, the Marshmallow based update is sized at 28MB and also includes minor performance tweaks and system enhancements. Before downloading the update, ensure that your data has been backed up and that you have sufficient charge on your device.

Update [April 15, 2017]: The April security patch is making its way to the Note 4. Arriving as build N910GDTU1DQD2, the update secures your device from all the latest viruses and known security threats out there. It also includes a couple of under the hood performance increases which enables a more stable user experience.

Moreover, the update speeds up your device and makes it run faster. In addition to that, the missing text recognition feature for S Pen smart select is back and battery now shows “remaining charging time” in the battery setting. Also, S Pen now shows last detached date and time. And when you open the File Manager, you will notice there has been a slight design change. Last but not the least, a new “help” menu has been added in the device settings. Earlier, the user manual option was available under widgets, but now you find it in the “help” as well.

Update [April 13, 2017]: Arriving as software version N910TUBS2DQC3, this new update installs the March security patch on the Note 4 from T-Mobile. In addition to applying the security patch, the update also ensures that your smartphone runs smoothly by ironing out bugs and resolving other issues. System optimizations and other small performance tweaks are also included with this build.

Update [April 12, 2017]: Verizon is starting to push out the latest security patch to the Note 4. The update coming in as version N910VVRS2CQB2, is being released over the air as we speak. It should install the April security patch, but there’s a chance this could be the March security patch too as Verizon hasn’t said anything in particular in their update logs. The update also includes additional removal of bugs and minor performance upgrades too.

Update [April 06, 2017]: The Galaxy Note 4 is now receiving its March security patch from AT&T. The update is rolling out over the air as version N910AUCS2EPK5. This build enhances performance and also addresses various bugs found in the previous build.

Update [March 29, 2017]: Sprint is now rolling out a pretty heft update to the Note 4, sized at around 332MB. The latest build is being pushed out over the air and is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based. The update going by software version N910PVPS4DQC1, installs the March security patch and also includes a couple of other fixes and tweaks.

Update [March 25, 2017]: Samsung is currently seeding out the March security patch to the Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F). The update going by build number N910FXXS1DQC3, installs the latest security patch and thereby takes cares of vulnerabilities within the system. The build also carries with it bug fixes and stability improvements too.  

Update [February 07, 2017]: AT&T Galaxy Note 4 is now receiving a minor OTA update with January security patch. The update is 45.5MB in size and comes with firmware build N910AUCS2EPK3.

ATT-Note-4-OTA-update-N910AUCS2EPK2Update [January 14, 2017]: AT&T is rolling out an OTA update with December security patch for its Galaxy Note 4 variant. The update is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and carries firmware build number N910AUCS2EPK2. Update size is 28.3MB.

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Update [December 29, 2016]: Verizon has started rolling out the a new update that brings the December security patch to the device, and it comes as software version N910VVRS2CPL1. There is nothing else part of the update, no fixes or nothing. The Note 4 currently runs on Marshmallow, and there is no chance of Samsung readying the Android Nougat update for the device.

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Update [December 21, 2016]: T-Mobile has released a new software update in quick succession. The first one was build N910TUVS2EPK2 which brought the November patch to the device, while the second one is N910TUBS2DPL2, which install the December patch on the device.

Both PK2 and PL2 updates are available as an OTA, though if you haven’t got any one already, it’d be PK2 that shows up first on your T-Mobile Note 4 as an OTA. Both builds are based on Android 6.0.1, BTW, while the Android 7.0 Nougat update remains unavailable from Samsung, as expected, given the Note 4’s age. T-Mobile is yet to come up with a full changelog for the update BTW.

Update [December 06, 2016]: Verizon too has released the November patch carrying security update for its Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and it comes as build N910VVRU2CPJ2. The PJ2 build is all about security patch, and doesn’t bring anything else to the device, which is already more than two years old, and has only few more update left. There won’t be anything Nougat for the Note 4, which also means that Samsung has to work on Nougat build for only one Note device now, the Galaxy Note 5, as Note 7 is now discontinued, while Note 6 was skipped.

Update [November 21, 2016]: Sprint is back with another update for its Note 4, this time with build N910PVPS4DPK1. The PK1 updates packs in at 341MB of size, and brings you November patch, among other bug fixes and security improvements. A firmware isn’t available for download yet, BTW, while the update is already hitting users as an OTA.

Update [October 28, 2016]: Sprint has also started roll out of a new update ending with build no. PJ1, and it packs in what we were expecting it to: October patch, part of monthly security update by Google. The update is sized around 371 MB, which is quite big for a security patch carrier update. We’ll dig more into it to find out what else is part of the update for the device that won’t receive Android 7.0 or 7.1 Nougat update, but till then, here’s the full build no. you may be looking for, N910PVPS4DPJ1.

Update [October 25, 2016]: A new OTA carrying the build no. N910TUVU2EPJ2 or N910T3UVU3EPJ2 is now under rollout at T-Mobile for the Note 4 users, that brings the October patch to the device. Nothing else is part of the PJ2 update, in case you were wondering.

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Update [October 14, 2016]: A new update build ending with PG2 is available for Verizon Note 4 users, that brings the latest security patch to the device. It should be October patch, but it could turn out to be September patch too: we don’t have a confirmation with us for the time being. Anyway, the full version of the update is N910VVRU2CPG2, and it’s available as an OTA now.

Update [September 27, 2016]: T-Mobile is pushing out a new build for its Note 4 faithfuls, coming in as software version N910TUVS2EPG2 (or N910T3UVS2EPG2). The PG2 update is only about Android security patches, and even that isn’t the latest one, as its level is July 2016. But we’d say it’s still fair of Samsung and T-Mobile to push out a security when the device is over two years old now. Right?

Update [September 21, 2016]: This could be last big update for the Sprint Galaxy note 4 considering how old the device is now, and it comes as build N910PVPU4DPH4. We don’t have the full changelog from Sprint yet, but it’s being said that the PH4 update is bringing in security patches leading up to September, which is good of Sprint and Samsung. Size of the PH4 update runs around 450 MB.

Recently, AT&T also pushed an update to its Note 4 sets, with software version being N910AUCU2EPH5. The update brought the Marshmallow update to the device, along with some other nifty additions: Video calling, Advanced messaging and Wi-Fi calling.


Well, the Note 4 was one solid device that made the Note series pretty cooler than it already was. Specs-wise, Note 4 still remains solid enough to run Android 7.0 Nougat update, but it won’t at least officially.

Let’s break it down in details as to why there will be no official Android 7.0 update for the Note 4, and how it can still make it to Nougat.

That said, we expect the Samsung Nougat update to come for Galaxy S7 first (Sept-Oct 2016), followed by Note 7, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and Note 5 — with A-series and J-series sets getting their hands on the update too sooner or later in Q1 and Q3 2017.

No official Android Nougat for Note 4

Thing is, the Note 4 is more than two years old now. The Note 7 is out this year, after Note 5 became 4’s true successor last year. OEMs don’t carry on updating their 2 and 3-year olds to latest Android OS, and we quite understand them too, even if a spectacular device such as Note 4 — and Nexus 5 — get behind.

The Galaxy S5 is suffering a similar fate having received — like Note 4 — Marshmallow as its final major Android OS update. If you love updates, sticking with Note 4 won’t make sense anymore as the time passes on, neither buying one, because device is good as dead for Android 7.0 Nougat update.

This applies to unlocked global variant of Note 4 as well as those sets at carriers like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular and other Canadian carriers. Sorry! No Nougat update.

BTW, there’s already a talk on Android O features going on, care to join in?

Note 4 Nougat update via unofficial channel

Android is open, and Google shares the whole of code with the world, for any use anyone can think of. We’ve seen countless times developers download that code, do their thing, and come out with an AOSP ROM for a particular device — most popular of which is CyanogenMod 14 — and that’s the door we see Nougat update come to Galaxy Note 4.

It will be void of Samsung’s custom skin called TouchWiz, and will be beautifully pleasant rocking the stock Android UI. But because not enough sources are available for devs, the ROM will not have as great camera performance as it is on Samsung devices, and camera — even though major — is not the only problem you could have with AOSP ROM based on Android 7.0 for Note 4. Not that we’re any shy of Nougat bugs and issues!

But anyway, we will share the unofficial Note 4 Nougat updates with you as and when they come along.

Read: LG G5 Nougat update release timeline

Galaxy Note 4 update and firmware download

Build Date Firmware OS Changelog
03 Mar 2017 N910CXXS2DQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch.
15 Feb 2017 N910CXXS2DQBC Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch.
20 Feb 2017 N910CXXS2DQB3 Android 6.0.1 Not available.
07 Mar 2017 N910FXXS1DQC3 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch.
13 Feb 2017 N910FXXS1DQB4 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch.
07 Apr 2017 N910GDTU1DQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch.
10 Mar 2017 N910GDTS1DQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch.
14 Feb 2017 N910GDTS1DQB2 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch.
12 Jan 2017 N910GDTS1DQA2 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch.
07 Dec 2016 N910GDTS1DPL1 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch.
17 Nov 2016 N910GDTS1DPK3 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch.
03 Oct 2016 N910GDTS1DPJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch.
09 Sep 2016 N910GDTS1DPI2 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch.
10 Aug 2016 N910GDTU1DPH4 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch.
26 Jul 2016 N910GDTU1DPG4 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch.
01 Jun 2016 N910GDTS1DPF2 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch.
10 May 2016 N910GDTU1DPE3 Android 6.0.1 May 2016 security patch.
22 Apr 2016 N910GDTU1DPD4 Android 6.0.1 Not available.
23 Feb 2016 N910GDTU1DPB6 Android 6.0.1 Not available.
06 Apr 2016 N910GDTS1DPD2 Android 6.0.1 Not available.
08 Mar 2016 N910GDTS1BPC3 Android 5.0.1 Not available.
08 Mar 2016 N910GDTS1BPC2 Android 5.0.1 Not available.
20 Mar 2017 N910HXXS2DQC9 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch.
15 Feb 2017 N910HXXS2DQB7 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch.
12 Jan 2017 N910HXXS2DQA6 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch.
08 Dec 2016 N910HXXS2DPL3 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch.
05 Apr 2017 N910UXXS2DQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch.
02 Mar 2017 N910UXXS2DQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch.
13 Feb 2017 N910UXXS2DQB4 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch.
28 Dec 2016 N910UXXS2DQA2 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch.
06 Dec 2016 N910UXXS2DPL2 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch.
09 Nov 2016 N910UXXU2DPK2 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch.
10 Oct 2016 N910UXXS2DPJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch.
14 Jun 2016 N910UXXU2DPF2 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch.

The very short life of the Galaxy Note 7 meant that the Note 5 still got to hold on to the Note series throne for a while longer. This essentially translated to Samsung giving slightly more attention to the Note 4 too.

The device has seen a lot of security patch updates which have safeguarded its users’ data and privacy from malware, known threats and other malicious software on the internet. These timely minor updates also include performance tweaks, resolves issues and irons out small bugs from the system leading to a more smoother user experience.


How to download and install Galaxy Note 4 firmware

Well, we have provided the download link of the firmware along with their build no. (software version, that is) in the firmware column in the update table above.

Take care to download the firmware by matching the model no. of your Galaxy Note 4. Here are some examples of device model no. and firmware build.

    • N910C – N910CXXS2DQC1
    • N910F– N910FXXS1DQC3
    • N910G – N910GDTU1DQD2
    • N910H – N910HXXS2DQC9
    • N910U – N910UXXS2DQD2

When in doubt, sure ask us about the firmware version you are looking to install, using the comments section below. We’ll reply asap.

To install, find the guide on how to install Samsung firmware here. That’s all you need.


Do let us know your thoughts on Note 4 Nougat update. Do you think it’s fair that companies leave older devices behind? More so because usually, users buy a new device or change the device anyway. If you own a Note 4, how long do you plan to keep it now that it won’t receive official Android 7.0 update?

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  • Paul Martin

    Sad that Samsung /Carriers are leaving the Galaxy Note 4 behind in terms of the Android 7x / Nougat update (personally my Note 4 is not yet 2 years old and was the Flagship Galaxy as recently as June 2015 which is more or less 15 months ago.) I appreciate the ability of battery to be removed and replaced or switched out (the last of the top tier phones to give consumers that option.) The camera takes excellent photos and other phone features are still working for me without significant problems.
    IMHO the hardware hasn’t gone through such a drastic improvement to warrant buying a new phone (in fact with the Note 7 experience my Note 4 may still be the best option in terms of Android phones).
    I am not sure exactly what Nougat will offer but security patches are important to me so for that reason alone I am unhappy that it will not be available as a supported OS.

  • Can I download the latest 7.0 nougat update on note4 through computer

    • Krishna

      No dude. No chance as Samsung hasn’t released it, and won’t release it.

  • Manuel Malagon

    It is not fair! A two year old device is not an old device! Are you kidding me! Specially a flagship device and more specially after the note 7 fiasco of exploding batteries. All carriers stopped the note 7 sales so the note 4 and 5 are the only good devices out there. I’ll continue using my note 4 until I no longer can, until all apps stop working or until a new note that works come.

  • Sarah

    It’s all in the name of “push and $$” they want to push you to the newer to keep the $$ coming in. It’s the way of the world!

  • Challenger

    Hatts off Mr Manuel Malagon. Very well said
    Still Note 4 is sensational phone after 2 years. Stopping the update is an insult for note 4.

  • Dweezil Funkhauser

    My Note 4’s (3 in the family) are workhorses that are as reliable today as the day I bought them. The oldest one is just now coming up on 2 years old. The Note 5 was not a desirable upgrade and apparently the 7 is not a good option either. They should not “retire” the 4 just yet. It still has a lot of life left in it. I plan to keep mine until it dies.

  • Chris

    As MANUEL MALAGON pointsout, the newest device isnt alwayd the best. The Note 4 hasnt been recalled, is a solid device, some of my friends and co-workers are still in contract/pay-off with their Note 4. The Note 5 removed featured without adding anything favorable in my opinion, the Note 6 doesn’t exist, along with the Note 7 now being non-existant. The Note 4 is missing out on an OS that it can run, with the only other option is to get a Note 5 or a Galaxy? Does Samsung truly want to make that move, pushing users to another brand?

  • OG

    Note 4 may still be THE best overall phone on the market — for all the reasons mentioned in the comments above, and it’s dumb of Samsung to alienate its users, especially seeing what just happened with Note 7. Actually, if Note 7 only had a removable battery like Note 4, Samsung’s problem might have been much easier and cheaper to solve — the recall would have applied only to the battery. This is a great example of how a manufacturer’s Machiavellian scheming can backfire.

  • Kitty60

    My husbabd and purchased 2 Galaxy Note 4’s in Aug 2015 so ours are about 14 months old. I believe Samsung owes it to their loyal customer base to upgrade the os on the Note 4 especially since there is no current Note for sale since their flaming Note 7 was completely recalled without a n equal replacement. I have used Samsung phones since 2004. Since Sansung doesn’t care about us it may be time to change brands

  • Eric reinhert

    Why perpetuate the marketing myth that devices being 2+ years in age as ‘old’ and unsupportable? Are these computing devices or fashion accessories?

  • Adrian

    Well, big manufacturers like Apple and Samsung doesn’t give a s@## after they took the money! I am happy with my Note 4 with 6.0.1 custom ROM and Nova Launcher. I do have a Note 3 and is working flawlesly after more than 3 years ( gave it to my daughter).

  • stevie lee

    Note 4 is definitely nowhere near the top phones but It’s still a great phone. Hopefully with what happened to the 7 series they will make an exception and update the 4.

  • Mike

    Absolute nonsense…Note 4 is a better phone than the 5 and 7 iterations for a lot of reasons, why not keeping updated with Nougat.
    No other smartphone have the powerful stylus functionality, no matter of brand.
    Samsung, you are making a second big mistake in 2016!

  • Jack Timberlake

    Please,
    someone of Samsung folks should check how many people “stylus aficionado” are still using a Samsung note 4 instead of a Samsung note 5 (no external battery) or a recalled Note 7.

  • Chet

    Will stick with Note 4 till it dies, it has become a buddy and one should not abandon buddies.

  • Well there are ways to keep the Note 7 alive still. Through porting of newer phone apps such that you can put Note 7 apps on the phone and I believe some have started doing that already. I have seen some create ROMS with S7/Note 7 apps on the Note 3. How is that for an older phone???

    • Karen in TX

      Not now that it’s being bricked.

  • Onezik

    There’s a lot of love here for Note 4. Samsung dropped the ball by omitting expaned memory in Note 5. And dropped the ball even more with the note 7. Please samsung respect and appreciate your loyal Galaxy Note series customers and update Note 4 to Android 7 –Nougat.

  • Karen in TX

    I just turned in my “safe replacement” Note 7 today, since tomorrow it is being bricked. I resent the time & effort I have spent during this Samsung fiasco! It has been an incredible phone, but I was forced to return it & resumed using my trusty Samsung Note 4. Unforgivable, especially in light of the Note 7 debacle, that Nougat will not be available on the Note 4. Samsung, you OWE us this update!

    Did I mention our high dollar washing machine is ALSO a Samsung recall? Is our 4K Samsung TV next?

  • Saeid Sn

    If my Note 4 doesn’t get new official android N update, I will change the brand. I’ll go to a brand which respects their customers. It is not more than a year that I bought this lovely note 4 cellphone and I like it. I have a 128 Gig memory on it and its battery works well.
    I’m very sad that it doesn’t get the new android update. It maybe seem a little harsh but I’ll go one step further and advise my friends not to buy Samsung cellphones because of retiring them very soon.

    I don’t know if it is wise to get the unofficial android update.
    Do you suggest that? (Camera is not a big deal to me.)
    I would appreciate your help.

  • Joel

    I’ve been a samsung phone customer for years. I think that since the NOTE 7 debacle has screwed up the every-second-model upgrade path, it is only fair and reasonable that samsung update the note 4 this time around to nougat 7.1.1.

  • Michael Owen

    Personally believe a device should only be excluded from any update only when it’s hardware cannot support the software. This is simply not the case with the Note 4 or Note Edge (both devices could easily run Nougat). I would not have remotely considered purchasing a Note 5 because of it’s lack off expandable storage, & we all know about the Note 7 problems. I am not interested in the S6s & S7s as I use my Note Edge as a business tool. Many Note Users have had to stay with their Note 4s or Note Edge devices for all these reasons.

    Samsung now need to show they intend to do right by their loyal customers or risk the prospect of them moving this loyalty to different companies. Extending the Nougat update to the very popular Note 4/Edge range would really be a strong sign of the good will and the appreciation Samsung has towards a very large section of Samsung customers.

    I like many loyal Note customers wont part with the Note 4/Note Edge until Samsung brings out another Note model which enables me at the very least to increase my storage capacity, that is why many Note fans refused to upgrade to the Note 5 but would have moved to the Note 7 had it not been plagued with difficulties and been recalled. So like many on this site I am appealing to Samsung to reconsider its decision to exclude the Note 4 and Note Edge from having a Nougat update.

  • Thanks for update

  • NoteLover

    Samsung thinks to be able to take the Note phone out of the niche market and make it compelling for regular highend users. This way they will loose their niche users and won’t make for these loses due to competition with their S-series, iPhone, and other highend devices. In my opinion if you can’t replace your battery or your memory, and you don’t have the fastest available processor at the time of release, best camera and a stylus, then you don’t have a Note device (indeed form-factor and metal/glass finish are irrelevant). My Note 4 seems to be the last true Note device. R.I.P precious Note brand.

  • Time to switch to either Google Pixel or Apple. New upgrades of Android should be integral part of all models which a company sales. Not releasing Nougat for Note 4 is a breach of trust. A law suit can be filed against Samsung for this.

    It really looks awkward that someone else is forcing me to change my phone because latest upgrade of Android will not be coming to it……. Looks even more absurd since Android is an open source operating system.

    Samsung must loose market. Thanks.

  • As I prefer Android, I will go for Google Pixel next time. I will bid good bye to Samsung in future.

  • Rui Caldas

    I don´t care if they release the Nougat for the Note 4 or not. The phone is up to the best , and it keeps working great since the first day. Who cares about 4gb , better processor , iris scanner … and also Samsung doesn´t give a sh** about samsung customers.

  • Jason Braswell

    How long will the security updates continue? The April update really helped my phone run smoother. I was getting random restarts after the March update.