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Galaxy Note 4 Android update: latest news

Update: Marshmallow roll out continues with Rogers

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has finally started to see Marshmallow arrive, with Canadian carrier Rogers being the latest to provide the new version of Android. We'll keep you posted on similar updates from other carriers. Find out all the latest Galaxy Note 4 Android update news below.  

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Find out all of the latest Galaxy Note 4 Android update news right here. / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy Note 4

Android 5.0 Android 5.0.1 Android 5.0.2 Android 5.1 Android 5.1.1 Android 6.0
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T-Mobile   Yes     Yes Yes
AT&T   Yes     Yes  
Sprint   Yes     Yes Yes

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Galaxy Note 4 Android Marshmallow update

Android Marshmallow began rolling out to the Galaxy Note 4 in March. Sprint has rolled the update out to its customers, as has T-Mobile. The update also saw a wide roll out occur across India.

The latest carrier to issue the update is Rogers, up north in Canada.

Those of you on AT&T, Verizon will sadly have to remain patient, as Marshmallow has not seen any sign of arriving on the Note 4 yet.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.1.1 update

Android 5.1.1 squashes many of the bugs present in Android 5.0 and brings improvements to screen-pinning, interruptions, and the quick settings menu. Find out about the Android 5.1 Lollipop features here, and read on for specific carrier update information. 

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What version of Lollipop does your Galaxy Note 4 have? / © ANDROIDPIT

Sprint Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update

The Android 5.1.1 Sprint Galaxy Note 4 update (N910PVPU4COG5) went out over-the-air (OTA) on August 3. The update to 5.1.1 addresses many of the Android Lollipop problems that initially plagued devices and delivers the Stagefright fix to the Sprint Note 4. It also brings the usual performance and stability improvements, along with 'new/enhanced features' – if you see any of the latter be sure to let us know in the comments.

Sprint's Lollipop upgrade package is a big file, so make sure you're connected to Wi-Fi and your phone is charged to at least 50 percent before downloading it. To check for the update, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update.

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Sprint has rolled out Android 5.1.1 for the Galaxy Note 4. / © ANDROIDPIT

AT&T Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update

After Sprint rolled out the Stagefright patch on August 3, AT&T followed suit on August 5, with build number N910AUCU2COC6. This was followed by another update in October that brought the device up to Android 5.1.1.

Although the official AT&T support page has yet to be updated, many users have reported receiving the update to 5.1.1. To check if your device can receive it yet, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update page, and remember to connect to Wi-Fi and charge your battery to at least 50 percent before beginning the download.

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The S Pen stylus is a key component of the Galaxy Note 4. / © ANDROIDPIT

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 update

The Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Android Lollipop update containing the Stagefright fix began rolling out on August 10. Limited details about the update can be found on Verizon's support page. If you have the update, let us know in the comments.

To check for the update, head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update

T-Mobile made its Galaxy Note 4 Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update available on November 30. Head over to the T-Mobile support page to see what's new. Prior to that update, T-Mobile also issued the Stagefright patch on August 10, with firmware build N910TUVU1COG2.

How is Android Lollipop running on your Galaxy Note 4? Let us know what you think of it in the comments.

How to install the latest update manually

First things first: flashing firmware to your device comes with risks, especially if you're using a carrier-branded device. Proceed with caution.

If you are impatient for a new version or wish to downgrade to an older version of Lollipop, you might be interested in learning how to manually install a certain Android version on your Galaxy Note 4.

To do this, you will need to download the factory image of the Android version you want. Many of these can be found over at the XDA Developers forum or at Make sure to get the correct image for your device by checking your device model number.

Once you've acquired the correct image, check out our How to get Android Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 4 guide.

Readers' favorite comments

  • Tyler Mar 16, 2015

    I think it is ridiculous that Samsung released the update for the cheaper s5 before the more expensive Note 4. I buy the companies premier phone and I'm penalized for it. Pretty stupid.


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  • Please, dont make the same.mistake like I did. I INSTALLED F... Marshmallow and in the last 2 days i checked all kind of pages to go back to lollipop. For example, in battery doctor when I was optimizing I had 38-40 items with lollipop. With marshmallow i have 120 !!!! It will drain youre battery like Sahara drains the water. I have a samsung galaxy note4

  • Scooty B 4 months ago Link to comment

    As of today, T-Mobile USA still has it in Manufacturer Development.

  • J Cox 4 months ago Link to comment

    The Marshmallow update has fried my text and mms capabilities. Is there any way I can go back to Lollipop? I have an intl version G Note 4, using NET 10. I've updated the APN settings, but still mms texting is screwed up.

  • I don't know if I could reasonably hate this update anymore than I do. It's confusing and in some places impossible to navigate. The new s pen menu doesn't function at all and a large part of my work is being able to screen cap and note emails. A lot of my data is missing and to top it all off my password isn't working half the time to unlock my phone. I'll be very upset if I have to abandon my Samsung phone for an apple but I will if it means my business doesn't suffer anymore.

  • Wow - Samsung please stop destroying my phone. Contact info is all scrambled or missing. Ring tones and notifications are reset and I can't find the option to set them back. Maybe I don't like what you like and would really like to leave my phone the way I had it. I am not sure if Samsung did the force download or if that was Verizon, but I should have clicked no everyday forever. New features good - changing my personal settings and making my apps load a black useless screen - BAD

  • I have had the same issues and found the solution. It is best to hard reset (Volume up+home+power) wipe and factory reset. Then start the setup process (passing the Google Account section). Now your ready for Smart Switch. Should download even if your knox has been modified.

  • Why I can't update my note 4... when I press the update key not any respond also... whats going on... can someone tell me?.??

  • The marshmallow update will roll out march/april. But since my phone was dying quicker then usual i got a new battery and now it's back to normal.

  • Barkaat 8 months ago Link to comment

    when again update note4


    HOW CAN A COMPANY BE THIS F'NG STUPID. It's clear you spend 2 days with the upgrade and you see issues.

    Did they even test their phone???

    I am NOT going to get this upgrade. It's going to remind me every 24 hours. Great. Might Factory reset now and turn off updates.

    How does a company release ass like this???

    And how are you guys getting new phones? Do y'all have insurance?? Did you have to pay a restocking fee???

  • uhs74 9 months ago Link to comment

    I am using unlocked Note 4 At&t(N910A) on T-Mobile network. (bought from private seller).It has 5.0.1 version.I checked software update under setting. but it just says check aft 24 hrs or so and says software is up to date. I also tried to change date and try to check software update but no luck
    I also noticed following points
    1) No wifi calling option
    2) No Video call
    3) call forwarding option alwasy get "Sim or Network error"

    Not sure is it limitation of At&t note 4 phone Or issue with my specific phone.

    Any input will be great on this.

    • Your lucky don't upgrade software til 6.0 comes out I had what you had and went to 5.1.1 now my phone is sluggish and lags at times , and also when battery gets to 20% just shuts off.

      • uhs74 9 months ago Link to comment

        Thanks for reply. Are following points are known limitation of Note 4 AT&T?
        1) No wifi calling option
        2) No Video call
        3) Call forwarding option always get "Sim or Network error" ( i tried to change sim card ,factory reset but no luck)
        Note: I m using under T-Mobile network.
        In T-Mobile version phone, I can see all these options.

      • Savage 6 months ago Link to comment

        You just needed a new battery, and maybe a new charger, I had to get both mine died at 30% battery left

  • Still waiting on an update debated if not to get a new phone but nothing out there interest me including the iphone. Only phone which kind of caught my attention was the HTC one a9 cause HTC ones just run smooth like butter, only thing is why get it now when the m10 is around the corner. Decisions what to do, it's so hard to make a phone with great battery life and good camera I guess the note 4 was the one but this stupid software update is killing my dream major buzz kill.

  • I too am experiencing difficulties with the new update as my messenger keyboard freezes for a long time before letting me text. Battery also overheats. What is going wrong with this update.....please help all of us!

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