Update Galaxy Note 4 SM-N916S to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (N916SKSU1COH8 firmware)


Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N916SKSU1COH8 firmware started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N916S. In this guide we are here at thunderztech.com to help you update your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N916S to latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Stagefright firmware. We have previously posted guides on the firmware update procedure for Galaxy devices and we are using the same tutorial in this article.

This latest Android 5.1.1 update is rolling out via OTA and you will be receiving the firmware update notification anytime soon, however you can also switch to manual way to install the latest firmware update without waiting for the OTA update notification to hit your device. Just go ahead and install the latest firmware on your device, please note that you can install firmware of any region on your device but the device model should exactly match the one’s listed in the firmware details.

Below you can find information about your device model number and the firmware information, just keep scrolling down.

N916SKSU1COH8 firmware details:

Model Name: Galaxy Note 4
Model: SM-N916S
Version: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Build date: 28 Aug 2015

How to update Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N916S via OTA (Over The Air) method

This is the first and preferably the most easiest method to update your Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N916SKSU1COH8 firmware. You can use your device to download the firmware file if available and then the device will ask you to install the updates now or later. To check whether your device is eligible for OTA Firmware update, unlock your device & navigate to

Settings >> About device >> Software update >> Check for updates

This will require a working internet connection to connect to the Samsung servers. You will receive a notification about the latest firmware availability click install to flash the firmware or tap install later to flash the latest update anytime later.

How to update Galaxy Note 4 SM-N916S to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N916SKSU1COH8 firmware manually using Odin

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which include flashing Stock Firmware, Custom ROM, Custom recovery and rooting. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

To update your Galaxy Note 4 via Odin tools you need to download necessary files which you are going to use in the update process.


Download and Extract Odin 3.10.6

Download Samsung USB drivers

Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 60%

Enable USB Debugging, go to Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging

Note: If you can’t see Developer Options on your device setting’s menu then you have to perform an extra step, go to Settings >> About device >> Navigate downward till you see an option “Build number” Tap it seven time quickly until it says “you are now a developer”. This will enable Developers Options on your device in the Settings menu now go back and enable USB debugging as described in the above step.

Download and Extract N916SKSU1COH8 firmware file from the below provided links. ( You can flash any one of them in your device)

Process to update your Galaxy Note 4 SM-N916S to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N916SKSU1COH8 firmware using Odin

If you are new to this tool then you have to pay attention on the step by step sequence to avoid any mishap during the update process.

Click Odin.exe to run the Odin tool.

Now boot your device into Download Mode by turning off your device properly and turn it on again by pressing and holding Home Button+Volume Down +Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning now press Volume up to enter Download Mode.

Connect your device to PC via USB cable.

If you have properly installed USB drivers on your PC, Odin will detect your device and the ID:COM box should turn blue which indicates that your device has been successfully added.


Please make sure “Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time” options are checked in the Options Tab on Odin screen.

Now click the AP tab and select the firmware TAR file that you have downloaded and extracted earlier.

Hit the start button at the bottom and wait for the installation process to complete.


Once the firmware update process is completed you will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box (as shown).

Your device will automatically reboot with the newly flashed firmware.

That’s it! You are now secure and enjoy the latest features and functions of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N916SKSU1COH8 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N916S. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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