Finally the root is available for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The new rooting method is available for N920T/N920P Galaxy Note 5 models. IF you are the owner of these models then follow the below mention guide to root your device. To get the root access on your Note 5 all you have to flash the custom kernel with the help of ODIN flash tool. And after that install the Super SU app from the google play store and you are done. All credit goes to the XDA member Manh_IT for the custom kernel. The process is very simple and takes 5 minutes to complete the whole process. Lets take a look how to do that.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the N920T/N920P Galaxy Note 5 models android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to sendbasic linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOUR ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO ROOT GALAXY NOTE 5
Step 1. Download the Custom Kernel for the Note 5 form the below mention links and save the zip file on your desktop.
Step 2. Now enable the OEM unlock on your Note 5. Go to Settings > About device. And then tap on build no. 7 times or until your get the message ‘You’re now a developer’. Go back to Settings, scroll down, and tap on ‘Developer options’. Look for ‘Enable OEM unlock’ and use its toggle to enable it. Accept the warning by tapping on OK button.
Step 3. Now download the ODIN flash tool here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 4. Boot Galaxy Note 5 into download mode. To do this Power off you phone and press and hold the volume down, home, and power buttons simultaneously.
Step 5. Now connect your device to the PC with USB cable and run the ODIN exe file that you saved in step 3.
Step 6. From ODIN screen, click the “AP / PDA” button near the center of the window and select the kernel file that you downloaded on Step 1. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked under the Options tab.
Step 7. Click the “Start” button at the bottom of the screen to begin. Now the flashing process will start on your phone and this will take some time.
Step 8. When it’s done, the box in the top-left corner of Odin will read “Pass,” and your phone should automatically reboot.
Step 9. Once the phone is booted, open the google play store and Install the SUper Su app. Open it, and you will have root access.
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker app from the google play store
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