Galaxy Note 5 was launched last year and the still the current flagship phablet from Samsung. It sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, powered by Exynos 7420 processor and coupled with 4GB of RAM. The device has recently recieved the Marshmallow update along with a major tweaking to TouchWiz. Rooting will give you more control over your device and the ability to install some apps that require root. It is quite easy to root Galaxy Note 5 and today we will show you how to root it and install TWRP recovery.
As a Samsung device owner, you may know about the bloatware of TouchWiz OS which takes up some of the internal storage and app memory. Rooting can solve this problem by removing all the extra bloatware from your device. The legendary developer Chainfire has provided the easiest method to root Galaxy Note 5 with CF auto root. The root method is already available for Lollipop and with this tutorial, you can root Marshmallow variant as well.
- Charge your device above 60% to make sure it doesn’t die in the middle of the process which may be fatal sometimes.
- Make a backup of everything on your device so that you can restore the files if something goes wrong. Here’s the usual checklist:
- Install proper drivers on your PC. If you haven’t installed them already, you can follow our detailed USB driver installation guide.
- Prepare your device:
- Enable developer options: Go to your device’s Settings » About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
- Enable USB Debugging: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the “USB debugging” checkbox (sometimes listed as Android Debugging)
- Enable OEM Unlock: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the“OEM Unlock” checkbox.
- Download Odin.
- Download CF Auto Root for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L.
- Download CF Auto Root for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S
- Download CF Auto Root for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C
- Download CF Auto Root for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920K
- For Device Running on Android Lollipop, go to CF_Auto_Root Official and search your device model no.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Download CF-Auto-Root.zip for your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 device (according to your model no.) and extract it using Winrar or any unzipping tool. Here is a screenshot of the files you will get after extraction.
- Double-click the Odin3 vx.xx.exe file to open an Odin window.
- Now boot your device into download mode. To do this:
- Power off your device and wait until the device is fully switched off.
- Press and hold ‘Volume Down + Home + Power’ buttons together and release them when you see a warning screen shows up on your device.
- At the warning screen, press the Volume Up button to accept the warning and boot into download mode.
- Connect your device to the PC using a good quality USB cable.
- As soon as you connect the device, the ID:COM port on Odin window should turn Blue or Yellow depending on the Odin version you’re using. You’ll also see an“Added!!” message in the message box.
If neither of this happened, please go back and make sure you’ve installed drivers and enabled USB debugging on your device. In case that didn’t help, try the below tricks:
- Uninstall and reinstall the Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Reboot your PC and try using different USB cables and different USB ports on your computer.
- Reboot your device and turn off USB Debugging, turn it on again. Then reboot to the download mode again.
- Now click the AP button in Odin and select the TWRP file you’ve downloaded. To do this:
- In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and everything else are unchecked.
└ Note: Do not check the Re-Partition box unless you have a .PIT file to flash or it might corrupt the partition table and leave your device bricked.
- Once everything seems fine, just click the Start button on Odin to start the installation. The flashing might take a few seconds to a matter of minutes depending on the firmware size.
- If everything goes well, you’ll see a success message such as PASS! or RESET! on Odin. Your device will restart automatically after the process is completed.
Note: If you encounter a FAIL! message instead of PASS!, remove the battery from the device and reinsert it, restart Odin (preferably a different version) and repeat the process once again carefully. If you want to diagnose the issue, take a look at the Odin log in the Message box.
Isn’t it easy to root Galaxy Note 5? To confirm if your device is rooted, you can download and install Root Checker app from this link given below.
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