This tutorial will teach you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on the latest Android 6.0/6.0.1 Marshmallow. This root method WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your phone so MAKE SURE TO BACKUP EVERYTHING BEFORE starting, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
Step 1. Go to Settings->About device and check the model number of your phone. This method supports the following models of Galaxy Note 5:T-Mobile SM-N920T Sprint SM-N920P Canadian SM-N920W8 Korean SM-N920K, SM-N920S, SM-N920L Note 5 DUOS SM-N9208 SM-N920C, SM-N920G, and SM-N920I US Celluar SM-N920R4
For those of you who want to get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy Note 5, you will definitely want to root it and install a custom ROM. Rooting method has changed for new phones with latest Android 5.1.1, now all Android phones will require a custom kernel with root enabled. Basically, you can install “auto root” kernels, which will give you root.
One of my favorite ROMs with Lollipop on Galaxy Note 5 was the “Sick as Hell” ROM. Well, now it’s back as an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM.
Based on T-Mobile Note 5, the Sick as Hell ROM will give you WiFi calling abilities (when using T-Mobile SIM) along with one of the fastest performance that I’ve tried on a custom ROM. This ROM is HIGHLY recommended for those of you who want the fastest performance on your Note 5 while battery life also is excellent.
If you are looking for a solid T-Mobile-based Note 5 or S6 Edge+ custom Marshmallow ROM, definitely check out the Darkstalker ROM, which also can be installed on any Note 5/S6 Edge+ (except AT&T and Verizon).
Based on T-Mobile Note 5 Android 6.0.1 firmware, Darkstalker ROM brings you a ton of options during its AROMA graphical installation, allowing you to choose multiple cameras, launchers, and even de-bloat by not installing any Samsung/Google/T-Mobile apps you don’t want.
If you are looking for stability of stock Note 5 firmware but with S7 Edge panels and a few tweaks, you may want to check out the latest Viper ROM MM w/ S7 Edge Panels.
Based on latest N920C Android 6.0.1 firmware, the Viper ROM brings you full S7 Edge panels and fully deodexed ROM so you can easily install Xposed installer and modules. For root, you will get SuperSU and the ROM comes with speed meter for monitoring your internet data, camera enabled during call, call recording, rounded recents, pop-up notifications, and some more.
If you are looking for a good custom ROM based on Galaxy Note 5 firmware with S7 Edge panels, definitely check out Family ROM.
Based on SM-N920C international firmware, Family ROM comes with subtle features you may like if you want to keep the stability of stock ROM while getting some cool features like call recording, rounded notifications/recents, all apps enabled for multi-window, multi reboot menu, Viper4Android/Dolby Atmos, AdAway, and more.
If you are looking for stock firmwares for Android 6.0.1 on your T-Mobile SM-N920T, Sprint SM-N920P, Verizon SM-N920V, or Korean SM-N920K/S/L, we have updated our Note 5 stock firmwares page to include the latest stock Marshmallow firmwares.
When flashing international Marshmallow ROMs on your T-Mobile or Canadian Galaxy Note 5, you may run into the no audio/call bug where you can make calls but you can’t hear anything nor can the person you called hear you.
There’s an easy fix for this, simply download the audio/call fix for T-Mobile/Canadian Note 5 and flash with TWRP!
For those of you who want to experience the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow AND S7 Edge features on your rooted Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+, you can do that easily with Simple S7 Edge ROM.
Unlike the Ultron ROM featured the other week, this ROM is “ported” straight off a real Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935F international version. You can install this on any Galaxy Note 5 or S7 Edge+ with root and marshmallow bootloader. Also, battery life is excellent which was one of the culprits with Ultron ROM for daily driving. You will also notice much improved idling due to DOZE working fully with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
So, you are jealous of all the new features that your best friend’s new Galaxy S7 Edge has?
Well, it’s time to get even with your best friend my converting your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 into a Galaxy S7 Edge! How? You can do this by installing the Ultron ROM on your rooted Note 5. This ROM is based on international SM-N920C and you can install on models like T-Mobile Note 5 SM-N920T, or international variants like SM-N920C or SM-N920G (also should work on Korean models like SM-N920S/K/L but I am not 100% sure).
For those of you looking to try Android 6.0 Marshmallow based on TouchWiz with root for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T, there is a preview version you can try out right now.
This is an early edition of what the final firmware will look like and everything works but the battery seems to drain faster than usual. Of course, I do advise you to wait until the official version is out but if you cannot wait or simply want to try it out, here’s how to do it.