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
This root method also supports S6 Edge+, process is identical but you will have to find the correct TWRP file for your model, see Step 7 for Details.
AT&T SM-N920A and Verizon SM-N920V are not supported in this root method due to LOCKED bootloaders. If you want root, consider switching carriers.
Make sure you have Android version 6.0 or 6.0.1. If you have 5.1.1, see root method for Lollipop here instead.
Step 2. Tap on “Build number” about 5 times until it says, “Developer mode has been turned on.”
Step 3. Tap the back button once and you will see a new menu button called “Developer options”, tap on that.
Step 4. If you see “OEM Unlock”, make sure it’s set ON. If you don’t see it, skip to next step.
Step 5. Power off your phone then hold down Volume Up, Center Home and Power buttons until you see a warning screen like below:
Step 6. Connect a micro-USB cable from your phone to your Windows computer. You will need a Windows computer to root or have Windows running on top of Mac or Linux using VMWare.