How to Root Galaxy Note 5 on Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Magisk!

For those of you who want to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on latest Android 7.0 Nougat, you will want to use Magisk root method so you can still use Android Pay, Pokemon Go, Snapchat, or any other apps that may not run with rooted phone.  Rooting your Galaxy Note 5 with Magisk will allow you to hide root from such apps and also enjoy root at the same time.

Now, rooting WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE your Samsung Pay!  Just know this before you root, you HAVE BEEN WARNED!

You will need a Windows computer to root your Note 5.

Step 1. Go into Settings->About Device and check your “Model number” and make sure it is one of the below listed.

  • T-Mobile SM-N920T
  • Sprint SM-N920P
  • Canadian SM-N920W8
  • US Cellular SM-N920R4
  • Chinese SM-N9200 or SM-N9208
  • Korean SM-N920K, SM-N920L, SM-N920S
  • International SM-N920C, SM-N920CD, SM-N920G, SM-N920I

 

Step 2. Tap on “Build number” about 5 times until it says, “Developer mode has been turned on”.

Step 3. Go back to Settings menu and tap on “Developer options”.

Step 4. Make sure “OEM unlock” is set to ON.  If you don’t see this option, it means it is already ON so skip this step.

Step 5. Power off your Note 5 then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see a warning screen like below.

Step 6. Hit Volume Up button to put it into Download mode.

Step 7. Connect a micro-USB cable from your Note 5 to your computer.

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20 Responses

  1. reza says:

    I just wanted to root my galaxy note 5 (sm-n920c (dual sim)). I used SpaceX-Kernel-v0.1_N920CD(official).tar.md5 and SpaceX-Kernel-v0.1_N920T(official).tar.md5and Noble_Kernel_Auto-Root_N920T_v0.1_Rebuid3.tar.md5 but they didn’t work an gave me an error about kernel is nor seandroid enforcing with red line above the startup page.

    So I searched again and found this tutorial. everything was ok but in last step I got this error:

    Updater process ended with ERROR: 1
    Error installing zip file’/sdcard/samsung-antiroot-removal-2.4.zip’
    Also I have 6.4G free space on my phone! What’s the problem and how can I fix it?

  2. John says:

    Tried it multiple times; every time I get to step #19 and swipe to reboot, I get no Install dialogue; it just reboots and goes straight into Android, and not TWRP. Any ideas?
    Nougat 7.0
    Sprint Galaxy Note 5 SMN920P

  3. John says:

    Tried it multiple times; every time I get to step #19 and swipe to reboot, I get no Reboot/DoNotInstall dialogue; it just reboots and goes straight into Android, and not TWRP. Any ideas?
    Nougat 7.0
    Sprint Galaxy Note 5 SMN920P

  4. Robin Waller says:

    Great tutorial! Root method works flawless. However, Magisk won’t hide root from samsung theme store. I am unable to login in to my account. I assume the samsung theme store is one of those apps that will not work with root access. Any suggestions??

  5. irfan khan says:

    i want to root SM N920v plz can any one guide me

  6. Jp says:

    I was able to download two APK files from XDA. Samsung pass and Samsung account. Google your problem and you’ll find the link. Installing those two solve my problem

    • Christian Gabriel Ferrero says:

      And did that work for you? could you help me? Why I followed this tutorial and now the samsung account does not work and I do not leave the cell root.

  7. David says:

    Why do you guys post tutorials but don’t respond to people asking for help or having other issues?

  8. suhail says:

    failed!
    updater process ended with ERROR: 1
    Error installing zip file ‘ /sdcard/download/magisk-v12.0.zip’

    twrp is succesfull when i tried to install magisk it shows this

  9. Max says:

    So for the people having trouble with the samsung driver not working on the computer for example red letters will appear that it wont let you run them on the computer even on a windows computer so what i did i fired up Odin i connected my phone (before turning off and have it on download mode) let Odin recognize the phone for me (sprint) i had com4 keep it connected to the computer with odin on still now you will turn it off then go the step where you have to set it on download you should see that it now says com6 and now you can move on further on the steps and not pull you’re hair like i did.

  10. Christian Gabriel Ferrero says:

    I did not work and now I have problems with the samsung account, how do I solve it?

  11. Christian Gabriel Ferrero says:

    In the root process in the part where you have to look in google play store “Magisk” I can not find it. So I decided to look for the APK and install it by hand, but anyway I left without leaving my cell and Root accessing the Samsung account all the time.

  12. Christian Gabriel Ferrero says:

    Hello Max, I am very distressed because I have followed to the letter of your video tutorial and web page to make root my Note 5 with android 7.0 and not only that the root has failed but now I have problems with my Samsung account since He asks me for logeo all the time. What can I ahcer to solve this?
    In the root process in the part where you have to look in google play store “Magisk” I can not find it. So I decided to look for the APK and install it by hand, but anyway I left without leaving my cell and Root accessing the Samsung account all the time.

  13. kas says:

    thanks work perfect

  14. Sultan says:

    Anyone know where I can find this for Verizon?

  15. Alex says:

    Is all data will lose?

  16. Rosa says:

    stuck in step 12… i have now a white screen with t-mobile logo, that’s it… no twrp mode… tried several times with step 12.. please help

  17. Gerard says:

    Hi Max, for the longest time we have been under the impression that Verizon phones could not be rooted. I just got off the phone with tier 3 tech support from Verizon on a different matter regarding my phone and was getting along with the supervisor quite well (apparently we went to the same alma mater). I asked if my phone can be rooted and he said absolutely and told me to unlock OEM in dev options. Does this actually unlock the bootloader or was he mistaken?

  18. christian says:

    Hello im having trouble with the twrp install process from odin download mode. im on a stock n920p running the latest updated 7.0 as of 8-17-17 N920PVPU3DQG2. i followed your instructions but when i was going to hold the volume up home and power after it completes and resets on the phone screen it said “BLOCK BY FAP LOCK.
    im not sure how to get around this. any ideas on this i just upgraded from my note 4 and i always loved the roms you post. thank you so much

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