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.