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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6 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

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