Most likely, Samsung will not update the Galaxy Note 5/S6 Edge Plus beyond Android 7.0 Nougat but there is an easy way to upgrade and install Android 8.1 Oreo + root by installing a custom ROM. This is the Lineage OS 15.1 custom ROM for the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus, which works quite well even for a beta version.
Category: Galaxy Note 5 Custom ROMs
For those of you who want to fully convert you Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+ into Galaxy S8 Plus, here’s how to do it. I will show you how to install TWRP recovery then install the S8 Plus ported ROM. This will give you all new Galaxy S8 features including fully-working live infinity wallpapers, AOD, fully-working S8 Camera, S8 apps, s8 icons, etc…etc…
For those of you with a Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+, you can now get a lot of S8 parts to convert it into a Samsung Galaxy S8. Of course, this is only our initial conversion and in the future we will be adding more stuff like S8 camera and other S8 features but for right now, it runs flawless and fast.
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 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.
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 experience custom ROM on your Note 5, definitely check out the latest TEKXodus Hybrid ROM, which comes loaded with features and fast performance.
Based on T-Mobile Android 5.1.1, TEKXodus Hybrid ROM can be installed on T-Mobile SM-N920T, Canadian SM-N920W8, international SM-N920C, and even T-Mobile S6 Edge+ SM-N928T.