How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo + Root for Galaxy Note 5/S6 Edge Plus!

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.

The following models are supported:

  • Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C, SM-N920CD, SM-N920G, SM-N920I, Canadian SM-N920W8, T-Mobile SM-N920T, Korean SM-N920K, SM-N920L, SM-N920S, Chinese SM-N9200, SM-N9208
  • Galaxy S6 Edge Plus SM-G928F, SM-G928FD, SM-G928G, SM-G928I, Canadian SM-G928W8, T-Mobile SM-G928T, Korean SM-G928K, SM-G928L, SM-G928S, Chinese SM-G9280, SM-G9287, SM-G9287C

In my few days of testing, everything works except for NFC, which does not work yet.  Performance is very good along with excellent battery life.  Since this is an AOSP ROM(What is AOSP?), you will not get any compatibility with TouchWiz apps.  S-Pen still works 100% but since many of S-Pen apps are TouchWiz, you will need to resort to a third party app, which work fine for drawing and jotting notes.  Fingerprint security works flawless along with Face Unlock, which can be a plus for those who want faster unlock.

You will get all the standard features of latest Android 8.1 Oreo with a few customization provided by Lineage OS.  Option for soft keys(navigation buttons on-screen) is also very nice for those of you used to on-screen buttons although disabling hardware keys is not an option yet.  Overall, this is a great way to upgrade your Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus to Android 8.1 Oreo and revamp your phone to latest OS.  One of the biggest problems with Samsung is that they stop updating after a few years and this is probably a great way to still get those Android updates so definitely give it a go if your OS is getting slow!

Download for Galaxy Note 5/S6 Edge Plus (for all models):

Download LineageOS ROM Base – Link

Download LineageOS  ROM Update – Link

Download NFC patch – Link

Download Android 8.1 GappsLink

Download Magisk – Link (if you want root)

Download ODIN – Link

Download USB Drivers – Link

Download TWRP – Link (Download the .img.tar file for YOUR MODEL)

For installation instructions, please watch the video tutorial.  Also, please MAKE A BACKUP OF EVERYTHING before just in case something goes wrong.

Also check out these mods:

Credits – SamsungVN

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42 Responses

  1. Thomas says:

    928-f , the touchkeys dont work on the bottom of the phone.

  2. amr says:

    is there any updates coming to this ???

  3. r2 says:

    no mobile service with tmo note 5 (n920t) 🙁

  4. CARLOS says:

    in g928t

  5. jl says:

    no call audio after upgrade … then gogoled kernel fix for canadain note 5 n bricked… had to restore to nuegt

  6. Mir says:

    Where is the download link for s6 edge + kernel.?

  7. vin says:

    Sm-N920T has no or very limited data. Currently at 1 bar when normally full (suburban area). T-MOBILE is my carriee

  8. vin says:


  9. Ryan Cobb says:

    after upgrade my pc does not detect phone. any suggestions?

  10. AT says:

    My camera is no working
    How to fix

  11. smail gourmi says:

    Is there any hope for at&t sm-n920a galaxy note 5 to get android oreo officially or custom Rom…..

  12. peter says:

    Hi , just installed on my n920t , this is amazing I’m super impressed with it, great job guys .Everything I’ve tried work so far except connecting to my Microsoft display adapter with the app wireless display, when I open the app it is sending to cast screen (system app)app which does not support the adapter. Can you please help?

    • Wilson says:

      Your got call Audio in / out working?
      For some reason, no call audio in /out is working and nnow Wifi 🙁

  13. David says:

    Hello, no Wifi nor camera are working on SM-N920C, what can I do to solve it?

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  15. Wilson says:

    SM-N920T (T-Mobile) Same no sound on calls problem. Is there a T-Mobile modem patch that I need to flash? Or a newer version other than , ANYONE? Please?

  16. Rakesh Mistry says:

    I tried it in my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Dual Sim Phone – and Only one sim card is working instead of dual sim. Also camera is not working.. may be can try Google camera..

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  18. leonardo diaz says:

    Muchas gracias por este aporte, recién instalado y las primeras impresiones son las mejores

  19. Edem Reigns says:

    wifi not working

  20. juanMi says:

    Proximity sensor is not working properly with whatsapp audio messages in Note 5N920g

  21. Rejean Labbe says:

    @Max Lee Thanks for your work. I have only one problem : My note 5 is no longer recognized by Windows Explorer when plugged with USB cable.Do you know how to fix that?

  22. xuehan says:

    hello,Unrecognized commands when it write system on my g9280

  23. ali says:

    How can I downgrade to Android 7?

  24. Winchester21 says:

    Cuando vas a contestar a las preguntas de los usuarios??????

    Esta vaina da problemas con los botones y el acelerometro, se gira solo el desgraciado.

  25. Mimisco says:

    Does n920p also among? Can It work with n920p?

  26. Jonathan says:

    So I installed Oreo 8.1 and now I dont have service. TM. Let me know if this is a known issue or did I just mess up. Every thing seems to be working great except my service.

  27. Barryveirl says:

    Hy there, What we get here is , a okdole
    Are you in?

  28. Jackson says:

    Did the update, fast charging was disabled, phones take 4hrs to charge fully. Need help restoring back to android 7

  29. Tim says:

    Hi there, I’ve tried it out for a few weeks and I’m facing a number of issues including my camera not working properly, my phone not being detected for MTP and a few others.

    Could I ask how I can go back to Nougat 7.1 stock?

  30. Joseph says:

    thanks foe the hardwork.. BTW the Spen features are lost… is there anyway to restore it?

  31. John Luich says:

    Is this the latest and greatest for the note 5 ? I want to use my notebook off my cells internet and all that too. Root etc. My Note 5 is a X- Sprint

  32. Samir says:

    Dear All

    I have a SM-N920P i have installd this rom BUT my network is not working any idea how to fix that

  33. Connie Marks says:

    Did you get the ROM for SM-N920A? I have the same hardware, and I want to install Oreo 8.1 on it.

  34. Chris says:

    I just tried this and the first thing I notice is that there is no audio for incoming and outgoing calls. Is there a fix for this? It’s a 920W8 Canadian Note 5. It was supposed to work but this was an issue I found. I also noticed that my phone won’t connect or be recognized on my pc. Any ideas?

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