How to Root Galaxy Note 5 on Android 6.0/6.0.1 Marshmallow!


This tutorial will teach you how to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on the latest Android 6.0/6.0.1 Marshmallow.  This root method WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your phone so MAKE SURE TO BACKUP EVERYTHING BEFORE starting, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Step 1. Go to Settings->About device and check the model number of your phone.  This method supports the following models of Galaxy Note 5:

  • T-Mobile SM-N920T
  • Sprint SM-N920P
  • Canadian SM-N920W8
  • Korean SM-N920K, SM-N920S, SM-N920L
  • Note 5 DUOS SM-N9208
  • SM-N920C, SM-N920G, and SM-N920I
  • US Celluar SM-N920R4

This root method also supports S6 Edge+, process is identical but you will have to find the correct TWRP file for your model, see Step 7 for Details.

AT&T SM-N920A and Verizon SM-N920V are not supported in this root method due to LOCKED bootloaders.  If you want root, consider switching carriers.

Make sure you have Android version 6.0 or 6.0.1.  If you have 5.1.1, see root method for Lollipop here instead.


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


Step 3. Tap the back button once and you will see a new menu button called “Developer options”, tap on that.


Step 4. If you see “OEM Unlock”, make sure it’s set ON.  If you don’t see it, skip to next step.


Step 5. Power off your phone then hold down Volume Up, Center Home and Power buttons until you see a warning screen like below:


Step 6. Connect a micro-USB cable from your phone to your Windows computer.  You will need a Windows computer to root or have Windows running on top of Mac or Linux using VMWare.


Step 7. Download the appropriate files.


For S6 Edge+, download TWRP recovery for your model of S6 Edge+ at


Step 8. Run the Odin program in ODIN folder.


Step 9. You should see a blue highlighted box with a random COM number.  If you don’t see it, you have to install the proper Note 5 USB drivers.  Install it and try reconnecting the microUSB cable, you should see it. (If you have trouble, try rebooting your computer after driver installation, also try using different USB port/cable and DO NOT USE a USB HUB.)


Step 10. Choose “AP” then choose the TWRP file you downloaded earlier.


Step 11. Hit Start and as soon as you see “PASS!” and your phone reboots, hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 10 seconds until you enter TWRP.  If you miss this step, you can power down your phone and do the buttons to get into TWRP.


Step 12. Once in TWRP, swipe right to allow modifications.


Step 13. Choose “Wipe”.


Step 14. Choose “Format Data”.




Step 15. Once that’s done, hit the Home button then choose “Reboot”.


Then choose “Recovery”.  This will reboot you into TWRP recovery.


Step 16. Once in TWRP, swipe right again to allow modifications.


Step 17. Go to your computer and copy over the SuperSU and files to the internal storage of your Note 5.


Step 18. Next choose “Install”.


Then choose “”.


And swipe to install.


Step 19. Choose “Install” again.


Then choose the SuperSU zip file.


And swipe to flash.


Step 20. When that’s done, tap on “Reboot System” to reboot phone.


Step 21. Once rebooted, sign in and you will find a new app called “SuperSU” in your app drawer.  Tap on it to open the app.


Step 22. If you don’t see any errors, you have successfully rooted your Galaxy Note 5!


You can verify you have 100% full root by installing a rooted app like Titanium Backup app from the Play Store.  You should see a Superuser request window pop up like below:



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89 Responses

  1. Alvin Tan says:

    Can I just get TWRP on my marshmallow note 5 N920i without rooting?

  2. Fox says:

    Can I skip the wiping process?

  3. Khangaroo says:

    What if you backed up the Data partition and restored it after rooting/

  4. Lê Bá Hiệp says:


    I plan to root my phone N920P, but i m afraid after wipe and type “yes”. THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR PHONE!
    I lose my OS also meaning i can go back to origin OS?

  5. Lê Bá Hiệp says:

    at step 17: i can not see any device on my laptop 🙁

    • Oneday says:

      Gudluck =)). Just buy a new phone. Your old one is now a brick

      • Lê Bá Hiệp says:

        I alrady use otg cable, now alraedy okie 🙂 haha

        • SparkySmokes says:

          just turn off phone hold up home power release power then turn phone off in recovery then leave it off for a day and pc then next day try I did that and it worked for me and dl official firmware it tells u in recovery which one you need

    • A Guy who wants to root his phone says:

      I just had exactly the same prob as you, all I did was:

      1) Boot into TWRP
      2) Go to Advanced tab
      3) Go to ADB Sideload
      4) Follow the instructions it provides, for me, I loaded SuperSU v2.74 only.
      5) Reboot into system, and it just works like magic. I have no idea why, though.

      Maybe you can try it.

      • Altaf Mubarak says:

        tried to install xposed module after root was successfully done but my phone just stuck at startup like all others. i did tried all those thing but didnt work. its note 5 SM-N920, mashmellow 6.0.1

        any suggestion would be a highly appriciated

  6. shahan says:

    thumbs Up to you

  7. Mangolinux says:

    Can you verify the size of TWRP Recovery for Galaxy Note 5 Sprint SM-N920P being 1kb instead of 21mp or 25mb

  8. A Guy who wants to root his phone says:

    Well, I followed exactly everything you did all the way to Step 16, and then I found out that my laptop no longer detects my Galaxy Note 5 (its name turns into some other name in Device Manager, and nothing in File Explorer), and what’s worse is that it wouldn’t boot into system anymore….

    Model: SM-N9208

    Any suggestion?
    (At the same time, downloading the firmware[Maybe it will help?], hope that everything will be alright…)

  9. A Guy who wants to root his phone says:

    What a relief, couldn’t believe I fix it myself, fortunately it is not like my previous phone, which I tried every method that I could think of and still failed to boot into system, this time all I did was using ADB sideload to load SuperSU into my phone, I haven’t done any research on ADB though, I just follow what it said…

    Well, Thanks for the article, it helps a lot!

  10. Mangolinux says:

    I followed this up to step 11 , I cannot get into twrp recovery mode
    Model :SM-n920p

    • A Guy who wants to root his phone says:

      Had the same thing going on, I did a factory reset because of that, fortunately it worked..
      Maybe you can try factory reset and then redo everything again.

      Or you can go online search, I saw lots of posts about that actually.

  11. Jrsall92 says:

    You don’t have to erase your data!! I just did it without doing so. Also, try to get the requested s/w from their sources for the latest versions.

  12. Chris says:

    Root was easy and successful like most Samsung models however everything I do a nandroid backup and restore I lose root. At that point I have to re-wipe and re-root and everything is good but it’s a bummer to keep losing root after nandroid restores.

  13. Mario says:

    i think my phone is bricked i followed all the instructions now its stuck on the tmobile screen please help asap

  14. Mario says:

    please help my phone doesnt pass the tmobile screen i followed every step

    • Burgos says:

      it took a while for my phone to get past that screen, but you will have to wait about 5 min, the screen dims and then it goes into a screen asking you to choose a language

  15. Daniel Blackburn says:

    Do you have to wipe data. if not can you do nandroid backup and then restore after root.

  16. Song XL says:

    I haven’t back up my files. When I restart my phone, I cannot access the system. what should I do to access the normal system?

  17. Rishab says:

    Will the phone gets official updates if rooted this way ? And is it possible to go completely stock after rooting if needed ? Please elaborate ?

  18. Jonita Taylor says:

    thank you so much,, percfect

  19. Shaun says:

    Hello I just got into twrp, when trying to load betasu and noverify it’s says “file type not supported on this device ” am I stuck now?

  20. Jake says:

    What happen to the knox counter?
    does samsung pay breaks after rooting?

  21. Lyndon says:

    Was able to root my Note 5 running on Marshmallow 6.01 version by following the steps provided above. The root was successful even though I skipped the part on wiping the storage of my Note 5. I just went ahead straight on installing the and the SuperSU zip file. After reboot, I just had to manually install SuperSU and when I checked the Root, it was all running perfectly fine on Root Access! Thanks Sir Max Lee!

  22. Peter W says:

    USB drivers will not load. Device manager says MTP are not installed, the install class is not present or is invalid. I’ve downloaded the USB drivers straight from Samsung website. Running Windows 10. Any help?

  23. Jax says:

    usb debugging should not be turned on?

  24. wakeke says:

    any mirror links? i cant download the files..

  25. Jessie B. says:

    i cant get into the twrp setting for some reason >:/ i tried like 10 times and nothing.

  26. Jessie B. says:

    well i got into the twrp , but when i try to install the no verity blah blah it gives me a error 1. any solutions?

  27. fetak says:

    i got stuck in samsung

  28. Junaid says:

    The method for getting your phone to recovery mode is mis written. You’ve mentioned to hold the “Volume Up” button while it is “Volume Down” button, your video says it right.

  29. Joe says:

    No verify failed to install. After attempting to restart ut states KERNAL IS NOT SEANDRIOD ENFORCING. Any tips?

  30. bradley says:

    everytime i try to open the twrp file in odin to start installing it it say that odin is not responding and im not sure why i downloaded the right twrp for my phone with is SM-N920P but it wont work please help

  31. Pat says:

    Loaded TWERP and now I am stuck on T-Mobile logo and cannot reboot or do ANYTHING! No holding down ANY combination of buttons will shut off the phone or reboot it.

  32. Rick says:

    F*ck you. I bricked my phone following your directions. A**hole!

    • trl says:

      you must have done something wrong because i just followed these to the letter and my phone is rooted and working fine.

      • smokaler says:

        All he needs to do is dl ofw and flash it on with odin to fix then download autoroot for note 5 and google that for the download thats what i did

  33. Brandon Lenoir says:

    thank you sooo much! great work. im rooted and loving it. down side, im not able to get screen mirroring to work….. any ideas?

  34. asphaltassassin says:

    I did my sprint note 5 SM-N920P without doing a system wipe I just did a chace/delvac . Everything still there and works GREAT! Going to get my new rom. Done these before run new rom on top of old one and still kept my contacts, texts an photos. Just do chace/delvac wipe when done

    • smokaler says:

      Everytime i do this method it bricks my phone im on n920p as well so how did you do it without brick and the n920p twerp is only 1kb after download so i think your lieing bout this one or explain on what you did different or dl links etc…. please

  35. Ben says:

    Max If I downgrade my Verizon Note 5 back to 5.1.1 can I use this root method on it?

  36. geniuz says:

    The TWRP file is outdated and might cause a soft-ricked. In case this happened, just flash the lastest TWRP 3.0 and for root flash the lastest SUPERSU.ZIP (Beta is fine). No wipe is necessity.

  37. Bob says:

    How to root N9200? My phone was bought in China’ I didn’t find that my phone is in the supported models’ can I root it? and how? thanks! oh by the way’ can i use Samsung pay after root anymore?

  38. DT says:

    Excellent. Worked a treat on my 2nd attempt. Important to enable developer mode and I also enabled USB debugging. I did not do a full wipe – just a a cache wipe. Worked perfectly. My first attempt failed as I did not do these things. I initially used a USB 3.1 port and did not install latest Note 5 USB Driver but not sure if those were an issue. After failed 1st attempt I had to use Kies 3 and original ROM otherwise I could not even boot! Thank you for the great instructions.

  39. DT says:

    After 1st attempt I got the “FRP lock” issue appearing in red text even when the phone was just on charge and not started up.

  40. DT says:

    Sorry, I meant to say that I am on the SM-N920i International Note 5.

  41. Chris says:

    I never made it past Step 11. Kept saying FAIL.

  42. Forrest says:

    If you are interested in topic: how to make money playing games online
    – you should read about Bucksflooder first


    You r great. I just missed to copy the files and phone was almost dead after wipe and format. Could not boot. Again I tried it says show the storage path from where to take files. But files were not there then I used USB-OTG from there it rooted nicely. Thanks again to One And all in Your Team.

  44. Steven says:

    it doesn’t allow me to copy the files into the phone after I have steps 17 !! error was “Cannot copy item The device as either stopped responding or has been discounnted” I need help anyone?

  45. ANDRIY DUNAY says:

    Thank you Max Lee, it works. Ialmost got a brick of my n920c. But your information helps me alot. Thank you.

  46. ahmed alaa says:

    my note 5 not worked on this steps !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Ranjith says:

    I have rooted and installed twrp in my note 5 sm-n920c .used cf auto root via odin.
    I didnt flash the dm verity disabler…now i wish to install several roms and kernels to try and experience….but…..i read that without disabling dm verity…installing rom or kernel could brick my note 5??. If thats true then what iam supposed to do ?? Just downloading and flashing disabler file you have provided be enough?? Or i should start from the beginning step you described above ??
    Please give an answer…

  48. Rickybob says:

    After this how do i install note 7 rom?

  49. r2d2 says:

    I can’t believe this guide is not on XDA. Thank you, you glorious bastard!!!

  50. joan says:

    fuk man, you should have told me rooting my note 5 will lose my samsung pay function,,,,,people careful i learned in a hardway, but dude add warning to other people man!!!

  51. bryan says:

    Can anyone confirm if this has worked on baseband version N920TUVS4DPH2?

  52. D says:

    Is there a working method for N920CXXU3BPH4?

  53. DFSDFASHG says:

    Hey dickhead. You should warn people that THEY WILL LOSE SAMSUNG PAY. FUCKIN ASSHOLE.

  54. Necleir says:

    i have finished step 10 and it say pass, then my phone start to rebooting like step 11 say. but one problem, i missed that step. instead going to twrp, my phone just stuck on samsung logo…

  55. irvin lopez says:

    i did everything you told me to but im stuck on the samsung logo please help!!!!!

  56. Christos Michael says:

    Can I save all my files as a flash-able file and flash it after rooting so not to start downloading all apps on my device from the beginning?

  57. Unrooted says:

    Hi admin, does this method apple for build: N920CXXU3BPJ7?

  58. Unrooted says:

    Hi admin, does this method *applicable for build: N920CXXU3BPJ7?

  59. khalil says:

    I miss the step 11, how can I power down my phone? I try to press the power button and hold it for a while, but it doesn’t work.

  60. froylan says:

    ayuda me marca failed

  61. MUDASIR KHAN says:

    MY monail note 5 model nambar SM-N920F

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