In this detailed and easy tutorial you will be able to root and install latest TWRP recovery version 3.0.0 on Galaxy Note 5 running on stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Galaxy Note 5 recently updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow if you still looking for the update then follow this guide. If you have successfully updated your device to latest firmware you will loose the root access and the if you have previously installed a custom recovery that will be removed too. So if you are the one who is looking for the best custom recovery for your Galaxy Note 5 N920C then we recommend you install latest TWRP 3.0.0 custom recovery on your device.
The TWRP recovery features are user friendly and much more easier to use even for the beginner, in the previous tutorials we have posted guides on installing TWRP recovery on other Galaxy devices, we will use the same recovery to get root access back on your Galaxy Note 5. In this guide we are following the same procedure now just go ahead and see what you can do with a TWRP recovery on your device.
Why to use Custom Recovery (Benefits)
There are multiple thing you can perform with custom recovery some of them are;
Flash Custom ROMs: The most primary use of a Custom recovery is to flash custom ROMs. However you are limited to it but apart from custom ROMs you can flash Mods, Kernels and other tweaking stuff.
Nandroid Backup: You can create Nandroid backup of your device which will allow you to create a backup of your complete Android device, here is an example of Nandroid backup you can check.
Tweaking your Android device: A Custom recovery let’s you install tweaking mods and custom kernels to over clock CPU frequency for an enhanced device performance.
What you can do with a rooted device (Benefits)
There are multiple thing you can perform with a rooted Android device some of them are listed below.
Remove Bloatware: The key benefit of rooting is that you can remove unwanted system apps, which is called bloatware. Removing bloatware leads to less memory consumption and great battery backup, in fact you can perform tons of modification within your device.
Overclocking CPU: A rooted device let’s you install custom kernels to over clock CPU frequency to enhance device performance. Sometimes you want to install custom recovery and rooting is the basic demand for that operation.
How to root & install TWRP 3.0.0 on Galaxy Note 5 N920C
Before you begin:
Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing custom recovery/root your device. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.
Create a Backup of your Samsung device
Backup is the most necessary part for your device, so we recommend you to create a secure backup of your data.
You need to prepare your device for installing custom recovery, follow the below perquisites steps to keep the recovery installation process smooth without facing errors.
Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.
Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download USB drivers for Samsung
Enable USB debugging and check the Allow Mock Locations option too. To enable USB debugging in your device go to Setting >> Developer options >> USB debugging. USB debugging is meant for the development purpose hence it will ask you for the confirmation so tap OK to confirm.
Sometimes “Developer options” are not visible in device settings menu, so what you need to do is, go to Settings >> About device >> Software information and there you will see an option build number. Tap it 7 times until a pop up arises with a message that you are now a developer, that’s it now go back and the Developers option is visible in the settings menu
Once you done with the above preparations now it’s time to flash TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 5 N920C.
Process to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 5 N920C via Odin
Download TWRP 3.0.0 recovery for Galaxy Note 5 N920C. Click here
To install TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 5 N920C, you need to download and extract Odin flash tool on PC. You can download Odin 3.10.6 from the below provided link.
Download Odin 3.10.6 [Just extract it]
Click the Odin.exe file in the extracted folder to run the Odin tool.
Now turn off your device and boot into Download Mode. Now turn on your device again by pressing and holding Home Button+Volume Down +Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning logo now press Volume up to boot your device into Download Mode.
Download Mode is the zone where you perform the installation related stuff, now connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
You will be given the successful connection notification. The ID:COM box will turn Blue indicating that your device is now detected by Odin.
Now click the Option Tab in the Odin screen and make sure “Auto Reboot” & “F.Reset Time” options are checked on Odin.
Once done with the above steps now we are coming back to the main task, click the AP tab and choose the Tar (recovery) file you download above.
Now just click Start and wait for the installation process until completed.
You will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box once the TWRP recovery installation process is done by Odin.
Your device will reboot itself.
You have successfully installed TWRP recovery on Galaxy Note 5.
How to Root Galaxy Note 5 N920C
Download Root Kernel for Marshmallow: Here
Download SuperSU: Here
You need to flash the SuperSU zip file and Marshmallow root kernel via recovery to get root access on Galaxy Note 5 N920C.
Connect your device again with the PC and copy the both downloaded SuperSU and root kernel zip files on your phone.
Now type the following command to reboot your device to recovery mode. (Please note enable the USB debugging option from developer option as mentioned above).
“adb reboot recovery”
You will be taken to TWRP recovery mode. You can also perform the above operation using hardware keys combination.
Tap the install button and choose the kernel zip file and swipe the slider to confirm install. Now perform the same step with the SuperSu zip
Once the installation process is completed simply reboot your device.
That’s it! You have successfully installed latest TWRP recovery and rooted on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. If you have any query you are free to ask, please give us +1 or Like to say thanks.