How to root the Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920T & N920P) and install custom recovery

How to root the Samsung Galaxy Note5 (SM-N920T & N920P) and install custom recovery
You can't be a true Note5 power user if you have not yet rooted the smartphone and installed a custom recovery to take advantage of all the clever hacks, custom roms and tweaks that the developer community has come up with.

Jailbreaking the Samsung Galaxy Note5 isn't difficult. It boils down to flashing Manh_IT's Noble Kernel, which is the first kernel for the device to support auto-rooting, BusyBox, and a deep sleep fix. You shouldn't lose any personal date from your phone, but be sure to make a full back-up, just in case. Also, there's a pretty good chance Samsung Pay and the KNOX security system will cease working, as rooting the smartphone compromises its protection. Finally, Noble Kernel only works on SM-N920T and SM-N920P variants of the smartphone, while SM-N920I and SM-N920W8 ports are being tested, so check your Note5's model number beforehand!

With this in mind, let's get "power user" on the Note5! First, download the appropriate kernel for your phablet on your computer: N920T or N920P. Then, download Odin 3.10.7 (link). This is Samsung's phone flash tool, and we'll be putting it to good use here.

So, go ahead and extract the Noble Kernel and Odin zip files. Launch Odin and click on the AP button. Choose the folder that contains your extracted Noble Kernel. Then, power off your Note5, and press the volume down, power, and home buttons at the same time to put the phone into Download Mode. Now, connect the Note5 to your PC and click the Start button in Odin. Noble Kernel will get flashed, your phablet will be rebooted, and all that's left is to install SuperSU from Google Play. You will gain root access after updating the SuperSU binary.

Next up, installing TWRP. First, download TWRP for SM-N920T/N920P from this link. Then, start Odin, click AP, and choose the tar.md5 file. Connect the Note5 to your PC and click start. You don't have to power it off or do anything special. When the process is finished, turn off the Note5 and press the volume up, home, and power buttons to boot into TWRP recovery. There you go, hope that works for you!

source: Naldotech



1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Don't call rooting an Android "jailbreaking".

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lolololololololololololololololol I was going to say the same exact thing. Shows Luis D. is a bit amateurish on the root scene! +1

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Rooting and Jailbreaking are definitely not the same.

2. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I have at&t note5, never gonna get root on it.

5. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Have a look at and look for the international version and you can root :-)

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

nope, not for at&t note5, since S4 every Samsung phone on at&t has blocked boot loader.

17. Faslane

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Correct. The exact reason I left ATT 3 Years ago. F-them and their locked down bloated, overprice plan bulls**t. They're thebwirse carrier you could ever go with. T-Mobile is the s**t. And if you have CD coverage for T Mobile in your area they will send you a Wi-Fi calling router for absolutely free and after a year it's yours to keep all you have to do is pay the $25 shipping fee. There is no monthly rental fees or anything. I got one almost a year ago and next month it will be mine to keep and so did my wife and a buddy of mine. Once a week ago so they're still doing it to retain customers and keep them happy. They are hands down the best carrier out right now and definitely the cheapest out of the four major ones anyway. I'll never switch carriers ever unless someone else comes out with even cheaper plans but I highly doubt it

9. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

I plan to root my Note 4 that I just purchased as most likely my last rooted device. I just wasn't impressed by any means with the Note 5. Once the Note 6 or s8 releases, I don't plan on rooting which ever of those devices I end up purchasing. For me it's not about the knox security as much as it would be about loosing the ability to use Samsung Pay.

6. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

How to lose your warranty for you 800.00 + $ device.

10. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Samsung still warrants hardware failure, they just won't warrant software failure due to rooting. The same can be said about SquareTrade warranty. Nowadays it's very easy to restore a Samsung devices due to software failure but hardware failure is a completely different story.

8. Blazers

Posts: 779; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Just a friendly warning.....all the current kernels seem to suffer from random reboots.

15. salasmd85

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

True story. I used the kernel listed above and my phone will reboot during phone calls. That seems to be the only time it happens though.

18. Faslane

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Who told you that? Yes there are a couple that random reboots but there's also about three that are stable as hell.

11. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

what are these extra features?

12. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

i'm a total noob about rooting. what benefits would i get by rooting a note 5?

13. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

The benefits are too many to count. Look at for more ideas.

14. Bbang

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

I need major help after trying to root my note 5 my phone won't get past the Samsung screen and has in red on top left corner saying kernel not serinouied . Can some pls help me????????????

16. Faslane

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Please for the love of GAWD don't use jailbreaking as a substitute for rooting when it comes to Android. Jailbreak is Apple iOS and rooting is Android. Very surprised an android site even wrote such a thing. Come on.....I hope you know better

22. Ransom

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 2016


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