How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Galaxy Note 5 and Root

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users. However, the main official Marshmallow will be made available in few weeks to come. Samsung already released a roadmap of Galaxy Smartphone to get Marshmallow. You can take a look at the list.

Although the marshmallow update hasn’t gone public, a Galaxy Note 5 user managed to get the update on his smartphone via OTA, by ruining the IMEI Number and Baseband version, and using the update, the developers were able to create both the which can be easily flashed through recovery and the system dump for Android 6.o marshmallow.

Now, you can easily flash the .tar files using ODIN to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow based on TouchWiz. The update comes with lot of improvement and well structured marshmallow interface with no lag. This guide is applicable on only T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T.

How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Galaxy Note 5

Step 1: Download and install Samsung Galaxy Note 5 drivers from here, to your PC

Step 2: Enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy Note 5. To enable, simply go to settings >> Developers option, and enable from there. If the developers option isn’t visible, then go to About Phone under settings, and scroll down to Build number, then tap up to 7 times, till you get a message saying you’re now a developer. Now, go back to settings >> developers option and enable USB debugging.

Step 3: After that, download T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow here, and unzip the file, then move to the files to the desktop screen of your computer for easy access. You’ll get three files which are the Bootloader (BL), System and Kernel (AP) and the modem (CP).

Step 4: After that, Boot your Galaxy Note 5 into Download Mode. To perform the operation, you have to power off your device and then press, Volume Down + Power + Home. Press Volume Up now to continue to Download Mode.

Step 5: Once your device is in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC via the use of USB cable and the ODIN application (Download) would notify an added message. You should see a blue box on the ODIN screen if all drivers are installed properly, if not, re-install and reboot PC.

Step 6: After that, choose “AP” in Odin and select the right file in .tar.md5 format, in which you have downloaded, the .tar extension. Also so do same for “CP” and “BL” and select the corresponding files as seen in the image below.

Step 7: Finally, click on the start button, and the process would begin immediately. Once the process is completed, you would notice the RESET or PASS message on the ODIN screen. Then your device would boot into recovery mode, and then restart your device.

That’s it. Marshmallow firmware based on TouchWiz is now installed on your device. If you get stuck at bootloop, simply boot your device to recovery and wipe data and cache. Once you’re done installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Galaxy Note 5, follow the below process to root on Marshmallow.

How to Root Galaxy Note 5 on Android 6.o Marshmallow

All you need to do is to flash Note 5 kernel using Odin, then install TWRP Recovery on your Galaxy Note 5 before flashing the SuperSU file from recovery.

Now, follow same process you used to flash the system and kernel file while flashing your Marshmallow firmware to flash the kernel for root. Simply follow the procedure, when you get the “Step6” as explained above, you don’t need to tick the “CP” and “BL”, since it’s just kernel you’re flashing, just tick the “AP”, select the .tar.md5 kernel file and flash.

Once you’ve flashed the kernel file, simply install TWRP Recovery on your device. Follow the link provided above to see the installation guide. After installation, follow the below procedure to flash SuperSU file on your Galaxy Note 5 device.

How to flash SuperSU on Galaxy Note 5

Step 1: Firstly, download the SuperSU file from the link provide above, and move the downloaded files to the internal storage of your Galaxy Note 5 device.

Step 2: Now, switch off your device and boot to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button), to get to TWRP Recovery.

Step 3: After that, go to the recover main menu, and then choose install, and then select the SuperSU Zip file and flash immediately.

Step 4: Once the installation process is completed, simply go back main recovery menu and tap on Reboot system, and your device would be rebooted.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 would be rooted successfully on Marshmallow. To verify root access, simply download root checker and confirm if your device has gained root access.

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19 April 2016 at 01:45 delete

waste of time. who in their right mind would try to root closed source Touch Whiz? Made to not be rooted, it's about impossible to properly port any custom ROM and the files in the post will always result in a boot loop due to a mismatched security key that Samsung installs on every device to perevent root access. So, why would you want to try this I have no idea. Get a Nexus if you want to root. Skip this closed source junk Touch whiz.