Samsung has finally released the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update for Note 5 SM-N920C. After Samsung released the Nougat updates for S7 and S6 devices, now the latest Android 7.0 Nougat is available for Note 5 users. This latest update comes with build No N920CXXU3CQC7 along with March security patch. The OTA update is currently available in Turkey and it weighs around 2GB. The latest Nougat comes with many new features like better-enhanced battery performance, multitasking by taking advantage of Nougat’s split-screen, new UX and various performance modes etc. Also, it brings all the goodies Google bundled, as well as the latest Samsung features. Samsung has rolled out the update via OTA and not all users can get the update at the same time. Still, you can flash XXU3CQC7 Android 7.0 firmware manually using Odin app.
By following this step by step guide, you can update your Note 5 SM-N920C to stock Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is stable and smoothly runs on Note 5 device. Android Nougat is a really big update for Note 5 devices as it comes with a lot of new features, changes, performance improvements, bug fixes. We always recommend updating your Android devices with the latest official updates announced by Samsung. If you are interested in installing official Android 7.0 Nougat on your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C then go ahead and follow the given steps.
N920CXXU3CQC7 Android 7.0 Nougat Details:
|Model name||Galaxy Note5|
|Build date||Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:38:08 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-03-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-N920C.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C) to Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update