Android Marshmallow is the newest Android version launched in September 2016 that brings a lot of performance enhancements to the Android OS. We get a brand new power saving feature named Doze which has seen a lot of optimistic reviews by the customers, that increases standby time in your gadget. Different features are included, Google Now On Tap, App Permissions, Nexus Imprint for example, native fingerprint support, all these options provide extra personalized and total greater experience along with your device.
Although Samsung is just not well-known for bringing updates to their phones as quickly because the new Android variant hits the market, they have an inclination to delay the upgrades as a result of numerous TouchWiz customizations. Effectively, this time they appear right on track of their upgrade process. Not too long ago XDA member danon.brown was able to get an OTA update for Android M on his T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, although this isn’t the final build of the update, but every part appears to work fantastic.
The update has not been launched officially yet, however one way or the other danon.brown was capable of receive the OTA. With the help of few other XDA Developers, they have been in a position to pull the system dump of the update and even make an ODIN flashable ROM for everybody to check out. Ready to upgrade your Galaxy Note 5? Follow this guide to install and root Android Marshmallow update in your Note 5.
This guide containing the Android Marshmallow ROM file and instructions can be used only with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920T devices. Do not try to install this firmware on any other devices. Verify the model number of your Galaxy Note 5, if it is N920T then go ahead, otherwise not. Check the model number of your phone by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 5 N920T during or after the installation of Android Marshmallow update. By following the given guide the Knox counter will be tripped. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your important data and settings on the Galaxy Note 5 before doing anything.
- Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers from on your computer.
- Make sure to disable the Samsung KIES app and antivirus on the PC.
- Enable Oem Unlock from Settings > Developer Options
- Enable USB Debugging option by from Settings > Developer Options.
- If you have already rooted your phone, then the updating process will revoke root access.
- If a custom Recovery is installed on your Galaxy Note 5 then it will replaced by a stock Recovery image.
- Ensure that the battery charge level of your Galaxy Note 5 is above 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download Android Marshmallow ROM
- Download Odin Flashing Tool
- Download Custom Recovery
- Download Custom Kernel
- Download SuperSU Package
Steps to Update T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 N920T to Android Marshmallow and Root it:
Step No 1:- First, download all the above files from the given links on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Turn OFF the Galaxy Note 5 in order to boot into Download mode.
Step No 3:- Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power ON keys altogether for a few seconds until a warning screen appears. Then press Volume Up to continue to Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Run Odin v3.10.7.exe on your PC as an Administrator.
Step No 5:- Connect the Galaxy Note 5 to the PC and extract the ALL_N920TUVU2DOK5-M_CL6256935.zip file.
Step No 6:- Select the firmware files in Odin tool and remember to add Pit file in the Pit tab of Odin.
Step No 7:- One the files selection is done, click on start button to finish. (This process may take some time)
Step No 8:- Next, install the Kernel file using Odin tool. To do so, boot the Galaxy Note 5 into Download Mode again and rename KERNEL_N920T(2DOK5)-M_SU-SUPPORT.tar.md5 to KERNEL_N920T(2DOK5)-M_SU-SUPPORT.tar.(remove .md5)
Step No 9:- Click on the AP tab in Odin and select the Kernel file to start flashing process.
Step No 10:- Now flash the Custom Recovery similarly. Boot the phone into Download mode once again. Click on the AP button in Odin and select twrp-126.96.36.199-noblelte.img.tar and click on the Start button.
Step No 11:- Once the installation process is completed successfully, boot the device into Recovery by pressing and holding Power + Volume Up + Home buttons altogether.
Step No 12:- Copy the SuperSu.zip to your device.
Step No 13:- While the Galaxy T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 is in custom recovery, flash the SuperSU .zip package.
Step No 14:- In the Custom recovery, select Install option and locate the SuperSu zip file. Confirm to install.
Step No 15:- Reboot your Galaxy Note 5 and enjoy the latest Android OS version with root access.
Done! You have successfully installed Rooted Touchwiz Android Marshmallow update on your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while following the above guide.