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How to root Sprint Galaxy Note 5 on Android 5.1 Lollipop [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Note 5The following guide teaches you how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the latest flagship phablet with all the bells and whistles. You can make those bells ring louder by giving it root access to the internal system. Once you successfully unchain and unlock the device, you are then able to tweak the performance, remove the bloatware, increase the battery life, install many more apps that are for root-only users and much more. Here’s everything you need to root Samsung Galaxy Note 5.




  1. Download the custom kernel [2] to the desktop of the computer.
  2. Download the Odin flashing tool for Windows PC from here [3].
  3. Unzip both the custom kernel and the Odin flashing tool to the desktop of the computer.
  4. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in download mode. You must press the Volume Down + Power + Home keys to get that done.
  5. Now that you are in the download mode, find the USB cable you usually use for charging.
  6. Connect the USB cable to the computer and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
  7. Now you are ready to upload the custom kernel to Odin.
  8. Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the custom kernel. Remember, you must unzip the file before you can upload it with Odin.
  9. Leave the default settings in Odin. You should have the re-partition box empty.
  10. Click the Start button and let Odin take over.
  11. The Odin flashing tool will now continue to flash your device so it finishes up with the root access.
  12. Once you see the pass message on Odin’s display, you are free to unplug from the computer.

Now that you have gain rooting permissions, you might be interested in learning how to install a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone.