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How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 [1]These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Google did not make it easy to get the system internals unchained this time for those running one of the final version of Lollipop before the Marshmallow update comes out. Here is everything you need to know to root Galaxy Note 5 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 5 ON ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP

  1. Download the SkyHigh TW custom kernel Package [3].
  2. Download Odin 3.10 from this page [4].
  3. Disable the Knox security on the Note 5.
  4. Download and install the Synapse app [5] from the Google Play Store.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in download mode [6].
  6. Unzip the SkyHigh TW custom kernel and the Odin flashing tool on your Windows PC.
  7. Run the Odin tool and leave it open.
  8. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to the computer once you know it’s in download mode.
  9. Click the AP button in Odin and browse the desktop for the SkyHigh kernel.
  10. Click the Start button and the custom kernel will now be flashed on your Samsung device.
  11. Just wait until the Odin app gives you the pass message on the display. The Note 5 should reboot by itself also.
  12. Unplug the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from the computer now and open the Synapse app you installed earlier.
  13. Tap the button to confirm you understand when it asks you and then tap the little icon from the next screen to apply the new defaults.
  14. Open the Synapse app once more and navigate to the File System and then wipe the system cache and dalvik cache.
  15. Now reboot the smartphone and you’re done.

That’s all you need to root Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. See; wasn’t so bad was it?