Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Android 5.1.1 means getting back those apps you haven’t had the chance of using since you were last rooted on an earlier Android software update. You might be missing apps like the Theft Aware, which can help remotely track your smartphone if someone decides to steal it from your pocket. You might be missing your better ways of backing up like the MyBackup or Titanium Backup applications. Whatever you reasons for wanting to root Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920C devices is, you can get it done by using the guide after the jump.
- The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone with the model number N920C only. You can find out your model number by heading to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You can only use this guide with a Windows PC.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers on your Windows computer before starting the guide.
- You must have the Developer Options enabled. If you cannot see the Developer Options available from the Settings when you scroll down the list, head to the About Device menu and tap over the build number 7 times. You’ll find that by following this path: Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number.
- Now that you all have the Developer Options unlocked, enter the menu and enable the OEM Unlock option. Stay within the Developer Options and enabled the USB Debugging Mode.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 5 N920C RUNNING ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP XXU2AOK7 FIRMWARE
- Start off by disabling the Knox security. You do not have to delete it — just disable it for now.
- Download the SkyHigh custom kernel from this link.
- Download the latest Odin flashing tool from this link.
- Download the Synapse app from this link and install it on your Galaxy Note 5 smartphone.
- Enter the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in download mode.
- Extract the Odin flashing tool and the SkyHigh kernel on the desktop by right-clicking over the files and choosing the ‘extract here’ option from the menu.
- Double-click the Odin executable and get the flashing tool running on your PC.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the SkyHigh custom kernel.
- Click the Start button and flash that kernel.
- Open the Synapse app you installed and apply the new defaults.
- Open up the Synapse app one more time and head to the File System and then wipe the “system cache” and “dalvik cache” options.
- Exit the Synapse application and reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 device.
Once you have rebooted the Sammy smartphone, you are ready to start installing your root-only apps from the Google Play Store and other third-party sources around the web. Some developers have the apps available as APK files direct from their own websites instead. Just make sure you are installing a real app from an official website and not accidentally installing malware.
It’s a great idea to check your app drawer for the SuperSU app and if you do not see it there, install it from the Google Play Store. You will see two SuperSU apps you can install. Choose either of them to have it running on your device.