Root Galaxy Note 5 SM-G920C Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Hey, what’s up! Imran here with another Android root guide for the Galaxy Note 5 SM-G920C. Learn how to root the Exynos variant running the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and gain root access to unlock additional features and possibilities on your device.

Finally, Samsung has started rolling out Android Marshmallow updates for the Galaxy Note 5 users, and Chainfire Xda developer has released cf-auto root custom kernel for the Galaxy Note 5 Exynos variant compatible with Android 6.0.1. Chainfire is actively releasing new root updates for Samsung Galaxy devices as soon as they get latest updates which are pretty good sign for Android rooting and development. Currently, it is the only and one of the easiest method to get root access, but the downside is it trip Knox counter and voids warranty, but you always gets benefits of rooting by gaining root access to your device.

Root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C

Getting Started:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 model number SM-G920C.
  • It is always recommended to backup your Note 5, even though rooting your phablet does not wipe data.
  • Download Cf-auto root zip package for your phone.
  • You also need to install Samsung driver on your PC.
  • Go to Phone Settings>Developers Options and Enable USB debugging.

Root Instructions:

Step 1: First of, extract the file to a new folder on your desktop.

Step 2: Next Reboot your phone into Download Mode, pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons at the same time till you see a warning on your screen. Press the Vol up button to continue.

Step 3: Connect your phone to PC via the USB cable.

Step 4: Leave the default Odin settings.

Step 5: Finally hit the AP/PDA button, browse and select the CF-auto rooted kernel file and hit the START to flash the kernel.

Step 6: Once completed, Odin will notify you via the PASS!! message in Odin and at this stage your phone will automatically reboots.

Step 7: Once normally booted, Check that SuperSU has been installed. To verify root access, Open Google Play app on your phone and install “Root Checker“. When installed, run it to make sure your phone is rooted.

Congratulations!! Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has successfully been rooted running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

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Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast using Android, iOS, and Windows. Hardware expert for Gaming & Crypto mining rigs. I have been writing on tech since 2013, starting with ohguideme, then Androidcentral. I have written and published several guides and tutorials on how to root Android, flash custom ROM, recovery, and jailbreak iPhone, and have written several guides on how to bypass FRP. I also worked in a phone repair shop, so I have pretty good experience with mobile software and troubleshooting. So, all the guides you see here have been tested and confirmed to work.

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