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Install TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery on Galaxy J5 SM-J500H

Download and install the latest TWRP 3.1.1 custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H. By following this easy step by step tutorial, anyone can install the latest twrp recovery on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H smartphone. The new twrp 3.1.1 offered a many more new customization features than the previous releases. All the new features and customization options that coming with this latest twrp version is given later part of this tutorial.
TWRP Recovery for Galaxy J5 SM-J500H

Before proceed to download and install the custom recovery, you should know that why we need custom recovery over stock recovery. Do you know the benefits of having a custom recovery on your android phone? Stock recovery have limited options and have many limitations regarding device backup, software update and others. But with a custom recovery installed like TWRP, you'll have more advanced customization options such as- backup and restore full system, flashing custom rom, flashing custom kernerls, clear DalVik cache, remove bloatware apps or default apps, install .zip files from other sources, gaining root access, do nandroid backup, overclocking cpu frequencies and many more.

What is TWRP Custom Recovery:

TWRP is an open source, community project, developed by TeamWin. Team Win was originally formed to work on porting WiMAX to CM7 for the HTC EVO 4G. After that start working on a recovery project that support more and more devices. Today TWRP is the leading custom recovery for Android phones.
team win twrp recovery project

Galaxy J5 SM-J500H with custom recovery installed will allow more customization, optimization, personalization, update and troubleshooting features. The latest twrp 3.1.1 recovery packs with many new features like above. Check out whats new coming with this release of twrp recovery.

TWRP 3.1.1 New Features:

  • Backups will now include adopted storage keys (Dees_Troy)
  • Fixed an adb restore issue (bigbiff)
  • Fixed rebooting when no OS is present (Dees_Troy)
  • Fixed line wrapping in the GUI terminal (_that)
  • Updated TWRP source code to AOSP 7.1.2 (Dees_Troy)Updated TWRP source code to AOSP 7.1.2

Important Notes:

1. This TWRP Recovery file is only for the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H model and not for any other android device.
2. Do not use this method to install custom recovery in any other android phone, you may hard brick your device.
3. This TWRP Recovery tutorial is only for unlocked Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the smartphone.
4. You should do it at your own risk, we are not responsible if anything happen to your device after following this guide.
5. The tutorials is based on Windows PC.

Requirements:

1. Check your device battery power, at least 50% battery backup is required.
2. Backup or copy important data (photos, videos, notes) and settings to external storage (Its optional but taking backup is always a good practice].
3. Install USB driver for your device on your PC/Laptop- Download USB Driver.
4. Turn on the USB Debugging mode from Developer Options. Go to Settings-Developer Options [Developer options are hidden by default on all Android device running on Android 4.2 or up. So, to unhide it, go to Settings-About phone on your device and tap Build Number for 7 times) See the image below.
Android Developer Options

All the above pre-requisites are very important and must be followed before proceed to installation guide. If you done with all the above instructions, then follow the steps to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H.

TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery for Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H:

1) Download TWRP 3.1.1 for Galaxy J5 SM-J500H- Download (twrp-3.1.1-1-j53gxx.img.tar).

2) Download latest Odin software for your PC/Laptop- Download Odin

3) Now switch off your phone and press and hold the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons together to boot in to Download Mode (long press until a warning screen appear) and after that press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
Galaxy A7 A700H Download Mode
  
4) Now run the Odin application file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)

5) Now connect your Galaxy J5 SM-J500H to your computer via USB cable

6) In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM4]” at ID:COM section at top left side and “Added!” text at the log box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin.

Odin Screen

7) In Odin screen, under Options tab, make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked, no other option should checked.

Auto Reboot F Reset Time in Odin

8) Now, click on AP button and select the downloaded .tar TWRP file

AP button in Odin screen
9) Finally, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments, it may take approximately 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

10) Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background

Pass in Odin
11) Your device should automatically reboot after completion

12) You can now disconnect your phone from computer by removing the USB cable

13) Now, to boot into recovery mode- first completely switch off your device. Now press and hold Volume Up+Home+Power button together for few seconds until Samsung logo appears. Within few moments the device will boot into recovery mode.
TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery

14) Now you can go back to your normal Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H smartphone mode by selecting "reboot system now" from the recovery menu. The smartphone will boot to normal mode.

Congratulations! you have completed the process to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H. Now your device is running with custom recovery like twrp and you can customize and personalize your device any time by boot into twrp recovery.

Install TWRP 3.1.1 using TWRP Manager:

1. Install TWRP Manager from Google play store on your device.  
2. After installation, open the app and give root permission.
3. Tap on Advanced, then Install Recovery
4. Make sure the correct device from your device screen and tap on Install Recovery
twrp manager

That's it. Use any of the above methods to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H. After installation, you can always boot into the custom recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power button together (while your smartphone is on switch off mode). For any query feel free to contact with us or mention in comment.

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Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500H on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Stock Firmware

If you are looking for a working method to root Galaxy J5 SM-J500H running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, then you are on right place. By following this tutorial, you can easily root your phone within few minutes. In this post, we are going to share CF Auto Root file download link for Samsung Galaxy J5 J500H. To successfully root your phone, you need to follow all the steps carefully.
Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500H

Note: The root package created only for Samsung SM-J500H Galaxy J5 smartphone running on MMB29M.J500HXXU2BQC4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware. Hope the root package will work just fine for all the latest Marshmallow 6.0.1 firmware build for the phone. Do it at your own risk and do it if you know what you going to do. This is only for the advance users.

To complete the root process, you need to download the root file for Galaxy J5 SM-J500H and Odin Software. Download link for both the file is given below. This tutorials is based on Windows PC.

Important Points:

1) Check your battery percentage, should have at least 50% battery power.
2) Turn on the USB Debugging from Developer Options. Go to Settings-Developer Options [Developer options are disabled by default on all Android device running on Android 4.2 or up. So, to activate Developers options, go to Settings-About Phone-Software information and tap Build Number for 7 times) See the image below.
Android Developer Options

3) Download and Install USB driver for your phone- Download
4) Back up important data to SD card (Not compulsory but keeping backup always a good practice)
All the above points are very important before proceed to rooting method. If you are done with all the above pre requisites then follow the step by step guide to root Galaxy J5 sm-J500H running on android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware.

Root Galaxy J5 SM-J500H on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow:

1. First download the CF-Auto-Root root package for Galaxy J5 SM-J500H- Download
2. Now, extract the Zip file. The file having .tar.md5 extension is the main root file.
3. Download Odin software and extract the zip file- Download
4. Now switch off your phone and boot in to Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power button together (Hold the press for few seconds until a warning message screen appear)
Download Mode Key Combination

5. Now press Volume Up key to continue to Download Mode

6. Now start the Odin software as an Administrator (Right click on Odin application file and click on "Run as Administrator")
7. Now connect your phone to computer via USB cable.
Connect phone to pc

8. In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM5 or other]” at ID:COM section at top left side and “Added!” text at the log box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin.
Odin Screen

9. Now, in Odin screen, under Options tab, make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked, no other option should be checked.
Auto Reboot F Reset Time in Odin

10. Now, click on AP button and select the cf-auto-root file having .tar.md5 extension
11. Now, click on the Start button to begin the rooting process, wait few moments.  
12. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background.
`Pass in Odin

13. Your device will automatically reboot after completion. You can now disconnect the phone from computer.
14. Now, to make sure that your Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H is rooted successfully- open applications menu on your phone and find SuperSU app. If the app is present on your phone, then congratulations, you have successfully rooted your device.
SuperSU on app list

15. You can also check your device root status by using Root Checker app which is available free from Google play store.

Congratulations! you have successfully completed the process to root Galaxy J5 sm-J500H running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware. Hope everything goes right for you. If you have any query or stuck at any steps, feel free to contact with us using the contact form or simply comment in this post.
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Build J500HXXU2BQI1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Galaxy J5 SM-J500H

J500HXXU2BQI1: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware is now available at Android Officer. Samsung rolled out the official firmware update for Galaxy J5 SM-J500H. The firmware update recently out by Samsung and the users can manually download it to update their device. The users can also update their device to this new firmware through Samsung Kies or OTA (Over the Air). It is always recommended to update your device with the latest firmware whenever Samsung rolled out as with every update Samsung introduces fixes for bugs (if any), improve/enhance overall performance in OS and sometime introduces new features.

Here you’ll find both official and manual way to update this latest firmware on your Samsung SM-J500H. Scroll through this page to learn how to install stock J500HXXU2BQI1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware on Galaxy J5 SM-J500H. However, flashing or installing official firmware restore device kernel, so root access to your device will be void, means the firmware update will unroot your device (if it was rooted). 

Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H
There are two official ways to update the J500HXXU2BQI1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware, OTA and KIES. However, if you unable to update your device through OTA and Kies, then you can flash stock firmware manually through Odin. AndroidOfficer always recommend you to try official ways (OTA or KIES) first and if official method don’t work then try manual method to flash the stock firmware.

J500HXXU2BQI1 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:

Device: Samsung Galaxy J5
Model: SM-J500H
Version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
PDA: J500HXXU2BQI1

Warning!

The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H. So, don’t try this tutorial on any other Android device and also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. AndroidOfficer is not responsible If anything wrong happens to your device after following this guide, try this at your own risk. However, we believe that if you follow the instructions carefully that mentioned in this guide, your device shouldn’t face any issue.

Pre Requisites:

Before proceeding to update guide, AndroidOfficer recommend to backup all your device data and settings to restore later when you need that. However, official firmware restore all previous data but if your device get stuck at bootloop issue or fall into any error, the backup file will help you to restore all your data.
  1. Check your device battery percentage, make sure that your device have at least 60% battery power (How to Check Battery Percentage on Android Devices)
  2. Backup all your device data and settings to external storage- (How to Backup Android Data and Settings)
  3. Check that USB Debugging is Enabled on your device, otherwise it is not possible to connect and transfer files between PC and Galaxy J5 SM-J500H via USB- (How to Enable/Disable USB Debugging on Android Devices)
  4. Install USB Driver for Galaxy J5 SM-J500H on your PC (Download USB Driver
Note That:
  • If your Galaxy J5 SM-J500H have any Custom ROM installed such as- CyanogenMod ROM, ParanoidAndroid ROM, AOKP ROM, SLIM ROM, PACman ROM, Avatar ROM, Omni ROM, LiquidSmooth ROM, Beanstalk ROM, Carbon ROM etc, then it’ll be replaced by stock firmware.
  • Custom Recovery such as ClockWorkMod Recovery (CWM) or TWRP or Philz Recovery will be replaced by Stock Recovery.

How to Install/Update Official Firmware on Galaxy J5 SM-J500H via OTA (Over the Air):

  1. Turn on Internet connection on your device (should have stable Internet connection)
  2. Go to Settings>>About, and tap on the Update Option from there (If its show “The latest update have already been installed” message, then your device haven’t receive any OTA yet, check back later or try installing through Kies.)
  3. Tap OK to start the download and installation process
  4. Once done, your device will reboot automatically

How to Install/Update Official Firmware on Galaxy J5 SM-J500H via Samsung Kies:

  1. Turn on Internet connection on your device (should have stable Internet connection)
  2. Download and Install Samsung Kies Utility on your PC
  3. Connect your device to PC through USB
  4. Open/Run Samsung Kies, it should automatically detect your device
  5. At the Samsung Kies home screen, you’ll see New Firmware Upgrade is available notification (If it show- “This is the last firmware”, then your device haven’t received the latest firmware on Kies, check back later or try flashing manually through Odin)
  6. Click on the Firmware Upgrade button to start the update process
  7. Follow onscreen instructions
  8. Once done, your device will be reboot automatically
  9. After reboot, you can disconnect your device from PC 
If both the above official way don’t work for you, then download firmware from the below list and follow the manual installation guide as it is.

Download J500HXXU2BQI1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware

Note that: you can flash/install any firmware from the below list if the firmware for your country is not available, except those firmware comes with their carrier name.

[P.S- The list will be updated with rest of the countries/carrier when respective firmware will release]

odin-3.09-home-screen

How to Install/Update Official Firmware on Galaxy J5 SM-J500H Manually through Odin:

  1. Download firmware from the above list and extract the zip file, you should get .tar.md5 file along with few other files.
  2. Download Odin v3.09 and extract the zip file, you should get Odin v3.09.exe file along with other files.
  3. Now Open/Run Odin v3.09.exe file as an administrator (to open program with admin privilege, right click on the Odin v3.09.exe file and click on the “Run as administrator” from the context menu, this is applicable only on Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher PC)
  4. Switch off and boot Galaxy J5 J500H into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons together (long press until the boot screen appear). A warning message will flash, now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  5. Now connect your Galaxy J5 J500H to your PC via USB cable
  6. In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin. (If not, then try connecting through another USB port. If you are using desktop PC, use USB port located at the back of the CPU. If still don’t work, then you should reinstall the USB driver and try again)
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time”options are checked in Odin screen.
  8. Now, click on the AP button and select the .tar.md5 file that you get by extracting the firmware zip file in step 1.
  9. Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, and wait few moments.
  10. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  11. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  12. You can now disconnect/unplug your phone from computer
Congrats! your Galaxy J5 SM-J500H now updated to the J500HXXU2BQI1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware. Now, go to Settings>>About, and verify the firmware update.

How to Fix Bootloop on Galaxy J5 SM-J500H

If anything goes wrong, your device may stuck at booting animation. If your Galaxy J5 SM-J500H stuck at boot animation screen for more than 10 minutes, then follow these instructions:
  • Go to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up+Home+Power buttons together.
  • Now, perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting the reboot system now option. In Recovery Mode use the Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select any option.
Note that: Wipe task process will erase all your device internal memory data but not the external SD card data.

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Root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T T-Mobile on Android 7.0 Nougat Stock Firmware

If you are looking for a working method to root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T running on Android 7.0 Nougat, then you are on right place. By following this tutorial, you can easily root your phone within few minutes. In this post, we are going to share CF Auto Root file download link for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920T. To successfully root your phone, you need to follow all the steps carefully.
Root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T T-Mobile

Note: The root package created only for Samsung SM-N920T Galaxy Note 5 smartphone running on NRD90M.N920TUVU4EQG3 Android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware. Hope the root package will work just fine for all the latest Nougat 7.0 firmware build for the phone. Do it at your own risk and do it if you know what you going to do. This is only for the advance users.

To complete the root process, you need to download the root file for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T and Odin Software. Download link for both the file is given below. This tutorials is based on Windows PC.

Important Points:

1) Check your battery percentage, should have at least 50% battery power.
2) Turn on the USB Debugging from Developer Options. Go to Settings-Developer Options [Developer options are disabled by default on all Android device running on Android 4.2 or up. So, to activate Developers options, go to Settings-About Phone-Software information and tap Build Number for 7 times) See the image below.
Android Developer Options

3) Download and Install USB driver for your phone- Download
4) Back up important data to SD card (Not compulsory but keeping backup always a good practice)
All the above points are very important before proceed to rooting method. If you are done with all the above pre requisites then follow the step by step guide to root Galaxy Note 5 sm-N920T running on android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware.

Root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T on Android 7.0 Nougat:

1. First download the CF-Auto-Root root package for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T- Download
2. Now, extract the Zip file. The file having .tar.md5 extension is the main root file.
3. Download Odin software and extract the zip file- Download
4. Now switch off your phone and boot in to Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power button together (Hold the press for few seconds until a warning message screen appear)
Download Mode Key Combination

5. Now press Volume Up key to continue to Download Mode

6. Now start the Odin software as an Administrator (Right click on Odin application file and click on "Run as Administrator")
7. Now connect your phone to computer via USB cable.
Connect phone to pc

8. In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM5 or other]” at ID:COM section at top left side and “Added!” text at the log box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin.
Odin Screen

9. Now, in Odin screen, under Options tab, make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked, no other option should be checked.
Auto Reboot F Reset Time in Odin

10. Now, click on AP button and select the cf-auto-root file having .tar.md5 extension
11. Now, click on the Start button to begin the rooting process, wait few moments.  
12. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background.
`Pass in Odin

13. Your device will automatically reboot after completion. You can now disconnect the phone from computer.
14. Now, to make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T is rooted successfully- open applications menu on your phone and find SuperSU app. If the app is present on your phone, then congratulations, you have successfully rooted your device.
SuperSU on app list

15. You can also check your device root status by using Root Checker app which is available free from Google play store.

Congratulations! you have successfully completed the process to root Galaxy Note 5 sm-N920T running on Android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware. Hope everything goes right for you. If you have any query or stuck at any steps, feel free to contact with us using the contact form or simply comment in this post.
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Build N920TUVU4EQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat Official for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T

N920TUVU4EQJ3: Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware is now available at Android Officer. Samsung rolled out the official firmware update for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T. The firmware update recently out by Samsung and the users can manually download it to update their device. The users can also update their device to this new firmware through Samsung Kies or OTA (Over the Air). It is always recommended to update your device with the latest firmware whenever Samsung rolled out as with every update Samsung introduces fixes for bugs (if any), improve/enhance overall performance in OS and sometime introduces new features.

Here you’ll find both official and manual way to update this latest firmware on your Samsung SM-N920T. Scroll through this page to learn how to install stock N920TUVU4EQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T. However, flashing or installing official firmware restore device kernel, so root access to your device will be void, means the firmware update will unroot your device (if it was rooted). 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T
There are two official ways to update the N920TUVU4EQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware, OTA and KIES. However, if you unable to update your device through OTA and Kies, then you can flash stock firmware manually through Odin. AndroidOfficer always recommend you to try official ways (OTA or KIES) first and if official method don’t work then try manual method to flash the stock firmware.

N920TUVU4EQJ3 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Model: SM-N920T
Version: Android 7.0 Nougat
PDA: N920TUVU4EQJ3

Warning!

The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T. So, don’t try this tutorial on any other Android device and also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. AndroidOfficer is not responsible If anything wrong happens to your device after following this guide, try this at your own risk. However, we believe that if you follow the instructions carefully that mentioned in this guide, your device shouldn’t face any issue.

Pre Requisites:

Before proceeding to update guide, AndroidOfficer recommend to backup all your device data and settings to restore later when you need that. However, official firmware restore all previous data but if your device get stuck at bootloop issue or fall into any error, the backup file will help you to restore all your data.
  1. Check your device battery percentage, make sure that your device have at least 60% battery power (How to Check Battery Percentage on Android Devices)
  2. Backup all your device data and settings to external storage- (How to Backup Android Data and Settings)
  3. Check that USB Debugging is Enabled on your device, otherwise it is not possible to connect and transfer files between PC and Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T via USB- (How to Enable/Disable USB Debugging on Android Devices)
  4. Install USB Driver for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T on your PC (Download USB Driver
Note That:
  • If your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T have any Custom ROM installed such as- CyanogenMod ROM, ParanoidAndroid ROM, AOKP ROM, SLIM ROM, PACman ROM, Avatar ROM, Omni ROM, LiquidSmooth ROM, Beanstalk ROM, Carbon ROM etc, then it’ll be replaced by stock firmware.
  • Custom Recovery such as ClockWorkMod Recovery (CWM) or TWRP or Philz Recovery will be replaced by Stock Recovery.

How to Install/Update Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T via OTA (Over the Air):

  1. Turn on Internet connection on your device (should have stable Internet connection)
  2. Go to Settings>>About, and tap on the Update Option from there (If its show “The latest update have already been installed” message, then your device haven’t receive any OTA yet, check back later or try installing through Kies.)
  3. Tap OK to start the download and installation process
  4. Once done, your device will reboot automatically

How to Install/Update Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T via Samsung Kies:

  1. Turn on Internet connection on your device (should have stable Internet connection)
  2. Download and Install Samsung Kies Utility on your PC
  3. Connect your device to PC through USB
  4. Open/Run Samsung Kies, it should automatically detect your device
  5. At the Samsung Kies home screen, you’ll see New Firmware Upgrade is available notification (If it show- “This is the last firmware”, then your device haven’t received the latest firmware on Kies, check back later or try flashing manually through Odin)
  6. Click on the Firmware Upgrade button to start the update process
  7. Follow onscreen instructions
  8. Once done, your device will be reboot automatically
  9. After reboot, you can disconnect your device from PC 
If both the above official way don’t work for you, then download firmware from the below list and follow the manual installation guide as it is.

Download N920TUVU4EQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware

Note that: you can flash/install any firmware from the below list if the firmware for your country is not available, except those firmware comes with their carrier name.

[P.S- The list will be updated with rest of the countries/carrier when respective firmware will release]

odin-3.09-home-screen

How to Install/Update Official Firmware on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T Manually through Odin:

  1. Download firmware from the above list and extract the zip file, you should get .tar.md5 file along with few other files.
  2. Download Odin v3.09 and extract the zip file, you should get Odin v3.09.exe file along with other files.
  3. Now Open/Run Odin v3.09.exe file as an administrator (to open program with admin privilege, right click on the Odin v3.09.exe file and click on the “Run as administrator” from the context menu, this is applicable only on Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher PC)
  4. Switch off and boot Galaxy Note 5 N920T into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons together (long press until the boot screen appear). A warning message will flash, now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  5. Now connect your Galaxy Note 5 N920T to your PC via USB cable
  6. In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin. (If not, then try connecting through another USB port. If you are using desktop PC, use USB port located at the back of the CPU. If still don’t work, then you should reinstall the USB driver and try again)
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time”options are checked in Odin screen.
  8. Now, click on the AP button and select the .tar.md5 file that you get by extracting the firmware zip file in step 1.
  9. Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, and wait few moments.
  10. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  11. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  12. You can now disconnect/unplug your phone from computer
Congrats! your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T now updated to the N920TUVU4EQJ3 Android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware. Now, go to Settings>>About, and verify the firmware update.

How to Fix Bootloop on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T

If anything goes wrong, your device may stuck at booting animation. If your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T stuck at boot animation screen for more than 10 minutes, then follow these instructions:
  • Go to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up+Home+Power buttons together.
  • Now, perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting the reboot system now option. In Recovery Mode use the Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select any option.
Note that: Wipe task process will erase all your device internal memory data but not the external SD card data.

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Install TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S

Download and install the latest TWRP 3.1.1 custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S. By following this easy step by step tutorial, anyone can install the latest twrp recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S smartphone. The new twrp 3.1.1 offered a many more new customization features than the previous releases. All the new features and customization options that coming with this latest twrp version is given later part of this tutorial.
TWRP Recovery for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S

Before proceed to download and install the custom recovery, you should know that why we need custom recovery over stock recovery. Do you know the benefits of having a custom recovery on your android phone? Stock recovery have limited options and have many limitations regarding device backup, software update and others. But with a custom recovery installed like TWRP, you'll have more advanced customization options such as- backup and restore full system, flashing custom rom, flashing custom kernerls, clear DalVik cache, remove bloatware apps or default apps, install .zip files from other sources, gaining root access, do nandroid backup, overclocking cpu frequencies and many more.

What is TWRP Custom Recovery:

TWRP is an open source, community project, developed by TeamWin. Team Win was originally formed to work on porting WiMAX to CM7 for the HTC EVO 4G. After that start working on a recovery project that support more and more devices. Today TWRP is the leading custom recovery for Android phones.
team win twrp recovery project

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S with custom recovery installed will allow more customization, optimization, personalization, update and troubleshooting features. The latest twrp 3.1.1 recovery packs with many new features like above. Check out whats new coming with this release of twrp recovery.

TWRP 3.1.1 New Features:

  • Backups will now include adopted storage keys (Dees_Troy)
  • Fixed an adb restore issue (bigbiff)
  • Fixed rebooting when no OS is present (Dees_Troy)
  • Fixed line wrapping in the GUI terminal (_that)
  • Updated TWRP source code to AOSP 7.1.2 (Dees_Troy)Updated TWRP source code to AOSP 7.1.2

Important Notes:

1. This TWRP Recovery file is only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S model and not for any other android device.
2. Do not use this method to install custom recovery in any other android phone, you may hard brick your device.
3. This TWRP Recovery tutorial is only for unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the smartphone.
4. You should do it at your own risk, we are not responsible if anything happen to your device after following this guide.
5. The tutorials is based on Windows PC.

Requirements:

1. Check your device battery power, at least 50% battery backup is required.
2. Backup or copy important data (photos, videos, notes) and settings to external storage (Its optional but taking backup is always a good practice].
3. Install USB driver for your device on your PC/Laptop- Download USB Driver.
4. Turn on the USB Debugging mode from Developer Options. Go to Settings-Developer Options [Developer options are hidden by default on all Android device running on Android 4.2 or up. So, to unhide it, go to Settings-About phone on your device and tap Build Number for 7 times) See the image below.
Android Developer Options

All the above pre-requisites are very important and must be followed before proceed to installation guide. If you done with all the above instructions, then follow the steps to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S.

TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S:

1) Download TWRP 3.1.1 for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S- Download (twrp-3.1.1-0-noblelteskt.img.tar).

2) Download latest Odin software for your PC/Laptop- Download Odin

3) Now switch off your phone and press and hold the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons together to boot in to Download Mode (long press until a warning screen appear) and after that press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
Galaxy A7 A700H Download Mode
  
4) Now run the Odin application file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)

5) Now connect your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S to your computer via USB cable

6) In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM4]” at ID:COM section at top left side and “Added!” text at the log box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin.

Odin Screen

7) In Odin screen, under Options tab, make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked, no other option should checked.

Auto Reboot F Reset Time in Odin

8) Now, click on AP button and select the downloaded .tar TWRP file

AP button in Odin screen
9) Finally, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments, it may take approximately 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

10) Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background

Pass in Odin
11) Your device should automatically reboot after completion

12) You can now disconnect your phone from computer by removing the USB cable

13) Now, to boot into recovery mode- first completely switch off your device. Now press and hold Volume Up+Home+Power button together for few seconds until Samsung logo appears. Within few moments the device will boot into recovery mode.
TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery

14) Now you can go back to your normal Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S smartphone mode by selecting "reboot system now" from the recovery menu. The smartphone will boot to normal mode.

Congratulations! you have completed the process to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S. Now your device is running with custom recovery like twrp and you can customize and personalize your device any time by boot into twrp recovery.

Install TWRP 3.1.1 using TWRP Manager:

1. Install TWRP Manager from Google play store on your device.  
2. After installation, open the app and give root permission.
3. Tap on Advanced, then Install Recovery
4. Make sure the correct device from your device screen and tap on Install Recovery
twrp manager

That's it. Use any of the above methods to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920S. After installation, you can always boot into the custom recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power button together (while your smartphone is on switch off mode). For any query feel free to contact with us or mention in comment.

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Install TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L Korea

Download and install the latest TWRP 3.1.1 custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L. By following this easy step by step tutorial, anyone can install the latest twrp recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L smartphone. The new twrp 3.1.1 offered a many more new customization features than the previous releases. All the new features and customization options that coming with this latest twrp version is given later part of this tutorial.
TWRP Recovery for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L

Before proceed to download and install the custom recovery, you should know that why we need custom recovery over stock recovery. Do you know the benefits of having a custom recovery on your android phone? Stock recovery have limited options and have many limitations regarding device backup, software update and others. But with a custom recovery installed like TWRP, you'll have more advanced customization options such as- backup and restore full system, flashing custom rom, flashing custom kernerls, clear DalVik cache, remove bloatware apps or default apps, install .zip files from other sources, gaining root access, do nandroid backup, overclocking cpu frequencies and many more.

What is TWRP Custom Recovery:

TWRP is an open source, community project, developed by TeamWin. Team Win was originally formed to work on porting WiMAX to CM7 for the HTC EVO 4G. After that start working on a recovery project that support more and more devices. Today TWRP is the leading custom recovery for Android phones.
team win twrp recovery project

Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L with custom recovery installed will allow more customization, optimization, personalization, update and troubleshooting features. The latest twrp 3.1.1 recovery packs with many new features like above. Check out whats new coming with this release of twrp recovery.

TWRP 3.1.1 New Features:

  • Backups will now include adopted storage keys (Dees_Troy)
  • Fixed an adb restore issue (bigbiff)
  • Fixed rebooting when no OS is present (Dees_Troy)
  • Fixed line wrapping in the GUI terminal (_that)
  • Updated TWRP source code to AOSP 7.1.2 (Dees_Troy)Updated TWRP source code to AOSP 7.1.2

Important Notes:

1. This TWRP Recovery file is only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L model and not for any other android device.
2. Do not use this method to install custom recovery in any other android phone, you may hard brick your device.
3. This TWRP Recovery tutorial is only for unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the smartphone.
4. You should do it at your own risk, we are not responsible if anything happen to your device after following this guide.
5. The tutorials is based on Windows PC.

Requirements:

1. Check your device battery power, at least 50% battery backup is required.
2. Backup or copy important data (photos, videos, notes) and settings to external storage (Its optional but taking backup is always a good practice].
3. Install USB driver for your device on your PC/Laptop- Download USB Driver.
4. Turn on the USB Debugging mode from Developer Options. Go to Settings-Developer Options [Developer options are hidden by default on all Android device running on Android 4.2 or up. So, to unhide it, go to Settings-About phone on your device and tap Build Number for 7 times) See the image below.
Android Developer Options

All the above pre-requisites are very important and must be followed before proceed to installation guide. If you done with all the above instructions, then follow the steps to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L.

TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L:

1) Download TWRP 3.1.1 for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L- Download (twrp-3.1.1-0-noblelteskt.img.tar).

2) Download latest Odin software for your PC/Laptop- Download Odin

3) Now switch off your phone and press and hold the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons together to boot in to Download Mode (long press until a warning screen appear) and after that press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
Galaxy A7 A700H Download Mode
  
4) Now run the Odin application file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)

5) Now connect your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L to your computer via USB cable

6) In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM4]” at ID:COM section at top left side and “Added!” text at the log box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin.

Odin Screen

7) In Odin screen, under Options tab, make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked, no other option should checked.

Auto Reboot F Reset Time in Odin

8) Now, click on AP button and select the downloaded .tar TWRP file

AP button in Odin screen
9) Finally, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments, it may take approximately 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

10) Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background

Pass in Odin
11) Your device should automatically reboot after completion

12) You can now disconnect your phone from computer by removing the USB cable

13) Now, to boot into recovery mode- first completely switch off your device. Now press and hold Volume Up+Home+Power button together for few seconds until Samsung logo appears. Within few moments the device will boot into recovery mode.
TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery

14) Now you can go back to your normal Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L smartphone mode by selecting "reboot system now" from the recovery menu. The smartphone will boot to normal mode.

Congratulations! you have completed the process to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L. Now your device is running with custom recovery like twrp and you can customize and personalize your device any time by boot into twrp recovery.

Install TWRP 3.1.1 using TWRP Manager:

1. Install TWRP Manager from Google play store on your device.  
2. After installation, open the app and give root permission.
3. Tap on Advanced, then Install Recovery
4. Make sure the correct device from your device screen and tap on Install Recovery
twrp manager

That's it. Use any of the above methods to install TWRP 3.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920L. After installation, you can always boot into the custom recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power button together (while your smartphone is on switch off mode). For any query feel free to contact with us or mention in comment.

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