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Build N920PVPU3DQG2, Android 7, Sprint Galaxy Note 5 Software Update


Sprint Galaxy Note 5 software update is available for download. A new firmware build released and rolling out for the smartphone. The firmware is based on android 7.0 nougat and software version is PDA N920PVPU3DQG2 and CSC N920PSPT3DQG2. If you own the phone then keep reading this post to know everything about the update.

The phone receiving android nougat software update from few months back and this is another updated firmware. If you yet to update your device with this latest android firmware then follow this guide to install on your phone. 
Sprint Galaxy Note 5 Software Update

You should always update your phone whenever a new firmware released. Because with every update, Samsung introduce bug fixes (if there is any), improve system performance, update security level and sometimes introduce new feature.

You can update your Galaxy Note 5 Sprint phone with the new build N920PVPU3DQG2 through OTA or using Odin software. OTA is the official method, use phone in build feature to update latest firmware. Other than OTA, you can manually download the firmware and install on your phone using Odin application on PC.  

Scroll through this page to learn how to install official stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920P phone. 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 before). You can root your phone again after completing the update process.

N920PVPU3DQG2 Firmware Details:

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Model: SM-N920P
Country: Sprint (CDMA)
Product Code: SPR
Version: Android 7.0 Nougat


The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920P. 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 (Battery % Option)
  2. Backup all your device data and settings to external storage- (Data Backup in Android)
  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-N920P via USB- (USB Debugging in Android)
  4. Install USB Driver for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920P on your PC (Download USB Driver
Note That:
  • If your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920P 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.

Sprint Galaxy Note 5 Software Update via OTA:

  1. Turn on Internet/WiFi on your phone (should have stable Internet connection).
  2. Go to Settings>>About device, and tap on the Download updates manually option. (If its show “The latest updates 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.
sprint galaxy note 5 ota update

OTA may get delay to receive the update. You can always download the firmware manually and install using the second method. Lets continue to manual update process.

Sprint Galaxy Note 5 Software Update through Odin:

Step 1: First download the firmware from below and extract the zip file, you should get .tar.md5 file along with few other files.

Download N920PVPU3DQG2 Firmware

Step 2: Download latest Odin Software and extract the zip file, you should get Odin application file having .exe file extension along with other files.

Step 3: Now Open/Run Odin application file as an administrator (to open program with admin privilege, right click on the Odin software file and click on “Run as administrator” from the context menu, this is applicable only on Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher PC).
Odin Software
Step 4: Now switch off and boot galaxy note 5 into download mode by pressing and holding the volume down+home+power buttons together (long press until the boot screen appears). A warning message will flash, now press volume up key to proceed to "download mode".
download mode key combination
download mode

Step 5: Now connect your phone to computer via phone USB cable.
connect phone to pc

Step 6: In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7 or anything else]” 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)

Step 7: Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time”options are checked in Odin screen.
Odin detected phone

Step 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.

Step 9: Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, and wait few moments.
Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background.
odin pass message
    Your phone should automatically reboot after completion. You can now disconnect/unplug phone USB cable from computer.
    Congrats! your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920P now updated to the N920PVPU3DQG2 Android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware. Now, go to Settings>>About device, and verify the firmware update.

    Fix Bootloop on Sprint Galaxy Note 5

    If anything goes wrong, your device may stuck at booting animation. If your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920P 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.
    Sprint Galaxy Note 5 Recover Mode

    Note that: Wipe task process will erase all your device internal memory data but not the external SD card data.

    Hope you like the Sprint Galaxy Note 5 software update guide. If you have any query then comment below. We will try to solve as soon as possible. Keep visit this site for more new tips and tutorials on android.

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