galaxy note 5 marshmallow root

It has been less than a day since the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T and there is already a root method to install SuperSU. If your Note 5 is running on Lollipop, you can follow this guide to update to Marshmallow.

Now that you are enjoying a piece of Marshmallow based on TouchWiz, you can also root it and install SuperSU to grant root access to various applications. Again, as in the case of flashing the firmware, you will need a custom kernel, a custom recovery and the SuperSU file.

There is still confusion as to why there is a Marshmallow firmware available for the Note 5 when Samsung didn’t have any update plans for at least another month. However, this build is working fine and with root access, it can be used as a daily driver.

How to root Note 5 Marshmallow firmware

Rooting process

  1. Launch Odin on your computer.
  2. Click on AP and select the kernel file which ends with .tar extension.
  3. Take your phone and turn it off. Go to Download Mode by pressing the volume down, home and power buttons at the same time and then connect it to the computer using a USB cable.
  4. Click the Start button on Odin.
  5. Now that the kernel is installed, turn the phone off and boot into recovery mode by pressing the volume up, home and power buttons.
  6. Inside recovery, go to Install and choose the SuperSU zip file.
  7. Swipe to flash.

Then reboot your phone. You have successfully rooted your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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