Root & Recovery

How to Root T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 N920T

NOTE: Android 6,7,8,9 and Finally 10 is here so you won’t be needing this Guide but still we are leaving it here for the people who might need it.

Cheers, people! World’s first Galaxy Note 5 root has at last arrived. We provided a TWRP for Galaxy Note 5 in the morning and here we have the root for it.

One of the developers on XDA-Forum Manh_IT who brought out the unofficial TWRP recovery seems to have succeeded with his test custom kernel with auto-root for the T-Mobile Note 5.

For the unknown, the only way to root Samsung’s 5.1.1 firmware build (which Note 5 also ships with) is to install/flash a custom kernel with root baked-in. Thankfully, Manh_IT has successfully built one such kernel called Noble Kernel for the T-Mobile Note 5.

The kernel has been verified by a number of users to be working and doing its job, however, you may like to consider a few important things before flashing a custom kernel on your to get root.

First thing, you’ll trip the KNOX counter on your T-Mobile Note 5 by flashing a custom kernel with auto-root, which will void the warranty on your device. We know some of you would pass the loss of warranty issue, however, tripping the KNOX counter may also disable (forever) one of the most exciting features on your Note 5 — Samsung Pay. Be completely sure of the risks involved before you flash this custom kernel to your T-Mobile Note 5.

That said, rooting is the most fun thing you could do on your shiny new Android device. Let’s get started:


 Download TWRP Recovery for T-Mobile Note 5 N920T (.tar)

How to Root T-Mobile Note 5 N920T

  1. Install TWRP Recovery using Odin.
    └ Get the TWRP recovery .tar.md5 file from the download link above.
  2. Boot into TWRP recovery and take a full backup (optional) from the recovery options.
  3. Flash SuperSU zip from TWRP recovery.

To verify root access, download a root checker app from the Play Store.

[appbox googleplay com.joeykrim.rootcheck&hl=en]

Happy Androiding!

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