How To Root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via Odin

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4 released with Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420, 4GB RAM, Google Android 5.1.1  and 15.9 MP in September, 2015. So if you have this Samsung’s high-end specification flagship device and want to get much of it then you’ll need to root it in order to install third-party apps that need administrative rights, custom ROMs, custom recoveries, improved battery life and much more. All you need to have a Windows-based computer and in this guide we’ll use Odin flashing tool to root Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4.

Thanks to Chainfire for providing the CF-Auto Root package for these devices. Now go ahead and follow the given instructions.

Things To Remember:

Note: This guide can be used only for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4 running on Android 6.0.1 with built id MMB29K.N920R4TYU2BPB6.

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.

Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4 should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.

Steps To Root Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4 using CF-Auto Root:

Step No 1:- First download and install Samsung USB Drivers for your Galaxy Note 5 on your PC. If you have already Samsung USB Drivers installed on your PC then Skip this Step and go ahead.

USB Logo

Step No 2Download CF-Auto Root file on your PC and unzip the root files on the desktop. Once the file are extracted, you’ll see these files:

Chainfire Root File for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4

Step No 3:- Turn OFF the Galaxy Note 5 to boot into Download Mode.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4

Step No 4:- Now turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power keys at same time for a few seconds to enter into Download Mode.

Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4

Step No 5:- While your phone is in the Download mode and shows a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign, then press the Volume Up key to continue.

Step No 6:- Run Odin3 that you have already downloaded (Step No 2) and you can find it in the extracted files on your computer.

Open Odin3.07 for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4

Step No 7:- Connect your device with PC using its USB data cable.

Step No 8:- Once the Galaxy Note 5 is connected to the computer successfully, “Added” message will be displayed on Odin automatically after the device is recognized.

Step No 9:- Click on the AP button in Odin and select the CF-Auto-Root.tar file.

Add PDA Odin 3.07 for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4

Odin3.07 PDA file for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4

Step No 10:- Next, click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the Flashing process.

Start Odin3.10.6 Flash Samsung Galaxy

Step No 11:- This flashing process might take 30-50 seconds to finish the rooting process on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4. After the rooting process is successfully completed, a Green Box with Pass text will be appeared in Odin and your device will re-boot automatically.

Odin3.07 Flash Completed for Samsung Galaxy

Step No 12:-  Now, disconnect your phone from the PC. Open Applications Menu on your Smartphone and Find SuperSU App to check either your device is successfully rooted or not. If you can see the SuperSU app then you administrative rights over the internal file system of your device.

SuperSU Installed on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920R4

You can also install Root Checker app to verify that your device is successfully rooted or not.

Root Checker
Root Checker
Developer: joeykrim
Price: Free+

Still confusion? Watch this video and I hope that it will help you to root your Galaxy Note 5.

Please tell us in the comments area below if you have any issue or question while following the above guide.