Launched last year with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone has not received the Android Nougat update so far. Although the new update is already out for many devices. The Samsung Company has not said, for now, anything about updating Nougat Galaxy Note 5 smartphone.
If you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone and want to run Android 7.0 Nougat, you need to flash it manually.
The firmware is based on Android 7.0 Nougat and is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 model numbers SM-N920C, N920I, N920G and N920K/L/S smartphone. Don’t try to install it on any other device.
The firmware will add pretty much all the features expected from Samsung smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat. It is slightly bloated and fully rooted with magisk 11.1. Other features include a hidden lock on the status bar, screen capture, and so on.
Before installing the Android 7.0 Nougat on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 make sure that the following prerequisites are met:
- Your Galaxy Note 5 is running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM or higher.
- You have installed a custom recovery software to complete the installation. We suggest you the TWRP custom recovery software.
- Create a full backup of your device’s data before starting the flashing of this firmware. Since you will be going for a complete wipe of the device, it’s necessary to create a backup and save your important data. Make also a Nandroid backup and save the current Android OS, to be able to go back if anything goes wrong.
Install the Android 7.0 Nougat based firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Download from here the Android Nougat firmware and copy it to USB storage device.
- Switch off the Galaxy Note 5 smartphone and reboot it into the stock recovery mode by holding the Volume down + Home + Power buttons at once.
- Once in the recovery mode, select ‘apply update from SD card or external storage’ and choose the firmware file that you copied earlier in the USB storage device.
- Wait for the installation process to finish.
- Now your smartphone will reboot into the new Android 7.0 Nougat firmware.
Note that the first reboot may take some time.