Samsung has released the latest Marshmallow 6.0.1 firmware update for all its Galaxy Note 5 devices in Canada. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official OTA update is being launched in phases that means not all Galaxy Note 5 users will receive the new update at the same time. The new update can be installed manually using the Odin tool, so to learn how you can manually install this new update for your device, check all the guidelines from below. The Odin app can be used also for restoring your Galaxy Note 5 device to the stock firmware in case you have installed a custom ROM.
Please note that these instructions should be applied only by advanced Galaxy Note 5 users. So if you want to manually install the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 5 before starting the flashing procedure, first check the prerequisites listed below:
- Check the model of your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and make sure it is the SM – N920W8 model. Do not try to update any other different models with the files found in this post. You’ll find the model number of your device under Settings-> About Phone.
- Download from here and install on your computer the Samsung USB Drivers. These USB drivers will allow Odin tool to detect your device.
- Enable the USB Debugging option from your device’s Developer Options menu. In case you can’t see Developer Options go to Settings-> About Phone and then tap seven times on the Build Number section. If you return to Settings, you will find there the Developer Options menu listed.
- If your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphone is rooted, you should know that the root access won’t survive the update. Furthermore, any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with the stock Android recovery.
- If you want to flash the new update over a custom ROM, the Factory Reset process is needed in order to force your smartphone to boot in normal mode. The Factory Reset process wipes clean the system partition without deleting any data from the internal storage of your device. It only deletes the installed applications and the custom ROM files, for your device to successfully boot with Android 6.0.1 official firmware. You will find the steps for Factory Resetting your device at the end of this post.
- This guide should follow only by advanced users and we cannot be blamed in case you brick your smartphone or you’ll lose data files in the process.
- Charge your smartphone before initiating the flashing operation because if your Galaxy Note 5 smartphone runs out of power during the process an unexpected shutdown might occur.
How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920W8 with ODIN
- On your computer, download from here Android 6.0.1 MM firmware archive. Make sure you grab the archive file that corresponds to your Canadian carrier.
- When the download is over, unzip the archived files and save them on your computer. You’ll obtain the tar.md5 update file, don’t unzip it.
- Download from here the Odin 3.10.7 zip files on your computer and extract the files.
- Power off your Galaxy Note 5 device and then boot it into Download Mode.
- Launch Odin exe on your computer.
- Connect the smartphone to the computer using the USB cable and wait for Odin to detect the smartphone. If the smartphone is not added, then you will have to reinstall the Samsung USB drivers one more time.
- In ODIN, click the AP button and load the Android 6.0.1 tar.md5 firmware update file. Make sure that the ‘’Re-partition’’ option is not enabled under the Odin “options” tab.
- Click START to begin the update process of your Galaxy Note 5 device.
- When the update is completed you will see the PASS message displayed by ODIN and the device reboots.
- You can unplug the smartphone from the computer when the “optimizing apps” screen loads.
- The first boot after the installation of Android 6.0.1 will take more than usual to complete. If the reboot is unsuccessful, check the “notes” from below.
If ODIN is showing the FAIL alert or any other errors stop you from installing the new official ROM, you’ll will have to repeat the tutorial one more time and make sure that your Galaxy Note 5 meets all requirements and that you follow all steps of the above tutorial.
If ODIN is showing the PASS message, but your device enters into a boot loop or it getting stuck at the boot animation screen, you have to Factory Reset it. You should apply the Factory Reset steps listed below in case you have installed the new Android 6.0.1 official firmware over a custom ROM, also.
How to Factory Reset Your Device
- Power off the smartphone and boot it into Recovery Mode.
- Select “wipe data/ factory reset” and confirm.
- Once Factory Reset process is completed, reboot your Galaxy Note 5 in normal mode.