Install and Root Marshmallow on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5

Install and Root Marshmallow on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5

In the month of September last year Android released its latest version, Android Marshmallow. This latest update brings so many improvements in performance of Android OS. Doze is one of the best power saving feature of this latest update which has received a lot of good reviews by the users all around the world. Doze capability to increase standby time of your device is excellent. Few more interesting features included are App Permissions, Google Now On Tap, Nexus Imprint i.e native fingerprint support, all these great features delivers more personalized and overall a better user experience with your device.

We all know that Samsung is not popular for releasing updates to their devices as soon as the latest version of Android hits the market, and the main reason to delay the upgrades due to its lots of TouchWiz customizations. But surprisingly this time it seems that they are right on track in their process of upgrade. Recently one of the most active and senior Xda member danon.brown manage to receive an Android Marshmallow OTA update on his Samsung T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, though the build is not the final build of the update, but everything seems to work just fine.

This is not the official release of the update, but danon.brown somehow manage to receive the OTA. With the support of some other Xda-devs, they were successfully able to pull the system dump of the update not only this but they even released an ODIN flashable ROM for everyone else to try it out.

Follow this simple step by step guide to install and root Android Marshmallow update on your Samsung T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5.

Caution: If you follow the steps of this guide your device warranty may no longer be void and the Knox counter will trip. So proceed further at your own risk. And don’t forget to perform data backup, just in case if anything goes wrong at your end.


  • Samsung T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5
  • Windows Based PC
  • Stock data cable
  • Odin v3.10.7
  • Custom Kernel
  • Custom Recovery
  • SuperSUv-2.52

Install and Root Android Marshmallow Update on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5

  • Step 1: First download all the files from the above listed links.
  • Step 2: From the Settings app of your device enable the Oem Unlock in the Developer Options.
  • Step 3: To do so, open Settings of your device >> then tap on About Phone and then tap on Build Number few times, until you see a message which says ‘You are a Developer’.
  • Step 4: After performing the above step, go to Developer Options and enable the Oem Unlock option.
  • Step 5: Now after that, enable the USB Debugging on your Galaxy Note 5 by going into the Settings >> Developer Options.
  • Step 6: Now switch to Download Mode:
    • Power-off your device first.
    • Then Press VolumeDown + Home + Power ON keys simultaneously and hold them.
    • Don’t release the buttons, just wait for few seconds for yellow triangle warning message to appear on screen with exclamation sign inside.
    • Carefully read the warning message.
    • Now press the VolumeUp key to continue to Download mode.
    • You should see Download mode in red text in the upper left corner of screen.
  • Step 7: Launch Odin v3.10.7.exe.
  • Step 8: Then connect your device to your PC by using stock USB cable.
  • Step 9: Now extract the downloaded ROM zip file on your PC.
  • Step 10: Add all files in Odin as shown in screenshot.


  • Step 11: The Pit file must be added in the Pit tab of Odin.
  • Step 12: After adding all files click start button and wait for it to finish.
  • Step 13: Now flash the Kernel through Odin:
    • Again boot your device into the download mode.
    • Remove .md5 from KERNEL_N920T(2DOK5)-M_SU-SUPPORT.tar.md5 and rename it to KERNEL_N920T(2DOK5)-M_SU-SUPPORT.tar.
    • Select the file in Odin AP tab.
    • Then click on Start button.
  • Step 14: Now Flash Custom Recovery:
    • Boot your device into Download mode.
    • Click on AP tab of Odin and select twrp- file.
    • Hit the Start button.
  • Step 15: After the installation is finished successfully, boot your device into recovery mode.
    • Press and hold Power + VolumeUp + Home keys altogether.
    • Once your device get into the Custom Recovery Mode flash the SuperSU zip file in the custom recovery.
    • Don’t forget to transfer the to your device before proceeding.
    • In custom recovery tap on Install option and then browse for the SuperSU zip file.
    • After selecting SuperSU zip file, confirm to install it.
    • Finally reboot your device.


Now you can enjoy the Rooted TouchWiz update on your Samsung T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5. Share your views regarding the new update in the comment section below. And feel free to post any query related with the process of installation.

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