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Root XXU2AOK7 Android 5.1.1 on Galaxy Note 5 N920C Official Firmware

XXU2AOK7 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware running on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920C can now be rooted through this simple guide. The software update in itself doesn’t bring anything major but once you get updated to it, you will lose your previous root status. In order to root again, you can follow our detailed guide below. As for users rooting their phones for the first time, the process will remain the same hence this guide applies to them as well. XXU2AOK7 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware can be rooted thanks to SkyHigh TW custom kernel. After some major changes in Android’s source code in recent 5.1 Lollipop releases, Auto-Root is no longer compatible. Nonetheless, we believe flashing a custom kernel is just as easy. Not sure whether to root your Nexus 5? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. The only sacrifice you will be making when you root is the fact that you would lose your warranty. Before proceeding make sure phone is on N920CXXU2AOK7 build. You can root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C on XXU2AOK7 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop official firmware using the tutorial below.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root XXU2AOK7 Android 5.1.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 LTE N920C using a custom Recovery and SuperSU package. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out the root method tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose anything. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your phone, i.e Titanium Backup. Read our list of the essential root apps you should install! The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.


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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root XXU2AOK7 Android 5.1.1 on Galaxy Note 5 N920C:

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy Note 5 N920C is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 5.1.1 XXU2AOK7 Lollipop:

You may be interested in the following Galaxy Note 5 related articles:

NOTE: This root method tutorial is only for the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C (Exynos Octa-core CPU).

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 5 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Lollipop.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy Note 5 LTE N920C on XXU2AOK7 Android 5.1.1 official firmware.

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Taimur Akmal

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