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Root DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 on Galaxy Note 5 N920G Nougat Official Firmware

This complete guide is on how to root DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware running on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920G. This firmware has arrived in due time, after Samsung updated the international Note 5 variant, it was only right for others to follow. The new update brings in some exceptional features and functions. However, root is still a very valid utility many users still use. Hundreds of root apps, ability to apply third-party packages and install system themes are some functions root promises to add. Nonetheless, if you have updated your Note 5 to Nougat, your previous root status would have been reverted to stock. Whether you are rooting for the first time or regaining root, the procedure mentioned below works for all. For rooting DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 Nougat, we will be utilizing SuperSU coupled with TWRP custom recovery. It is expected that you have TWRP installed before proceeding, if you haven’t then read: How to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy Note 5 N920G. Make sure you have TWRP custom recovery installed before proceeding. To get a more full fledged description on root and its accompanying benefits, 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 N920GDDU3CQC7 build. You can root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G on DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware using the tutorial below.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 LTE N920G 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.

Root DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0

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 (TeamAndroid.com) 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 DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 on Galaxy Note 5 N920G:

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy Note 5 N920G is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 7.0 DDU3CQC7 Nougat:

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-N920G.

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 Nougat.

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?

3. 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.

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root Galaxy Note 5 LTE N920G on DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 official firmware.

How to Root Note 5 N920G with SuperSU Package on Android 7.0 Nougat

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Note 5 N920G with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:

  • This root method tutorial is only for Note 5 SM-N920G. Please do not try on any other Note 5 LTE variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • Your Note 5 should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.
  • You should have TWRP custom recovery installed.
  • Your phone should be on DDU3CQC7 Android 7.0 firmware.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download SuperSU v2.79 for Galaxy Note 5 on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy Note 5 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card / internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone.

Step 5 – Boot into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up, Power and Home button simultaneously until Samsung logo shows up.

Step 6 – In TWRP recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

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