Use the following guide to root UVU4EQC6 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware installed on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 N920T. The TMobile variant has been finally updated to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and with this guide, you would be able to enjoy it with root. As a utility, root is possibly one of the oldest and also the most versatile. Giving you the options of installing ROMs, themes and root apps, it certainly seems as a must. As this is a major software upgrade from Samsung, it means once you update, the previous root status would be lost hence you would be required to go through the root process again. Thankfully, we have the procedure explained fully right below. If you follow the guide carefully, you will be running root within minutes. The tools we will use include TWRP custom recovery and also, SuperSU. It is assumed that you have already installed TWRP custom recovery, if you haven’t then read: How to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy Note 5 N920T. 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 N920TUVU4EQC6 build. You can root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T on UVU4EQC6 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 UVU4EQC6 Android 7.0 on T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 LTE N920T 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. 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.
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 UVU4EQC6 Android 7.0 on Galaxy Note 5 N920T:
OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy Note 5 N920T is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 7.0 UVU4EQC6 Nougat:
You may be interested in the following Galaxy Note 5 related articles:
- TWRP Recovery: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Note 5.
- Enter Recovery Mode: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Galaxy Note 5.
- Install Nougat: How to Try and Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Galaxy Note 5 custom ROMs, click here!
NOTE: This root method tutorial is only for the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T by T-Mobile.
T-Mobile 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 T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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?
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.
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and root Galaxy Note 5 N920T on UVU4EQC6 Android 7.0 official firmware.
How to Root Note 5 N920T 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 N920T with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.
- This root method tutorial is only for Note 5 SM-N920T. 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 UVU4EQC6 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.