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Root UCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 on AT&T Galaxy Note 5 N920A Nougat Firmware

After installing the update, root UCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware running on AT&T Galaxy Note 5 using this guide. This newer firmware brings in a lot of new changes and features. Surely its a good upgrade but enthusiasts running root would find that after the update, root is gone. You can use the guide below to root UCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. Root offers a wide variety of functions. The highlights include numerous root-only apps on the Play Store. The guide below is dedicated to users who own the AT&T Note 5 N920A and are running UCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 firmware. It is not to be tried on any other variants of the phone. As mentioned, it is being assumed that you are already running latest firmware. Also, you would be required to have TWRP custom recovery installed, if you haven’t then read: How to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy Note 5. 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 N920AUCU4EQC6 build. You can root Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A on UCU4EQC6 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 UCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 on AT&T Galaxy Note 5 LTE N920A 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.

Root UCU4EQC6

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 UCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 on Galaxy Note 5 N920A:

OFFICIAL FIRMWARE: You need to make sure your Galaxy Note 5 N920A is on the following firmware update before proceeding – Android 7.0 UCU4EQC6 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-N920A by AT&T.

AT&T 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 AT&T Galaxy Note 5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download AT&T 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?

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 N920A on UCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 official firmware.

How to Root Note 5 N920A 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 N920A 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-N920A. 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 UCU4EQC6 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.

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8 Comments

  • How can you post this? This is wrong!! You are getting people’s hopes up and could possibly cause someone to brick their phone. THE BOOTLOADER IS LOCKED ON AT&T GALAXY NOTE 5!! How can you possibly install TWRP with a locked bootloader???? Obtaining root is not the problem. No one has solved the locked bootloader issue. Do some research!!!

  • TWRP Recovery is not available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for AT&T or Verizon; the bootloader is locked on the SM-N920A (AT&T) and SM-N920V (Verizon).

  • Which TWRP version should we use? Could be I’m blind, but I didn’t see anything in the linked TWRP tutorial that indicated which version should be used for SM-N920A.

  • The SM-N920A has a locked boot loader and this method does not work except to update the n920a to nougat 7. The boot loader is still locked and will not install twrp.

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