Install CWM & Root Galaxy Note 5 N920I/N920C

Its been quite a while since the Galaxy Note 5 is out. Galaxy Note 5 is available almost all across the world now. Two of the popular variants of this device are N920I and N920C joining majority of the regions this time. Samsung has put a lot of effort into making the Galaxy Note 5 a great device. The Note 5 sports a 5.7-inch display with a 5 MP selfie shooter on the top, there’s a 16 MP shooter at the back. Samsung equipped the device with its very own Exynos 7420 Octa core CPU and a RAM of 4 GB. We have 32 GB on-board storage and there’s no external SD card slot on the Note flagship this time. We have a 3000 mAh battery under the hood. Galaxy Note 5 can be found running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the

Samsung made the Galaxy Note 5 a perfect device for Android power users. You can do a lot of stuff using this device which you ordinarily won’t be able to do using any normal smartphone. Galaxy Note 5’s heavy spec-sheet and cool features make it worth tweaking and checking out the real potential of this device. Galaxy Note 5 owners, who have already got their hands on this device, they may want to unleash the true power of their device by means of root specific applications or by flashing MODs through recovery. Methods to root this device and also to install a custom recovery are already available, you’re all set to go ahead and customise your device the way you want. In case you’re wondering what you will be able to do after root access, you may like knowing that you will be able to install root-specific applications which will help you to enhance the performance and battery life of your device. Using a custom recovery you can flash custom files, create and restore Nandroid backup, wipe cache and dalvik cache etc.

If you’ve been looking for a way to gain root access and install custom recovery on your Galaxy Note 5 N920I or N920C, you may have spotted the right place. In the on-going place we will be showing you the procedure. Lets put a full stop to our conversation here and go ahead to install the custom recovery and root the device now.


  • This guide is only for Galaxy Note 5 N920I and N920C. Do not try this on any other device.
  • Charge your device up to 50%.
  • Use original data cable to establish connection between your PC and your phone.
  • Backup your important data as a safety measure.
  • Follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishap.

Disclaimer: Flashing custom recovery and rooting the device void its warranty. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts or Samsung may not be held responsible. Make sure that you’re doing everything at your own risk and with your full understanding.

Required Downloads:

Install Philz Advanced CWM & Root Galaxy Note 5 N920I/N920C

  1. Open Odin3 V3.10.6.exe that you extracted on your PC.
  2. Enable OEM Unlock on your phone. To do so on your phone, go to settings > about device > tap the build number for 7 times to enable developer options. Get back to the settings and open developer options. Under developer options turn on “OEM unlock.
  3. Put your Note 5 in download mode now. To do so, turn it off completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power Key. Once your phone boots up, press the Volume Up key to continue.
  4. Connect your phone to your PC now. The ID:COM box in the top-left corner of Odin3 should  turn blue. This indicates that your phone is connected properly.
  5. Now click the “AP” tab in Odin and select the philz advacned cwm.tar file that you downloaded. It will take a second or two for Odin3 to load this file.
  6. Make sure that your Odin3 looks like this. The only option ticked should be F. Reset Time.

  7. Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  8. Now you’re all set to flash the recovery. Just click the start button in Odin3 and sit back.
  9. Once the process box above ID:COM box shows green light and flashing process is finished, disconnect your device.
  10. Now turn off your device properly as we are going to boot into recovery mode.
  11. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Key. This will boot your device in recovery mode. It should be CWM recovery that you just installed.
  12. Now in CWM recovery, select Install zip > Choose Zip from SD card > locate the Arter97 Kernel file and flash it.
  13. Once flashed, Once again in CWM recovery, select Install zip > Choose Zip from SD card > locate the file this time and flash it.
  14. Once done, reboot your device using recovery.
  15. As it boots up, checkout the SuperSu in application drawer. Also install BusyBox from Play Store.
  16. Verify root access using Root Checker.
  17. That’s all. You’re now set to unleash the open source nature of Android.

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