Install CWM Recovery & Root Galaxy Note 5 N920S, N920K & N920L

In August, 2015 Samsung released the 5th player of Galaxy Note series. Galaxy Note 5 flaunts a beautiful 5.65 inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Samsung used its very own Exynos 7420 Octa Core 64-bit chipset in this device. A RAM of 4 GB and 32 GB internal storage can be found in this device. we have a 16 MP shooter at the back of the Galaxy Note 5 and a 5 MP shooter on the front. Galaxy Note 5 can be found running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Apart from the upgraded hardware, design and build, Samsung added a number of new features like new Air Command and Screen Off Memo. samsung-galaxy-note-5-1

As usual, Samsung released this device under different model numbers. Galaxy Note 5 comes as N920I, N920C, N920K, N920S and N920L. There are other variants as well, but those might be coming under the umbrella of different carriers, the ones listed above are not bound to any carrier at all. Devices like Galaxy Note 5 are meant to be for power users, so in case you own it, you can unleash the true power of your Note 5 beast by rooting it and then flashing a custom recovery on it.  Earlier, we posted the guides to install CWM and root Galaxy Note 5 N920I and N920C, and today we have the method for N920K, N920S & N920L.

In case you’re willing to root & install CWM on your Galaxy Note 5 N920K, N920L and N920S, you may have spotted the right place. In the on-going guide we will first show you how you can install a CWM (Philz Advanced CWM) and then flash SuperSu to root your Galaxy Note 5 N920K, N920L & N920S.


  • This guide is only for Galaxy Note 5 N920S, N920L and N920K. 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/N29C

  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. Reboot it into recovery mode manually now.
  10. 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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