Update Galaxy Note 5 N920C To Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU2BPB6 Firmware

Samsung finally broke the barrier of its silence and started rolling out the long-awaited Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 5. As a start, Samsung updated the only N920C variant of the Galaxy Note 5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The update is live for the users in Cambodia through OTA and Samsung Smart Switch.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Galaxy Note 5 N920C carries the build number N920CXXU2BPB6. The update carries tons of new features and enhancements. Samsung has changed the notification panel and the status bar for this firmware. You will find white toggles instead of the traditional green or bluish toggles now. The device now supports doze mode as well alongside the Google Now on tap. Galaxy Note 5 has seen a performance and battery boost with this latest update.galaxy-note5_gallery_with-spen_black

As usual, the update is on a roll out for select regions only. We believe that Samsung will soon roll out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for other variants and other regions anytime soon now. Just in case you own the Galaxy Note 5 N920C outside Cambodia and you are willing to update your device right away, we might have got a treat for you. Succeeding guide illustrates how you can update Galaxy Note 5 N920C to official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU2BPB6 firmware using Samsung’s flashtool Odin3. Let’s go through some quick prerequisites and then flash this firmware.

Early Preparations

1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N920C

Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up. In that case, we may not be held responsible.

2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!

Your device’s battery should not be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well. So, make sure that you charge your device before you start the flashing process.

3. Use the OEM data cable to establish connection!

Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.

4. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. Also, clean install is always recommended, that means you will probably have to wipe your device to install the new firmware. So, you may backup everything as listed below.

Backup SMS Messages
Backup Call Logs
Backup Contacts
Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
Backup EFS – If rooted, otherwise skip this step.

5. Install Samsung USB drivers

In order to be able to establish connection between your PC and your , you need to have the Samsung USB drivers installed on your PC. You can find all Android USB drivers here on our site.

6. Turn off Samsung Kies and other softwares while using Odin3!

Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired firwmrae. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.

Required Downloads & Installations

  1. Download and extract Odin3 v3.10.6.
  2. Download and extract firmware file to get the .tar.md5 file.

Firmware Details:

  • Model: SM-N920C-
  • Version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Changelist: 7037264
  • PDA: N920CXXU2BPB6
  • CSC: N920COLB2BPB6
  • Build Date: February 15, 2016.

How To Flash Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy Note 5 N920C

  1. Make sure that you read the instructions listed above carefully and you’re all set to go ahead now.
  2. Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation. You may boot into the recovery mode and perform a factory data reset.
  3. Open Odin3.exe.
  4. Put your Galaxy Note 5 in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
  5. Connect your device to your PC.
  6. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue.  Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
  7. For Odin 3.09 or 3.10.6 hit the AP tab. Select the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar, that you downloaded and extracted above.
  8. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  9. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin 3.10.6 Explained_Techbeasts
  10. Hit start and wait till the firmware  flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
  11. Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually.
  12. Once the device boots up, checkout the new firmware now.
  13. Your device will be running on official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware.
  14. Once updated to stock, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
  15. That’s all!

Got any queries? Make sure that you drop em’ in the comment box below. Good Luck!

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