Update Note 5 N920G to Android Nougat

Samsung just released the Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy Note 5 a week back. The firmware came out for the N920C variant of the device in Turkey first of all. The very next device expected to get Nougat after the N920C was N920G. Just as expected, Samsung rolled the firmware out for N920G variant of the Galaxy Note 5. Galaxy Note 5 N920G owners all across the world can update their phone to Android 7.0 Nougat now. The firmware is rolling out through OTA in select regions. You can go to your device’s about device section and check for OTA update under the software updates section. OTA update at the moment is available for the users in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. If you are unlucky to capture the OTA at the moment, don’t worry at all as you have the alternative method to update your phone. 

Samsung smartphones can be updated to latest Android version by means of Odin3. Using Odin3, you can flash the firmware manually on your Galaxy smartphone. You just need to keep a little patience while downloading the firmware as the files are big in size. The following tutorial is all set to guide you to update Note 5 N920G to Android Nougat manually.

Before flashing the firmware, please be reminded that it is in pure stock form. Updating your phone using the procedure listed below will not void the warranty of your device, nor it will harm the device in any way at all. The firmware will wipe root access if you have previously rooted your phone. It is recommended to factory reset your device to achieve better performance results upon flashing the new software.

Update Note 5 N920G to Android Nougat

Early Preparations

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Backup everything!

    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.

  • 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 firmware. 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 install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
  2. Download and extract Odin3 v3.12.3
  3. Firmware for N920G: Download Android 7 Nougat for N920G
  4. Extract the downloaded firmware file to get the .tar.md5 files.
  5. Image only used for reference here.

How to Install Official Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy Note 5 N920G

  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.
  7. Now in Odin, selects the files one by one as shown in the picture.
    1. Select BL tab and select the BL file in it.
    2. Select AP tab and select the PDA or AP file in it.
    3. Select CP tab and select the CP file in it.
    4. Select CSC tab and select HOME_CSC file in it.
  8. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.
  9. Hit start and wait till the firmware  flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
  10. Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually.
  11. Once the device boots up, checkout the new firmware now.
  12. Your device will be running on official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware.
  13. Once updated to stock, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
  14. That’s all!

These are some useful guides for Note N920G owners:

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

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