After a long wait and following many European and Asian countries, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes to Note 5 SM-N920G Indian variant. Samsung has been releasing a similar update to various premium devices all across the globe and now it hits South Asian countries like India and Nepal. Apparently, all the variants with the model number SM-N920G will be updated to Marshmallow soon. It may very likely be released in Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and more within a couple of weeks. Similarly, S6, Edge, and S6 Edge Plus have been upgraded to Marshmallow for SM-G920/5/8I variants earlier this week.
So hit the download section below and get the latest full firmware from there. Also, follow the instructions below and restore your device to stock. Now remember that this procedure will perform a clean installation. Hence, all the changes will be reverted and you will lose all data. A backup is highly recommended. This guide will get to full stock Marshmallow firmware. Courtesy of developers and Android enthusiasts, the TWRP and the root methods have also been made available for the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. So if you are looking forward to more features and functionalities, or if you just want to tinker with your device, then it can be possible with the root methods using both, the CF-Auto-Root and the SuperSU flash as well.
Download Note 5 N920G Marshmallow
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G → Download | Mirror
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920G All Regions → Download | Mirror
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Other Variants → Link
- Odin Software → Download [Mirror] | File: Odin3_v3.10.7_3.zip
- Samsung Galaxy Drivers → Download | File: SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.zip (15.3MB)
Warning: Although going through this procedure should not cause harm or any damage to your device, it remains an unofficial process and you should be cautious about it. Reader’s discretion is advised.
1. Verify your device for compatibility. Check out the download section.
2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. To do so, go to Settings>About Phone> Tap on the Build Number several times until you get a new Developer Options in the Settings. Open Developer Options and enable USB Debugging from there. Trust the connection by allowing it when you connect it to your PC for the first time.
3. Make sure you have latest device drivers setup on your PC for a better connection. Get it from the download section official from the manufacturer.
4. Backup everything before you proceed. Odin performs a clean install, that you will lose apps, data, media, etc.
How to Install Marshmallow on Galaxy Note 5 N920G
Step 1: Download the listed firmware for your for your Galaxy device. Extract the zip file to get the firmware with .tar or .tar.md5 extension and place at a location where you can easily locate it in your PC.
Step 2: Now boot your device into Download/Odin Mode. To do so, turn off your device completely and then press and hold Power button + Volume Down + Home keys for a few seconds. If you see a warning sign press Volume up/ Volume down to get the Odin screen.
Step 3: If you already have Odin software on your PC then simply run the Odin3_3.10.7.exe file. If not, then download the Odin3.zip file from the download section and extract it. Run Odin software as administrator.
Step 4: While your device is still in the Odin Mode, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 5: After a successful connection, the ID: COM in the Odin should turn Blue and an Added!! message should be displayed in the Log tab. In case your device doesn’t show up in Odin, then you can troubleshoot it with the steps given at the end of the tutorial.
Step 6: Now click on AP button and add the firmware file by navigating to the file path. Once added, it should show like this — File Path\N920GDDU2BPC4_N920GODD2BPC3_INS.tar.md5
Step 7: Take care that only Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time are selected in the Options tab. Do not check Re-Partition.
Step 8: Once done, verify everything and proceed with installation by selecting Start button. If it’s a 4 file firmware, then take a look at the following image:
Step 9: When you get a PASS! message in the Log tab on your Odin software, that means firmware has successfully been installed and the device will restart itself. If not then reboot manually.
When you see the boot animation, you can enjoy your new firmware. Be patient as first boot may take a while. However, if the system doesn’t boot up for a long time, then go through the following.
How to Fix Bootloop on Samsung Galaxy Device?
If you come across boot loop or your Samsung Galaxy device is stuck at the boot logo then factory reset your device from the recovery. To do so, turn of your device (also remove the battery if applicable and put it back again) and reboot into recovery mode by press and holding Power + Volume down + Home keys for a few seconds. From the Recovery, select Wipe Data / Factory Reset. Confirm the action and reboot once done. Your device should now boot up.
How to Troubleshoot Connectivity problem on Samsung Galaxy Device?
If your device doesn’t show up in the Odin software, then turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again and Reboot. You can also reinstall the Samsung USB Drivers or try changing the USB cable and connection ports from device manager.