Galaxy Note 5 firmware download [stock ROM, all variants]

The firmware can be a lifesaver sometimes. If your device gets bricked because of a bad installation of app or any mod, then you can use the firmware to go back to stock easily. It’s also helpful in removing the root and TWRP recovery from your device, and install the stock recovery back.

Some of you may be looking for a Note 5 Oreo firmware, but well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news: Note 5 isn’t supported with Android 8.0 update by Samsung. Thus, you won’t see Oreo update for the Note 5, and thus no firmware either.

You have to install firmware meant for the exact model no. of your device, so check out that first before downloading the firmware. Check out the sections below to identify model no. of your handset, and a way to install the firmware given in the table below for various model no. of the Note 5.

Read: Galaxy Note 5 update news and changelog

Check the above link for latest news on Note 5 update, with their changelog. You might want to check out which update (and firmware) brings fixes of major security issues.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Firmware

Some of the Galaxy Note 5 models are as follows based on the carrier or region.

  • AT&T Galaxy Note 5: SM-N920A
  • T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5: SM-N920T
  • Sprint Galaxy Note 5: SM-N920P
  • Verizon Galaxy Note 5: SM-N920V
  • US Cellular Galaxy Note 5: SM-N920R4
  • Canadian Galaxy Note 5: SM-N920W8
  • Global Galaxy Note 5: SM-N920G/H/i/F/FD

AT&T Note 5 firmware:

Here are some AT&T Note 5 firmwares, because they are not included in the table below. Find the firmware for others models and carriers in the table below.

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-N9200 23 Jan 2018 N9200ZHU3DRA2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9200ZHU3DRA2_N9200ZZH3DRA2_TGY.zip
SM-N9200 11 Apr 2017 N9200ZHU3CQD2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N9200ZHU3CQD2_N9200ZZH3CQD2_TGY.zip
SM-N9200 N9200ZHS2APC1 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N9200ZHS2APC1_N9200ZZH2APC1_TGY.zip
SM-N9208 N9208ZTU4CRB2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208ZTU4CRB2_N9208ZZT4CRB2_BRI.zip
SM-N9208 17 Jul 2017 N9208XXU3CQG3 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXU3CQG3_N9208ODI3CQG3_INS.zip
SM-N9208 13 May 2017 N9208XXU3CQE4 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXU3CQE4_N9208ODI3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 N9208XXS4CRE2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS4CRE2_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 N9208XXS4CRD1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS4CRD1_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 N9208XXS4CRC2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS4CRC2_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 N9208XXS4CRB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS4CRB1_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 11 Jan 2018 N9208XXS4CRA2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS4CRA2_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 11 Dec 2017 N9208XXS3CQL4 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS3CQL4_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 09 Nov 2017 N9208XXS3CQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS3CQK1_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 12 Oct 2017 N9208XXS3CQJ2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS3CQJ2_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 11 Oct 2017 N9208XXS3CQJ1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS3CQJ1_N9208OLB3CQJ1_XID.zip
SM-N9208 14 Aug 2017 N9208XXS3CQH2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS3CQH2_N9208ODI3CQG3_INS.zip
SM-N9208 14 Jun 2017 N9208XXS3CQG5 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS3CQG5_N9208ODI3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N9208 26 Jun 2017 N9208XXS3CQF4 | Android 7.0 Nougat N9208XXS3CQF4_N9208ODI3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N920C N920CXXU4CRB5 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXU4CRB5_N920COJV4CRB5_XFA.zip
SM-N920C N920CXXU4CRB4 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXU4CRB4_N920COJV4CRB3_TUR.zip
SM-N920C 01 Dec 2017 N920CXXU3CQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXU3CQL1_N920COXE3CQJ1_SER.zip
SM-N920C 02 May 2017 N920CXXU3CQE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXU3CQE1_N920COJV3CQC8_XFA.zip
SM-N920C 14 Apr 2017 N920CXXU3CQD2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXU3CQD2_N920COLB3CQD2_XXV.zip
SM-N920C 03 Apr 2017 N920CXXU3CQD1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXU3CQD1_N920COJV3CQC8_AFR.zip
SM-N920C N920CXXS4CRE4 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXS4CRE4_N920COJV4CRB3_TUR.zip
SM-N920C N920CXXS4CRD1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXS4CRD1_N920COJV4CRB3_TUR.zip
SM-N920C N920CXXS4CRC2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXS4CRC2_N920COJV4CRB3_TUR.zip
SM-N920C 03 Jan 2018 N920CXXS4CRA1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXS4CRA1_N920COJV4CRA1_TUR.zip
SM-N920C 12 Jun 2017 N920CXXS3CQF2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXS3CQF2_N920COLB3CQD2_XXV.zip
SM-N920C 07 Jun 2017 N920CXXS3CQF1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXS3CQF1_N920COJV3CQC8_AFR.zip
SM-N920C 17 May 2017 N920CXXS3CQE3 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXS3CQE3_N920COLB3CQD2_XXV.zip
SM-N920C 08 May 2017 N920CXXS3CQE2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920CXXS3CQE2_N920COXE3CQC4_CAC.zip
SM-N920G N920GUBU3CQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GUBU3CQK1_N920GCOB3CQK1_COB.zip
SM-N920G 09 Jun 2017 N920GUBU3CQF1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GUBU3CQF1_N920GUUB3CQF2_UPO.zip
SM-N920G 02 May 2017 N920GUBU3CQE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GUBU3CQE1_N920GUUB3CQF1_BVO.zip
SM-N920G 01 Dec 2016 N920GUBU3BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920GUBU3BPL1_N920GUWM3BPL1_COL.zip
SM-N920G 06 Apr 2017 N920GUBS3BQD2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920GUBS3BQD2_N920GTFG3BPL1_UFU.zip
SM-N920G 07 Apr 2017 N920GUBS3BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920GUBS3BQD1_N920GUUB3BQA1_TPA.zip
SM-N920G 08 Mar 2017 N920GUBS3BQC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920GUBS3BQC2_N920GUWM3BPL1_COL.zip
SM-N920G 08 Mar 2017 N920GUBS3BQC1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920GUBS3BQC1_N920GUUB3BQA1_TPA.zip
SM-N920G 07 Feb 2017 N920GUBS3BQB1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920GUBS3BQB1_N920GUUB3BPL1_ARO.zip
SM-N920G 13 May 2017 N920GDDU3CQE4 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDU3CQE4_N920GODD3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N920G 16 Mar 2017 N920GDDU3CQC7 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDU3CQC7_N920GODD3CQC7_SLK.zip
SM-N920G 19 Jan 2017 N920GDDU3BQA4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920GDDU3BQA4_N920GODD3BQA1_INS.zip
SM-N920G N920GDDS4CRE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS4CRE1_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G N920GDDS4CRD2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS4CRD2_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G N920GDDS4CRC2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS4CRC2_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G N920GDDS4CRB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS4CRB1_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G 11 Jan 2018 N920GDDS4CRA1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS4CRA1_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G 11 Dec 2017 N920GDDS3CQL4 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS3CQL4_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G 09 Nov 2017 N920GDDS3CQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS3CQK1_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G 12 Oct 2017 N920GDDS3CQJ2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS3CQJ2_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G 14 Aug 2017 N920GDDS3CQH2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS3CQH2_N920GODD3CQG3_INS.zip
SM-N920G 15 Jun 2017 N920GDDS3CQF3 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS3CQF3_N920GODD3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N920G 17 Apr 2017 N920GDDS3CQD1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920GDDS3CQD1_N920GODD3CQC7_INS.zip
SM-N920I 26 Jun 2017 N920IDVU3CQF3 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920IDVU3CQF3_N920IXSA3CQF3_XSA.zip
SM-N920I 24 Apr 2017 N920IDVU3CQD3 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920IDVU3CQD3_N920IPNG3CQD3_PNG.zip
SM-N920I N920IDVS4CRB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920IDVS4CRB1_N920IXSA3CQL3_XSA.zip
SM-N920I 15 Jun 2017 N920IDVS3CQF2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920IDVS3CQF2_N920IPNG3CQD3_PNG.zip
SM-N920I 13 Jan 2017 N920IDVS3BQA3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920IDVS3BQA3_N920IVAU3BPK2_VAU.zip
SM-N920K 13 Jun 2017 N920KKKU2DQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920KKKU2DQL1_N920KKTC2DQL1_KTC.zip
SM-N920K 27 Dec 2016 N920KKKU2CPL5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920KKKU2CPL5_N920KKTC2CPL5_KTC.zip
SM-N920K N920KKKU2APA3 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920KKKU2APA3_N920KKTC2APA3_KTC.zip
SM-N920L 13 Jun 2017 N920LKLU2DQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920LKLU2DQL1_N920LLUC2DQL1_LUC.zip
SM-N920L 27 Dec 2016 N920LKLU2CPL5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920LKLU2CPL5_N920LLUC2CPL5_LUC.zip
SM-N920L N920LKLU2AOL5 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920LKLU2AOL5_N920LLUC2AOL5_LUC.zip
SM-N920P 13 Mar 2017 N920PVPU3DQC5 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920PVPU3DQC5_N920PSPT3DQC5_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 24 Aug 2016 N920PVPU2BPH9 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPU2BPH9_N920PSPT2BPH9_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 01 Jul 2016 N920PVPU2BPG1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPU2BPG1_N920PSPT2BPG1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 22 Apr 2016 N920PVPU2BPD2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPU2BPD2_N920PSPT2BPD2_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 04 Mar 2016 N920PVPU2BPC3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPU2BPC3_N920PSPT2BPC3_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 22 Sep 2015 N920PVPU2AOI6 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920PVPU2AOI6_N920PSPT2AOI6_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 16 Jul 2015 N920PVPU1AOGD | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920PVPU1AOGD_N920PSPT1AOGD_SPR.zip
SM-N920P N920PVPS3DRB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920PVPS3DRB1_N920PSPT3DRB1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 05 Jun 2017 N920PVPS3DQF1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920PVPS3DQF1_N920PSPT3DQF1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 08 May 2017 N920PVPS3DQE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920PVPS3DQE1_N920PSPT3DQE1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 08 Feb 2017 N920PVPS3BQB1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPS3BQB1_N920PSPT3BQB1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 06 Jan 2017 N920PVPS3BQA1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPS3BQA1_N920PSPT3BQA1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 02 Dec 2016 N920PVPS3BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPS3BPL1_N920PSPT3BPL1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 03 Nov 2016 N920PVPS3BPK1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPS3BPK1_N920PSPT3BPK1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 11 Oct 2016 N920PVPS3BPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPS3BPJ2_N920PSPT3BPJ2_SPR.zip
SM-N920P 31 Mar 2016 N920PVPS2BPD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920PVPS2BPD1_N920PSPT2BPD1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P N920PVPS2AOK3 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920PVPS2AOK3_N920PSPT2AOK3_SPR.zip
SM-N920R4 15 Jun 2017 N920R4TYU3CQF2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920R4TYU3CQF2_N920R4USC3CQF2_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 18 May 2016 N920R4TYU2BPE1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920R4TYU2BPE1_N920R4USC2BPE1_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 N920R4TYU2BPB6 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920R4TYU2BPB6_N920R4USC2BPB6_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 N920R4TYU2AOJ5 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920R4TYU2AOJ5_N920R4USC2AOJ5_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 N920R4TYU2AOI3 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920R4TYU2AOI3_N920R4USC2AOI3_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 N920R4TYU1AOGE | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920R4TYU1AOGE_N920R4USC1AOGE_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 N920R4TYS3CRC2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920R4TYS3CRC2_N920R4USC3CRC2_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 06 Nov 2017 N920R4TYS3CQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920R4TYS3CQK1_N920R4USC3CQK1_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 11 Apr 2017 N920R4TYS3BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920R4TYS3BQD1_N920R4USC3BQD1_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 07 Dec 2016 N920R4TYS3BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920R4TYS3BPL1_N920R4USC3BPL1_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 08 Nov 2016 N920R4TYS3BPK1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920R4TYS3BPK1_N920R4USC3BPK1_USC.zip
SM-N920R4 19 Oct 2016 N920R4TYS3BPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920R4TYS3BPJ2_N920R4USC3BPJ2_USC.zip
SM-N920R7 14 Nov 2016 N920R7WWU2APK3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920R7WWU2APK3_N920R7ACG2APK3_ACG.zip
SM-N920R7 12 Dec 2017 N920R7WWS2CQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920R7WWS2CQL1_N920R7ACG2CQL1_ACG.zip
SM-N920S 13 Jun 2017 N920SKSU2DQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920SKSU2DQL1_N920SSKC2DQL1_SKC.zip
SM-N920S 27 Dec 2016 N920SKSU2CPL5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920SKSU2CPL5_N920SSKC2CPL5_SKC.zip
SM-N920S N920SKSU2AOL3 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920SKSU2AOL3_N920SSKC2AOL3_SKC.zip
SM-N920T 16 Jun 2017 N920TUVU4EQJ3 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVU4EQJ3_N920TTMB4EQJ3_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 16 Jun 2017 N920TUVU4EQG3 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVU4EQG3_N920TTMB4EQG3_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 10 May 2017 N920TUVU4EQE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVU4EQE1_N920TTMB4EQE1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 17 Mar 2017 N920TUVU4EQC6 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVU4EQC6_N920TTMB4EQC6_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 23 Mar 2017 N920TUVU4DQC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920TUVU4DQC2_N920TTMB4DQC2_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 25 Nov 2016 N920TUVU4DPK6 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920TUVU4DPK6_N920TTMB4DPK6_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 01 Jul 2016 N920TUVU3DPG1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920TUVU3DPG1_N920TTMB3DPG1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVU2DPD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920TUVU2DPD1_N920TTMB2DPD1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVU2COJ5 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920TUVU2COJ5_N920TTMB2COJ5_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVU2COI5 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920TUVU2COI5_N920TTMB2COI5_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVU1BOH6 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920TUVU1BOH6_N920TTMB1BOH6_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVU1BOH4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920TUVU1BOH4_N920TTMB1BOH4_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVU1AOGE | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920TUVU1AOGE_N920TTMB1AOGE_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVS5ERE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVS5ERE1_N920TTMB5ERE1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVS5ERD1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVS5ERD1_N920TTMB5ERD1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVS5ERC1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVS5ERC1_N920TTMB5ERC1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 11 Jan 2018 N920TUVS5ERA1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVS5ERA1_N920TTMB5ERA1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 09 Nov 2017 N920TUVS4EQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVS4EQK1_N920TTMB4EQK1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 01 Jul 2017 N920TUVS4EQG1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920TUVS4EQG1_N920TTMB4EQG1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 13 Jan 2017 N920TUVS4DQA2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920TUVS4DQA2_N920TTMB4DQA2_TMB.zip
SM-N920T 29 Aug 2016 N920TUVS4DPH2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920TUVS4DPH2_N920TTMB4DPH2_TMB.zip
SM-N920T N920TUVS2COKC | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920TUVS2COKC_N920TTMB2COKC_TMB.zip
SM-N920V 02 Nov 2016 N920VVRU3BPJ3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920VVRU3BPJ3_N920VVZW3BPJ3_VZW.zip
SM-N920V 08 Aug 2016 N920VVRU2BPG5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920VVRU2BPG5_N920VVZW2BPG5_VZW.zip
SM-N920V 21 Apr 2016 N920VVRU2BPD4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920VVRU2BPD4_N920VVZW2BPD4_VZW.zip
SM-N920V N920VVRU2BPC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920VVRU2BPC2_N920VVZW2BPC2_VZW.zip
SM-N920V N920VVRU2AOJ3 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920VVRU2AOJ3_N920VVZW2AOJ3_VZW.zip
SM-N920V N920VVRU2AOJ2 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920VVRU2AOJ2_N920VVZW2AOJ2_VZW.zip
SM-N920V N920VVRU2AOGJ | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920VVRU2AOGJ_N920VVZW2AOGJ_VZW.zip
SM-N920V N920VVRS3CRB2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920VVRS3CRB2_N920VVZW3CRB2_VZW.zip
SM-N920V 16 Jun 2017 N920VVRS3CQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920VVRS3CQK1_N920VVZW3CQK1_VZW.zip
SM-N920V 10 Jan 2017 N920VVRS3BQA1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920VVRS3BQA1_N920VVZW3BQA1_VZW.zip
SM-N920V 09 Sep 2016 N920VVRS3BPI1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920VVRS3BPI1_N920VVZW3BPI1_VZW.zip
SM-N920V 04 Jul 2016 N920VVRS2BPF4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920VVRS2BPF4_N920VVZW2BPF4_VZW.zip
SM-N920V 01 Jun 2016 N920VVRS2BPF2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920VVRS2BPF2_N920VVZW2BPF2_VZW.zip
SM-N920W8 27 Mar 2017 N920W8VLU4CQC9 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920W8VLU4CQC9_N920W8OYA4CQC9_XAC.zip
SM-N920W8 25 Nov 2016 N920W8VLU4BPK4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920W8VLU4BPK4_N920W8OYA4BPK4_XAC.zip
SM-N920W8 03 Oct 2016 N920W8VLU4BPJ1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920W8VLU4BPJ1_N920W8OYA4BPJ1_XAC.zip
SM-N920W8 04 Sep 2015 N920W8VLU1AOI1 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920W8VLU1AOI1_N920W8OYA1AOI1_XAC.zip
SM-N920W8 03 Jul 2017 N920W8VLS4CQG1 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920W8VLS4CQG1_N920W8OYA4CQG1_XAC.zip
SM-N920W8 05 Jun 2017 N920W8VLS4CQF2 | Android 7.0 Nougat N920W8VLS4CQF2_N920W8OYA4CQF2_XAC.zip

How to download the correct firmware file

This is an important part!

Be sure to check and find the correct model no. of your Galaxy Note 5. Then, based on your device’s model no., look for the appropriate firmware build from above.

You can identify the model no. using an app called Droid Info, or simply check it on its packaging box, or under Settings > About. Another solid trick would be to look at the packaging box of your device (in case you can’t power on the device because it is bricked).

Now that you know the model no., download the latest firmware from above for that model no. exactly.

Next, install the firmware on your Galaxy Note 5 by following the guide linked right below.

How to install a firmware

First, read our disclaimer, then take backup and then follow the guide below to install the firmware.

Disclaimer: Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup, backup, backup! Create an appropriate backup of contacts, pictures, videos, songs and other important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files. Sometimes, firmware installation may delete everything on your device! Like, when you change the CSC of your device, knowingly or not.

Step-by-step Firmware Installation Guide

Let’s see how to install the firmware on your Galaxy Note 5. Make sure you have more than 30% battery on your device.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC. See above for how to download correct firmware file for your Galaxy Note 5 and download links.

Step 2. Install Samsung USB driver (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double-click the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).

Step 4. Extract the firmware file now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should get a file in .tar.md5 format now. (You may get 4 or more files, with AP, BL, CP or CSC etc. written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on the device (in step 10 below).

Step 5. Extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy Note 5 from PC if it is connected.

Step 7. Boot into download mode:

  • Power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Home + Power together until you see the Warning screen.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 8. Double click on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the Odin window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.

Odin-3.10.6

Step 9. Connect your device now using the USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in the bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

Odin-3.10.6-Added-message
  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 10. Load the firmware file into Odin. Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from above.

Load the firmware files(s) on your device. This depends on how many files you got in step 4 above upon extracting the firmware .zip file.

Case 1: If you got a single .tar/.tar.md5 file, then load this into AP tab of your Odin software. Then go to next step.

To load the file, click on AP tab, select the single firmware file starting with AP text, wait for it to load, and then skip to step 11, ignoring the rest of the part of this step.

Case 2: If you got more than one .tar/.tar.md5 file, then you must be having files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL, CP, etc. stuff. In this case, choose the files as follows. Select the firmware files as follows.

  • Click on BL tab, and select the file beginning with BL text.
  • Click on AP tab, and select the file beginning with AP text.
  • Click on CP tab, and select the file beginning with CP text.
  • [Different] Click on CSC tab, and select the file beginning with HOME_CSC text. If HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then select the file beginning with CSC text.

About CSC file: Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. However, when we select regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in CSC file, your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even choose to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t work out, repeat the whole process and select CSC file this time around.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checks the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.
Odin-3.10.6-Firmware-loaded-after-md5-check

Step 11. Click on Options tab, and make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Don’t use PIT tab, ever.

Go back to Log tab now, as it will show the progress of firmware installation when you hit the start button in next step.

Re-partition-Remains-Off

Step 12. Verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Wait till installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

Odin-3.10.6-Pass-Message-Appears

Some errors you may run into, and with respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the file and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the file again as stated just above.

That’s it. Let the device restart automatically.

The first start of the device may take time, so wait patiently again. When it has, verify the installation. Check the Settings > About device, to confirm new build no. based on the firmware you just installed.

Need help? Be sure to let us know via comments below.


Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for a variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Galaxy Note 5 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy Note 5 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy Note 5 — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy Note 5 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy Note 5 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy Note 5 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy Note 5.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy Note 5.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy Note 5 firmware in Settings > About device.