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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.

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-N920023 Jan 2018N9200ZHU3DRA2 | Android 7.0 NougatN9200ZHU3DRA2_N9200ZZH3DRA2_TGY.zip
SM-N920011 Apr 2017N9200ZHU3CQD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN9200ZHU3CQD2_N9200ZZH3CQD2_TGY.zip
SM-N9200N9200ZHS2APC1 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN9200ZHS2APC1_N9200ZZH2APC1_TGY.zip
SM-N9208N9208ZTU4CRB2 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208ZTU4CRB2_N9208ZZT4CRB2_BRI.zip
SM-N920817 Jul 2017N9208XXU3CQG3 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXU3CQG3_N9208ODI3CQG3_INS.zip
SM-N920813 May 2017N9208XXU3CQE4 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXU3CQE4_N9208ODI3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N9208N9208XXS4CRE2 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS4CRE2_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208N9208XXS4CRD1 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS4CRD1_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208N9208XXS4CRC2 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS4CRC2_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N9208N9208XXS4CRB1 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS4CRB1_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920811 Jan 2018N9208XXS4CRA2 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS4CRA2_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920811 Dec 2017N9208XXS3CQL4 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS3CQL4_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920809 Nov 2017N9208XXS3CQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS3CQK1_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920812 Oct 2017N9208XXS3CQJ2 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS3CQJ2_N9208ODI3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920811 Oct 2017N9208XXS3CQJ1 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS3CQJ1_N9208OLB3CQJ1_XID.zip
SM-N920814 Aug 2017N9208XXS3CQH2 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS3CQH2_N9208ODI3CQG3_INS.zip
SM-N920814 Jun 2017N9208XXS3CQG5 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS3CQG5_N9208ODI3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N920826 Jun 2017N9208XXS3CQF4 | Android 7.0 NougatN9208XXS3CQF4_N9208ODI3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N920CN920CXXU4CRB5 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXU4CRB5_N920COJV4CRB5_XFA.zip
SM-N920CN920CXXU4CRB4 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXU4CRB4_N920COJV4CRB3_TUR.zip
SM-N920C01 Dec 2017N920CXXU3CQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXU3CQL1_N920COXE3CQJ1_SER.zip
SM-N920C02 May 2017N920CXXU3CQE1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXU3CQE1_N920COJV3CQC8_XFA.zip
SM-N920C14 Apr 2017N920CXXU3CQD2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXU3CQD2_N920COLB3CQD2_XXV.zip
SM-N920C03 Apr 2017N920CXXU3CQD1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXU3CQD1_N920COJV3CQC8_AFR.zip
SM-N920CN920CXXS4CRE4 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXS4CRE4_N920COJV4CRB3_TUR.zip
SM-N920CN920CXXS4CRD1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXS4CRD1_N920COJV4CRB3_TUR.zip
SM-N920CN920CXXS4CRC2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXS4CRC2_N920COJV4CRB3_TUR.zip
SM-N920C03 Jan 2018N920CXXS4CRA1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXS4CRA1_N920COJV4CRA1_TUR.zip
SM-N920C12 Jun 2017N920CXXS3CQF2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXS3CQF2_N920COLB3CQD2_XXV.zip
SM-N920C07 Jun 2017N920CXXS3CQF1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXS3CQF1_N920COJV3CQC8_AFR.zip
SM-N920C17 May 2017N920CXXS3CQE3 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXS3CQE3_N920COLB3CQD2_XXV.zip
SM-N920C08 May 2017N920CXXS3CQE2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920CXXS3CQE2_N920COXE3CQC4_CAC.zip
SM-N920GN920GUBU3CQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GUBU3CQK1_N920GCOB3CQK1_COB.zip
SM-N920G09 Jun 2017N920GUBU3CQF1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GUBU3CQF1_N920GUUB3CQF2_UPO.zip
SM-N920G02 May 2017N920GUBU3CQE1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GUBU3CQE1_N920GUUB3CQF1_BVO.zip
SM-N920G01 Dec 2016N920GUBU3BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920GUBU3BPL1_N920GUWM3BPL1_COL.zip
SM-N920G06 Apr 2017N920GUBS3BQD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920GUBS3BQD2_N920GTFG3BPL1_UFU.zip
SM-N920G07 Apr 2017N920GUBS3BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920GUBS3BQD1_N920GUUB3BQA1_TPA.zip
SM-N920G08 Mar 2017N920GUBS3BQC2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920GUBS3BQC2_N920GUWM3BPL1_COL.zip
SM-N920G08 Mar 2017N920GUBS3BQC1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920GUBS3BQC1_N920GUUB3BQA1_TPA.zip
SM-N920G07 Feb 2017N920GUBS3BQB1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920GUBS3BQB1_N920GUUB3BPL1_ARO.zip
SM-N920G13 May 2017N920GDDU3CQE4 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDU3CQE4_N920GODD3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N920G16 Mar 2017N920GDDU3CQC7 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDU3CQC7_N920GODD3CQC7_SLK.zip
SM-N920G19 Jan 2017N920GDDU3BQA4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920GDDU3BQA4_N920GODD3BQA1_INS.zip
SM-N920GN920GDDS4CRE1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS4CRE1_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920GN920GDDS4CRD2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS4CRD2_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920GN920GDDS4CRC2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS4CRC2_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920GN920GDDS4CRB1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS4CRB1_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G11 Jan 2018N920GDDS4CRA1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS4CRA1_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G11 Dec 2017N920GDDS3CQL4 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS3CQL4_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G09 Nov 2017N920GDDS3CQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS3CQK1_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G12 Oct 2017N920GDDS3CQJ2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS3CQJ2_N920GODD3CQJ2_INS.zip
SM-N920G14 Aug 2017N920GDDS3CQH2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS3CQH2_N920GODD3CQG3_INS.zip
SM-N920G15 Jun 2017N920GDDS3CQF3 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS3CQF3_N920GODD3CQE2_INS.zip
SM-N920G17 Apr 2017N920GDDS3CQD1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920GDDS3CQD1_N920GODD3CQC7_INS.zip
SM-N920I26 Jun 2017N920IDVU3CQF3 | Android 7.0 NougatN920IDVU3CQF3_N920IXSA3CQF3_XSA.zip
SM-N920I24 Apr 2017N920IDVU3CQD3 | Android 7.0 NougatN920IDVU3CQD3_N920IPNG3CQD3_PNG.zip
SM-N920IN920IDVS4CRB1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920IDVS4CRB1_N920IXSA3CQL3_XSA.zip
SM-N920I15 Jun 2017N920IDVS3CQF2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920IDVS3CQF2_N920IPNG3CQD3_PNG.zip
SM-N920I13 Jan 2017N920IDVS3BQA3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920IDVS3BQA3_N920IVAU3BPK2_VAU.zip
SM-N920K13 Jun 2017N920KKKU2DQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920KKKU2DQL1_N920KKTC2DQL1_KTC.zip
SM-N920K27 Dec 2016N920KKKU2CPL5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920KKKU2CPL5_N920KKTC2CPL5_KTC.zip
SM-N920KN920KKKU2APA3 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920KKKU2APA3_N920KKTC2APA3_KTC.zip
SM-N920L13 Jun 2017N920LKLU2DQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920LKLU2DQL1_N920LLUC2DQL1_LUC.zip
SM-N920L27 Dec 2016N920LKLU2CPL5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920LKLU2CPL5_N920LLUC2CPL5_LUC.zip
SM-N920LN920LKLU2AOL5 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920LKLU2AOL5_N920LLUC2AOL5_LUC.zip
SM-N920P13 Mar 2017N920PVPU3DQC5 | Android 7.0 NougatN920PVPU3DQC5_N920PSPT3DQC5_SPR.zip
SM-N920P24 Aug 2016N920PVPU2BPH9 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPU2BPH9_N920PSPT2BPH9_SPR.zip
SM-N920P01 Jul 2016N920PVPU2BPG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPU2BPG1_N920PSPT2BPG1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P22 Apr 2016N920PVPU2BPD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPU2BPD2_N920PSPT2BPD2_SPR.zip
SM-N920P04 Mar 2016N920PVPU2BPC3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPU2BPC3_N920PSPT2BPC3_SPR.zip
SM-N920P22 Sep 2015N920PVPU2AOI6 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920PVPU2AOI6_N920PSPT2AOI6_SPR.zip
SM-N920P16 Jul 2015N920PVPU1AOGD | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920PVPU1AOGD_N920PSPT1AOGD_SPR.zip
SM-N920PN920PVPS3DRB1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920PVPS3DRB1_N920PSPT3DRB1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P05 Jun 2017N920PVPS3DQF1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920PVPS3DQF1_N920PSPT3DQF1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P08 May 2017N920PVPS3DQE1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920PVPS3DQE1_N920PSPT3DQE1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P08 Feb 2017N920PVPS3BQB1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPS3BQB1_N920PSPT3BQB1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P06 Jan 2017N920PVPS3BQA1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPS3BQA1_N920PSPT3BQA1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P02 Dec 2016N920PVPS3BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPS3BPL1_N920PSPT3BPL1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P03 Nov 2016N920PVPS3BPK1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPS3BPK1_N920PSPT3BPK1_SPR.zip
SM-N920P11 Oct 2016N920PVPS3BPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPS3BPJ2_N920PSPT3BPJ2_SPR.zip
SM-N920P31 Mar 2016N920PVPS2BPD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920PVPS2BPD1_N920PSPT2BPD1_SPR.zip
SM-N920PN920PVPS2AOK3 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920PVPS2AOK3_N920PSPT2AOK3_SPR.zip
SM-N920R415 Jun 2017N920R4TYU3CQF2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920R4TYU3CQF2_N920R4USC3CQF2_USC.zip
SM-N920R418 May 2016N920R4TYU2BPE1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920R4TYU2BPE1_N920R4USC2BPE1_USC.zip
SM-N920R4N920R4TYU2BPB6 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920R4TYU2BPB6_N920R4USC2BPB6_USC.zip
SM-N920R4N920R4TYU2AOJ5 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920R4TYU2AOJ5_N920R4USC2AOJ5_USC.zip
SM-N920R4N920R4TYU2AOI3 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920R4TYU2AOI3_N920R4USC2AOI3_USC.zip
SM-N920R4N920R4TYU1AOGE | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920R4TYU1AOGE_N920R4USC1AOGE_USC.zip
SM-N920R4N920R4TYS3CRC2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920R4TYS3CRC2_N920R4USC3CRC2_USC.zip
SM-N920R406 Nov 2017N920R4TYS3CQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920R4TYS3CQK1_N920R4USC3CQK1_USC.zip
SM-N920R411 Apr 2017N920R4TYS3BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920R4TYS3BQD1_N920R4USC3BQD1_USC.zip
SM-N920R407 Dec 2016N920R4TYS3BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920R4TYS3BPL1_N920R4USC3BPL1_USC.zip
SM-N920R408 Nov 2016N920R4TYS3BPK1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920R4TYS3BPK1_N920R4USC3BPK1_USC.zip
SM-N920R419 Oct 2016N920R4TYS3BPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920R4TYS3BPJ2_N920R4USC3BPJ2_USC.zip
SM-N920R714 Nov 2016N920R7WWU2APK3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920R7WWU2APK3_N920R7ACG2APK3_ACG.zip
SM-N920R712 Dec 2017N920R7WWS2CQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920R7WWS2CQL1_N920R7ACG2CQL1_ACG.zip
SM-N920S13 Jun 2017N920SKSU2DQL1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920SKSU2DQL1_N920SSKC2DQL1_SKC.zip
SM-N920S27 Dec 2016N920SKSU2CPL5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920SKSU2CPL5_N920SSKC2CPL5_SKC.zip
SM-N920SN920SKSU2AOL3 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920SKSU2AOL3_N920SSKC2AOL3_SKC.zip
SM-N920T16 Jun 2017N920TUVU4EQJ3 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVU4EQJ3_N920TTMB4EQJ3_TMB.zip
SM-N920T16 Jun 2017N920TUVU4EQG3 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVU4EQG3_N920TTMB4EQG3_TMB.zip
SM-N920T10 May 2017N920TUVU4EQE1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVU4EQE1_N920TTMB4EQE1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T17 Mar 2017N920TUVU4EQC6 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVU4EQC6_N920TTMB4EQC6_TMB.zip
SM-N920T23 Mar 2017N920TUVU4DQC2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920TUVU4DQC2_N920TTMB4DQC2_TMB.zip
SM-N920T25 Nov 2016N920TUVU4DPK6 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920TUVU4DPK6_N920TTMB4DPK6_TMB.zip
SM-N920T01 Jul 2016N920TUVU3DPG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920TUVU3DPG1_N920TTMB3DPG1_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVU2DPD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920TUVU2DPD1_N920TTMB2DPD1_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVU2COJ5 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920TUVU2COJ5_N920TTMB2COJ5_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVU2COI5 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920TUVU2COI5_N920TTMB2COI5_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVU1BOH6 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920TUVU1BOH6_N920TTMB1BOH6_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVU1BOH4 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920TUVU1BOH4_N920TTMB1BOH4_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVU1AOGE | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920TUVU1AOGE_N920TTMB1AOGE_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVS5ERE1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVS5ERE1_N920TTMB5ERE1_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVS5ERD1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVS5ERD1_N920TTMB5ERD1_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVS5ERC1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVS5ERC1_N920TTMB5ERC1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T11 Jan 2018N920TUVS5ERA1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVS5ERA1_N920TTMB5ERA1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T09 Nov 2017N920TUVS4EQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVS4EQK1_N920TTMB4EQK1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T01 Jul 2017N920TUVS4EQG1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920TUVS4EQG1_N920TTMB4EQG1_TMB.zip
SM-N920T13 Jan 2017N920TUVS4DQA2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920TUVS4DQA2_N920TTMB4DQA2_TMB.zip
SM-N920T29 Aug 2016N920TUVS4DPH2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920TUVS4DPH2_N920TTMB4DPH2_TMB.zip
SM-N920TN920TUVS2COKC | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920TUVS2COKC_N920TTMB2COKC_TMB.zip
SM-N920V02 Nov 2016N920VVRU3BPJ3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920VVRU3BPJ3_N920VVZW3BPJ3_VZW.zip
SM-N920V08 Aug 2016N920VVRU2BPG5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920VVRU2BPG5_N920VVZW2BPG5_VZW.zip
SM-N920V21 Apr 2016N920VVRU2BPD4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920VVRU2BPD4_N920VVZW2BPD4_VZW.zip
SM-N920VN920VVRU2BPC2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920VVRU2BPC2_N920VVZW2BPC2_VZW.zip
SM-N920VN920VVRU2AOJ3 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920VVRU2AOJ3_N920VVZW2AOJ3_VZW.zip
SM-N920VN920VVRU2AOJ2 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920VVRU2AOJ2_N920VVZW2AOJ2_VZW.zip
SM-N920VN920VVRU2AOGJ | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920VVRU2AOGJ_N920VVZW2AOGJ_VZW.zip
SM-N920VN920VVRS3CRB2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920VVRS3CRB2_N920VVZW3CRB2_VZW.zip
SM-N920V16 Jun 2017N920VVRS3CQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920VVRS3CQK1_N920VVZW3CQK1_VZW.zip
SM-N920V10 Jan 2017N920VVRS3BQA1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920VVRS3BQA1_N920VVZW3BQA1_VZW.zip
SM-N920V09 Sep 2016N920VVRS3BPI1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920VVRS3BPI1_N920VVZW3BPI1_VZW.zip
SM-N920V04 Jul 2016N920VVRS2BPF4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920VVRS2BPF4_N920VVZW2BPF4_VZW.zip
SM-N920V01 Jun 2016N920VVRS2BPF2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920VVRS2BPF2_N920VVZW2BPF2_VZW.zip
SM-N920W827 Mar 2017N920W8VLU4CQC9 | Android 7.0 NougatN920W8VLU4CQC9_N920W8OYA4CQC9_XAC.zip
SM-N920W825 Nov 2016N920W8VLU4BPK4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920W8VLU4BPK4_N920W8OYA4BPK4_XAC.zip
SM-N920W803 Oct 2016N920W8VLU4BPJ1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowN920W8VLU4BPJ1_N920W8OYA4BPJ1_XAC.zip
SM-N920W804 Sep 2015N920W8VLU1AOI1 | Android 5.1.1 LollipopN920W8VLU1AOI1_N920W8OYA1AOI1_XAC.zip
SM-N920W803 Jul 2017N920W8VLS4CQG1 | Android 7.0 NougatN920W8VLS4CQG1_N920W8OYA4CQG1_XAC.zip
SM-N920W805 Jun 2017N920W8VLS4CQF2 | Android 7.0 NougatN920W8VLS4CQF2_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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.