Galaxy Note 5 Oreo Update: T-Mobile confirms Android 8.0 is coming; April patch released on AT&T

Galaxy Note 5 update

Update [February 10, 2018]: After numerous uncertainties over the status of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Oreo update, T-Mobile has finally confirmed that the OS will be rolled out to the nearly 3-year old handset. The American carrier has updated its software update page for the Galaxy Note 5, indicating that it has agreed with Samsung to update the Note 5 to Android Oreo, but we don’t know when the OS will start rolling out.

Note-5-Oreo

Update [ February 3, 2018] According to fresh developments, which do not come as a big surprise to us, the Galaxy Note 5 won’t receive Oreo. Samsung reps have a tendency of not getting software updates’ details right and it seems this poor run won’t end anytime soon.

A leaked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo build was found to contain files with names of Samsung phones that will be updated to Android Oreo. On the list, there was no place for the Galaxy Note 5. Although some might feel a little hard done by this new development, which is not an official communication, it makes sense because the Note 5 has already received two OS upgrades and will soon be three years old.

Given its raw power and the fact that it is powered by an Exynos processor, you won’t be short of Oreo-based custom ROMs that are regularly maintained with updates. If you like such kind of stuff, the XDA Developers forums is a great place to begin your ROM hunting.


Update [November 27, 2017]: It seems we are in for a surprise! A good one, in case you’re wondering. A new rumor swirling around suggests that Samsung would bring a taste of Oreo to Galaxy S6 Edge as well, and might follow the three year update cycle for major Android OS updates. Awesome! We weren’t expecting this, and going by past experience, we really thought Nougat OS was the best Galaxy S6 Edge users would get, but now it seems that Samsung could bestow the S6 Edge with Android 8.0 update as well.


Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 seems a distant memory already, but if you consider that the Note 7 was recalled back by Samsung, and its second entry into market as Note FE isn’t available in major markets, all Samsung Note fans have on offer is the very-pricey option in Note 8, and the 2-year old Note 5. But if you talk Samsung’s Oreo update, the latest Note phablet in Galaxy Note 8 is the only Samsung Note handset to get you that. Surprised? Well, look below for more info.

That is why we aren’t surprised to see many people still don the Galaxy Note 5, and here’s all you need about its software. First up, here you will find the latest system updates for the Galaxy Note 5, for the unlocked variant sold by Samsung world over, plus the carrier variants sold in US at Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, etc. Besides the changelog for the OTA updates given in the table below, you also get the download link of the update’s firmware, which helps you in installing the update yourself, on your Windows PC. Have fun, and do let us know if you need any help.

Galaxy Note 5 Oreo eligibility and release info

The much-loved Galaxy Note 5 is now well over two years old and has also already received two major Android OS updates in Marshmallow and Nougat. So, there is no chance Samsung would bring the Oreo to Note 5. But wait, T-Mobile says the Oreo update is in manufacturer development. Wait, what? Really? Well, if they say so, there is 99% chance that the T-Mobile Note 5 — all other Note 5 variants — would receive a treat to Android 8.0. So, our hopes are not completely crushed yet.

Samsung
Galaxy Note 5
Launch OS Current OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Global
Unlocked
Android 5.1.1
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
AT&T Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
Sprint Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
T-Mobile Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
Verizon Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
US Cellular Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
Canada Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 5.0
Lollipop
Android 7.0
Nougat
Expected

Find the latest software update for the popular models of Galaxy Note 5 below, along with their changelog and system update firmware download link.

International Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C/i/G)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Samsung has revealed that they plan to release the Oreo for Galaxy S8 in January 2018, and they are expected to follow the S8 sets with Note 8 and S7 sets. We don’t think they would develop 8.0 update for the Note FE (new Note 7), but we doubt they would release 8.0 update for Note 5 (any variant).

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-N920C 22 Aug 2017 N920CXXU3CQH6 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920C 21 Aug 2017 N920CXXU3CQH5 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920C 10 Aug 2017 N920CXXS3CQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920C 10 Aug 2017 N920CXXS3CQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920C 18 Jul 2017 N920CXXU3CQG4 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-N920C 13 Jul 2017 N920CXXU3CQG3 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-N920C 11 Jul 2017 N920CXXU3CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-N920C 12 Jun 2017 N920CXXS3CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-N920C 07 Jun 2017 N920CXXS3CQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 15 Sep 2017 N920GUBU3CQI1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 14 Aug 2017 N920GDDS3CQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 09 Aug 2017 N920GUBU3CQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 20 Jul 2017 N920GDDS3CQG5 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 17 Jul 2017 N920GDDU3CQG3 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 15 Jun 2017 N920GDDS3CQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 09 Jun 2017 N920GUBU3CQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 13 May 2017 N920GDDU3CQE4 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 02 May 2017 N920GUBU3CQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 17 Apr 2017 N920GDDS3CQD1 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 07 Apr 2017 N920GUBS3BQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 06 Apr 2017 N920GUBS3BQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-N920G 08 Mar 2017 N920GUBS3BQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-N920I 23 Mar 2018 N920IDVU4CRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-N920I N920IDVU3CQD3 Android 7.0 Not Available
SM-N920I 21 Aug 2017 N920IDVU3CQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920I 21 Jul 2017 N920IDVU3CQG2 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-N920I 26 Jun 2017 N920IDVU3CQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-N920I 15 Jun 2017 N920IDVS3CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-N920I 24 Apr 2017 N920IDVU3CQD3 Android 7.0 March 2017 security patch
SM-N920I 13 Jan 2017 N920IDVS3BQA3 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-N920I 07 Dec 2016 N920IDVU3BPL2 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-N920I 19 Oct 2016 N920IDVU3BPJ3 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-N920I 06 Oct 2016 N920IDVU3BPJ2 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-N920I 28 Jul 2016 N920IDVU2BPG3 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-N920I 08 Jun 2016 N920IDVU2BPF3 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-N920I 16 May 2016 N920IDVU2BPE3 Android 6.0.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-N920I 07 Apr 2016 N920IDVU2BPD3 Android 6.0.1 Not Available
SM-N920I 06 Apr 2016 N920IDVU2BPD2 Android 6.0.1 Not Available
SM-N920I 16 Nov 2015 N920IDVU2AOK6 Android 5.1.1 Not Available

AT&T Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920A)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
7 May 2018 N920AUCS5ERD1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
27 Mar 2018 N920AUCU5ERB5 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch and Mobile Hotspot APN fix
9 Mar 2018 N920AUCS5ERB2 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
02 Feb 2018 N920AUCS5ERA2 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch, including Meltdown and Spectre mitigation patches
28 Dec 2017 N920AUCS4EQL1 Android 7.0 December 2017 security patch
09 Nov 2017 N920AUCS6EQH1 Android 7.0 BlueBorne fix, and September and October 2017 security patch
25 Aug 2017 N920AUCS4EQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
31 July 2017 N920TUVU4EQG3 Android 7.0 Not available. The security patch is July 2017
31 July 2017 N920AUCS4EQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
27 June 2017 N920AUCS4EQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
25 May 2017 N920AUCS4EQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
27 Apr 2017 N920AUCS4EQD1 Android 7.0 Installs April security patch
11 Apr 2017 N920AUCU4EQC6 Android 7.0 Installs Nougat, adds Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass, improves Network performance enhancements, installs Android device security updates, removes AT&T Address Book, MobiTV, and AT&T Live
10 Mar 2017 N920AUCS4CQB2 Android 6.0.1 Installs February security patch
08 Feb 2017 N920AUCS4CQA1 Android 6.0.1 Installs January security patch
16 Jan 2017 N920AUCS4CPL1 Android 6.0.1 Installs December security patch
29 Nov 2016 N920AUCS4CPK1 Android 6.0.1 Installs November security patch
26 Oct 2016 N920AUCS3CPJ1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
20 Sep 2016 N920AUCU3CPHA Android 6.0.1 Adds Wi-Fi Calling, Advanced Messaging, installs Android device security updates.
25 Aug 2016 N920AUCS3BPH4 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
18 July 2016 N920AUCS2BPG1 Android 6.0.1 Improves device security
22 Jun 2016 N920AUCU2BPE6 Android 6.0.1 Installs Marshmallow
26 May 2016 N920AUCU2APE3 Android 5.1.1 Adds device security enhancements
09 Mar 2016 N920AUCU2APB2 Android 5.1.1 Adds device security enhancements, improves device performance
12 Nov 2015 N920AUCU1AOJ1 Android 5.1.1 Adds support for additional Gear VR features, support for Android for Work (AfW), enhanced support for the Samsung keyboard accessory, updated Samsung Knox to version 2.5.1
28 Sep 2015 N920AUCU1AOH5 Android 5.1.1 Enhanced performance and other device improvements
15 Sep 2015 N920AUCU2AO16 Android 5.1.1 Adds Amazon shopping enhancements, improves Device security

Sprint Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920P)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
02 Mar 2018 N920PVPS3DRB1 Android 7.0 January and February 2018 security patch
10 Sep 2017 N920PVPS3DQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
12 Aug 2017 N920PVPU3DQG2 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
23 June 2017 N920PVPS3DQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
29 May 2017 N920PVPS3DQE1 Android 7.0 April and May 2017 security patch
21 Apr 2017 N920PVPU3DQC5 Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat OS update and March security patch
28 Feb 2017 N920PVPS3BQB1 Android 6.0.1 Installs February security patch
06 Feb 2017 N920PVPS3BQA1 Android 6.0.1 Installs January security patch
04 Jan 2017 N920PVPS3BPL1 Android 6.0.1 Installs December security patch
21 Nov 2016 N920PVPS3BPK1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android security patches
27 Oct 2016 N920PVPS3BPJ2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android security patches
14 Sep 2016 N920PVPU2BPH9 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android security patches
27 Jul 2016 N920PVPU2BPG1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android security patches
19 May 2016 N920PVPU2BPD2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android security patches
19 Apr 2016 N920PVPS2BPD1 Android 6.0.1 Installs security updates
24 Mar 2016 N920PVPU2BPC3 Android 6.0.1 Installs Marshmallow, security updates
07 Dec 2015 N920PVPS2AOK3 Android 5.1.1 Installs security updates
31 Oct 2015 N920PVPU2AOJ6 Android 5.1.1 Installs Google security patches, Android for Work, Gear VR support
26 Sep 2015 N920PVPU2AOI6 Android 5.1.1 Installs Samsung patches, improves wireless charging
21 Aug 2015 N920PVPU1AOGD Android 5.1.1 Initial Release

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920T)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
22 Apr 2018 N920TUVS5ERD1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
30 Mar 2018 N920TUVS5ERC1 Android 7.0 February and March 2018 security patch
24 Jan 2018 N920TUVS5ERA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
1 Dec 2017 N920TUVS4EQK1 Android 7.0 November 2017 security patch
9 Nov 2017 N920TUVU4EQJ3 Android 7.0 IMS Roaming fix

DIGITS bug fix

October 2017 security patch

1 Aug 2017 N920TUVU4EQG3 Android 7.0 Various system improvements
20 July 2017 N920TUVS4EQG1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
05 June 2017 N920TUVU4EQE1 Android 7.0 April and May 2017 security patch
21 Apr 2017 N920TUVU4EQC6 Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat update and March 2017 security patch
06 Apr 2017 N920TUVU4DQC2 Android 6.0.1 Adds various system improvements
01 Feb 2017 N920TUVS4DQA2 Android 6.0.1 Installs Android device security updates
06 Dec 2016 N920TUVU4DPK6 Android 6.0.1 Improves Domestic data roaming, Fixes DTMF, installs November Security update
08 Sep 2016 N920TUVS4DPH2 Android 6.0.1 Installs August/September Security fix
13 Jul 2016 N920TUVU3DPG1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Google Security fix, adds June and July security maintenance release, adds various system improvements
18 Apr 2016 N920TUVU2DPD1 Android 6.0.1 Installs Marshmallow
14 Dec 2015 N920TUVS2COKC Android 5.1.1 Installs Google Security update
02 Nov 2015 N920TUVU2COJ5 Android 5.1.1 Adds Samsung Gear VR support, Security updates, various bug fixes and improvements
25 Sep 2015 N920TUVU2COI5 Android 5.1.1 Improves Video Calling UI updates
10 Sep 2015 N920TUVU1BOH6 Android 5.1.1 Adds T-Mobile Video Calling
03 Sep 2015 N920TUVU1BOH4 Android 5.1.1 Launch software
21 Aug 2015 N920TUVU1AOGE Android 5.1.1 Launch software

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
25 Mar 2018 N920VVRS3CRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
27 Feb 2018 N920VVRS3CRB2 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
 25 Jan 2018 N920VVRS3CRA1  Android 7.0  January 2018 security patch, including Meltdown and Spectre fixes
26 Dec 2017 N920VVRU3CQL4 Android 7.0 December 2017 security patch
30 Oct 2017 N920VVRS3CQI3 Android 7.0 October 2017 security patch, including a Blueborne fix
03 Oct 2017 N920VVRS3CQI2 Android 7.0 Blueborne security patch
29 Aug 2017 N920VVRS3CQE1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
28 July 2017 N920VVRU3CQF3 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch, Google Search in easy mode, Improved Voice over Wi-Fi calls, Notification for no app space
25 May 2017 N920VVRS3CQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
04 May 2017 N920VVRS3CQD1 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
12 April 2017 N920VVRU3CQB9 Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat OS update and March 2017 security patch
01 Jan 2017 N920VVRS3BQA1 Android 6.0.1 Installs January security patch
05 Dec 2016 N920VVRU3BPJ3 Android 6.0.1 Improves device performance, fixes bugs
26 Sep 2016 N920VVRS3BPI1 Android 6.0.1 Installs September security patch, fixes bugs and other enhancements
06 Sep 2016 N920VVRU2BPG5 Android 6.0.1 Installs security patch, adds Barcode beaming, fixes bugs
15 Jul 2016 N920VVRS2BPF4 Android 6.0.1 Installs July security patch
22 Jun 2016 N920VVRS2BPF2 Android 6.0.1 Installs June security patch
09 May 2016 N920VVRU2BPD4 Android 6.0.1 Installs May security patch
13 Apr 2016 N920VVRU2BPC2 Android 5.1.1 Installs Android security patches
15 Dec 2015 N920VVRU2AOJ3 Android 5.1.1 Installs Android security patches
21 Oct 2015 N920VVRU2AOJ2 Android 5.1.1 Installs Android security patches
29 Sep 2015 N920VVRU2AOGJ Android 5.1.1 Installs Android security patches

US Cellular Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920R4)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-N920R4 15 Jun 2017 N920R4TYU3CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-N920R4 11 Apr 2017 N920R4TYS3BQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-N920R4 07 Dec 2016 N920R4TYS3BPL1 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-N920R4 08 Nov 2016 N920R4TYS3BPK1 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-N920R4 19 Oct 2016 N920R4TYS3BPJ2 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-N920R4 18 May 2016 N920R4TYU2BPE1 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-N920R4 18 Feb 2016 N920R4TYU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Not Available
SM-N920R4 30 Oct 2015 N920R4TYU2AOJ5 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-N920R4 19 Sep 2015 N920R4TYU2AOI3 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-N920R4 18 Jul 2015 N920R4TYU1AOGE Android 5.1.1 Not Available

Canadian Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8)

Android 8.0 release: Expected, may arrive in Q2 2018-end.

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-N920W8 09 Aug 2017 N920W8VLS4CQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-N920W8 03 Jul 2017 N920W8VLS4CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-N920W8 05 Jun 2017 N920W8VLS4CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-N920W8 27 Mar 2017 N920W8VLU4CQC9 Android 7.0 March 2017 security patch
SM-N920W8 25 Nov 2016 N920W8VLU4BPK4 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-N920W8 03 Oct 2016 N920W8VLU4BPJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch

Firmware download

Download the firmware for your Galaxy Note 5 from the ‘Update download link’ section above, and save it on your Windows PC. Be sure to match the model no. of your Note 5 with that of the firmware. Now, you can extract the firmware, and use the Odin PC software to install it on your Note 5. For a detailed guide on this, check out our Samsung firmware installation page.

If you need any help with this, sure give us a shout via the comments section below.

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