Galaxy Note 5 update: Android 9 Pie news; August patch available at AT&T

Galaxy Note 5 update

Samsung is still actively supporting the Galaxy Note 5 with monthly software patches to quash security issues. Even though as a user we always want more (Hint: Android 9), we have to accept that the Nougat update for the device was its last major OS upgrade.

As you will find in the tables below, the carrier variants of the Galaxy Note 5 are still receiving month security updates, which is what we can hope for at this stage. We have provided the download link of the update wherever possible, which you can use to install an update manually if you are unable to take OTA updates.


Android 9 Pie update

Category Launch OS | Current OS Android 9 Pie
Global
Unlocked
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop | Android 7.0 Nougat Not eligible
AT&T Android 5.1.1 Lollipop | Android 7.0 Nougat Not eligible
Sprint Android 5.1.1 Lollipop | Android 7.0 Nougat Not eligible
T-Mobile Android 5.1.1 Lollipop | Android 7.0 Nougat Not eligible
Verizon Android 5.1.1 Lollipop | Android 7.0 Nougat Not eligible
US Cellular Android 5.1.1 Lollipop | Android 7.0 Nougat Not eligible
Canada Android 5.1.1 Lollipop | Android 7.0 Nougat Not eligible
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop | Android 7.0 Nougat Not eligible

Software support for the Galaxy Note 5 is well over now, which is why the device hasn’t seen an update to Oreo either. No question of Samsung releasing the Android 9 update for the device. Given that the development wasn’t strong for the device, we don’t expect unofficial ROMs like LineageOS 16 to be available for, or Android 9 Pie GSI (Treble) to work with, the device.

Android 8.0 Oreo (and 8.1)

Model Launch OS Current OS Android Oreo
Global
Unlocked
Android 5.1 Android 7.0 Not eligible
AT&T Android 5.1 Android 7.0 Not eligible
Sprint Android 5.1 Android 7.0 Not eligible
T-Mobile Android 5.1 Android 7.0 Not eligible
Verizon Android 5.1 Android 7.0 Not eligible
US Cellular Android 5.1 Android 7.0 Not eligible
Canada Android 5.1 Android 7.0 Not eligible
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 5.1 Android 7.0 Not eligible

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was launched in the second half of 2015 and came preinstalled with Android Lollipop. As tradition dictates, the device has since received two major OS upgrades in Android Marshmallow and Nougat OS.

Even though at some point T-Mobile made us believe that the Note 5 would receive Android 8.0 Oreo, the carrier has since taken down the page that suggested the update was in development — thus all the more confirming that the Oreo for the device is not in question at all.

There is a LineageOS 15.1 ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo available for the Galaxy Note 5, but it’s not usable as a daily driver. That is why it’s futile to expect any good custom ROMs now.

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

  • Not eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie updates
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 20 July 2018 N920GUBS4CRG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 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)

  • Not eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie updates
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
29 Aug 2018 N920AUCS5ERH1 Android 7.0 August 2018 security patch
26 July 2018 N920AUCS5ERG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
3 July 2018 N920AUCS5ERF2 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
25 May 2018 N920AUCS5ERE1 Android 7.0 May 2018 security patch
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)

  • Not eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie updates
Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
23 July 2018 N920PVPS3DRG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
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)

  • Not eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie updates
Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
27 July 2018 N920TUVS5ERG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
28 June 2018 N920TUVS5ERF2 Android 7.0 May and June 2018 security patch
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)

  • Not eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie updates
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
25 Aug 2018 N920VVRS3CRH1 Android 7.0 August 2018 security patch
30 July 2018 N920VVRS3CRG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
06 July 2018 N920VVRS3CRF1 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
08 Jun 2018 N920VVRS3CRE4 Android 7.0 May 2018 security patch
26 Apr 2018 N920VVRS3CRD2 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
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)

  • Not eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie updates
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)

  • Not eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9 Pie updates
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

Update 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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