How to root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T


In this detailed tutorial you will be able to Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is latest flagship released along Galaxy S6 Edge+ in August this year. The Galaxy Note 5 is not fully released worldwide but Samsung has changed its policy and plan to release their latest devices continent after continent, this may be some sort of Samsung Business Plan. Galaxy Note 5 comes with multiple variant regarding region and carrier to which it belongs but the internal hardware has no change. Galaxy Note 5 got decent specification and powerful hardware which makes this device really awesome but you can further make it more better by installing mods and enhanced stability kernels. One thing necessary to get control all the control over the device is to gain root access. By rooting your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T you can touch the heights of customization and freedom in an Android system.

The rooting process is never recommended by the device manufacturer as it’s a custom process and wipes all the instructions set for your device itself by the manufacturer. By gaining root access you take administrative control of your Android device and lets you enhance your device performance and can add more tweaks and mod. You can make changing in your system files, install custom recovery to flash custom ROMs or mods and much more. Before we proceed and start the rooting process of T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 lets have a look at benefits of a rooted device.


Benefits of Rooting T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T

Overclock CPU frequency: By gaining root access on your device you can overclock the CPU frequency for example, if your device has maximum of 1000 MHz processor speed you can enhance it too 1200 MHz and you can feel a difference in performance. But it is not always recommended to overclock CPU more then it’s maximum power.

Bloatware kill: Rooting allows you to remove non usable pre-installed apps by provided by device manufacturer. Removing these apps will give you more RAM and free storage space.

Battery Life Enhancement: You can stop/ remove the unwanted back-end services permanently, because it always keeps the processor awake which results in much battery drain.

Custom Rom: You can install a custom firmware only on a rooted device because some software demands a rooted device to flash a custom recovery (a software use to flash custom ROM in a device).

Modification in System: Rooting allows you modify the system settings and add or remove the system files. Advance file explorers with an ability to gain root access are used in this operation, even you can also made the third party apps permanent in the system files directory.
Now let’s move forward and follow the tutorial to root your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5.

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

  • Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)
  • Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%

Download these files:

Download these two root tools

Download Noble_Kernel_Auto-Root_N920T.tar.md5

How to root T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920T

Just follow the below steps in sequence to obtain root on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5.

  • Click Odin3.10.exe to run the Odin tool.
  • Now boot your device into Download Mode, to do so turn off your device properly and turn it on again by pressing and holding Home Button + Volume Down + Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning now press Volume up to enter Download Mode.
  • Connect your device to PC via USB cable.
  • If everything goes well Odin will detect your device and the ID:COM box should turn blue which indicates that your device has been successfully added.
  • Please make sure “Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time” options are checked in the Options Tab in Odin screen.

  • In Odin click the AP tab and select the TAR files for your device.
  • Hit the start button at the bottom and wait for the installation process to complete.


  • Once the process is completed you will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box.
  • Your device will automatically reboot.

Also Read: How to Flash TWRP recovery on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5

That’s it! You have successfully rooted T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section.

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