Update Galaxy Note 5 LTE SM-N920W8 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (N920W8VLU1AOI1 firmware)



Thunderztech.com brought an amazing news for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 LTE (SM-N920W8) users. You can now update your Galaxy Note 5 LTE (SM-N920W8) with the latest released N920W8VLU1AOI1 firmware with built in security fix for Stagefright. In this update tutorial we will guide on every single step to update your device via OTA or manually using Odin. The OTA firmware update process is limited to the region or the carrier for which the update rolled out but in this guide we prefer you to catch the N920W8VLU1AOI1 update from the below provided link and instantly install it manually without waiting for the OTA notification to hit your device.

We have mostly written guides on manual update process of other Galaxy devices and that’s the reason we are emphasizing you to try it once. Just go ahead and install the latest firmware on your device, please note that you can install firmware of any region on your device but the device model should exactly match the one’s listed in the firmware details. Below you can find information about your device model number and the firmware information, just keep scrolling down.

N920W8VLU1AOI1 firmware details:

Model Name:Samsung Note 5 LTE
Model: SM-N920w8
Version: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Build date: 04 Sep 2015

How to update Samsung Note 5 LTE via OTA (Over-The-Air) method

This is the first and preferably the most easiest method to update your Galaxy Note 5 LTE (SM-N920W8) to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920W8VLU1AOI1 firmware. You can use your device to download the firmware file if available and then the device will ask you to install the updates now or later. To check whether your device is eligible for OTA Firmware update, unlock your device & navigate to

Settings >> About device >> Software update >> Check for updates

This will require a working internet connection to connect to the Samsung servers. You will receive a notification about the latest firmware availability click install to flash the firmware or tap install later to flash the latest update anytime later.

How to update Galaxy Note 5 LTE (SM-N920W8) to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920W8VLU1AOI1 firmware manually using Odin

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which include flashing Stock Firmware, Custom ROM, Custom recovery and rooting. 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.

To update your Galaxy Note 5 LTE (SM-N920W8) via Odin tools you need to download necessary files which you are going to use in the update process.


Download and Extract Odin 3.10.6

Download Samsung USB drivers

Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 60%

Enable USB Debugging, go to Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging

Note: If you can’t see Developer Options on your device setting’s menu then you have to perform an extra step, go to Settings >> About device >> Navigate downward till you see an option “Build number” Tap it seven time quickly until it says “you are now a developer”. This will enable Developers Options on your device in the Settings menu now go back and enable USB debugging as described in the above step.

Download and Extract N920W8VLU1AOI1 firmware file from the below provided links. ( You can flash any one of them in your device)

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_BWA Canada (SaskTel)

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_TLS Canada (Telus)

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_FMC Canada (Fido Mobile)

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_RWC Canada (Rogers)

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_KDO Canada (Koodo Mobile)

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_XAC Canada

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_MTA

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_BMC Canada (Bell Mobile)

Download N920W8VLU1AOI1_VMC Canada (Virgin Mobile)

Process to update your Galaxy Note 5 LTE (SM-N920W8) to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920W8VLU1AOI1 firmware using Odin

If you are new to this tool then you have to pay attention on the step by step sequence to avoid any mishap during the update process.

Click Odin.exe to run the Odin tool.

Now boot your device into Download Mode by turning 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 you have properly installed USB drivers on your PC, 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 on Odin screen.

Now click the AP tab and select the firmware TAR file that you have downloaded and extracted earlier.

Hit the start button at the bottom and wait for the installation process to complete.


Once the firmware update process is completed you will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box (as shown).

Your device will automatically reboot with the newly flashed firmware.

That’s it! You are now secure and enjoy the latest features and functions of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop N920W8VLU1AOI1 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 LTE (SM-N920W8). If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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