Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is Samsung’s 2015 flagship Android phablet, released in August 2015. It features a 5.7″ SuperAMOLED display, with a 1440×2560 resolution. It’s powered by a 1.5Ghz octa-core Exynos processor and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is available in either 32GB or 64GB. The 16MP rear shooter features optical image stabilization, simultaneous HD video and image recording, and Samsung’s Dual Shot technology. Other features include a metal S Pen stylus, Paypal certified fingerprint scanner, wireless charging and a 3000mAh battery.
XDA developers have created root access for the Sprint version of Note 5. Rooting the device will be very advantageous. It will truly help in unlocking all of your device’s potential. If you want to root Sprint Note 5, follow the guide below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy Note 5:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Samsung drivers installed
- Make sure Enable OEM unlock is on in Developer Options
- Odin v3.09
- Kernel zip file
Steps to root Sprint Note 5:
- Make a backup of your data.
- Extract the contents of Odin3 3.09.zip on your computer and install Odin on the PC.
- Turn off the phone and make sure it is not connected to the computer.
- Boot the phone into Download Mode by switching it off and then simultaneously pressing the Volume Down + the Home key button. While holding these both buttons, you need to switch on your device.
- Open Odin. Connect your phone to the computer and allow the drivers to install. You will see the “Added!!” message on Odin. If it doesn’t appear, make sure you have properly installed the USB drivers for your phone.
- In the Odin Menu, make sure to check the Auto-Reboot and F.Reset options.
- Download the Kernel zip file on the computer. Extract it and you will get a file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Click the AP button in Odin and select the file extracted in the previous step. Do not make any unnecessary changes on Odin.
- Click the Start button in Odin and wait for a few moments.
- Phone will automatically reboot.
- After the phone has restarted, install SuperSU app from Play Store. Open the app and let the binaries update. Done. Your device is now rooted!