Samsung may be a little, but not always late with firmware updates. And now, you can update Galaxy Note 5 to Android Marshmallow. This is specifically for the SM-N920C, SM-N920K, SM-N920L, and SM-N920S models. The update has been in its testing phase for over a month now and has finally being pushed to the Note 5. If you do not want to wait out for the OTA, and want a fresh installation, then you can follow this procedure to manually flash Android Marshmallow on Note 5.

The Note 5 is currently the latest and fifth generation smartphone from the Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. The phone has a Exynos 7420 Octa chipset that drives the processor at 2.10 GHz, a Mali-T760MP8 GPU which renders a great graphical and gaming experience. It has a 5.7-inches super AMOLED display, with 4 GB  RAM, and a 16 MP rear camera with f/1.9 and Optical-Image-Stabilization. Its highly known for its S-Pen technology that has proved pretty useful for every working official.

// Screenshot credits - XDA Member ovid1u
// Screenshot credits – XDA Member ovid1u

Galaxy Note 5 comes with Lollipop 5.1.1 as its default OS version. Samsung has recently been pushing Marshmallow updates to its latest devices, like the S6, and now the update has landed for the Note 5 (SM-N920C). The update firmware is labelled as N920CXXU2BPB6.

Marshmallow update for N920L, N920K, N920S, and N920P is now available.

We are going to help you to install the latest Android Marshmallow firmware on the same model. The steps will follow the old-school procedure of flashing via Odin. The firmware files are available through



This tutorial and the files are meant for the Note 5 only. Cross-flashing the files over other variants could permanently damage your device. DroidOrigin or any of its members shall not be held liable for any such damage.


Before You Begin

  • Download and install Samsung Galaxy Note 5 drivers.
  • All the data on the device will be completely wiped off, so backup your phone completely, either manually or using Samsung KIES.
  • Charge your phone to at least 60% battery level to avoid any disruptions during the process.
  • Download Samsung Odin 3.10.7 and extract it: Dev-Host
  • Download Marshmallow firmware for SM-N920C | SM-N920KSM-N920LSM-N920S | SM-N920P

Update Galaxy Note 5 to Android Marshmallow

STEP 1: Put the Note 5 in Download Mode – Power off your Note 5 completely. Now, press and hold the Volume Down, Home and Power keys until you see the screen light up. A warning screen should be displayed now, press the Volume Up key to accept and proceed to the download mode.

Once your Note 5 is in Download Mode, connect it to the PC.

STEP 2: Extract the downloaded firmware file to a suitable location. In my case, specifically for the SM-920C is ““.

NOTE: The filename for your variant could be different.

Open the folder where the Odin tool was extracted and double-click on Odin3 v3.10.7.exe. This will launch the Odin program.


STEP 3: In the Odin window, the ID:COM port should light up displaying the port number corresponding to your connected device. Go to Options, and make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time are selected, and everything else is unchecked.


Now, click on the AP button and select the AP/HOME tar.md5 file (whichever is there). Similarly do the same for BL, CP and CSC files by clicking the corresponding buttons on the Odin window. Select the appropriate files and make sure to cross check, so as to confirm that you have not mixed the files.

When you have selected the proper files, click on Start. The firmware flashing will initiate and finish in a matter of minutes. It will display a PASS! message, when done, and your device will reboot itself into Android Marshmallow. And now you can also close the Odin window.


You have just updated your Galaxy Note 5 to Android Marshmallow by manually flashing the firmware using Odin. Tell us how this update is treating your device using the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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