The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C (Exynos) official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update have just arrived. The firs Android M given with its build number N920CXXU2BPB6 is now out for grab in Asia alone. But for those who might wants to upgrade their Galaxy Note5 in not time and could not wait much longer, you can do so by means of manual flashing or installing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware itself. It is exactly the same thing like updating via Over-The-Air and Smart Switch for PC but by using and the original firmware that was released by Samsung.
Furthermore, there are lot more major changes happening on the devices once being upgraded from Lollipop to Marshmallow. Much of the new feature is the TouchWiz enhanced usability and updated visual design. Moreover, the advanced power saving mode which restricts background data and improves the battery life performance. So those who may now try to take a deeper look of what’s new on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, just read on for the step by step guide.
Build info of N920CXXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update:
Device: Samsung Galaxy Note5
Model number: SM-N920C
Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Baseband version: N920CXXU2BPB2
Kernel version: 3.10.61-7227966
Build number: MMB29K.N920CXXU2BPB6
Again, this official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow N920CXXU2BPB6 update is now available and can be seen via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and by using Smart Switch for PC, if you are a resides in Cambodia. The stock firmware only for those advanced users that may wants to upgrade right now. This method has been also useful for those who might have had a rooted and modified Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920C and might going to miss the update. You can use the manual method instead if the device will no longer receive any official update via OTA update. So it is much better to manually install it or otherwise you device may stuck on outdated firmware build.
FAQ’s About Flashing or Manual Installation of a Firmware
Will this trip KNOX warranty void flag counter to 0×1?
No, this an official and signed firmware from Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not trip KNOX.
My Galaxy Note 5 is rooted, will I lose root?
If your device was rooted you will lose root right after the installation finished as the device OS will then restored back to the official default settings.
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.
- Make sure that your Galaxy Note 5 battery is fully charge.
- Stock Firmware packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it does not delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc. before flashing no-matter if it is Full-Wipe or Non-Wipe, just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in safe if something went wrong during the flashing process.
- Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port. Odin will not work on MAC OS.
- Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 5.
- Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings – Go to Settings > About Device > Software info. Then scroll down to the build number and tap that number for around 7-times ’til the Developer option appear.
- TURN OFF the OEM Reactivation Lock – juts tap on Settings > Security > Reactivation Lock and then unchecked the Turn Reactivation lock on.
- Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies and Odin are both created by Samsung but Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.
However, the Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow still comes with a protected bootloader that might cause issues when you try to downgrade back to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Downgrading might not be possible at this moment, unless you’ve done a careful research first a look for someone who’ve successfully done it.
Note: This is an unbranded stock firmware released in Cambodia with universal CSC files for Asian countries but will still works for Europe, Middle East, and African countries, as long as the device model is SM-N920C). If you install the unbranded ones it on a branded or carrier locked Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C), you’ll lose the default logo and apps of that said network operator. While installing the unbranded ones over a carrier locked or branded devices it will just de-brand it and you’ll lose some important apps on that particular network provider.
You may only change the default language and input into your own native language. All included languages in N920CXXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow are as follows:
- Deutsch (Deutschland)
- Deutsch (Osterreich)
- Deutsch (Schweiz)
- English (Australia)
- English (New Zealand)
- English (United Kingdom)
- English (United States)
- Espanol (Spania)
- Espanol (Estados Unidos)
- Francais (Belgique)
- Francais (France)
- Nederlands (Belgie)
- Nederlands (Nederland)
- Norsk bokmal
- Portugues (Brasil)
- Portugues (Portugal)
Odin3_v3.10.7 – Find it here
USB driver – Drivers are here
Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures. Also need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.
Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.10 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the both ‘AUTO-REBOOT’ and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes must be checked. Only the ‘RE-PARTITION’ remains unchecked.
Reboot your Galaxy Note 5 into Download Mode
To reboot the Galaxy Note 5 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously. You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”
Connect your Phone into your computer
Once you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB. In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.
Load the N920CXXU2BPB6 6.0.1 Android Marshmallow Original Firmware
The stock firmware is pack in a single .tar.md5 file only. Now, you need to just simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load the firmware file like this. “N920CXXU2BPB6_N920COLB2BPB6_N920CXXU2BPB2_HOME.tar.md5″
Start to Flash the Firmware Package
Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock-ROM. Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.
Wait on PASS!!
When the Stock Firmware installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.
Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware
Confirm your fresh firmware installed. Go to Settings > About Device > Software info, then look for the baseband version and build number must be on N920CXXU2BPB6 and build number MMB29K.N920CXXU2BPB6.
Additional tips: Make sure to update all of your pre-installed apps via Play Store. Noting that your device now runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which causes some lag issues here and there. So it is highly recommended that you should update all of your installed application in the device.
Fixing errors and lag issues
Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock firmware on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.
I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
- Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
- Connect to another PC USB port
- Check and or try to another USB cable
- Re-install the USB driver.
Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, it isn’t responding at all?
Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs. Also try to use another computer or laptop,
I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
This is eventually happens if your device came from custom firmware but you can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
How to Reboot the Galaxy Note5 in recovery mode?
- Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
- Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
- Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
- Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
- Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy Note 5 in Normal mode.