1. jbbeaird's Avatar
    I have a Note 9 and my Note 5, but I don't have a PC although I do have a Tablet.

    Is there a way to use either my Note 9 or my Tablet to root my Note 5?
    04-05-2019 11:03 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Without a PC, no, but if you can get the use of a PC or laptop for about half an hour, for some models of the Note 5:

    • T-Mobile SM-N920T
    • Sprint SM-N920P
    • Canadian SM-N920W8
    • US Cellular SM-N920R4
    • Chinese SM-N9200 or SM-N9208
    • Korean SM-N920K, SM-N920L, SM-N920S
    • International SM-N920C, SM-N920CD, SM-N920G, SM-N920I

    you can install TWRP, then Magisk, giving you a lot more than just root. See this page for instructions. (Get the latest versions of the Magisk files at the developer's github page. [We're way past version 12 - as of this writing, we're at the second iteration of version 19.] The links to the rest of the files, Odin and TWRP for your variant of the Note 5, are okay on that page.)

    As with any major thing like this, read the entire page. Then, if you're still up for it, install TWRP, then do a full backup and move that backup to the PC. Then install Magisk. (If you mess up, and I've just spent 2 days "messing up", because Q D2 can't be rooted yet, so I had to revert to Q D1, which required a total data wipe to stop everything from force-closing, then a total restoration of the TWRP data backup, including pulling some data out of an earlier TWRP backup, you'll be glad that you have a backup of everything. In the future, to back up, just do a TWRP backup of data only. You can always reflash the ROM, but you can't reflash your data without TWRP. (And once you've installed TWRP and Magisk, you don't need a PC any more - you can store your backup folders on Drive.)
    04-06-2019 12:43 AM

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