Good news, Samsung has finally released the official firmware based on Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy Note 5 Duos SM-N9208. After rolling out the official Nougat update for Note 5, Samsung has started releasing the latest update for Galaxy Note 5 Duos. This new Nougat firmware comes with build ID N9208XXU3CQCA is based on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS along with the latest March Security patch. XXU3CQCA Android 7.0 Nougat is currently available in some countries and it weighs about 1.86GB. This is a very big update for Galaxy Note 5 Duos because this latest update brings latest features like restart setting to power menu, Launch the camera by pressing the power button twice, Enhanced Doze Mode, Multi-tasking, Split screen, Vulcan API, Notification redesign, Quick Reply, New Emoji Support and much more. Samsung has pushed out this latest update via OTA (Over–the–Air) in a phase-wise manner, so not all users can get the update at the same time. If the Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware is not yet available in your region then still you can install it manually using Odin app.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can update your Galaxy Note 5 Duos SM-N9208 to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. Once your device is updated then you will get newer Samsung apps and a newer TouchWiz UI. This firmware is very stable, smooth and runs fast on your device. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official firmware released by Samsung. If you are interested in installing Android 7.0 Nougat official update on your Galaxy Note 5 Duos SM-N9208 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
N9208XXU3CQCA Android 7.0 Nougat Details:
|Model name||Galaxy Note 5|
|Build date||Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:47:22 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-03-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-N9208.
AndroidRO.com will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208 during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N9208) to Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208 on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208 to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N9208 to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update