The Samsung Galaxy Note5 N9208 users in Asia should get the new Nougat official update in the following days from Samsung, but in case you don't want to wait until then, then you can install the update manually using the info below.

These updates are being rolled out in stages for all users, and not everyone will get the new files at the same time as others. If you are an advanced users, then you can install the new update manually using the files in the tutorial.

Also, this guide can be used if you wish to restore the Galaxy Note 5 to 100% stock Android from a custom ROM. Before starting the flashing process you need to check the following guidelines:

  • use the tutorial only for the N9208 Samsung Galaxy Note5 phones sold across Asia.
    - the model number of your device has to be SM - N9208.
  • don't update any other devices with the files found in this post.
  • download Samsung USB drivers from here.
    - install the drivers on your PC.
  • for the update process you will use the ODIN app, and for it to work you need to install the above the usb drivers, and to enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
    - the Developer Options might be hidden, and you will have to unhide it by going to Settings> About Phone> Software Info, here tap seven times on the Build Number text.
    - return to Settings, the Developer Options will be listed now and you can enable USB Debugging.
  • you can install the update over a rooted-only device, but root access won't survive the update process.
    - any custom Recovery you might have flashed will also be replaced with stock Recovery.
  • you can install the new update over custom ROM, but you need to know that a Factory Reset has to be applied after the update is done installing.
    - the Factory Reset process steps are listed at the end of the tutorial.
    - the Factory Reset will only delete data from the system partition, as it removes the custom ROM and allows the new official update to boot in normal mode.
    - Factory Resetting the device will not delete any data from internal storage.
  • if the phone runs 100% stock Android firmware, then you won't lose any data files and you can continue to the next part of this post.
  • this tutorial is destined to be used by advanced users only, as we cannot be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any data files in the process.
  • read the whole post and do not skip any steps.

Now that you know all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post.

How to flash Andorid 7.0 Nougat 2017 November Update for Galaxy Note 5 N9208:

  1. Download the Android 7 Nougat update firmware archive from here.
  2. When the file is downloaded you can extract the archived contents and save them on your computer.
    You will obtain the N9208ZTS3CQK1 tar.md5 update files for each BL, AP, CP, and CSC Odin options.
  3. Download Odin 3.12.3 zip from here.
    When download is done you can extract the contents.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. Boot the device in Download Mode.
  6. Launch the Odin tool on your computer.
  7. Connect the phone to PC.
    Wait for Odin to add the device, and continue to the next step.
    If the phone is not detected you need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers.
  8. Go to Odin main screen and start loading the update files.
    Click BL and load the N9208ZTS3CQK1 tar.md5 with BL in its name.
    Click AP and load the N9208ZTS3CQK1 tar.md5 AP file.
    Click CP and load the N9208ZTS3CQK1 CP file.
    Click CSC and load the N9208ZTS3CQK1 file with HOME_CSC in the name. If a file with only "CSC" in the name is listed there, then ignore it, as that one will delete all the data stored on your deviec.
  9. Click START when you're ready to begin the update process.
    - don't press anything else until the update is done.
  10. Reboot the phone after the update is done flashing.
    Unplug the phone from PC.
  11. Use your default login info in order to regain control over your device.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to complete the new update.

In case installation fails to complete you need to repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat installation you need to make sure that no steps are skipped and that your phone meets all requirements.


If the PASS message is shown by ODIN, but your phone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen for more than 20 minutes, then you can Factory Reset the device and force it to boot in normal mode.

The Factory Reset steps below should be applied by those that have installed the new update over a custom ROM, too. Here's how to factory reset the device:

If you need more help you can tell us in comments.

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