In the above video is showing how is done this method on a different phone model. For rooting the Note 5 Sprint on android 6.0.1 the solution is exactly the same just will have to use the files from this tutorial, that is special for your device and also since for this phone the battery cannot be removed will have to follow the Step 7 to be able to get in recovery without turning on your phone.
When you should use this tutorial
This tutorial should work on any firmware version for the Samsung note 5 n920p. Will work even on an older version of Lollipop and was tested till the last version of Marshmallow firmware N920PVPS3BPK1 and worked without problems.
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The only persons this is not recommended for are those that do not want to trigger Knox flag, because unfortunately there is no way to avoid that. This tutorial should not cause data loss but is a good idea to make a backup before.
Files that need to downloaded for the root
-TWRP custom recovery (Very important chose only the one for your device model!)
-for android 7.0 use this N920P TWRP for Nougat
-for android 7.0 use this N920P SuperSU+ for Nougat
Supported devices for rooting with the custom recovery
Theoretically, all the devices for which there is a custom recovery available should be supported by this root method.Beside the TWRP custom recovery can also be used in the exact same way a ClockworkMod Recovery (that can be found either on their official page or on xda-forums) which extends, even more, the range of devices this tutorial can be applied on. Here are some popular models this root method should work for:
Step by step tutorial on how to root using a custom recovery
1.Download the files needed for root
2.Install the Samsung drivers
3. Connect the phone in normal mode to your computer and transfer to the phone the SuperSU installer
4. On your phone go to Settings/About Device and tap 7 times on the Build number till will show on screen “You are now a developer”
5.From Settings/Developer options enable Usb debugging and Enable OEM unlock
6.Put the phone in download mode :
-Switch it off
-Hold Home,Power and Volume down till you get to a Warning screen
-Press Volume Up to Continue and should see “Downloading” on screen
7.Open Odin and select for AP the custom recovery file that you downloaded.The extension of the file must be .tar or .tar.md5
8.Connect phone to computer and then a COM box from Odin should turn to light blue.From the Options tab untick the option Auto Reboot.Then can press START
9.After you see on odin “RESET” can disconnect the phone from PC, then start holding Home,Power and volume Down till you will see the Warning screen with 2 option as before when you put to download mode. Just this time you select Cancel (press Vol Down), then very fast start holding Home,Power and volume UP till you will get into recovery.Is very important not to let the phone turn off because if it turns off will have to start again from Step 4.
10. Once in the custom recovery menu press the “Install” and look for the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip file (of the file with SuperSU) tap on it and “Swipe to Confirm Flash”
11. Once you see the confirmation that file was successfully flashed press the “Reboot System” button
12. Phone will turn on and be rooted. Can confirm the root has worked properly by using a root checker application like “Root Checker Basic ”
If any of the steps is not working properly please read again the full tutorial to be sure you have not missed anything. If still not working please leave a comment bellow and will together for sure will find a solution.