Learn How to Install Unofficial Software
If Samsung decides against a Galaxy Note 5 Oreo update, and it might, you won't be stuck on Android Nougat. This isn't the iPhone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 community is still active and we expect developers to port many Android Oreo features over to the Note 5.
Many of you are probably already familiar with rooting, bootloaders, and ROMs, but some of you might not be.
If you fall into the latter group, you should start learning about custom software and what it takes to install it on your Note 5.
One of the best places to learn about these topics is the Galaxy Note 5 forum on XDA-Forums. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
The process might seem intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to take advantage of new software features and prolong the life of your Galaxy Note 5.