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How to root the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge (SM-N915T)

This guide will show you how to root the popular Samsung Galaxy Note Edge phone from Samsung.

Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

This guide is for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge whose model is SM-N915T. We cannot guarantee if it will work on other models.

Rooting is done entirely by you at your own risk.

What is needed to root the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge?

In order to root the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge you will need the following.

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge you want to root in your hand.
  • A PC.

Step 1 – Download the USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge for your PC

In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge as part of the rooting process you first must download and install the USB drivers on to your PC.

You can download the USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from here.

Once you have downloaded them run the main program file to make sure the drivers are installed.

Step 2 – Download the Odin rooting program

In order to root the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge using the root file given in the next step you must first download Odin which is what will be used to install the root file on to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and perform the rooting process.

You can download Odin from here.

Once downloaded extract the file to a convenient location such as the desktop.

Step 3 – Download the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge root files

Now that we have installed the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge USB drivers and downloaded Odin we now need to download the root package to be used for the rooting process.

You can download the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge root package from here. When you have downloaded it save it to an easy to find location such as your desktop and do not extract it.

You will also need to download a custom recovery which you can get from here. When you have downloaded it save it to an easy to find location such as your desktop and do not extract it.

Download the Galaxy Note SD card fix zip file from here. Save it to an easy to find location on your PC such as your desktop but do not extract it.

Step 4 – Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

In order for your PC to recognise the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge when you plug it in to perform rooting you must first enable USB debugging on the phone itself. This is done by doing the following.

  1. Tap the Settings option.
  2. Tap the About Phone option.
  3. Keep tapping the Build Number option (seven times) until it says you are a developer.
  4. Tap the new Developer Options menu that appears.
  5. Make sure that the USB Debugging option is checked.

Step 5 – Root the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Now that we have all we need it is time to root the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Before we can do that you must first put the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge in to Download mode which can be done using the following steps.

  1. Make sure the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is powered off completely.
  2. Hold down the Volume down key and the Home key and the power button and keep all three buttons pressed until the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge powers up.
  3. Providing you have done it correctly it should boot in to Download mode and you press the Volume up key to start Download mode.
  4. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge now to your PC.
  5. Run the Odin software you downloaded in step 2.
  6. Inside Odin click the AP option and browse on your computer to the root zip file you downloaded in step Edge.
  7. Inside Odin click Start to begin the root process.
  8. Do not remove the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from your PC during this time.
  9. Odin will try to flash the root package to the device but it will FAIL. This is normal.

Once Odin has failed you need to disconnect the device from your PC and remove the battery to power it off.

Step 6 – Install a custom recovery on to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

You need to put the device in download mode again and flash the custom recovery zip file this time.

  1. Make sure the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is powered off completely.
  2. Hold down the Volume down key and the Home key and the power button and keep all three buttons pressed until the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge powers up.
  3. Providing you have done it correctly it should boot in to Download mode and you press the Volume up key to start Download mode.
  4. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge now to your PC.
  5. Run the Odin software you downloaded in step 2.
  6. Inside Odin click the AP option and browse on your computer to the custom recovery zip file you downloaded in step Edge.
  7. Inside Odin click Start to begin the root process.

Do not remove the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from your PC during this time.

The process will complete and the device will restart itself when done.

Step 7 – Install SuperSU and the Sdcard fix and root the device

Make sure the device has booted up and is connected to your PC.

Copy the SuperSU zip file you downloaded from step 3 to an easy to find location on the device such as the Downloads folder.

Copy the Sdcard fix zip file you downloaded from step 3 to an easy to find location on the device such as the Downloads folder.

Once done disconnect the device from your computer and turn it off completely.

You now need to boot the device in to recovery mode.

To do that you hold down Power, Volume Up and the Home button together until the phone turns on and the Samsung logo appears.

When the Samsung logo disappears let go of all the buttons and it should boot in to recovery mode using the custom recovery you flashed to the device in the previous step.

With the custom recovery loaded and running go to Settings > Screen and make sure Enable screen timeout is unchecked.

Return back to the main menu and tap Install and browse to the SuperSU zip file you copied to the device.

With the SuperSU zip file swipe to flash the file.

Once done browse to the Sdcard fix zip file you also copied to the device and flash that also the same way you flashed SuperSU.

Return back to the main menu and reboot the device.

Once the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge starts up properly simply go to Apps and look for the SuperSU icon that should now be present. If you can see this icon it means that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has been successfully rooted.

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