How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note Edge N915F/G/P/S/T

One of its very own-kind and the most unique smartphones of the world, the Galaxy Note Edge by Samsung is finally hitting the shelves in different markets all around the world, and a number of lucky users have already got their hands on this latest beast and the sibling of the Galaxy Note 4 by Samsung. On the front, we have a 5.6-inch display that’s curved towards the right side. In the curved section of the screen, we have the  notification panel. The display has 525 ppi and yeah it’s a Quad HD screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. At the back there’s a 16 MP shooter with tons of new features, a 3.7 MP shooter can be found on the front.  Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC clocked at 2.7 GHz accompanied by Adreno 420 GPU is powering up this device, a RAM of 3 GB is there while the internal storage begins at 32 GB. Out of the box, we have this device running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Although the Galaxy Note 4 Edge is a limited edition device, but chances are high that we will be seeing a lot of custom stuff making its way to the development forums and the users will have a lot to play on their devices, and one step to the world of customization has already been taken by famous Elite XDA developer Chainfire, the person behind SuperSu, CF Auto-root and some other such applications.

Chainfire has successfully rooted some variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, modeled as SM-N915F, N915S, N915G, N915P & N915T. Chainfire has gained the root access using his famous CF Auto-root package, the file is already up and available for the users as well. So, just in case you own Galaxy Note Edge – any of the variants listed above, you can root it right away and start using root applications to unleash the real power of your curved Galaxy Note device. Wondering about the method? Well, there ain’t a need to worry about that as we have it up here in order to save your time. Let’s go through some early preparations and then begin with the method.galaxy-note-edge-large

If you’re wondering why you should root your device, here’s the answer for you

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Early Preps:

1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915F/G/P/S/T

Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up.

2. Battery should be charged at least 60%!

Your device’s battery shouldn’t be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well. So, make sure that you charge your device before you start the flashing process.

3. Use the OEM datacable to establish connection!

Always use the original data cable to establish connection between your Android device and your computer / laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.

4. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

5. Turn off Samsung Kies and other softwares while using Odin3!

Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flashtool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired recovery or root file. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.

6. Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. If your device comes with a Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it again. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Downloads Required:

Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
Download and Install Samsung USB drivers
Download and extract CF-Auto-Root file.

How To Root Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915S Using CF-Autoroot

  1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root file once only to get the .tar.md5 file.
  2. Open Odin3.exe.
  3. Put your Galaxy Note Edge in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and
    holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
  4. Connect your device to your PC.
  5. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue.  Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
  6. For Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the CF-Auto-Root.tar.md5, that you downloaded and extracted above.
  7. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  8. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic. Odin 3.09 explained. (2)
  9. Hit start and wait till the rooting process is complete, as soon as your device restarts, remove it from PC.
  10. Find SuperSu in app drawer now.
  11. That’s all with the rooting, let’s verify the root access now.

How To Verify Root Access:

  1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Galaxy Note Edge.
  2. Find “Root Checker” and install it.
  3. Open Root Checker.
  4. Tap “Verify Root”.
  5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
  6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
  7. That’s All!

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If you’re stuck with anything regarding this guide, feel free to utilize the comment box below and reach us. We will get back to you immediately. Thank you all.

Credits: Chainfire XDA


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