Galaxy Note Edge was Samsung’s most unique device ever having its display curved and extended towards right. The device sports top-notch specifications, similar to that of the Galaxy Note 4. On the front we have a 5.7-inch QHD display with 524 ppi and 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. Samsung used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 Quad Core CPU clocked at 2.7 GHz to power this device up, Adreno 420 GPU is accompanying this CPU. A RAM of 3GB can be found inside while 32 GB internal storage is there as well. At the back, we have a 16 MP shooter and a 3.7 MP shooter can be found on the front. The Note Edge runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.
It took quite a while for Samsung to roll this device in around the world and there still is a number of countries waiting for it. Korean users happen to be lucky one in this regard as they’ve already received two variants SM-N915K and SM-N915S for their region. The device also looks like to be caught up by some developers and we are seeing the custom stuff coming up slowly. To begin with flashing tweaking and playing around with your device, you will need a custom recovery and XDA senior member Chenglu seems to be pretty fast in this regard as he has already compiled up ClockworkMod recovery for various variants of the Galaxy Note Edge, and the Korean users also happen to be lucky as there two variants SM-N915K and SM-N915S have also received this recovery.
If you’ve already got your hands on any of these two variants and now you’re looking for a method to install the CWM recovery, you might have spotted the right place to do so. In the proceeding guide, we are going to install this CWM 22.214.171.124 recovery on our beloved Korean Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915K & SM-N915S using Samsung’s flashtool Odin3. Let’s go through some early preps and then begin with the installation.
1. This guide is only for the Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915K & SM-N915S (Korean). Flashing these files on any other device will result in bricking it. It is recommended not to go ahead if your device model number doesn’t match with the ones listed here.
2. Your phone’s battery must be charged at least over 60%. In case your phone goes dead during the flashing process, it might result in bricking it. Charge your device before you proceed.
3. Always use OEM data cable to establish connection between your phone and your computer. Using third party data cables might cause connection issues.
4.While using Odin3, turn off Samsung Kies, Windows Firewall and any Antivirus software if you’re using.
5. It is always recommended to backup your important data before you flash anything on your device. You may backup using the following guides on our site.
6. Follow the guidelines carefully. In case of a mishap, we may not be held responsible.
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. The Galaxy Note 4 comes with Knox, so rooting will also trip the Knox counter and you won’t be eligible to claim the warranty anyway. 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 & Installations Required
- Download & install Samsung USB drivers.
- Download & extract Odin3 v3.09
- Download N915X-cwm-recovery-126.96.36.199(1205).tar file for your Galaxy Note Edge carefully
Here’s how to install CWM 188.8.131.52 recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note Edge N915K & N9105S
- Make sure that you’ve already followed the guidelines explained above.
- Now open Odin3 v.309.exe file from the folder you extracted.
- Put your Galaxy Note Edge in download mode now. To do so, turn it off completely first of all. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Key + Power Button. You will see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. Just in case this method isn’t working for you, you may find a method in our guide on how to boot into recovery and download mode on Samsung Galaxy devices.
- Once in download mode, connect your Note Edge to your PC now.
- The ID:COM box in Odin3 should turn blue once it has detected your phone.
- Now click on “AP” tab in Odin3. If you’re using Odin3 v3.07, you will click on PDA tab. The only options selected in Odin should be Auto reboot and f.reset, you may follow the picture shown below.
- Once a pop up opens up, select the recovery.tar file that you downloaded above for your variant.
- Once the file has been loaded, click on Start button in Odin3. It will start flashing the file and finish quickly.
- Once your phone reboots, unplug it.
- You can boot into CWM recovery mode now using the method explained in step 3, but this time in the three button combination, you will press Volume Up key instead of Volume Down key.
You may want to root your device now by flashing SuperSu now. As it’s pretty easy, here’s how to do it.
- Download SuperSu.zip file.
- Copy the SuperSu.zip file to the internal storage of your Note Edge.
- Boot your Note Edge into the recovery mode.
- Select “Install > Choose Zip from SD card > locate SuperSu.zip > Yes” and flash it.
- Reboot your device and find SuperSu installed in app drawer.
- Your device is rooted now. You may install Root Checker application to verify root now.
That’s all. If you’re stuck with anything regarding this guide, feel free to reach us through the comment box below. We would love to help you out.
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