Users of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with the model number SM-N915T outside the U.S. can now update their devices to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware. Although the update is currently available over-the-air in countries like Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago, users can also download the firmware and install it manually on their handsets.
The new Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware, which carries the build number “N915TUBU1BOF1,” includes new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The update comes with improved battery life, updated TouchWiz with material design and support for multi-user profiles.
To manually install the new firmware on the Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T, users have to flash the firmware file using Odin. Here are some aspects that users need to know before starting a manual installation procedure:
- All personal data on the handset must have proper backup
- The device should have at least 80 percent battery power
- USB drivers for the Galaxy Note Edge must be installed on the computer
- USB debugging must be enabled on the phone
- Make sure that the device is a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with the model number SM-N915T
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Step 1: Download the firmware package and extract the zip file.
Step 2: Download Odin and extract the zip file. There will be an Odin3 v3.10.6.exe along with some other files.
Step 3: Run Odin3 v3.10.6.exe as an Administrator.
Step 4: Now, boot the Galaxy Note Edge into Download Mode. To do this, first switch off the device, and then press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together.
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Note Edge to the computer via the USB cable. If connected properly, an “Added!!” message will appear in Odin’s message box.
Step 6: Now, add the firmware file into Odin. To do this, click on the AP/PDA button on Odin and select the extracted .tar firmware file.
Step 7: In Odin, ensure that only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin installation.
Step 9: After the process is complete, the handset will restart and the Samsung logo will appear on its home screen.
Step 10: Now, unplug the device from the computer.
[Source: True Android]