If you own the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, you can gain root access by following the guide below. The model number for this smartphone is SM-N915T. You can verify which model you have by navigating to Settings followed by the About Device section of your phone.
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.
The following applies for the Note Edge running Android 4.4.X KitKat. Since it comes with KitKat out of the box and still hasn’t had the Android 5.0 Lollipop update arriving over the air, we cannot guarantee this guide works in future for those of you who are running Lollipop software and reading this post.
Before We begin
- Enable USB Debugging mode from the developer options menu. The developer options is hidden in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean nut not KitKat or Lollipop.
- Make sure you have the Samsung USB Drivers
- Backup the data to the internal SD card or the external SD card. The internal SD card will suffice because if the data is wiped, only the ROM is wiped. The data stored on the internal memory stays.
- You must have a Windows PC to use the guide because the Odin application is made for Windows only.
HOW TO ROOT THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE EDGE FOR T-MOBILE
- Download the Odin 3.09 here.
- Download the Chainfire CF-Root file here.
- Extract both files to the desktop of the computer.
- Run the Odin application so it’s open on the desktop
- Boot the Edge in download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power + Home buttons.
- Press Volume Up when the warning sign appears.
- Plug the phone into the PC using the USB cable.
- It should connect with the Odin app by showing you the ID: COM port color changing.
- Click the AP button and upload the extracted root file from the desktop.
- Leave on Auto reboot
- Leave on Auto reset Time
- Click the start button
- Do not touch any buttons until the flashing stops and the ID: COM Port changes color again.
- Odin will signal it’s working with a “pass” message on the screen.
You can verify that the guide worked for your device by downloading and installing the root checker application from the Google Play store.