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How to Root Note Edge!

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For those of you who want to root your Galaxy Note Edge, here’s how to root your Note Edge using the CWM/TWRP recovery method.  We will first install a custom recovery CWM or TWRP, then simply flash the latest SuperSU zip file by ChainFire to obtain root.

This is probably the preferred method of rooting as it will also give you the ability to backup, restore, and install ROMs.  So, let’s do this.

First, this root method currently supports the following Note Edge models:

  • T-Mobile Note Edge SM-N915T
  • Sprint Note Edge SM-N915P
  • Korean SK Telecom Note Edge SM-N910S
  • International Note Edge SM-N915F, SM-N915G, SM-N9150

Step 1. Power off your Note Edge.  Then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons for about 3 seconds until you see a warning screen like below: (mine is in Korean but yours may be in English)


Then hit Volume Up key to enter ODIN Download Mode and connect a micro-USB cable from your Note Edge to your computer.


Step 2. Go to our CWM/TWRP Recovery page and download a compatible CWM or TWRP recovery for your model.

You will also need to download ODIN program if you don’t have it yet.


Once the files are downloaded, unzip the ODIN program and you should get a folder with the ODIN program and a file ending in “.tar” for your custom recovery.

howto-root-noteedge-4Step 3. Run the ODIN program.  Make sure you see a yellow-highlighted box like below.  If you don’t, you don’t have Note Edge drivers installed.  Download and run the Note Edge drivers.

Once you see the yellow-highlighted box, choose PDA then choose the recovery tar file you downloaded earlier for your Note Edge model.




Step 4. Hit Start, and this should install CWM or TWRP recovery on your Note Edge.  You will see “PASS!” if it’s successful and should only take 5 seconds.  If you get failed message or it hangs, try using a different USB cable/port first.  Also do not use a USB hub as they interfere with ODIN.

Step 5. Your phone should have rebooted.  Download SuperSU zip file below then copy over to anywhere on your phone’s storage.

Download SuperSU Zip File


Step 6. Next, power off your Note Edge then hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons for about 10 seconds.

howto-root-noteedge-9 You should see CWM recovery or TWRP recovery page like below.  If you don’t see this, your phone may have a “recovery overwrite” feature.  You can use the battery pull method, please see the video tutorial as I show you how to solve this issue.


Step 7. Choose “Install Zip” then “choose zip from /sdcard” or “choose zip from /storage/extSdcard” depending on where you copied the SuperSU zip file to earlier.


Browse your storage and select the SuperSU zip file.


Install the file and this should take 5 seconds.


Step 8. Once rebooted, you will find SuperSU app, select it to run it.


SuperSU will ask you to disable KNOX, say “OK”.  If this hangs for some reason, simply reboot your phone and try again, it will usually work the second time.


SuperSU may also asks you if you want to update the SU binary, choose “Continue” then “Normal”.  If this hangs, reboot and try again.



Step 9. Once you get no messages from SuperSU, congratulations you have fully rooted your Galaxy Note Edge!  You can verify you have full root by installing and running any rooted app like Titanium Backup app.  You should see a nice Superuser request window pop up.  Congrats!


Credits – XDA user Chenglu for CWM Recovery and ChainFire for SuperSU zip file.


Q: Can I still get OTA updates after using this root method?
A: You will not be able to get OTA updates once you have rooted using this method as it will replace your stock recovery, which is required to get OTA updates.  However, you can grab rooted OTA stock ROMs to get OTA and keep root in the future.

Q: How can I thank you for your tutorial?
A: I don’t take donations but if you could PLEASE subscribe to my Zedomax YouTube channel, that would help me greatly and thank you!

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52 thoughts on “How to Root Note Edge!

  1. Jonathan

    Yes. Thanks alot max… i been waiting for this sence day one with my edge… keep it going and stay high on android…

  2. Shawn

    Hey Max,

    Great video and thank you.
    Just wanted to mention a problem I had trying to get Odin to complete the initial root process. I stayed up super late for the past couple of nights trying to figure out why I was getting “fail” when using Odin?
    I checked, double checked and checked some more of the drivers…. Couldn’t figure it out until after checking out XDA and a Note Edge root forum someone mentioned that you have to “Go into settings, Security, un-check the box for Reactivation Lock.” After I did this I was rooted and booted. T-Mobile Note Edge.

    Thanks again…

    1. Boriqua20000

      How can i get free wifi tethering after rooting? Is there a app or rom that i have to download. Sprint n915p

  3. Tho

    Hi Max,

    I’ve been waiting for the root method for the AT&T variant. can you please predict how long would it be? Or do you suggest I go ahead with this method. If so, what’s the risk?

    Your fan since Note 1 🙂
    Tho A.

  4. Steven

    max and/or everybody, anybody else
    , I cant get the battery pull method to work. anything i can do to get into recovery besides that? The little green android guy just refuses to go away.

    please help
    thank you

  5. Anthony Gurrieri

    I also have the ATT note edge and have been lookin for a method to root my phoNE – no lucK yet… any idea if we’ll ever see a root for this phone on ATT?

  6. ishaq

    i do all the step u mak in the video everything was super good but when i try to open most of the app using the root all the app denied the root permission and my device is rooted but most of the saying i need to have root permission to make it working pleas help me in this i have note4 edge SM-N915F with android version 5.1

  7. luis

    i did everything up to the superuser but once i was going to open superuser it said there isno SU binary installed. and Super SU cannot instal it. This is a problem!
    please help

  8. Ruben Brito

    Hi, I have a Note Edge. I’ve been waiting for a customized rom to come, but there seems to be none under way, or being developed. What the story? Are we going to see it???

  9. hassan awad

    hello i have a note edge with SM-N915F VERSION 5.0.1 i have followed all the instruction you did in the video but i didnt know how to download the supersu zip file i was trying but file its not completed so any help please i really apreciate

      1. Ed

        Hello. I also have a Note 4 Edge w/ 5.1.1, version SM-N915FY. Where did you get the rom, and, most importantly, DID IT WORK USING THIS GUIDE???? Thanks in advance for your repky.

  10. Tim

    Hey Max i tryed everthing but since i updated to 5.1.1 on my Sprint Note Edge i cant get root. I followed all your instructions and made sure i downloaded the right files from your 5.1.1 section but as soon as i flash T.W.R.P my phone goes into a boot loop. I had to restore it 3 times with stock firmware from Samfirm website. It has always been easy to root please help what am i doing wrong? I flashed the kernal and everthing just like you said but for some reason my phone just loops and wont boot.

      1. Tim

        Thanks David but it still didn’t work keep getting a error after installing the kernel. Something about seandroid not enforcing and it stays stuck there. Had to reflash llolipop with odin.

  11. Maldoro

    just want to say thank you ……….
    after 4 months 10 times failure..
    10 different methods..
    3 times recovery to original samsung firmware
    .. finally rooted

  12. outofcontrol rob

    thanks max finally rooted, kept getting hung up on the .tar.md5 conversion but you did it for us! right on

  13. Hassaan Hashmi

    Hey !
    I followed everything correctly, and after the SU zip installation, when I rebooted I am stuck in the Boot Loop…
    My Phone is SM N915G
    What to do now ?

  14. Gabriel Gomes

    hey max i tried downloading the cwm file from the link u provided and also tried it from the xda forum link. but both the links after downloaded is done and the folder is unzipped gives a recovery.img file instead of a .tar file as shown in your video and chenglu’s post. plz help me.

  15. Yaa Boe

    Is there any custom rom available for the Sprint galaxy note edge SM-N915P on android 5.1.1.
    I can’t find not one custom rom. PLEASE HELP! ASAP

  16. Leon Walasol

    Hi MaX,
    I Got Stuck with my Note Edge model SM-N915G after Step 7 (i.e. installing /unzipping Super SU Update.
    Please Help My Cell Is Not Rebooting to normal Mode. it Gives Samsung Logo continuously. but not coming on.

    Hope you will do the needful at your earlies.

  17. mudassir

    i did root my N915T 5.1.1 T mobiles…after installing zip supersu my mobiles is restarting again and again. any help?

  18. Nick

    I suggest anyone that is trying to root their Note 4 Edge, (as I’m on Sprint) OK2
    To STOP!

    Samsung released a patch in OK2 to not be able to root. I’ve also tried Kingroot which does NOT work.

    I think the Note 4 Edge Development is dead and most people now days have the latest and greatest Note 5, S6, S7.
    Would be cool if Max could chime in though.

    That is my two cents!

  19. Sajid

    Dear Max,
    I did all the things as you mentioned … but after flashing UPDATE binary my phone is ibn boot loop. it keeps booting again and again.
    Please suggest / advise …

  20. Daniel

    hey Max,

    thank you very much for the great video! I do have the same problem as Sajid with the boot loop it keeps on booting but doesnt switch on at all I am using SM-915G. would be great if you could help me out here thank you!

  21. Rasool

    SM-N915G ……….version showing some pit partition problem and result is fail

    so, please help me please……………..i am big trouble

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