Restore T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge to Stock 5.0.1 Lollipop Firmware

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Although Galaxy Note Edge was released roughly a year ago, it’s still a beast in terms of specifications. It comes with Quad-core 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3 GB of RAM that makes it stand among the elite in the benchmarks. It has large 5.6 display and its Quad Extended Graphics Array display resolution that makes pretty much everything detailed and sharp.

Recently Galaxy Note Edge has received a minor update that takes it to the firmware version N915TUBU2BOH2 for the T-Mobile variant. Although other variants have received Android 5.1.1, this one is still on v5.0.1. However, if you want to get updated to the latest firmware, then this tutorial will restore your T-Mobile Note Edge to the available stock ROM.

Before we begin, make sure you have the exact variant and device, that is, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T. You need to backup all our data and apps as it won’t just install OTA update. This process will re-flash full firmware onto your device.

Requirements

  • Make sure you have the perfect device and variant. This tutorial is suitable for only T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T variant. This will install N915TUBU2BOH2 Lollipop 5.0.1 firmware onto your device.
  • Make sure you have fully charged your device or at least up to 60% of  the battery.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone.
  • Make sure you have Samsung drivers installed on your PC.
  • Download the 7zip software to extract the zip file to get the firmware file which is in.tar.md5 extension.

Download Section

  • Download OH2 firmware update for T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge (File: N915TUBU2BOH2_N915TUUB2BOH1_BVO.zip (1.41 GB))
  • Download | Odin3 v3.10.7

Backup Your Apps and Data

It is recommend that you backup your apps, contacts, messages, photos, videos and any other important data stored on the internal storage of your phone. Get some of our useful backup apps from the DroidViews archives. This will help you backup your device data easily.

How to Restore T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge to Stock

  1. Make sure you have downloaded the Lollipop firmware for your Galaxy Note Edge. If it is a zip file, extract it to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
  2. Now turn off your phone and boot it into the Download Mode. To do this, turn off your device and then press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen with a yellow triangle sign, press the Volume Up/Down key to enter Download/Odin mode
  3. Download the required Odin.zip file and extract the file on your PC. You will get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file. Open it as administrator to get to the Odin window.
  4. Connect your T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge to the computer using the USB cable.
  5. As soon as you connect the device, the ID:COM port on Odin will turn Blue. You’ll also see “Added!!” message to indicate successful connection.odin-3.10.6-firmware-flash2
  6. In case your phone is not detected by Odin, you can try the following things:
    • Reboot your phone and turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again.
    • Try reinstalling the Samsung USB Drivers.
    • Try changing the USB cable and connecting to other ports.
  7. Now click AP button on Odin and add the firmware file (N915TUBU2BOH2_N915TUUB2BOH1_.tar.md5).
  8. In the Options section, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and everything else are unchecked. (Do not, in any case, check Re-Partition box)
  9. Before you proceed to firmware installation on Odin, make sure everything is set according to the screenshot.
  10. Now, click the Start button on Odin to start installation which might take a while for firmware to install.odin-3.10.6-firmware-installation-pass1
  11. Once you get a PASS! message on Odin, your device will restart. It’s the green signal that indicates successful installation. In case you get Fail! message, make sure you have gone through the preparations carefully

Once you have successfully booted into the firmware, you can now enjoy your Lollipop firmware.

If you come across bootloop, then this may occur sometimes when you have installed a new firmware. To solve this, remove the battery and then put it back again. Boot to Recovery by holding Volume Up + Home + Power. In Recovery, select “wipe data/factory reset” then select “Yes” This will delete all user data. Now Select Reboot to System. If you want a detailed tutorial for these steps, head over to the below link.

How to Perform Data Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy Devices

For detailed guide on how to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy device, get to the following link:

Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Devices Using Odin – Detailed Guide

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