Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Install N915TUVU1BOG2 T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T Android 5.0.1 Factory Stock Firmware

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T got an update to firmware build number N915TUVU1BOG2. The latter specifically bring the security patch to fix the (Stagefright) vulnerability. The N915TUVU1BOG2 is still an Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update, which is now the second build next to the previously released build version N915TUVU1BOD7.
Beginning August 10, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will receive a software update to Android version 5.0.1/baseband version N915TUVU1BOG2. This update provides messaging security improvements (Stagefright fix). This update is available to download over W-Fi or via Samsung Kies.. via http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-18152

The update is available via over-The-air OTA update. If you did not touch your device system OS like rooting and installed any unsigned system images, you can simply perform a software update. Simply tap Settings > About device > Software update. You may also manually perform an update using Kies 3 and or Smart Switch.

But for those who have rushed into rooting and modified their Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T at the very early stage and now looking for the N915TUVU1BOG2 factory image, you can download it here. You folks might have seen an error saying like ” The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way”.  Just simply buckle up and flash the official N915TUVU1BOG2 5.0.1 on top on your rooted or modified T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge 4 SM-N915T.

In addition, restoring your device to official firmware will wipe out the root you have installed. But if you wish to achieve root again, just do find the working root method like the one you previously used before. But then again, rooting will void the device warranty. You might already lost it when the first time you have knocked-down the KNOX Warranty security counter to “0x1″ from the official status of “0x0″.

Disclaimer: Use of stock firmware is solely at your own risk.

Technical Details of N915TUVU1BOG2 5.0.1 Update

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Model number: SM-N915T
Android version: 5.0.1
Baseband version: N915TUVU1BOG2
Kernel version: 3.10.40-447006
Build number: LRX22C.N915TUVU1BOG2
Release date: August 10, 2015

How to Manually Update and Restore T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T to Official N915TUVU1BOG2 Android 5.0.1 via Stock Firmware

Important Note: This method can be used by Android developers and advanced users only. If ever this is your first time heard about this procedure, please make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held any responsibility if anything happens to your device. Use of this guide is solely at your own risk!

Frequently Asked Questions About Stock Firmware:

Where and when to use the stock firmware?

When it happens that you try to perform a software update then receive a message that says; The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Samsung Kies on your PC or visit a customer service center.

Rooted N915TUVU1ANK3 t-mobile Galaxy Note 4

That simply means that the device could not get the software update anymore. So the best shot here is you need to remove root from the device by flashing back the stock firmware.

Q: Will I lose root once installed the N915TUVU1BOG2 5.0.1 update?

Yes, the upgrade process will then restore the device into official firmware.

Q: Can I install root again once upgraded to N915TUVU1BOG2 5.0.1 version?

As the firmware build is still fresh, we can not exactly tell if it can be rooted for now. Noting that this update contained the new security patch which by means do also have its bootloader being secured. You may refer to the root method you'd used before if it will still work on this update.


Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not screwed-up your phone:

• Create a backup all your personal data, like Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures, and Videos, so that you will not lose it just in case something might go wrong after the update.

• Make sure that your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T battery is fully charged to ensure stability and to get rid pf power failure issues while updating.

• Close all softwares, such as KIES suite, Antivirus, firewalls, to prevent the possible conflict.

• Prepare a personal computer or laptop with Windows OS.

• Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable this option. In your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T, go to Settings > About device > then look for the firmware "Build number" and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-up that says something like “congratulations you are now a developer”. Hit back in Settings>> Developer option and then tick the box that says "EnableUSB debugging mode".

• TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – from the Home screen tap on Settings > Security > Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Reactivation lock. This is only needed if you already turned it ON, from which you cannot access the system if and when it’s turned-ON.

Grab these necessary tools

Odin downloader – Odin3_v3.07 or Odin3_v3.09 here

A USB Driver – drivers are here (only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Kies 3)

Stock Firmware:  N915TUVU1BOG2 5.0.1 Download

Important Note: This stock firmware can be used only on top of any older software updates. You should not use the stock firmware for downgrading purposes on top of any newer software updates, including but not limited to such as much higher and latest than the build version N915TUVU1BOG2 and future Android 5.0.1 Lollipop updates. Doing so may result into undesirable outcome due to the new secured operating system. This specified stock firmware or so-called stock ROM is only compatible for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T specific model only. Do not ever try to use this firmware on other Samsung Galaxy Note Edge variants, including other brands and model numbers.

Unzip the stock firmware

Extract the downloaded N915TUVU1BOG2 firmware or stock ROM. Use winzip, 7zip,winrar or any decompressing program you have had in your computer.

Run and Configure Odin

Run Odin3_v3.07 flasher program. In Odin window DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ check-marked by default.

Load the N915TUVU1BOG2 Stock Firmware

Just click on the AP button then select and load the N915TUVU1BOG2 stock firmware.

It reads out something like this –>  N915TUVU1BOG2_N915TTMB1BOG2_Home.tar.md5

Once loaded you need to wait for a while as it reads out the MD5 checksum authentication.

Reboot the Galaxy Note Edge into Download Mode

Reboot the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915T into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time). You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears.

Connect the Galaxy Note Edge into the computer

Connect the Galaxy Note Edge to the computer using the supplied USB data cable. In Odin window, the ID:COM box will turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and an indication that its recognized with Odin. It also states as “Phone Added! in the log-cat.

Start Flashing

When all is set and ready to begin flashing; Tick the ‘START’ button located at the lower part of Odin.

Avoid Interrupting the Process

DO NOT disconnect nor do anything when the phone is already in flashing mode. You’ll messed up the phone if you accidentally interfere the installation. Wait until a word “PASS” appears on the left side of the Odin screen, it is an indication that the installation successfully completes. (If you get failed errors, check the USB connection condition, repeat the whole process)

Wait until it says Pass!!

Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from the computer

Troubleshooting when firmware flashing failed

Do perform a factory reset after flashing, this is a lot of help if your device previously runs on any unofficial firmware. This process is optional, but this method can get rid o unwanted bootloop and lag issues  after flashing. To do this;

Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then in Recovery mode just select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.

If you use this for unrooting and restoring back from custom ROM but cannot get through the during the flashing and you get Odin failed error. You may just repeat the process but make sure to check everything from USB data cable, computer’s USB serial port, USB driver try the other Odin version. You may also sort out what root kernel and custom ROM and any modified system images you have previously used before, as it also causes a flashing failure.


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