A new update is available for your Galaxy Note Edge, but you don’t know how to apply the firmware? Of course, if there is an OTA release, then you shouldn’t have problems in flashing the ROM; but, what should you do when trying to manually install the stock Android software? Well, the first thing to do is to learn how to enter download mode on your Galaxy Note Edge. From that point, the update process will be an easy thing to perform – we will talk more about this during the following guidelines though.
So, I have pointed out the first reason why you should learn how to enter download mode on your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: manually updating with an official Android OS. Of course, download mode is required on similar operations such as downgrade to stock Android ROMs, revoking root access, or fixing software related issues. As you can see, rebooting in download mode is a must for various reasons, so you shouldn’t hesitate in applying the present step by step guide.
The download mode is quite similar with the recovery environment – in that matter, also learn how to enter recovery mode on your Galaxy Note Edge. Both are featured by default on any Android powered smartphones and tablets; both represents hidden menus that can be used without problems on your Note Edge; both can be entered whether you have a rooted or locked device, a smartphone that runs on stock or custom Android ROM, or if your phone is installed with stock or custom recovery.
But, download mode is used on update-like operations, while recovery is designed for customization and optimization procedures. Anyway, what is relevant for us is that these two environments are required on basic Android operations, so learning how to enter the same on your Note Edge is a must.
As already pointed out, download mode must be entered when you try to update your Galaxy note Edge with an official firmware, manually. Also, download mode is a must when trying to downgrade to stock OS or when revoking root access. All these operations are related to Odin. Odin, is an official tool developed by Samsung and used on update type of operations. So, after reaching download mode on your Galaxy Note Edge, you have to install Odin on a computer, connect your smartphone with the same computer and flash the firmware file through Odin – and that’s how you can manually update your Samsung device using Odin and download mode.
Bottom line, reaching download mode is an official operation so your Note Edge warranty will not get void while you complete this guide. What you need to consider is related to your personal data, info and accounts. You see, when completing an update operation, the data which is saved on the internal storage memory of your smartphone might get wiped out. Because of that, before entering download mode and using Odin, you should backup your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
Don’t worry, the backup can be easily and quickly performed. All you have to do is to download and use backup and restore apps from Google Play, a computer or SD card, or cloud platforms. In this way you can temporarily save contacts list, call logs, text messages, market apps, internet settings, current ROM, images, videos, audio files and EFS folder.
It is essential to charge your phone before heading towards the steps from below. You need to know that if your Note Edge gets turned off in the middle of the reboot sequence or while you are using Odin, it might also get bricked. So, because of that, check the battery status; and if you notice that there is less than 50% power left, don’t go any further without plugging in the charger.
How to Enter Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Use a hardware buttons combination
- Turn off your smartphone by pressing on power button and selecting “power off” – or just press and hold power key for a few seconds.
- Up next, press and hold (at the same time) Power, Volume Down and Home buttons, until download mode is being displayed on your Note Edge.
- From this point, connect your smartphone with your computer via USB cable and resume your update / downgrade operation.
Use a third party app
- Go to Google Play.
- Find the Quick Boot app and download the tool on your Note Edge.
- When the installation process ends, slide down the notification panel.
- Run Quick Boot.
- Follow the on screen prompts and wait while your device is being rebooted into download mode.
So, there you have it. That’s how you can easily and at any moment reboot your Samsung Galaxy Note Edge into download mode. So, now you are prepared for a new update procedure. Thus, don’t hesitate and share your experience with us and with other users that might want to complete this tutorial.