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How to Update T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

T-Mobile has published the official Android 6.0.1 update for their Galaxy Note Edge N915T users. In case you were looking for a tutorial that teaches you how to flash the new software upgrade manually, then you should check the info listed in this post.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS updates are rolled out in stages for all T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge users, but not all of them are going to receive the new firmware update at the same time as other lucky ones. The update brings Google Now on Tap, tweaks, improvements and a bunch of security patches that should make your phone run better and safer than it ever was.

Before starting the installation process you should read the following guidelines:

  • use this tutorial only for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge T-Mobile devices.
    – your phone’s model number has to be the SM – N915T.
    – check model name and number of your phone under Settings> About Phone section.
  • don’t use the update files in this post for any other different Galaxy Note Edge device.
  • download Samsung USB drivers for your PC from here.
    – install the drivers and continue to the next step.
  • for the updating process you will need to use the ODIN app.
    Odin is a small tool designed to help Samsung users upgrade their phones manually without waiting for the OTA Marshmallow Software update files to arrive.
    – for ODIN to work on your PC you need to update the installed Samsung usb drivers and for the USB Debugging option to be enabled on your device’s Developer Options.
    – the Developer Options might be hidden which is why you have to unhide it by going to Settings> About Phone and tapping 7 times on the Build Number section.
    – get back to Settings and the Developer Options menu should be listed there.
    – open Developer Options, enable it and then find USB Debugging option to enable it, too.
  • you can flash the update over a rooted firmware, but you need to know that root access is not going to survive the installation of Android 6.0.1 stock firmware.
    – any custom Recovery that you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.
  • you can flash the new firmware over custom ROMs, too, but you need to ‘factory reset’ the phone in order to make sure that the device will be able to boot in normal mode after the update is done.
    – the ‘factory reset’ steps are listed at the end of this post.
    – the ‘factory reset’ process wipes the system partition, but it will not delete any data from the internal storage of your device.
    – factory resetting the phone should be done after the update is done.
  • if your tablet is running 100% stock Android firmware, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post and learn how to flash the update manually.
  • this is a tutorial that requires you to be an advanced user.
    – we cannot be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any important data in the process.
  • read the whole post and do not skip any steps.
  • check battery charge of your phone, make sure that there is at least 50% charge left before starting the update.

If you think that the manual updating guide is too difficult to follow, then you should wait for T-Mobile to push the new firmware over-the-air for your Note Edge phone.

How to flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update for T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge:

  1. Download the Android 6.0.1 N915TUVU2DPE3 archive from here.
  2. When the download is done you can extract the update files from the archive.
    – you should obtain the N915TUVU2DPE3 tar.md5 updating file.
    – don’t extract the contents from this file.
  3. Download Odin 3.10.7 from here.
    – when the download is done you can unzip the files.
  4. Power off the phone.
  5. Boot it in Download Mode.
  6. Launch the ODIN app.
  7. Connect your Galaxy Note Edge with your computer using the usb cable.
    – wait for Odin to detect the phone and then get to the next step.
    – if no device is detected you will need to reinstall the Samsung usb drivers once more.
  8. First, go to Options tab of ODIN and make sure that the Re-Partition option is disabled.
    – don’t edit other default Odin settings.
  9. Next, click the AP button in Odin.
  10. Find and load the N915TUVU2DPE3 tar.md5 firmware file in Odin.
  11. Hit the START button in order to begin the Android 6.0.1 updating process.
    – don’t press any buttons until all the new files are flashed successfully.
  12. When the new update is done installing you should see the PASS alert shown by ODIN and the phone will reboot in normal mode.
  13. Unplug the Galaxy Note Edge from computer when the “optimizing apps” screen loads on your device.
    – the first boot of this new ROM is going to take a while before it loads all the new files.
  14. Use your usual login info and unlock your device in order to test the new Android 6.0.1 features.

These were the steps you had to follow in order to finish installing Marshmallow update for your Galaxy Note Edge device.

In case you have encountered any problems during the installation of this new official ROM, then you should check the extra info below.

NOTE:

If the FAIL alert is displayed by ODIN or you are prevented from completing the update by any other error, then you will need to try and repeat the whole tutorial more than once. If you repeat installation you need to make sure that you won’t skip any steps and that your phone meets all requirements.

NOTE 2:

If the ODIN shows the PASS alert, but your smartphone enters in a boot loop, or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, then you need to factory reset its system partition.

The FACTORY RESET steps below need to be applied in case you have installed the new update over a custom ROM, too, so that their device will boot in normal mode successfully. Here’s how to factory reset the device:

  • power off the phone.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode.
  • select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’.
  • confirm.
  • reboot the device in normal mode.

If you need more help you can tell us in comments.

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