Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915P, got a software update to N915PVPU1ANK1 from the shipped firmware build N915PUVU1ANJL 4.4.4 during its market-launched. The N915PVPU1ANK1 is still an Android 4.4.4 and isn’t the Android 5.0 Lollipop O/S update yet so far. The N915PVPU1ANK1might have added some additional tweaks to work well on Sprint data network, and of-course some Sprint default bloatwares.
The Android version 4.4.4/Baseband N915PVPU1ANK1 update is available via over-The-air OTA update. If you did not touched your device system OS like rooting and installed any unsigned system images, you cannot simply perform software update. Simply tap Settings>>About device>>Software update. You may also manually perform an update using Kies.
But for those who have rushed into rooting and modified their Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915P at the very early stage and now looking for the N915PVPU1ANK1 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 unauthorized way”. Just simply buckle up and flash the official N915PVPU1ANK1 4.4.4 on top of your rooted or modified Galaxy Note Edge 4 SM-N915P.
In addition, restoring your device to official firmware will wipe-out 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. The N915PVPU1ANK1 can be rooted even-though Sprint Galaxy Note Edge do have a secured bootloader. 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 N915PVPU1ANK1 4.4.4 update
Device: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Model number: SM-N915P
Android version: 4.4.4
Kernel version: 3.10.0-3012500
Build number: KTU84P.N915PVPU1ANK1
How to manually update and or restore Sprint Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915P to Official N915PVPU1ANK1 Android 4.4.4 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 unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Samsung Kies on your PC or visit a customer service center.
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 N915PVPU1ANK1 4.4.4 update?
Yes, this will restore your device into official firmware.
Q: Can I install root again once upgraded to N915PVPU1ANK1 4.4.4 KitKat version?
Yes, this firmware build can be rooted, but be aware about the new KNOX security platform hidden inside the system that completely voids the warranty of your device once gets tripped by means of rooting or installing any custom recovery. This sets “KNOX warranty Void: 0×1 from 0×0″ (You can see this when you set your device in download mode). This cannot be reset by any means.
Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not screwed-up your phone:
• Create a back-up all your personal data, like: Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures and Videos, so that you will not lost it just in-case something might went wrong after the update.
• Make sure that your Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915P battery is fully re-charged to ensure stability and to get rid of power failure issues while updating.
• Close all software, such as KIES suite 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 the this option. In your Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915P, 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”.
• TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – form Home screen tap on Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Reactivation lock. This is only needed if you already turned-it ON, as you cannot access the system if and when it’s turned-ON.
Grab these necessary tools
Important Note: This stock firmware can be use only on top of any older software updates, rooted or not. You should not use the stock firmware for downgrading purposes, including but not limited to such as much higher and latest than N915PVPU1ANK1 and future Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. Doing so may result into undesirable outcomes due to the new secured operating system. This specified stock firmware or so-called stock ROM is only compatible for Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915P 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 N915PVPU1ANK1 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 widow DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ check-marked by default .
Load the N915PVPU1ANK1 Stock Firmware
Just click on the AP button then select and load the N915PVPU1ANK1 stock firmware.
It reads out something like this –> ‘N915PVPU1ANK1_N915PSPR1ANK1_Home.tar.md5′
Once loaded you need to wait for a while as it reads out the MD5 check-sum for compatibility.
Reboot the Galaxy Note Edge into Download Mode
Reboot the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915P 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.
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 has failed
Do factory reset after flashing especially when your device previously runs on any unofficial firmware. This is process is optional but this method can get rid o unwanted bootloop and lag issues experiences after flashing. To do this;
Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then 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.