February 3, 2015
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samsung galaxy note edge review aa (12 of 26)

After many leaks and teasers, Samsung has been gradually rolling out Android Lollipop updates for its Galaxy S5, S4, and Note 3 smartphones. Now, a leaked Android 5.0.1 build, complete with Touchwiz features, has appeared for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, courtesy of folks over at the XDA Forum.

The build, labelled XXU1BOA2, appears to have come from a beta version of a stock Touchwiz, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop that was created on January 29th, which suggests that it’s probably as up to date as Samsung is with the ROM right now. As it stands, the firmware is reported to work with the SM-N915FY (for Europe) and the SM-N915F models of the Galaxy Note Edge. As we’ve seen before with Samsung’s Touchwiz tweaked Lollipop, the theme and menu layouts take on a slightly new look than before. See the image below:

Galaxy Note Edge Lollipop Beta

Those interesting in flashing the build can do so through ODIN without tripping Knox and can also go back to Android 4.4.4 without too much hassle. Which is probably a good thing, as the beta build probably has a few bugs left to work out. One important bug to note is that you have to manually set the minimum CPU frequency to 300MHz using some third party software.

There are the usual instructions over on XDA link below for those looking to install the ROM, so read them carefully and, as always, make a backup before you start.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
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