AT&T Galaxy Note Edge root (temp) with Kingroot one-click app

Released six months ago with its innovative edge curved screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge seems less popular when compared to other flagship phone, likely because a lot of people at that time prefer to wait for the new Galaxy S6. It affects the Android development of this device, even permanent root for AT&T Galaxy Note Edge (SM-N915A) still can not be acquired yet.

 

Indeed, not all Note Edge released in the US is difficult to get superuser access, the T-Mobile and Sprint variants could gain perm root only a few days after it was released. It’s possible since it’s supported by Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root. But for AT&T Galaxy Note Edge, root (permanent) could be a difficult thing to this day, it’s due to the phones are sold with locked bootloader, so say thanks to AT&T.

Actually, temp root can be obtained easily with the help of a one-click app called Kingroot, it just can not survive after the device restarted, or in other words, it only provides temporary root access. Every root app should work, including Titanium Backup, Greenify, etc. So if you do not mind to regain root every time you reboot, you can go with this app.

at&t galaxy note edge root

Image: Samsung / AT&T

Unfortunately, the Kingroot app (up to V.4.1) only work on KitKat firmware, so the success rate is very low if you force to run it on Lollipop update. You can try again in the future, which at that time might have supported the Lollipop firmware on Note Edge.

 

This how to gain temp root on AT&T Note Edge:

  1. Enable Unknown sources in Settings – Security.
  2. Download the Kingroot app (apk).
  3. Install it.
  4. Make sure you’ve connected to the internet.
  5. Open it and tap the blue Start Root button in the bottom, you should see the circle progress now.
  6. Once done, you’ll see a success message.

 

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  1. Frank
    September 2, 2015 at 12:46 AMReply

    AT&T Note edge is a complete and total nightmare. It’s loaded with massive upon massive amounts of bloatware that cannot be removed. Can’t root on lollipop 5.0.1. Cannot go back to Kit-Kat. I bricked mine after just 1 day. Had to take it to Best Buy to the Samsung Experience counter. The tech flashed it and got it working in 2 minutes. I tried for 3 days to resolve it. Kies doesn’t work. It says it’s replace with Smart Switch. Downloaded that, too. It says “unsupported device”.

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