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Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz on board leaks for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz on board leaks for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung is already treating a number of its higher-end phones with the TouchWiz-based flavor of Android Lollipop. The Galaxy S5 has already been updated, and currently, the Galaxy S4 in certain regions is also getting the sweet treat. The Galaxy Note 4, which is part of Samsung's fresher crop of devices, is probably next in line, followed by the ingenious Note Edge, a device that also got unveiled last September. 

Well, from the looks of it, a beta Lollipop build for certain versions of the Galaxy Note Edge has leaked from the drain and ended up on one of the specialized forums for the device over at XDA. Iit's a stock TouchWiz firmware from 29 January, rolling under the XXU1BOA2 build name, and is based on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. Currently, it is available for two variations of the device - the SM-N915FY (for Europe) and the SM-N915F. 

Flashing this build on your Note Edge with Odin's help won't trip the Knox counter and void your warranty, as it's an official Samsung firmware. However, we shouldn't forget that it's a "beta" and certainly has a few issues. Probably the most serious one is a problem with the minimum frequency of the Snapdragon 805 chipset, which has to be manually set to 300MHz right after you flash the build with the help of a third-party app. 

Feeling adventurous? Follow the source link and flash the build then! Take the necessary precautions though - make a backup and read the instructions carefully!

source: XDA

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posted on 03 Feb 2015, 06:20

1. polybius (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)

To set the minimum frequency to 300 mhz
Unfortunately requires root access and costs money

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 06:37

2. HASHTAG (unregistered)

Glad to see that my Edge should be seeing the update soon.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 06:40 2

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

I don't know why but that home screen looks a lot better than regular touchwiz.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 06:49 1

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 6534; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Personally i like Samsung lollipop touchwiz better than their KK.

Especially their lock screen widgets. S pen improvement.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 07:07

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

They should remove the blue-green colors from the Toggle-Notifications bar and provide new colors. I don't like it now.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 07:57

6. maherk (Posts: 4809; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Same here. I wasn't a fan of the color on kitkat, and now they managed to make it even worst, it is so bright.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 11:51

7. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)

Ever heard of Xposed Framework? It allows you to change pretty much everything in the system including colors. Unfortunately it's not for Android 5 yet, but we can expect that soon.

posted on 03 Feb 2015, 20:56

8. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

While we're at it. just how Note Edge users here are doing lately? I'm one of the skeptics but it'd be nice to be proven wrong. Not against the tech in general just questioning the practical side of it. Do share your top findings as opposed to previously having used a conventional screened one.

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