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Good News Downgrade is Possible from Android 4.3 to 4.1.2 with knox bootloader

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Dear Friends

It is possible to downgrade from Android 4.3 to Android 4.1.2 via Mobile Odin 3.85.apk

Don't use windows Odin program for downgrade

Just download Mobile Odin 3.85.apk from Internet ( registered apk version from torrent )

and download android Jelly bean 4.1.2 from www.sammobile.com

and copy your stock rom md5 file in your Internal Memory and SD Card

and Flash through Mobile Odin 3.85.

I have done it successfully

its not removed knox bootloader but we can downgrade to Android 4.1.2 and its working smoothly.

No problem at all.

Try it on your own risk !!! I got success coz I Love risks. :P
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And if you go into download mode do you still see the Knox flag?
 
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And if you go into download mode do you still see the Knox flag?
Yes knox flag is there and I already have knox 0x1 warranty void

but i have rooted my SGS3 successfully and super su installed on my Android 4.1.2 which not possible on Android 4.3 coz of knox interference so I think knox side effect will end by flash via mobile odin.
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You made my day! Thanks, but people allready knew that it was possible to downgrade to 4.1.2.
They are looking for a solution to downgrade the bootloader, not the firmware.
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knox is a pain in the backside!!

i had many S3 devices, luckily all are still on the old bootloader!! bought an S4 mini few months ago, luckily that was on the old bootloader also, so no knox for any of them, few weeks ago i decided to get the S4, came with knox! sold it, found an old firmware S4, was on 4.2.2 but somehow had the knox bootloader, sold it, bought 4 S4 devices in the space of 2 weeks, all with knox bootloader, ive now given up on S4 and Samsung all together!! ive since then gona back to my old rooted knox free S3 and S4 mini,

no longer will i be buying any more Samsung devices in the future, they can stick it with knox!!

if your reading this thread its probably too late to downgrade your bootloader but i highly advise DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR FIRMWARE!!!

if your rooted keep your old stock firmware thats knox free and keep using custom roms instead!!
 
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Dear Friends

It is possible to downgrade from Android 4.3 to Android 4.1.2 via Mobile Odin 3.85.apk

Don't use windows Odin program for downgrade

Just download Mobile Odin 3.85.apk from Internet ( registered apk version from torrent )

and download android Jelly bean 4.1.2 from www.sammobile.com

and copy your stock rom md5 file in your Internal Memory and SD Card

and Flash through Mobile Odin 3.85.

I have done it successfully

its not removed knox bootloader but we can downgrade to Android 4.1.2 and its working smoothly.

No problem at all.

Try it on your own risk !!! I got success coz I Love risks. :P


I have S3 i9305 on 4.3 Knox flag 0x0. If i use mobile odin to downgrade the firmware, will it trigger Knox flag 0x1?

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knox is a pain in the backside!!

i had many S3 devices, luckily all are still on the old bootloader!! bought an S4 mini few months ago, luckily that was on the old bootloader also, so no knox for any of them, few weeks ago i decided to get the S4, came with knox! sold it, found an old firmware S4, was on 4.2.2 but somehow had the knox bootloader, sold it, bought 4 S4 devices in the space of 2 weeks, all with knox bootloader, ive now given up on S4 and Samsung all together!! ive since then gona back to my old rooted knox free S3 and S4 mini,

no longer will i be buying any more Samsung devices in the future, they can stick it with knox!!

if your reading this thread its probably too late to downgrade your bootloader but i highly advise DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR FIRMWARE!!!

if your rooted keep your old stock firmware thats knox free and keep using custom roms instead!!

You are right. Knox is a real pain!!! However, i did manage to root S4 i9505 4.3 and Note3 4.3 by doing a factory reset to clear any security updates, and avoided setting up wifi (which will automatically download new security updates)/avoided auto security updates downloads in settings, and use Kingo for rooting.

Like you said, it's not advisable to upgrade at this time.

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Yes knox flag is there and I already have knox 0x1 warranty void

but i have rooted my SGS3 successfully and super su installed on my Android 4.1.2 which not possible on Android 4.3 coz of knox interference so I think knox side effect will end by flash via mobile odin.

I believe root is required for Mobile odin pro. Were you rooted then before downgrading with mobile odin? I have been unable to root my SGS3 4.3 MKC without triggering knox flag. It seems that i cannot use mobile odin to downgrade the firmware and then root afterward.
 
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I have S3 i9305 on 4.3 Knox flag 0x0. If i use mobile odin to downgrade the firmware, will it trigger Knox flag 0x1?

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You are right. Knox is a real pain!!! However, i did manage to root S4 i9505 4.3 and Note3 4.3 by doing a factory reset to clear any security updates, and avoided setting up wifi (which will automatically download new security updates)/avoided auto security updates downloads in settings, and use Kingo for rooting.

Like you said, it's not advisable to upgrade at this time.

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I believe root is required for Mobile odin pro. Were you rooted then before downgrading with mobile odin? I have been unable to root my SGS3 4.3 MKC without triggering knox flag. It seems that i cannot use mobile odin to downgrade the firmware and then root afterward.
At least for me, was not possible to root 4.3 without triggering knox ans to use mobile odin you need root access, so.. If you succeed rooting without triggering knox, you will have flag 0x0 at the end with mobile odin.
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Yes knox flag is there and I already have knox 0x1 warranty void

but i have rooted my SGS3 successfully and super su installed on my Android 4.1.2 which not possible on Android 4.3 coz of knox interference so I think knox side effect will end by flash via mobile odin.

What are you saying here? Mobile odin normally works only when you are already rooted ???
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Yes knox flag is there and I already have knox 0x1 warranty void

but i have rooted my SGS3 successfully and super su installed on my Android 4.1.2 which not possible on Android 4.3 coz of knox interference so I think knox side effect will end by flash via mobile odin.
so is it possible to reset knox counter or remove it?
 
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so is it possible to reset knox counter or remove it?
No Knox isn't remove

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