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I read somewhere that flashing even an untouched Samsung 4.4.2 firmware though Odin would trip Knox. Can anyone confirm that??

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I read somewhere that flashing even an untouched Samsung 4.4.2 firmware though Odin would trip Knox. Can anyone confirm that??

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The Knox flag is only tripped when you flash a non-stock Recovery. If you only flash stock ROMs, it will not trip Knox.

However, some Root methods install a non-stock Recovery and this will trip the flag.

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The Knox flag is only tripped when you flash a non-stock Recovery. If you only flash stock ROMs, it will not trip Knox.

However, some Root methods install a non-stock Recovery and this will trip the flag.

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Thanks man. I don't know to much about Knox because I have an MDK Verizon s4. I'm researching this for my girl. Thanks for clarifying. So it sounds like towel root with no recovery is a safe plan. Thanks again.

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Thanks man. I don't know to much about Knox because I have an MDK Verizon s4. I'm researching this for my girl. Thanks for clarifying. So it sounds like towel root with no recovery is a safe plan. Thanks again.

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Let us know how it worked. I rooted before TowelRoot was available, and wanted a non-stock Recovery so was fine with the Knox flag being set.

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