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By CyberTbag, Member on 25th July 2014, 08:47 PM
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Will this trigger the Knox counter?
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25th July 2014, 09:28 PM |#2  
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Will this trigger the Knox counter?
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Flashing stock firmware shouldn't trip knox I changed my o2 firmware for the generic BTU firmware and it didn't trip knox, flashing custom roms, custom recovery etc will trip it.
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25th July 2014, 10:34 PM |#3  
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Will this trigger the Knox counter?


No. Flashing stock firmware will not increment Knox.

The exception might be trying to downgrade a Kitkat bootloader e.g. trying to revert 4.4.2+ to a version before 4.3. An attempted downgrade may soft brick yoir phone and change Knox in the process. Also those with locked bootloaders i.e. ATT, Verizon, Sprint, USC should not attempt flashing firmware from foreign carriers.

Normally only a custom kernel or recovery will increment Knox. It is possible that a bad flash e.g. power interruption or (rarely) a random glitch could corrupt Knox as well.

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