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Locked Bootloader & Knox??

4th September 2014, 02:37 PM |#1  
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Are theses evil technologies present on the Note 4?
 
 
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Are theses evil technologies present on the Note 4?

Knox is guaranteed, and if you buy the phone from Verizon or AT&T, the bootloader will be locked.
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Knox is guaranteed, and if you buy the phone from Verizon or AT&T, the bootloader will be locked.

No No No - UK Here I always buy my devices Sim Free - Never go near a carrier.
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No No No - UK Here I always buy my devices Sim Free - Never go near a carrier.

There's a good lad.

Well, out of the box only Sonys, HTCs and Nexuses come with a locked bootloader, but the HTCs and the Nexuses are brutally easy to unlock.

International SIM free Samsungs don't have a locked bootloader, and the Knox is there only to tell Samsung representatives that your warranty is void. xD
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Hopefully both are present. So many folks want to use these devices for BYOD, the more locked down they are, the better.
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Hopefully both are present. So many folks want to use these devices for BYOD, the more locked down they are, the better.

BYOD?

Locking a phone that I have bought & now belongs to me should be illegal.
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Hopefully both are present. So many folks want to use these devices for BYOD, the more locked down they are, the better.

Why are you here?
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Why are you here?

Pardon? I'm not sure I understand the context of your question.
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Pardon? I'm not sure I understand the context of your question.

Why are you you on XDA if you want everything locked down. The whole idea is to rom & mod.

With your attitude we may as well call it a day.
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BYOD?

Locking a phone that I have bought & now belongs to me should be illegal.

BYOD means "Bring Your Own Device". He's referring to large corporations who allow their employees to use any device they want for business purposes. Large corporations and governments generally like these devices to be locked down to minimize the chances they are hacked. I think his point (whether we agree or not) is that if Note 4 is locked down hard it's better for those who wish to use one in one of these organizations.

Personally I don't have a problem with a bootloader that comes locked by default from the manufacturer to protect the unsavvy, but it should be something that's not difficult for someone who is technically savvy to unlock.
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