5,596,179 Members 33,773 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] [I9500] flashing custom firmware over official fw w/knox 0x0

Tip us?
 
eviatar
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 4
Posts: 14
Join Date: Jul 2011
Question [Q] [I9500] flashing custom firmware over official fw w/knox 0x0

hello folks,

i've searched the forum and couldn't find an explicit answer for my question.
i have i9500 and i'm upgrading it's firmware to the lastest available on weekly bases, i use odin and just flash the newer firmware over the existing one, without wipe and it all seems to work just fine as it is.

now, i know for a fact that my bootloader is KNOX enabled and my KNOX flag is 0x0 (active warranty)
my question is - can (not should - bat CAN) i flash custom roms? i mean, i don't care about warrany or KNOX flag 0x1, just want to know if i can grab PAC i.e and follow the regular installation instruction without hard-bricking my device?

i would very appreciate any certified answer.

regards
 
Joku1981
Old
#2  
Joku1981's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 448
Posts: 1,406
Join Date: Jun 2012

 
DONATE TO ME
There are some ROMs that u can flash without void ur warranty and u will have android 4.3. Anyway If u dont care about warranty only u have to:
1. Download correct Rom for ur device (.tar file)
2. Open Odin and flash it

OR

1. Download correct Rom for u device (.zip file)
2. Open custom recovery, wipe all and install the ROM
3. Enjoy
 
Misterjunky
Old
(Last edited by Misterjunky; 7th December 2013 at 01:49 AM.)
#3  
Misterjunky's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 1865
Posts: 3,927
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bakersfield, California

 
DONATE TO ME
Thumbs up re: KNOX

Quote:
Originally Posted by eviatar View Post
hello folks,

i've searched the forum and couldn't find an explicit answer for my question.
i have i9500 and i'm upgrading it's firmware to the lastest available on weekly bases, i use odin and just flash the newer firmware over the existing one, without wipe and it all seems to work just fine as it is.

now, i know for a fact that my bootloader is KNOX enabled and my KNOX flag is 0x0 (active warranty)
my question is - can (not should - bat CAN) i flash custom roms? i mean, i don't care about warrany or KNOX flag 0x1, just want to know if i can grab PAC i.e and follow the regular installation instruction without hard-bricking my device?

i would very appreciate any certified answer.

regards
Ok, here are the prerequisites for not getting the KNOX POX:

#1: Don't allow the flashing of the OTA update
#2: Don't Odin flash the official stock TAR firmware. (SamMobile or elsewhere)
#3: Don't Odin flash the 4.3 NON-HLOS.BIN
#4: Don't Odin flash any bootloaders

If you have NOT done either one of those four things you will NOT catch the KNOX.

You can Odin flash the 4.3 MODEM but it is completely optional.
See which one has the best signal for you.
( or keep the exisiting MODEM which is already in your phones.)

The phone will work just find with either the 4.3 modem or your existing one.

You can flash any cwm/twrp flashable 4.3 or 4.2.2 zip file stock or custom roms.

If you follow these rules above you will not loose audio, signal or wifi and you will not catch KNOX POX.

Now that's not too difficult to understand right? LOL
Have a great day, enjoy!

Don't forget it takes less time to click the "THANKS" button than to type "thank you".
(unless you type very fast).



 
jaswinky
Old
#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 87
Posts: 572
Join Date: Jun 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by eviatar View Post
hello folks,

i've searched the forum and couldn't find an explicit answer for my question.
i have i9500 and i'm upgrading it's firmware to the lastest available on weekly bases, i use odin and just flash the newer firmware over the existing one, without wipe and it all seems to work just fine as it is.

now, i know for a fact that my bootloader is KNOX enabled and my KNOX flag is 0x0 (active warranty)
my question is - can (not should - bat CAN) i flash custom roms? i mean, i don't care about warrany or KNOX flag 0x1, just want to know if i can grab PAC i.e and follow the regular installation instruction without hard-bricking my device?

i would very appreciate any certified answer.

regards
Yes, you can, but only custom roms based on 4.3 bootloader.

Enviado desde mi GT-P7510 usando Tapatalk 2
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes