I have a Note 3 with a funny screen (bent under the glass, hard to explain) but i am afraid to take it back under warranty, because the replacement unit will surely come with rom version mj7 or higher which reportedly has half the battery life of my current mj1, plus it's not possible to root without tripping knox.
Now, if downgrade was allowed, it would be a totally different case, I would not hesitate to claim warranty on this hardware problem.
I can live with the funny looking screen (only noticeable when the screen is turned off), I decided I will wait with the warranty claim until knox reset, or downgrade without knox tripping becomes possible, or a new firmware with at least as good battery life as mj1 comes out...
Battery life is extremely important to me, and I just love to be able to keep all features of the phone enabled (voice wake, quick glance, all location based google now features, location history, lte, nfc, etc etc) and still get over 5-6 hours of screen on time and a full 16-17 hour stand by.
It is so perfect now I am afraid to risk it, not being able to downgrade legally really limits my willingness to ever upgrade
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Samsung Galaxy Note III N9005 - stock MJ1 rooted Knox 0x0 (since dec 6)
Replace S Voice with Google Now: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....deathtosvoice
(works with always listening voice wake-up "Hi Galaxy" too!)