1) Is there any way to get T-Mo to give me a phone that has not yet received the 4.3 update, so as to avoid Knox altogether?
2) If this is not possible, how stringent is T-Mo about checking and enforcing the Knox counter for obviously unrelated hardware warranty issues?
3a) Worst case scenario, what is the insurance deductible for this phone?
3b) If a warranty claim is denied, would I still be able to make an insurance claim?
3c) How long will it likely take to have a new phone in my hand were I to make an insurance claim?
EDIT: Forgot to add one bit:
4) The VZW GS3 that I currently have is running CM11, and the flash counter has been tripped. Should I TriangleAway/relock/flash stock/unroot before giving it to T-Mo for a trade-in, or is it fine as is?