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Will this brick my phone?

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By uscpsycho, Senior Member on 12th February 2014, 10:26 PM
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13th February 2014, 05:27 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by CNexus

Flashing a custom recovery will trip Knox, so yes, since you will need a custom recovery to restore the backup on your new phone.

I did not know that. So I can saferoot without tripping Knox but then if I install a custom recovery that will trip Knox.

I guess I'll just root and try to get everything set up the way I had it on my original S3 then if it ends up being too much trouble I'll just restore a nandroid.

I'm not toooo concerned about tripping Knox because my warranty bit was tripped on my original S3 and I had no problem getting it replaced by Sprint. I don't think they even bothered to check if my phone was rooted or the warranty bit tripped. I think they just checked for physical & water damage, my phone didn't have so much as a scratch on it.

This is a bit off topic but anyone know if there are known issues to rooting this phone with the saferoot method? That thread is a beast to dig through.
13th February 2014, 05:51 AM |#12  
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Yes, flashing a custom recovery or custom kernel trips Knox
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