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Default If you root this phone you'll lose the fingerprint scanner

I've read that the fingerprint scanner is being embedded with Knox. Samsung said this, so it's true.

So there are people saying that if you root and trigger Knox you'll lose and break the fingerprint scanner.

Those who are buying this phone and usually root their phones, aren't you worried? If the fingerprint scanner is one of the reasons you're buying this phone you'll end up breaking it, and when you try to sell it in the future to upgrade to another phone you'll have to warn buyers that the fingerprint scanner doesn't work, and they may decide to not buy your phone.
 
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I highly doubt Samsung is going to physically disable a feature of the phone just because you decided to root it. I don't know about North America but I think this would surely be an illegal practice in the EU and something like this would create such a negative backlash towards Samsung.

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I highly doubt Samsung is going to physically disable a feature of the phone just because you decided to root it. I don't know about North America but I think this would surely be an illegal practice in the EU and something like this would create such a negative backlash towards Samsung.

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It's not illegal.

They're embedding the fingerprint scanner with Knox. So if you root you'll break it. As simple as that.

Doesn't have to do anything with legal or illegal.
 
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I've read that the fingerprint scanner is being embedded with Knox. Samsung said this, so it's true.

So there are people saying that if you root and trigger Knox you'll lose and break the fingerprint scanner.

Those who are buying this phone and usually root their phones, aren't you worried? If the fingerprint scanner is one of the reasons you're buying this phone you'll end up breaking it, and when you try to sell it in the future to upgrade to another phone you'll have to warn buyers that the fingerprint scanner doesn't work, and they may decide to not buy your phone.
@leoaudio13 has rooted his phone and told me it still works. So, whatever you've read, it's BS, probably written by a hater.
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@leoaudio13 has rooted his phone and told me it still works. So, whatever you've read, it's BS, probably written by a hater.
It works, 100% confirm! Only the finger print on the HTC One Max will be fked when rooted and bootloader unlocked !
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It works, 100% confirm! Only the finger print on the HTC One Max will be fked when rooted and bootloader unlocked !
Case closed. I guess we can close the thread as well, nothing else to see here.

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Good to know. Excellent news.

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