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View Poll Results: Will you still buy it if knox is implemented?
Yes, Doesn't Really Affect Me 86 24.09%
Yes If knox reset solution is found 72 20.17%
Nope,i'm happy with my current phone 19 5.32%
No F*** You Samsung 141 39.50%
Not Really Sure 39 10.92%
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Knox - will you still buy or not?

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20th April 2014, 11:12 PM   |  #171  
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So, even if you only root S5, Knox will be tripped? If not, how about installing custom ROMs/kernels?

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20th April 2014, 11:22 PM   |  #172  
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It is less cumbersome to simply trip the Knox flag, than to enter some long codes from manufacturers homepage.

Samsung is just doing what HTC and Sony are doing long time ago. Registering who activated the root access on the phone.

So I bought the phone and installed SuperSU on the same day.

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20th April 2014, 11:32 PM   |  #173  
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So you are saying you'd rather permanently have no warranty than enter IMEI code once?

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21st April 2014, 12:18 AM   |  #174  
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Unlocking the bootloader on HTC phones officially voids your warranty as well no different than tripping KNOX. With Sony it's a bit different as you seem to lose some drm related stuff/Sony engines but I don't pay attention to Sony devices.

At the end of the day it also depends where you live and luck of the draw. In the EU we have 2 year warranties and can argue with European law. They have to prove that us tampering with the software caused hardware damage. They can refuse to fix your product but most times they just fix it despite for example tripping Knox. I've previously sent previous Samsung devices running custom firmware and had no issues in warranty. But like I said it depends but most times here in the EU we should be fine.

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So, even if you only root S5, Knox will be tripped? If not, how about installing custom ROMs/kernels?

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For custom roms and kernels you need a custom recovery, by installing a custom recovery you void Knox as well as rooting. There were patches before on the Note 3 to just root without voiding Knox but this method was patched on the Kit Kat update rendering it useless.

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21st April 2014, 10:25 AM   |  #175  
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Briefly considered not rooting mine due to this Knox business.

But after two days of struggling with the SD card crap on KitKat I couldn't cope and have rooted it.

Plus I want my sixaxis Bluetooth support too. And titanium backup. And custom ROMs.

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21st April 2014, 06:52 PM   |  #176  
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That's only good if your buying from the samsung store many of us have brought it through third party

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This was at my carrier's store. Samsung store? Who pays retail for a phone?

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21st April 2014, 07:02 PM   |  #177  
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This was at my carrier's store. Samsung store? Who pays retail for a phone?

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I always buy from a samsung store, it's more expensive, but my friends work there and I can spend hours their to check for problems like dead pixels, scratches and other problems, I also get a very good trade in price and many free gifts. From a carrier or other stores it's like 4 pixels or more for a exchange, and they give you the evil eyes if you check too long, and even with a slight scratch they will just say it isn't a problem.
21st April 2014, 09:14 PM   |  #178  
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I buy LG G Pro 2
Knox and the flag are worst thing i can imagine
22nd April 2014, 02:45 PM   |  #179  
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I'm in the EU, I have a legal insurance and I have every bit the stubbornness to take things to the media and court if they refuse me my 2y warranty by breaking EU law. So I really don't care.

Opening your Xbox voids warranty too. Even your old VHS had that sticker. Unlocking a Wii or PSP voided your warranty. To unlock the bootloader on your TF700 you had to use an official Asus tool that registered you and voided your warranty.

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