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Hello, I have been updating my phone to KitKat and following tutorials for bypassing the NAE Bootloader with KNOX. I have MK2 so I have KNOX already. Is there any reason why NAE bootloader would be any different? I have not run into any tafus with the bootloader I have now. But all the work around stuff is probably pointless right? Since it all seems to keep MF9.


I have TEP on my Sprint account so warranty has never been an issue I had broken the camera on mine. So I traded it out with a custom rom and custom recovery and everything and they didn't seem to pay any mind.
 
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Hello, I have been updating my phone to KitKat and following tutorials for bypassing the NAE Bootloader with KNOX. I have MK2 so I have KNOX already. Is there any reason why NAE bootloader would be any different? I have not run into any tafus with the bootloader I have now. But all the work around stuff is probably pointless right? Since it all seems to keep MF9.


I have TEP on my Sprint account so warranty has never been an issue I had broken the camera on mine. So I traded it out with a custom rom and custom recovery and everything and they didn't seem to pay any mind.
I never understood why some people stayed away from the new bootloaders other than avoiding the secured bootloader. There's more...A lot more. Recently I tried to use Heimdall to print the PIT of a N900T on Kit Kat. No go. A SIMPLE PROCESS that's HARMLESS got locked down. Now that we're unable to access that, Heimdall isn't even usable. Only Odin...and I can't use Odin to do what development I need to do on the N900T.

Yes I know this is the L720 thread but how long before we get this bootloader too? THIS is why I recommend avoiding newer bootloaders whenever possible. Samsung is starting to foolishly lock down everything like...(as noobtoob put it) that one company whose phone starts with an I.

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I never understood why some people stayed away from the new bootloaders other than avoiding the secured bootloader. There's more...A lot more. Recently I tried to use Heimdall to print the PIT of a N900T on Kit Kat. No go. A SIMPLE PROCESS that's HARMLESS got locked down. Now that we're unable to access that, Heimdall isn't even usable. Only Odin...and I can't use Odin to do what development I need to do on the N900T.

Yes I know this is the L720 thread but how long before we get this bootloader too? THIS is why I recommend avoiding newer bootloaders whenever possible. Samsung is starting to foolishly lock down everything like...(as noobtoob put it) that one company whose phone starts with an I.

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Yeah I was surprised when I I got access to a Sprint S4 that was was Kit Kat-ed up and I could do anything to it with CDMA workshop flashing to pageplus was a breeze.

So even though MK2 and NAE both have KNOX you would still recommend sticking with MK2? Because I screw up my phones quite a bit and have needed to have the PIT file. So I can see why this would not be beneficiary.

I also think that carriers have a lot of say in what goes on with their phones. Sprint was pretty cool in the beginning but now it looks like the ATT variant.

But I would still never own a
 
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Yeah I was surprised when I I got access to a Sprint S4 that was was Kit Kat-ed up and I could do anything to it with CDMA workshop flashing to pageplus was a breeze.

So even though MK2 and NAE both have KNOX you would still recommend sticking with MK2? Because I screw up my phones quite a bit and have needed to have the PIT file. So I can see why this would not be beneficiary.

I also think that carriers have a lot of say in what goes on with their phones. Sprint was pretty cool in the beginning but now it looks like the ATT variant.

But I would still never own a
AFAIK, KNOX isn't the issue, it's what they're doing to these bootloaders to secure them. The AT&T variants are much worse. The N900A hasn't had root since kitkat dropped for it. AND even IF they got root...back to safestrap? F that... I wish I was more skilled in bootloader hacking.

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