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Default What to lose if I root my i9505 (I9505XXUGNE5)

I got my i9505 unlocked without any warranty. Its running stock I9505XXUGNE5. What could be consequences if I root my device?

Would I be able to receive OTA updates after rooting?

Do I need to delete all KNOX related stuff after rooting? Because I've heard that CF root method does interfere with KNOX in such a way that you get random reboots.
 
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Firstly you have a i9505 unlocked so there are no problem for root.Secondly if u will root u can't receive ota updates and when you are trying to root thay ask you stop the knox...after cf-rooted you never install knox again...because your flash counter start counting...but your device supported triangleaway so u can clear all your counter and u also back to official.

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Firstly you have a i9505 unlocked so there are no problem for root.Secondly if u will root u can't receive ota updates and when you are trying to root thay ask you stop the knox...after cf-rooted you never install knox again...because your flash counter start counting...but your device supported triangleaway so u can clear all your counter and u also back to official.

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What I understand from your post is:

1) I can't receive OTA updates after rooting, so how will I upgrade to latest stock? Using Odin?
2) If I use CF-Root, KNOX will be deleted and I should not install it again, right?
3) Knox counter can be cleared using 'triangleaway', right?

So it means there is not much to lose other than KNOX? My last android phone was Xperia U and when I unlocked its bootloader its DRM keys were destroyed which means no more Bravia engine and XLoud. I hope nothing like this happens with S4.
 
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Yoy can get ota update via kies and when you clear you flash counter u can install knox agian....and not much thing u lose except knox.

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You cant reset knox counter with triangleaway

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You should read the first thread in the Q&A section about Knox. You are getting things mixed.

If you flash a good custom rom, you really don't want to go back to stock. Don't ask what a good rom is, because that's all about personal preference.
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you're confusing some stuff.

the Knox warranty void counter WILL BE TRIPPED if you'll root your device, hence, your Knox app will not work on your device.

there is no possible way to reset the Knox counter as for now.

You won't get OTA updates, because your phone will change from Official status to Custom, though with xposed module: wanam xposed, you can trick your device to be official, and still get updates via the option there: fake system status.

you can always flash a new rom with odin, even stock roms of course... but you will have to root the device again.

triangle away will reset the flash counter, but it will not reset the Knox warranty void counter.

you can see that counter in download mode (pwr button+volume down+home button)
Knox warranty void: 0x0 (not tripped) 0x1 (tripped)
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Sorry for the nooby question, but what does OTA mean?
 
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Sorry for the nooby question, but what does OTA mean?
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