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Default [Knox][Warranty] Galaxy S4 I9500[India]

Hello Galaxy S4 users.

I recently bought a Galaxy S4 Black Edition.
After going through all Knox and warranty related posts I was not able to make up my mind to root.

So I called up the Samsung Customer Care for clarifying my doubt's.

The representative cleared that Knox has nothing to do with warranty(at least on India) and even if the counter increases to 1 warranty will not be lost.

Only if device status is unofficial then only we loose warranty and flashing stock firmware through Odin resets it to official(telling through personal experience with Tab 3 on 4.2.2)

I have no intention of using Knox and so want to root it.
Yet I would like to know if there is any method to root 4.4.2 without increasing the counter.

Thanks in advance.

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Tablet : Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T311 | Android 4.2.2 Stock

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I have no intention of using Knox and so want to root it.
Yet I would like to know if there is any method to root 4.4.2 without increasing the counter.

Thanks in advance.
You can use 'towelroot' by geohot for rooting 4.4.2 firmware without tripping KNOX.
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You can use 'towelroot' by geohot for rooting 4.4.2 firmware without tripping KNOX.
I already tried that.
Both version 1 and 2.

where as version 2 is said to root without rebooting the device yet my S4 gets rebooted but it doesn't gets rooted.

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Mobile Phone : Sony Xperia™ M Dual C2004 | Android 4.3 Stock Rooted | Locked Bootloader | Xposed Framework.
Tablet : Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T311 | Android 4.2.2 Stock

Xposed Modules : Android Theme Engine a.k.a. ExThemer | Android Apps Theme Engine a.k.a. ExThemer 2


Android Apps : Google Play Link

Guides :
Guide To Re-Lock The Boot-Loader Of Any Sony Xperia Device If Ta Partition Backup Done Before Unlocking
[Guide/Tutorial][JB 4.3+]Create Your Own Xperia Theme

 
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The firmware installed on your S4 is not compatible yet.. what version do you have?
HTC Sensation Z710e - Replaced digitizer, working again
- Latest 3.33.401.55, S-OFF, Officially Unlocked
- CM11 with CAF 3.4 kernel

Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB - Marble White - BROKEN DIGITIZER
- Stock XXEMG4 ITV

Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB - White Frost
- Stock XXUGNG2 ITV, KNOX 0x1
 
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Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk
Mobile Phone : Sony Xperia™ M Dual C2004 | Android 4.3 Stock Rooted | Locked Bootloader | Xposed Framework.
Tablet : Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T311 | Android 4.2.2 Stock

Xposed Modules : Android Theme Engine a.k.a. ExThemer | Android Apps Theme Engine a.k.a. ExThemer 2


Android Apps : Google Play Link

Guides :
Guide To Re-Lock The Boot-Loader Of Any Sony Xperia Device If Ta Partition Backup Done Before Unlocking
[Guide/Tutorial][JB 4.3+]Create Your Own Xperia Theme

 
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You can try to ask on the official towelroot thread if anyone has successfully got it working on that firmware.. or instead, you can email geohot for help
HTC Sensation Z710e - Replaced digitizer, working again
- Latest 3.33.401.55, S-OFF, Officially Unlocked
- CM11 with CAF 3.4 kernel

Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB - Marble White - BROKEN DIGITIZER
- Stock XXEMG4 ITV

Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB - White Frost
- Stock XXUGNG2 ITV, KNOX 0x1
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