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Join Date: Nov 2010
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When I download this app, I get all kinds of virus warnings. When I DO save it and try to send it to my S3 via email (which I'm now VERY leery of doing), Gmail will not let me. Can someone tell me what the heck is going on and how to stop this Knox stuff?

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Eset Antivirus reports tr.apk not as virus or trojan but as towelroot exploit. And it describes content of this application very well. It's absolutely reasonable that antiviruses detecting exploit's pattern block it. If you put this exploit into malware owner of infected phone are in big trouble. No flashing from recovery, no command line stuff, you get root access just by launching wrong app. You have to be aware of the risk.
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I just used towelroot to root my S4 Mini (Verizon SCH-I435). I would like to remove some of the blotware on my phone. Is there a list of apps that can be safely removed?
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Default need root in S4 Mini I9192 4.4.2 official

hello guys, I am Brazilian and I have a samsung smartphone s4 mini and recently started to modify it in the beginning did root in the original version 4.2.2 jelly bean using a tutorial saferoot, worked perfectly after that reading on a few forums I discovered that there was an official version of kitkat russia version 4.4.2 after updating I lost my root, I tried again with saferoot however did not work. researched a lot to find a way to root this rom again without changing the status knox, I'm new to android but I have a great ability to interpret tutorials if someone can point me to a tutorial or a solution for me to root again.

since I'm already very grateful.

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Default GT-I9192 with 4.4.2 KitKat Build xxxNG2

after updating my gt-i9192's firmware to xxxng2 (russian) 4.4.2 kitkat, tried to root using latest version of towelroot. bad shot, no go; root was not achieved. since the warranty of this phone is gone anyways, i decided to use the cf-auto root method by chainfire. voila,i have root and now the phone is rocking with slimmed firmware after freezing all samsung bloatware apps. so far so good...
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TowelRoot app returns "Device is'nt supported" on I9192 4.4.2 . I rooted mine with CWM and tripped KNOX. Totally worth tripping it to remove the bloatware from samsung.

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9192 Duos)
ROM: Stock 4.2.2 - Rooted
Kernel: v3 - I9192-Custom-Kernel-Silviu-01012014.tar
Recovery: CWM
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