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Thumbs up [Q] Is it possible to restore warranty status of GT-i9192 (s4 mini)

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24th March 2014, 11:40 AM   |  #1  
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roooting will void phones warranty.

But on some samsung phones (galaxy y) warranty can get back by (unroot) flashing stock rom and kernel by odin.
In case of s4 mini, i think it difficult to get back warranty because of knox counter

I really want to root my GT-i9192 because of rooting benefits
But because of warranty issue m scaring as i brought it last week.

If someone have solution to restore warranty status of GT-i9192 plz tell me


many many thanx in advanc
24th March 2014, 11:44 AM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NafeesTyagi

roooting will void phones warranty.

But on some samsung phones (galaxy y) warranty can get back by (unroot) flashing stock rom and kernel by odin.
In case of s4 mini, i think it difficult to get back warranty because of knox counter

I really want to root my GT-i9192 because of rooting benefits
But because of warranty issue m scaring as i brought it last week.

If someone have solution to restore warranty status of GT-i9192 plz tell me


many many thanx in advanc

If Knox is active in Download mode u can`t "restore" it to 0x0 ( Warranty OK ) it will remain on 0x1 ( Warranty void )
If u dont have Knox word there, if u flash a stock rom, your status will be Official and no problems with warranty
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If Knox is active in Download mode u can`t "restore" it to 0x0 ( Warranty OK ) it will remain on 0x1 ( Warranty void )
If u dont have Knox word there, if u flash a stock rom, your status will be Official and no problems with warranty

it means I can root and after unroot my warranty will restore

sorry if I am irritating
but r u sure without knox word warranty & status will be remain official

and thanx alot for such precious information
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it means I can root and after unroot my warranty will restore

sorry if I am irritating
but r u sure without knox word warranty & status will be remain official

and thanx alot for such precious information

So again.
Boot your phone in "Download mode"
If u see word "Knox" there u are "out of luck" u will loose warranty if u fiddle with roms/kernels etc. And u CAN NOT restore warranty
If u DO NOT see word Knox u are lucky, do not update your firmware, root it and have fun
Tell me what version of firmware u have
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ya i have knox word
if i just root my device and don't change rom and kernel, and In future some hardware fault may occur in my device and i restore official firmware that i have download from sammobile to my phone via odin then my phone will be on warranty or not?
plz clarify

Here is the phone status

ABOUT PHONE
Baseband version;i9192DDU1BLM1
kernel version;3.4.0-1971249
Build no.;JDQ39.I9192DDU1BLM1
SELinux status; permissive
Secure Boot status; Samsung

IN DOWNLOAD MODE
ODIN MODE (in red color)
Product Name=GT-I9192
Current Binary=Samsung official
System Status=Official

Knox kernel Lock=0x0
Knox Warranty Void=0x0
CSB-CONFIG-LSB=0x30
Bootloder RP SWREV=1
Write Protection =Enable
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If u full unroot it from Supersu app or if u flash SAME version of firmware that u have on phone now ( not older ) yes at warranty service they won`t notice.
Do not flash any custom kernel or that flag in download mode will become 0x1. That flag u CAN NOT reset. U want to keep it 0x0 :P
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25th March 2014, 09:28 AM   |  #7  
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ya i have knox word
if i just root my device and don't change rom and kernel, and In future some hardware fault may occur in my device and i restore official firmware that i have download from sammobile to my phone via odin then my phone will be on warranty or not?
plz clarify

Here is the phone status

ABOUT PHONE
Baseband version;i9192DDU1BLM1
kernel version;3.4.0-1971249
Build no.;JDQ39.I9192DDU1BLM1
SELinux status; permissive
Secure Boot status; Samsung

IN DOWNLOAD MODE
ODIN MODE (in red color)
Product Name=GT-I9192
Current Binary=Samsung official
System Status=Official

Knox kernel Lock=0x0
Knox Warranty Void=0x0
CSB-CONFIG-LSB=0x30
Bootloder RP SWREV=1
Write Protection =Enable

Just rooting via Saferoot or similar methods will NOT trip knox = warranty intact.
Flash anything with odin WILL trip knox = warranty void.
Using custom ROM and Kernel WILL trip knox = warranty void.

So if your phone has problem, you have to remove root manually, which is explained at Saferoot post, any many thread, search for it.
If you phone does not boot, you can only send it back to Samsung.
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you are using the same firmware as me of the same region , now here is the thing about knox which is baffling me , i have read a lot on this according to tons of ppl everywhere if you flash this rom with any custom kernel, root it, your knox warranty is void i.e 0x1 and there is no way to revert that and for reasons unknown i have flashed my kernel 3 times with custom kernels , rooted it of course and even flashed the stock rom via odin to correct some mess up and knox status is still 0x0 only my binary status is custom which is to be expected but knox is still 0x0 that i don't understand and the op's firmware , baseband, is exactly the same as mine !!!

@op knox is just software warranty and plz don't try anything on the my post i am still trying to figure why it still 0x0 but as SilviuMik pointed out if flash anything custom is would void knox warranty .
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I have downloaded same firmware I9192DDU1BLM1 just for back up

now I want to know that if I follow root procedure of acro68, will it change my knox counter to 0x1 ?

Sorry if m irritating but m scaring because recently I have bricked an android just recently and now I cannot made same mistake again
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I have downloaded same firmware I9192DDU1BLM1 just for back up

now I want to know that if I follow root procedure of acro68, will it change my knox counter to 0x1 ?

Sorry if m irritating but m scaring because recently I have bricked an android just recently and now I cannot made same mistake again

If u use that method u will trigger Knox arco68`s method implies u change kernel / recovery . That will trigger Knox
Try saferoot ( not sure if it will work ) or Kingoroot

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