I got my s4 i9505 2 weeks ago.
After booting I updated to Android 4.4.2. After I did that I did some research on how to root my device and was shocked about what I found out. I understand that there no chance of rooting the phone without flipping Knox tag (thus void warranty). I understand that there is a way (saferoot) if you have a pre 4.4.2 rom which I don't have any more. I read in the Knox Q&A that there is a method called root de la vega which does not flip the Knox tag. But if I understand the thread right you have to flash a rom and that will flip the Knox tag. I am lost here.
Further more I read that Samsung sometimes refuses to repair even hardware damages if the tag is flipped to void warranty.* I paid so much money that I really do not want to take that risk.
I could not find answers to the following questions. Maybe u guys can help me:
Is it true there is no known way to root a s4 with android 4.4.2 without flipping knox voiding warranty?
Is there no way to go back to a previous rom and use saferoot without voiding warranty?
Are developers working on a solution or will I have to decide to void warranty if I want to have root?
What does the Knox 0x0.sh in root de la vega method do ?
Any help is much appreciated. Thanks guys !