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[Q] root galaxy s4 i9505 android 4.4.2 Knox 0x0

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By mephisto20, Junior Member on 14th June 2014, 05:16 PM
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Hi guys,
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 in root de la vega method do ?

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks guys !
14th June 2014, 08:10 PM |#2  
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There is no way the S4 to rooting without the Knox Counter to increase.

There is also no way to get back on Android 4.3 back.

To my knowledge there has not yet made ​​no developer Knox to crack.
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15th June 2014, 10:53 AM |#3  
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But your device i9505 support triangleaway so you can clear your flash counter but for i9500 it doesn't support yet.

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19th June 2014, 12:24 PM |#4  
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Towelroot seems to be an option.
I managed to root my device Knox 0x0 !! Can you guys comment on that ?

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10th August 2014, 03:35 PM |#5  
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yeah, I used towelroot and no knox was triggered !! amazing!
4th September 2014, 12:53 PM |#6  
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If you are on stock rom you can downgrade your kernel via odin and use towelroot to root without tripping knox. Then flash back the correct kernel for your room. Knox 0x0 but device status will be custom.
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