Originally Posted by SeaFargo
Knox is a smart idea to advertize a rock secure system all over the world, and to economize the support channel, both in the same time!
Devs and modders are much less than simple customer ...
We've gotta live with it ...
It's an stupid idea, is the downfall of Samsung, just like Htc did few years ago when they thought they were *Apple * of that moment. And it near bankruptcy them.
Now Htc had an website where you could unlock the bootloader, it not enough for some users to start buying them again, but it's an small step in the right direction.
Sure is not for all, not for me, my future phone need to be bootloader lock free, super easy to root, battery removable, microSD on-board.
HTC needed at lest 10 years to gain their market back, but with Sammy move Htc and others need to think Big to overthrow sammy.
Now Sony, LG, Htc, Huawei, if want to gain Sammy costumers they need to release phones without bootloader, easy to root, without triangle away like sammy, with micro-sd. Is that simple. Samsung is history.
Samsung now is like Windows Vista, Windows 8, an immense failure.
Look at Apple, few years ago they were at 99% of smartphones market, now they are at 10%.
And it's time for others to win an big chunk, look at LG android software, it's the best in industry.
Users don't give an piece of hair on Samsung, they bought their phones because they was much powerful then competition, at least with galaxy series, now Exynos is history, Qualcomm is back. Now we don't care what brand is an phone, they all the same regarding performance.
First one who market bootloader free, microsd, removable battery will win big time.
I don't root my phones because I'm an hacker, or an thief, like Samsung think, i root it because :
i need to know cpu, gpu temperatures, need root, worth android tuner.
I need to see what frames per second games have , to see if an phones is good or not, it need root, FPS Meter. Now with this crazy HD resolution even S4 had 20-30fps in latest games. Thats why 1280 resolution is the maximum for phones, at least for people that knows about this.
I need titanium backup. Need root.
I need custom kernel, for better performance, changing iq, governors, sd cache, oom settings, etc.
I need call recording, need root.