- Mar 7, 2008
I always did, in the past,
the only way I customize my phone is by building my very own ROM from AOSP,
but it is so time consuming first to de-google AOSP, and then to tinker with the proprietary Samsung drivers, bootloader to make it work.
That's why you don't see AOSP ROMs for S21U.
All Samsung based ROMs make no sense to me, you'll get the same de-bloated experience you can get by just using ADB, but with tripped Knox, vulnerable bootloader, TWRP with no 2FA (maybe I'm not up to date then correct me) and malicious apps will get root access too.
I'd prefer to have a Sudo command.
From the security point of view it's a huge downgrade.
And again, no Bank app will work.
The only reason to "root" S21U is to being able to remove Game booster, but I'm not a gamer.
The only justifiable reason for me to root a modern phone would be Privacy, but not at the expense of Security, because in the end you going to lose both of them.
Update: here is an illustration what Knox actually does on the Kernel and Boot level.
If someone is interested in technical details, here is a link with a simple explanation:
If you have a Samsung phone, you may have noticed the phrase “Secured by Knox” on the boot screen. What does that even mean? Under the cut – a description of the mobile security platform preloaded on most Samsung smartphones and tablets. This is the first Russian-language review of what...