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  1. dizzle16's Avatar
    I wanted to know if there's a way to verify if I have Samsung Knox installed on my s3. I know it came with the 4.3 update but I see no signs of it. Is there a way to verify?

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-29-2013 08:49 AM
  2. x893's Avatar
    I wanted to know if there's a way to verify if I have Samsung Knox installed on my s3. I know it came with the 4.3 update but I see no signs of it. Is there a way to verify?

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    Just go into settings, more, security, device administrators.....you should see knox there....and personally I would uncheck out lol
    11-29-2013 08:52 AM
  3. dizzle16's Avatar
    Yeah its there but not checked. Think Devs will find a root workaround for Knox?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
    11-29-2013 08:54 AM
  4. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Yeah its there but not checked. Think Devs will find a root workaround for Knox?
    It doesn't look like it's going to be easy. A key point of Knox is to lock the bootloader down and prevent people from circumventing it.
    11-29-2013 09:35 PM
  5. x893's Avatar
    It doesn't look like it's going to be easy. A key point of Knox is to lock the bootloader down and prevent people from circumventing it.
    I'm honestly impressed with Knox....even though it's annoying I can see it's usefulness for enterprise solutions. Lol they supposedly worked with the NSA to develop it. Which might make it harder or easier lol..... someone email Mr.Snowden lol he might know?

    Probably shouldn't have said that.....might get targeted for investigation......
    tiarosi likes this.
    11-30-2013 12:18 AM
  6. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    I'm honestly impressed with Knox....even though it's annoying I can see it's usefulness for enterprise solutions. Lol they supposedly worked with the NSA to develop it. Which might make it harder or easier lol..... someone email Mr.Snowden lol he might know?

    Probably shouldn't have said that.....might get targeted for investigation......
    Type his name 2 more times and see what happens...... Haha!
    tiarosi likes this.
    11-30-2013 07:29 AM
  7. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    Knox is crap.. we shouldve had the option of wanting it since some of us dont use our devices for work... now im screwed out of using custom roms... rooted just fine but limited to what i can do

    Send from Mars using Tapatalk Pro
    11-30-2013 07:38 AM
  8. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Knox is crap.. we shouldve had the option of wanting it since some of us dont use our devices for work... now im screwed out of using custom roms... rooted just fine but limited to what i can do

    Send from Mars using Tapatalk Pro
    Yep. Unless the hacking community figures out a way around Knox, this will be my last Samsung phone.
    11-30-2013 01:05 PM
  9. seanskiT1's Avatar
    Yep. Unless the hacking community figures out a way around Knox, this will be my last Samsung phone.
    They will have it soon. I know cnexus has a 4.3 stock rom out. If I'm not mistaken it doesn't have knox in it.

    sent from a GS3 gone Wicked
    11-30-2013 07:31 PM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    They will have it soon. I know cnexus has a 4.3 stock rom out. If I'm not mistaken it doesn't have knox in it.

    sent from a GS3 gone Wicked
    Yes, but that only works if you're flashing it on a phone that doesn't already have the Knox bootloader installed. Once Samsung starts shipping new phones with 4.3 pre-installed, or if you've applied the OTA, the cnexus ROM won't remove Knox from the bootloader, and you'll be stuck with the stock recovery, and the stock ROM.
    11-30-2013 09:36 PM
  11. seanskiT1's Avatar
    Yes, but that only works if you're flashing it on a phone that doesn't already have the Knox bootloader installed. Once Samsung starts shipping new phones with 4.3 pre-installed, or if you've applied the OTA, the cnexus ROM won't remove Knox from the bootloader, and you'll be stuck with the stock recovery, and the stock ROM.
    They are also working on way to take care of that also. Not sure if it is working yet.

    sent from a GS3 gone Wicked
    12-01-2013 06:34 AM
  12. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    They will get around it, the factory had to have left a back door. I know they didn't lock themselves out... only a matter of time before it's exposed & exploited! Thats what I love about this community, mostly self taught users cranking out better faster roms than the people who get paid to do it.
    12-01-2013 07:25 AM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    The back door is there for the NSA.
    lyingfromyou and jhill110 like this.
    12-01-2013 08:28 AM
  14. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    The back door is there for the NSA.
    Lol, I love how paranoid everybody is about that.. I can kind of understand the KNOX but they shouldn't have put it in the bootloader... or given the consumers the option of installing a KNOX loaded version or none KNOX loaded version...
    12-01-2013 01:00 PM
  15. GTWalling's Avatar
    I followed this guide from XDA to remove Knox from my T-Mobile branded SGH T999. It states Guide for I9500 but still worked. Been a week rooted with no problems.
    [GUIDE] [I9500] Updating to 4.3 from 4.2.2 Custom rom by avoiding bootlops - xda-developers
    12-01-2013 03:07 PM
  16. HamRadioNut's Avatar
    I am like another poster here, it should have been an option. I have never used or do plan on using my personal phone for company use....PERIOD!!!
    12-01-2013 06:13 PM
  17. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I followed this guide from XDA to remove Knox from my T-Mobile branded SGH T999. It states Guide for I9500 but still worked. Been a week rooted with no problems.
    [GUIDE] [I9500] Updating to 4.3 from 4.2.2 Custom rom by avoiding bootlops - xda-developers
    Since I don't have a T999 I didn't bother to read all the details, but I'm curious: Does this actually remove it from the bootloader, or just the application files?
    12-02-2013 10:10 AM
  18. GTWalling's Avatar
    Not sure. I don't see it in settings any more. I just know that before I was rooted and Knox stopped Superuser from running.
    12-03-2013 05:22 PM
  19. Juan_Ponce_de_Leon's Avatar
    While I haven't customized this phone beyond stock, I know I've always wanted to - and that's one of the main reasons why I choose Android.

    I'm stuck trying to figure out what should be my next move to see me through the remaining life of this phone: update OTA and be done with it? or take the plunge with a custom ROM? Decisions, decisions.

    But for now, the update notifications are nagging me constantly. Any suggestons? I'm looking for a few good 'If I was you, I'd...'
    thanks! ;D
    12-03-2013 11:59 PM
  20. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I can't really speak for you, but if I were me, but with a stock phone.....

    I would not run the OTA. We know the Knox bootloader limits your future options (although it has now been successfully rooted), increases the risk of bricking your phone if you try to get around it, and may not ever be bypassed.

    I would follow Skunkape's root thread to root and install a custom recovery (NOT custom ROM). This keeps your options open. "You can keep your current stock ROM and eliminate the nags (I think). You can install the stock, rooted 4.3 ROM, install a custom ROM in the future if you choose, go back to 4.1.2 if you decide you don't like 4.3, install Xposed and be able to do lot's of customizations easily and safely. You could even revert to stock in the future and run the OTA then if there's a compelling reason to.

    But once you run the OTA your options become more limited.
    12-04-2013 08:20 AM
  21. BillyInHudsonFl's Avatar
    For me personally all it has done is confuse the crap out of me..

    2 days ago without knowing about the Knox security I went ahead and updated to 4.3 through kies...I was running MOAR Rom .
    Then after trying to root it I found it had this Knox thing...
    I have searched all over different forums and come to the conclusion that people are saying "No you cannot root with Knox installed" "yes you can root" , not to mention the Brick word like a million times..
    Can someone tell me, Can I root my phone now that I updated to 4.3 through Keis? And can you include a link if it is possible ?
    I am using the Virgin Mobile S3 SPH-L170.

    Thanks.
    tiarosi likes this.
    12-05-2013 08:42 AM
  22. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    A number of people have successfully rooted 4.3 using this process: [SPH-L710] CF-Auto-Root - xda-developers I don't know if that supports the Virgin mobile version or not, so you should probably read that thread, and ask there if it's not clear.

    After you're done rootng, go to the play store and update SuperSU, or you'll apparently have a number of glitches.

    And note that the one absolute No No, don't even think about it, after loading the factory 4.3 image, is never use Odin to try to load a pre 4.3ROM. It WILL brick your phone.
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    12-06-2013 08:06 AM
  23. etrash's Avatar
    I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post this question - am new to the forum. Made the mistake of upgrading to 4.3 on my sg3 T-999 via Kies when I knew that I would have to eventually unlock this phone for use on another carrier - and it appears the super easy unlocking method afforded previous version users is now no longer available. Ended up here thinking that I would now have to root my phone in order to unlock it... Could somebody point me to a set of directions (if any) to unlock this phone that now has BigBrother Knox lording over it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    12-07-2013 10:49 AM
  24. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    You're asking in a forum for Sprint phones, and the rooting methods may be different. I would ask again, here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-m...ng-roms-hacks/

    this thread on XDA might be useful: [Q] GSIII 4.3 Root Help - xda-developers
    etrash likes this.
    12-07-2013 10:41 PM
  25. GSDer's Avatar
    it appears the super easy unlocking method afforded previous version users is now no longer available
    Are you saying that you can no longer just call the carrier and ask them to unlock the phone for you?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 4
    12-07-2013 10:48 PM
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