Sprint Galaxy S3 - Knox
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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- 11-29-2013, 08:52 AM #2
- 11-29-2013, 09:35 PM #4
- 11-30-2013, 12:18 AM #5
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Probably shouldn't have said that.....might get targeted for investigation......
- 11-30-2013, 07:29 AM #6
- 11-30-2013, 07:38 AM #7
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
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- 11-30-2013, 01:05 PM #8
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- 11-30-2013, 09:36 PM #10
- 12-01-2013, 06:34 AM #11
- 12-01-2013, 07:25 AM #12
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, 08:28 AM #13
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- 12-01-2013, 03:07 PM #15
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, 06:13 PM #16
- 12-02-2013, 10:10 AM #17
- 12-03-2013, 05:22 PM #18
- 12-03-2013, 11:59 PM #19
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...'
- 12-04-2013, 08:20 AM #20
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.
- 12-05-2013, 08:42 AM #21
- 6 Posts
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.
- 12-06-2013, 08:06 AM #22
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.
- 12-07-2013, 10:49 AM #23
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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, 10:41 PM #24
You're asking in a forum for Sprint phones, and the rooting methods may be different. I would ask again, here:
this thread on XDA might be useful: [Q] GSIII 4.3 Root Help - xda-developers
- 12-07-2013, 10:48 PM #25
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