1. danfolea's Avatar
    Hello, I just joined this community

    I switched from iPhone and got me a Samsung Galaxy S5(Canada model, Rogers carrier, SM-G900W8) a few weeks ago and I want to root it.

    My question is, does rooting it void the warranty? And if for example I have it rooted and then after some time It suddenly breaks(hardware failure)
    Does making a factory reset/unrooting or whatever leave any traces that it has been previously rooted so Samsung dosen't know and my warranty can still be valid?

    Sidenote: On my rooted Asus TF300T, after unlocking the bootloader to install a custom ROM and root, every time it boots there is a message "This device is unlocked." on the top left of the screen...

    I'm not very familiar with Samsung devices rooting but from what ive read rooting it could trigger KNOX?
    Another thing... Does all of this also apply to switching Kernel?

    I already searched a bit on this subject, it does answer on some of my points but partially, so if I broke a posting rule I'm sorry and take the necessary actions

    Thanks in advance
    10-21-2014 08:46 PM
  2. Slashyou's Avatar
    Hello, I just joined this community

    I switched from iPhone and got me a Samsung Galaxy S5(Canada model, Rogers carrier, SM-G900W8) a few weeks ago and I want to root it.

    My question is, does rooting it void the warranty? And if for example I have it rooted and then after some time It suddenly breaks(hardware failure)
    Does making a factory reset/unrooting or whatever leave any traces that it has been previously rooted so Samsung dosen't know and my warranty can still be valid?

    Sidenote: On my rooted Asus TF300T, after unlocking the bootloader to install a custom ROM and root, every time it boots there is a message "This device is unlocked." on the top left of the screen...

    I'm not very familiar with Samsung devices rooting but from what ive read rooting it could trigger KNOX?
    Another thing... Does all of this also apply to switching Kernel?

    I already searched a bit on this subject, it does answer on some of my points but partially, so if I broke a posting rule I'm sorry and take the necessary actions

    Thanks in advance
    Custom rom and root isn,t the same. but stuff like towel root dont trip knox.
    danfolea likes this.
    11-01-2014 01:27 PM
  3. rhewins2268's Avatar
    Hello, I just joined this community

    I switched from iPhone and got me a Samsung Galaxy S5(Canada model, Rogers carrier, SM-G900W8) a few weeks ago and I want to root it.

    My question is, does rooting it void the warranty?

    It depends on the method used to root your phone that determines if it rips knox. If you use a method that requires custom recovery it will trip knox.
    There are methods that don't trip knox as well.

    Does making a factory reset/unrooting or whatever leave any traces that it has been previously rooted so Samsung dosen't know and my warranty can still be valid?

    My opinion is they ain't going to be looking at it that closely but the best way to clear your phone back to factory is to PC Odin your latest firmware for your device.

    I'm not very familiar with Samsung devices rooting but from what ive read rooting it could trigger KNOX?
    Another thing... Does all of this also apply to switching Kernel?

    I already searched a bit on this subject, it does answer on some of my points but partially, so if I broke a posting rule I'm sorry and take the necessary actions

    Thanks in advance



    Sent from my SM-G900R4
    Joe Miller29 likes this.
    11-05-2014 10:00 AM

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