Originally Posted by Sydney99
Right, so this Knox and bootloader bollocks. As I see it, now that you can root a Knox firmware, there are 2 issues from flashing
1. Once you flash, there's no going back....
2. It voids warranty
So, for the first point, generally it's unusual to want to use old versions unless you find a gem. For the second, we all live with this possibility anyway when we start rooting or phones.
So really, is this not a lot of hot air and panic....or am I missing something.......again!
1. Definitely, no turning back to pre Knox firmware but as you say Syd, how many of us ever want or need to go back?
2. In the absence of an official statement from Samsung can I amend that to say that... in theory it could be used to void warranty.
The reason I say this is that DjeMBeY maintains that there are legitimate, unrooted, reasons that could increase the Knox counter. So, let us say for instance that a warranty repair was needed and TriangleAway had been used to reset the Samsung binary counter and a stock firmware was flashed then it could quite easily have been an error installing a stock firmware via KIES and there will be no other supporting evidence to prove otherwise... i.e. the Samsung binary counter.
I can understand why Samsung had to do this and why other manufacturers will almost certainly have to follow suit. Grudgingly, I have to say that Samsung made a darned good job of it and one that will reassure the IT departments of those who require this sort of security on a device to allow its use.
Since the latest releases of firmware for the S4 all seem to be based on MGA/MH1 with just the addition of the new security features, I can see no reason to shift from my present ROM as there is no advantage. However, with the imminent release of Android 4.3
and the enhancements that this brings, I shall be updating.