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Change stock rom from BTU to EE SM-G903F question

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    Hi, newbie to Samsung here...

    I recently got my Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F) via a 3rd party seller and it came with EE sim.
    Unfortunately as it is running stock BTU firmware (5.1.1) I cannot take advantage of EE Wi-Fi calling.
    However, I've been told I can take EE firmware and flash using Odin.

    I've flashed other phones and Nexus devices before, but never Samsung.

    I understand Samsung uses something called a knox counter to tell if phone has been flashed and this invalidates warranty.
    Is this true of stock roms or just custom roms.... i.e. if i flashed with stock EE 5.1.1 rom will my warranty still be ok?

    Thanks.
     

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    Hi...3 days and no replies

    My question is simply...if I were to replace existing firmware with another stock firmware (not modded or rooted) then would this trip Knox and invalidate my phone's warranty?
     
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    No, it would not trip the Knox security flag. It would however, potentially invalidate your warranty and prevent OTA and Kies updates. See #1.11 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide
     
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    Thanks for the answer.
    Sorry for another question but if I was to try EE firmware but then changed back to stock BTU and Knox not tripped my warranty would be intact?
     
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