Remove KNOX Software from Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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Are you aware of the KNOX Software from your Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone? One major advantage of this app is none other than its Device Security, where you can choose to enable KNOX active protection to get extra protection against malicious attacks, not to mention how useful it is when it comes to making your phone more secure.

KNOX successfully scans all the files inside your phone to make sure that there are no problems and it secures your data and apps from prying eyes and possible thieves. If you lose your Galaxy S6 Edge, then the device remains safe and cannot be used unless the person known your Samsung account; even is such a case, it cannot make any firmware changes. However despite of all these, keep in mind that KNOX has disadvantages too. I am talking about a feature which detects if a phone has been rooted or not, so Samsung will eventually deny your warranty.

The Knox counter shows informative and detailed information to Samsung’s employees. They use their systems to detect whether or not your device has been tampered with. So, if want to claim warranty for your device, but haven’t performed any unofficial procedure, then you should have no problems in the warranty area. But if you could not face such temptations, then be sure of the fact that Samsung’s warranty center will reject your warranty claim.

For example, when you flash a custom Recovery/Firmware/Rom, the instant the Knox counter gets tripped. The advantages Knox provides are gone and your actions are discovered, so take action now and be the one who decided to remove it. First of all, you must save any data that might be important for you and check the battery charge level and make sure that it is over 60% in order to prevent your device from powering down during installation.

Then, you must flash a custom ROM which has fully KNOX, such as XtreStoLite ROM which can be taken direvtly from here along with the most recent TWRP already which must be installed on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge flagship if you want to succeed (read these guides: Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S6 Edge with Flashify and Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S6 Edge with ease).

And as I always warn you, use this guide only if you are an advanced user; AndroidFlagship cannot be held responsible in case you brick your Samsung device nor in case you lose any important data.

How to Remove KNOX Software from Galaxy S6 Edge:

  1. For the start, you have to turn off your handset;
  2. Up next, it’s time to press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together at the same time;
  3. Do not hesitate to keep pressing them until the device enters into TWRP recovery mode;
  4. Select the XtreStoLite ROM and install it;
  5. At the end, you just have to reboot the smartphone.

In case any additional help completing the guide, then feel free to use the comments field from below.

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Andy Stevenson

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