Knox is a security is a security software that was included on the latest update to Android 4.3 on the Samsung Galaxy handset. This system is disabled by default on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the S6, but the older  handsets still have Knox activated. Here is how to uninstall Knox from the Galaxy handsets.

The purpose of Knox was to provide protection for Galaxy handsets and make it simple to use Galaxy devices for both play and work in Bring Your Own Device environments (BYOD).

This BYOD brings all the tool necessary to get rid of data leaks and also combat espionage. This system was launched with the Galaxy Note 3 2014 edition. It was then incorporated in other Galaxy series devices with the update to Android 4.3.

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Knox limitations

Apps running outside Knox have limited access to the stored data. Another drawback of this system is that it prevents the access to multiple apps after rooting your handset. This causes issues with your warranty because to modifications to your smartphone tends to trip the flash counter and also prevent it from being reset.

Knox operates with an autoconfiguration technology called eFUSE that tracks when a handset is altered. This means that Sammy can make use of  the Knox data to deny requests for the user support at the warranty period since it seems that the handset has been damaged by the user.

How to disable Knox

  • Go to app drawer and then locate Knox application
  • Tap it to open
  • Click the dots at the right upper corner and then select settings.
  • Tap Knox Settings
  • Click uninstall Knox.
  • You will be prompted whether to backup Knox data or not.
  • Tap Yes – when you select Yes, the backup of Knox settings is created in your handsets. This enables the settings to be restored later. Tap No – The uninstallation process continues without creating a backup.
Source: Android Authority

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