Samsung KNOX 2.0 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S5
Thanks to the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S5, there is a level of biometric security on KNOX 2.0. In many cases, the device's owner will have to authenticate his identity with a combination of a fingerprint swipe and a password, adding another level of security.
The good news is that the Mobile Device Management software in the original KNOX will work with KNOX 2.0, and different containers can be set up for different jobs and different locations. You can even set up different containers for work and personal use. Split-Billing sends the bills for business and work apps to your company, and KNOX now supports all Google Play apps.
Getting sales from the enterprise is still a big deal, and is a part of the industry that each major manufacturer would love to own a large part of. Samsung KNOX is a way for the Korean tech titan to tout secure use of its flagship handset.
Samsung KNOX 2.0 is now on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and will be available for earlier Galaxy models
source: Samsung via AndroicCentral
1. maherk (Posts: 913; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I did it with the Note 3 and now with the S5, root and get rid of knox. I basically root my phones to download as free, but it is a plus for me to be able to disable knox.
10. android_hitman (Posts: 609; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
if you root your phone just to pirate apps, then you're very stupid!
rooting a phone is about unleashing the full potential of it, not to pirate things..
12. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
You don't need to root to pirate apps in android....
13. maherk (Posts: 913; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Who said anything about pirating apps you smartasss?
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3059; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
For the S5? Because with 16GB memory, we need even less?
Samsung -- why isn't KNOX optional? I'd rather have root than this KNOX rubbish anyday. KNOX is security theatre, protecting my apps from kids, pets, and most grandmas, but not from anyone with resources or motivation.
4. maherk (Posts: 913; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
You hate Samsung and would never buy one of their phones, and yet you're always the first to complain about their phones.
P.s: the S5 with all its features (or as you like to call it gimmicky bloatware) offers 10.86 GB out of the 16GB, that's more than what the M8 offers.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3059; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Thanks for asking questions and not jumping to conclusions :)
For the record, I dislike Samsung in part because of my experience with a Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 3 (both on ATT). The larger part of my dislike for Samsung is due to their BS marketing, constant deception, and greed. The same basic reasons I dislike Apple, btw.
And for the record, IMO KNOX should be an optional feature for those customers who want it. And root should be available through the settings app and should be something easy to do. If I buy a phone, it should belong to me, not Samsung/ATT.
7. Cicero (Posts: 368; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
So go and manufacture your own phone. And put your name on it and it "will belong to you". LOL It's easy to say but difficult to create something.
8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3059; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Because the many people who want to be able to root their phones and don't want KNOX should have to make their own phones? I take it you are anti-XDA/anti-developer/anti-mods?
9. JC557 (Posts: 1103; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Sadly I see many on XDA going with that line of thinking as of late.
11. tech2 (Posts: 2055; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
'the many people who want to be able to root their phones' - barely form 1% of buyers.
You can always buy developer edition if you insist.
14. sgodsell (Posts: 1240; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Why bother 0xFFFF hates Samsung yet he always buys the latest from them, and always cut them up. So I don't believe anything he comments on or for that matter any of his knowledge when it comes to anything regarding Samsung or Android.
15. Blazers (Posts: 208; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Samsung really got us Note 3 owners good with the 4.4.2 update. No root method works, even Knox tripping options.