Samsung KNOX 2.0 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung KNOX 2.0 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S5
Announced by Samsung at MWC, the second generation of the secured applications container Samsung KNOX, is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung Knox 2.0 will also be sent out in an OS update to earlier Samsung Galaxy handsets, allowing users of the first-gen KNOX to migrate to KNOX 2.0. This should bring a smile to the faces of those who work for a company where you are allowed to BYOD.

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.

source: Samsung via AndroicCentral

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

5. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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10. android_hitman unregistered

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.. jeez

12. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You don't need to root to pirate apps in android....

13. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Who said anything about pirating apps you smartasss?

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 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: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Sadly I see many on XDA going with that line of thinking as of late.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

3. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013


15. Blazers

Posts: 760; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Samsung really got us Note 3 owners good with the 4.4.2 update. No root method works, even Knox tripping options.

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