Will Verduzco · Oct 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

Knox-Free 4.3 TouchWiz ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S 4

Earlier this week, we covered the release of the official I9505XXUEMJ5 update to Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Although technically intended for the German market first, this update could be downloaded and installed manually through Odin using simple instructions by XDA Recognized Developer Faryaab.

Although it was possible to update manually, many chose to instead wait for a Knox-free ROM to be created. Luckily, XDA Recognized Contributor friedrich420 modified the update to remove Knox, as well as several other unnecessary pieces of bloatware in his modified stock ROM. The ROM also includes a few other modifications such as an aftermarket kernel by Recognized Developer ktoonsez, and a few optional add-ons available in the thread’s second post.

If you’ve been waiting for a Knox-free TouchWiz 4.3 experience, head over to the ROM thread to get started.

[Thanks to Mr. Yawnie and hawke84 for the tip!]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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