If you are looking for a way to disable Samsung Knox, then this is for you. In this guide, we will show you 4 methods to disable Knox on Samsung Galaxy devices.
Steps to Disable / Uninstall Knox on Samsung Devices
There are 4 methods by which you can try and uninstall Samsung Knox and we have listed them all in detail below. If one of them does not work for you, try the next one.
Backup your data: Please make a full backup of your Samsung device before proceeding to try any of the steps mentioned below.
Method 1: Disable Knox on Stock Samsung Android (Unrooted)
If you own an older Samsung device such as Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 5, Note 4 and Note 3, then the below steps should work:
- Open the ‘Knox‘ app and tap on ‘Settings‘.
- Select the ‘Knox Settings‘ tab.
- Tap on ‘Uninstall Knox.’
- When Know is being uninstalled, you will get an option to back up your Knox data, which will be saved to your device’s app folder. To do this, select ‘Backup Now‘, and then OK.
One newer Android device, you could follow the below steps:
- Got to Settings > Apps.
- Tap on the menu button at the top right corner and select ‘Show system apps‘.
- Now, search for ‘Knox’ in the search bar and all the apps related to know will be listed.
- Disable them one by one.
- Reboot your device.
Method 2: Uninstall Knox on Rooted Samsung Galaxy [No root]
If your Samsung Galaxy is rooted, this will make things more simple. Instead of just disabling Knox, you can completely remove it by uninstalling it from your device.
Follow the below steps:
- Download and install ‘Titanium Backup‘ from the Google Play Store.
- Open the app.
- Tap the search button and search for ‘Knox’ and all the Knox related apps will be listed clearly.
- Free the following apps using Titanium Backup:
com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation com.sec.knox.eventsmanager KLMS Agent Knox Notification Manager Knox Store
- After freezing the app, reboot your device once.
Method 3: Uninstall Knox with Android Terminal Emulator [Root]
- Install the ‘Android Terminal Emulator‘ app from the Google Play Store.
- Launch the application, and it will prompt you to grant root access; grant it.
- Execute the commands in the terminal editor to permanently uninstall the app running in the background:
su pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid
4. Uninstall Know using Knox Remover Zip
If none of the above-mentioned methods are working out for you, you might as well give this one a shot.
- Backup your Android device.
- Download and flash the KNOX removerV2.1.zip file provided by XDA Developers using TWRP Recovery.
- Delete all files labeled as Knox.
- Restart your Samsung device.
What is Samsung Knox?
Samsung Knox is a comprehensive set of security features for personal and enterprise use pre-installed in most of Samsung’s smartphones, tablets, and wearables. – Wikipedia
The Samsung Knox platform is built into Samsung smartphones, tablets, and wearables at the manufacturing stage, so you have it the moment you unpack your device. The Knox platform consists of overlapping defense and security mechanisms that protect against intrusion, malware, and more malicious threats. Know features coexist alongside the already existing security enhancements provided by Android.
Why Disable / Uninstall Samsung Knox?
While Samsung Knox sure is a very good security feature, it sure does make things more complex if you want to root your device. Most rooting methods such as Chainfire’s well-known CF-auto root trips the Knox counter.
If you have rooted your Samsung device using these methods and you are running on Android Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop or Marshmallow you might be getting this error:
SuperSU tried to access system in your device without authorization. This action was blocked.
You can get rid of this error if you disable or uninstall Samsung Knox on your Samsung Galaxy Android device.