How to Disable Samsung KNOX on Rooted Samsung Devices

Samsung KNOX is an enterprise mobile security solution that provides multi-layered data security and real-time Kernel protection for phones and tablets made by Samsung. The company devised this new security mechanism on all its devices running Android 4.2 or later in order to protect private information.

How to Disable Samsung KNOX on Rooted Samsung Devices

However, industry experts and Android geeks have ascertained that the KNOX security software could hinder the functionality of third-party root apps and system tweaks. Thus it is imperative to disable the KNOX security system before trying to install third-party mods, rooted apps or custom firmware on your device.

IBTimes UK brings you an easy step-by-step guide to disable Samsung KNOX in a few simple steps. This method requires the user to run just a couple of lines of code from an Android terminal in order to disable KNOX.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any device damage while using this procedure. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.


1. Install necessary USB Drivers for your Samsung phone or tablet on the computer.

2. USB Debugging Mode should be enabled on the device by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.

3. Back up your important data to avoid potential data loss during this process.

4. Verify the device has at least 80 percent battery charge.

How to Disable Samsung KNOX on Rooted Samsung Devices

How to Disable Samsung KNOX on Rooted Samsung Devices
  • Launch Google Play app on the device.
  • Find "Android Terminal Emulator" app on the Play Store.
  • Choose the Android Terminal Emulator app by Jack Palevitch.
  • Tap Install and then hit Accept.
  • Wait until the app completes downloading.
  • Tap Open and wait for a black window to open. This is the Android terminal. Type su pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid and then hit the Enter key.
  • Hit Grant on the Superuser access prompt.

You have successfully disabled KNOX security on your Samsung device. The installed third-party root apps should now work fine, if you faced any issues earlier.

[Source: Team Android]