Saturday, November 23, 2013

How to Disable KNOX Security Service on Samsung Devices?

Security vulnerabilities of the Samsung's flagship Galaxy devices have been exploited many times on different forums. In order to serve the customers, Samsung has even launched an advertising campaign to gain their trust. Recently, Samsung has introduced a dedicated security service called 'KNOX'. Earlier, this service was available only to the business class customers in enterprise and government institutions. But, with the launch of the new Galaxy S4 mobile, Samsung has revealed that the service is available to all commercially.

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What is Samsung KNOX?

If you've Knox installed on your device, then you can separate your personal and professional (business) data and so while you're in the business mode, all the information stored or transferred securely using an Exchange ActiveSync server. All you've to do to switch from personal to business mode is to press the Knox icon on your device.

Why Should You Disable Samsung Knox?

Disable Samsung Knox Security Service from Phone
It is no doubt that the Samsung Knox service is an amazing security solution for those who manage their business transactions via their Smartphone but many others who don't have the need for such solution still wants to get rid of the Knox app from their phone. So, if you're not a fan of the Knox security service or you wanted to enjoy the benefits as a Super admin by rooting your Android phone, then you can follow the below methods to easily disable Knox security service on your phone.

How to Disable KNOX Using Terminal Emulator?

  1. Go to the Play store and download the app called 'Terminal Emulator' and install it on your phone or tablet.
  2. Once installed, launch the app and grant it the root permission when asked.
  3. You'll be given a command prompt in which you'll have to type the following command.
    su pm disable com.sec.knox.seandroid
Doing so will disable the Knox service on your device.

How to Disable KNOX by Freezing Android Apps?

This is another method to disable the KNOX features on your Galaxy device. Go ahead to the Play store and download the app called 'Titanium Backup'. Install it and run the application. Now, go ahead and freeze the following applications from running.
  • KNOX
  • KNOX Store
  • KLMS Agent
  • Knox Notification Manager
  • com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation
  • com.sec.knox.eventsmanager
In case if you want to keep the KNOX service ON but wanted to disable the KNOX notifications, then you can simply install an app called 'Knox Disabler' which is free to use but it requires root access.

That's it! Hope you get the idea on how to disable KNOX security service on Samsung devices. In case if you had any doubts, please free to drop your queries in the comments below.


  1. I'm sorry to say so, but it seems Knox is preventing me from switching to SU in the first place.

  2. Your methodes is working, only If u have root.