Monday, 11 June 2012

How to reset Custom Flash counter in Galaxy S3 after rooting or Custom ROM


Last week We have covered an easy guide to root Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 usign CF root and ODIN method. This method is so simple that you don't even need a guide to do that but still since its a risky procedure we have make a video tutorial for the same. After rooting one thing will come to your mind, yes that warranty. Samsung has done few tricks to check rooted or custom ROM devices. Well you can see those once you put your phone in to download mode. Our talented developers have answer for this and you can solve this issue within minutes without any hassle. Read on for details.


Video Guide to reset Custom Binary counter in Galaxy S3


Once you have rooted your Galaxy S3 or installed any custom ROM then The download mode screen will show Custom binary counter as greater than 1 and system status as custom. This way Samsung will easily identify the warranty void case. So to save your warranty you need to reset the flash counter and system status

How to reset Galaxy S3 flash counter

You all might have heard of USB Jig to remove yellow triangle and reset flash counter. But unfortunately "USB JIG DOES NOT WORK WITH GALAXY S3 I9300". Yes this may be due to new boot-loader and as of now there is no solution to the same.

But there is a solution from the genius who has made Root possible for Galaxy S3.. yes from its Triangle away App from ChainFire

Steps to reset the flash counter
  • Download and install the Triangle Away APK from Play Store (paid) or XDA forum (free) {{ Please consider buying paid app to appreciate the developer }}
  • Run the Triangle away App from applications menu
  • Grant Super User Access
  • Confirm the model number (it must match what is shown on screen i.e. I9300
  • Click on Reset Flash counter
  • Click on continue and now phone will reboot in to special menu (refer Video from now onwards)
  • Press Vol up to reset binary counter
Thats it ... phone will reboot and now you can check counter by going in to download mode
 REF XDA FORUM

24 comments :

  1. Thanks... Now I Know How to reset Custom Flash counter in Galaxy S3 and why Triangle away is very important... Great work

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  2. You mentioned that the JIG won't work to reset the flash counter. Does this also mean that if I brick my S3, I won't be able to unbrick it via the USB JIG method?

    (My friend has the S2 and I'm getting the S3 so I'm planning on buying a USB JIG for the both of us.)

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    1. Yes jig doesn't work on s3 for resetting it... when u put jig it will go to factory mode. But don't worry about unbricking it there must be other ways around

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  3. wat about the superuser icon does it also removed away after using trianle away

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  4. any one guys plz tell me after flashing triangle does it also removed superuser icon ????

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    1. No your superuser icon will be as it was... triangle away only reset flash counter and remove yellow triangle ... your phone will remain rooted

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    2. No your superuser icon will be as it was... triangle away only reset flash counter and remove yellow triangle ... your phone will remain rooted

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    3. No your superuser icon will be as it was... triangle away only reset flash counter and remove yellow triangle ... your phone will remain rooted

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  5. if the the phone remains rooted then samsung is blind they cant see that the phone is being rooted when they see the superuser acces icon ?????

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    1. If u want to hav ur warrunty back then u need to flash back to stock rom after resetting the counter.

      Dont worry i will publish a full tutorial about that soon

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  6. doing this. can i update using KIES normally?

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    1. Well i was able to do OTA update

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    2. well... i better do it now... thanks men... i appreciated it

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  7. Great work. It works perfectly. Thanks. :D

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  8. Will this work on sgs3 sph-L710

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    1. not tested... better to get opinion on XDA thread

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  9. Thank you for the vid tutorial. I was able to reset my binary from 5 to 0 & current binary from custom to samsung official but I was just wondering why my system status still on "custom" where I supposed it would also be changed to "official"? Have I missed something? Pls. let me know. Thanks

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    1. here is the answer

      http://www.androidsgs3.com/2012/10/how-to-get-your-warranty-back-after.html

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  10. It resets only binary.. how to reset system status from custom to official??

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    1. http://www.androidsgs3.com/2012/10/how-to-get-your-warranty-back-after.html

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  11. How i can grant super user access to triangle away....my binary status is official but flash counter is showing 29 times...

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  12. can someone help me ?How i can grant super user access to triangle away

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  13. you need to root your fone to grant superuser rights and then a pop up window will appear when you open triangle to root your fone you need to download 2 things odin an Cf-root SGS3 then you need to start the fone in download mode by holding three keys for a fone on press and hold home power an volume down select yes and then open odin on pc as administrator (windows)now connect ur fone an select pda tab inside odon gui and then start when the fone resets your fone will be rooted an u will be able to grant triangle superuser rights as u asked

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  14. triangle not work its give superuser is needed

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