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By dh2311, Senior Member on 7th May 2011, 10:00 PM
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17th August 2011, 10:54 PM |#311  
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Works like a charm! I'd putted 2x 150k in a row. (150k + 150K) Some glue to protect the 'circuit'. =)

 
 
7th September 2011, 10:09 AM |#312  
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I am not understanding the obsession with resetting the download counter. It does not void your warranty as it does not show why you put it in download mode. Here at a tech center I work at, we use Samsung official software to flash the original RUU and this requires us to put the device in download mode twice to run it.

Am I missing something? Please enlighten me.

P.S. Also, in the event that we cannot fix a device, we exchange it with the manufacturer and I have yet to see Samsung not accept a device due to the devices download count.
7th September 2011, 06:07 PM |#313  
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Originally Posted by wilforknowledge

I am not understanding the obsession with resetting the download counter. It does not void your warranty as it does not show why you put it in download mode. Here at a tech center I work at, we use Samsung official software to flash the original RUU and this requires us to put the device in download mode twice to run it.

Am I missing something? Please enlighten me.

P.S. Also, in the event that we cannot fix a device, we exchange it with the manufacturer and I have yet to see Samsung not accept a device due to the devices download count.

It doesn't count going into download mode but the number of times you flash custom rom/kernel...
8th September 2011, 12:48 PM |#314  
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Hi guys,

you can also by a JIG at amazon.

I tired and tested a JIG from amazon.de and amazon.co.uk, both work perfectly.

Cheers
9th September 2011, 11:08 AM |#315  
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If I already have official firmware do I just need to plug the USB-jig, remove it and reboot to reset the counter? Or do I need to flash my firmware again before the reset happens.
9th September 2011, 11:39 AM |#316  
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Just turn off the phone, plug the jig: the phone will boot up in download mode. Now power it off (long press power), reboot and you're done. You're download counter will go back to stock whatever rom you have on your phone. You will have to redo this only if you flash something via odin. If you just flash roms through recovery that won't be counted
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9th September 2011, 12:37 PM |#317  
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I don't understand. I've installed lots of unofficial roms. Last is LeoMar75 Rom Revolution 2.6 - XXKH3. I don't have any jig.
But now I don't have the yellow triangle and in Download i read:

ODIN MODE
PRODUCT NAME: GT-i9100
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
CURRENT BINARY: SAMSUNG OFFICIAL

WHY? Need I the Jig to reset something?? Can I install infinite ROMs without counter increase?

Regards!
9th September 2011, 12:58 PM |#318  
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Originally Posted by icecubix2

I don't understand. I've installed lots of unofficial roms. Last is LeoMar75 Rom Revolution 2.6 - XXKH3. I don't have any jig.
But now I don't have the yellow triangle and in Download i read:

ODIN MODE
PRODUCT NAME: GT-i9100
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
CURRENT BINARY: SAMSUNG OFFICIAL

WHY? Need I the Jig to reset something?? Can I install infinite ROMs without counter increase?

Regards!

as soon as you flash a custom rom it will say the following:

ODIN MODE (Binary count: 1)
PRODUCT NAME: GT-i9100
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: YES
CURRENT BINARY: SOMETHING

then if you try to return it like this to samsung for repair they would clearly see you were on a custom rom and *could* void the warranty.
9th September 2011, 01:07 PM |#319  
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Originally Posted by Lennyuk

as soon as you flash a custom rom it will say the following:

ODIN MODE (Binary count: 1)
PRODUCT NAME: GT-i9100
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: YES
CURRENT BINARY: SOMETHING

then if you try to return it like this to samsung for repair they would clearly see you were on a custom rom and *could* void the warranty.

I've checked it again and I see "NO". I've installed lots of roms and I remember I saw the yellow triangle before. But now I don't see it and CUSTOM BYNARY DOWNLOAD says NO.
I don't understand!!

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SOME HOURS LATER...

Ooooh, I see a yellow triangle in first screen of download mode
Must I buy the jig?

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22nd September 2011, 05:03 PM |#320  
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at dh2311: i can understand you would like to have people donate to fix the screen.
I do believe that is not fair.
You should ask O2 again and be persistive, it is bullocks this is a user issue.
If O2 does not help, call Samsung.
They have international warranty.
Flash back orignal rom and reset rom counter with usb jig and all should be fine under warranty.
24th September 2011, 08:24 AM |#321  
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@icecubix2 no, that triangle is always there. I don't know how you managed to flash custom kernels without increasing the binary counter, but you don't need a jig. The same tryangle shows up whe your phone boots up, that's what the jig fixes. It doesn't show if you have an official kernel on.
I still recommend getting one, just in case you soft brick.
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