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[Q] Hidden counter that counts the resetting of the firmware-reset counter?

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9th June 2011, 08:21 PM   |  #1  
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Hi.

It is known that you can use an USB Jig to get into download mode and reset the counter for custom-rom flashing which is used to keep track whether we did something that voids the warranty.
In the below thread post I found mention that there might be another counter that counts the number of times this counter has been reset:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9&postcount=13

Does such a counter really exist?
If so, might Samsung use it to deny warranty?
If it exists, is there a way to also reset that counter?

Thanx in advance!
9th June 2011, 08:24 PM   |  #2  
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Does such a counter really exist?

Possible

If so, might Samsung use it to deny warranty?

Maybe

If it exists, is there a way to also reset that counter?

No
Work in progress .


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9th June 2011, 08:25 PM   |  #3  
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why not ask on that thread then?
9th June 2011, 08:36 PM   |  #4  
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I now did here. Also sent a message to Chainfire..

Lets hope on some update...
Where does this rumor come from about such a counter?

If it exists, the USB JIG may not help with warranty at all...
10th June 2011, 12:10 PM   |  #5  
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Noone interested in this?

Anyone have an idea how the changes are on such a second counter and if Samsung might use it to deny warranty?

I already got an USB Jig but still worried to use it..

Also, when rooting - can I make up a backup of my kernal to restore it after rooting so the Warning triangle goes away (if so, how?) or are there zip files to write with CWM of the stock KE7 kernel already?
10th June 2011, 12:51 PM   |  #6  
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[QUOTE=Hironimo;14593648]Noone interested in this?



Also, when rooting - can I make up a backup of my kernal to restore it after rooting so the Warning triangle goes away (if so, how?) or are there zip files to write with CWM of the stock KE7 kernel already?

Read the post it has it all covered .
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1103399

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10th June 2011, 02:56 PM   |  #7  
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I searched... Had to look more closely since in the first few pages nothing about flashing original kernal was mentioned...

I finally found a thread that explains this clearer and has original kernels:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1075278

It would still be nice to find out if the mentioned second counter exists or not...
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It was either chainfire or supercurio (cant remember which) who said there was an internal counter. Not might be, was. I do remember their post being on using a jig to reset the visible counter in one of the threads. I was not able to pull it on a search either.
10th June 2011, 05:22 PM   |  #9  
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We won't really know if samsung will look at this hidden counter that has yet to be found....

From what I know there is believed to be a hidden counter based on some code that seems to point to it, however the counter itself has not been found hence why we have no way yet to reset it.

Samsung may choose to ignore this when warranties are considered, for all we know they might ignore the ODIN counter too, but its unlikely.
22nd June 2011, 05:37 PM   |  #10  
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Anybody sent a SGS2 back to Samsung after a reset with an USB JIG?

Just worried about my warranty.
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