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Info 2 [BEWARE]Samsung made improvements against reseting flash counter

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3rd October 2012, 07:36 PM   |  #1  
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To start with, I'm flash addict and always trying to flash new roms/firmwares. However after flashing one of the newest samsung firmware i got this little red exlamation mark:




I have tried to reset flash counter in a lot of ways but it always stayed at number "1" (After you reset with triangle away latest, opening app again shows 0 flash counter but after reboot it increases to 1). Even if my flash counter was 5, after reset it was staying with 1. Seems that samsung introduced some security improvements against reseting flash counter for galaxy s3.
But one xda member InsteadWoolf published solution to reset flash counter:

1- Reset via Triangle Away
2- Turn off phone and go to download mode.
3- Then flash via odin pc the stock firmware you want.
After this method flash counter is 0. However if you go for custom rom or not stock kernel, that red exlamation mark comes back and flash counter increases to 1.


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3rd October 2012, 07:41 PM   |  #2  
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So what firmware are you claiming Samsung has hacked as i have yet to see this on any build .

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3rd October 2012, 07:48 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by JJEgan

So what firmware are you claiming Samsung has hacked as i have yet to see this on any build .

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i cant say exactly because didnt notice when i got it but i think with the latest BLH3 one ics. Never had this problem before, was flashing a lot via pc odin and reseting to 0 easily. And before i had even flash counter 5 and there wasnt any red exlamation mark like in the picture.
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Thanks for noticing.

But, damn but what greasy screen! You should clean it more often.
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Thanks for noticing.

But, damn but what greasy screen! You should clean it more often.

it is with crap screen protector
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Are you sure that has something to do with the flash counter?
3rd October 2012, 10:03 PM   |  #7  
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Phew......
.....so glad that that **** didn't show up after flashing Jelly Bean over Odin!!
Something to look out for? What do you guys think?

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4th October 2012, 12:16 AM   |  #8  
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I had the same issue after flashing a miui rom i had to reset with triangle away and go into download mode straight away without letting the phone boot up then flash full stock ics via odin and it reset. It took me ages to work it out i nearly gave up.

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I had the same issue after flashing a miui rom i had to reset with triangle away and go into download mode straight away without letting the phone boot up then flash full stock ics via odin and it reset. It took me ages to work it out i nearly gave up.

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but if u flash something not official then u wont be able to reset again. This is smt new, never was like that
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As i have flashed and reset at least 50 times in the last few weeks .

Reset counter with TA.
Flash custom kernel via Odin.

Nothing bar standard rom count of 1.
Run TA still nothing and counter 0 .
I wonder if something else is triggering the red mark .

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