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[Q] unchangable flash counter

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28th January 2014, 12:57 AM   |  #1  
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so i got my note 3 at the start of this month and since this is my first foray into android space i rooted it a week later, but hen i was reading online that samsung have some sort of flash counter in the phone that cannot be reset hence voiding warranty, my phone has a two years manufacturers warranty so that's not something that im looking forward to, i want to keep my warranty and not flash any roms till im well into the android scene.

im thinking of unrooting my phone just in case [havent really foudn a big enough reason to keep it rooted]
i check with triangle away that the counter is still zero but my status is custom
wanna change that back to official so will i be back in warranty territory after un rooting?


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28th January 2014, 01:50 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by d3aded

hi guys
so i got my note 3 at the start of this month and since this is my first foray into android space i rooted it a week later, but hen i was reading online that samsung have some sort of flash counter in the phone that cannot be reset hence voiding warranty, my phone has a two years manufacturers warranty so that's not something that im looking forward to, i want to keep my warranty and not flash any roms till im well into the android scene.

im thinking of unrooting my phone just in case [havent really foudn a big enough reason to keep it rooted]
i check with triangle away that the counter is still zero but my status is custom
wanna change that back to official so will i be back in warranty territory after un rooting?


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You mean knox. . As of right now. . It's changed to 0x1 meaning your warranty is void. Also threes no way yet (or ever) of changing that back.

You can check by booting into download mode by pressing power key, vol down(I think) and home key.

In top corner you will see knox warranty counter. If it's 0x0 you have Warranty. If it is 0x1 you don't.

Hope this helps

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28th January 2014, 03:39 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by d3aded

hi guys
so i got my note 3 at the start of this month and since this is my first foray into android space i rooted it a week later, but hen i was reading online that samsung have some sort of flash counter in the phone that cannot be reset hence voiding warranty, my phone has a two years manufacturers warranty so that's not something that im looking forward to, i want to keep my warranty and not flash any roms till im well into the android scene.

im thinking of unrooting my phone just in case [havent really foudn a big enough reason to keep it rooted]
i check with triangle away that the counter is still zero but my status is custom
wanna change that back to official so will i be back in warranty territory after un rooting?


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Wow dude seriously you should have done alot of research. There are quite a few threads opened about this and if you did not know about Knox before rooting then you should have never rooted in the first place.
Good luck

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