How to return to stock unmodified with 0 flash counter
Hey guys, I know there are a few stock images floating around that can bring you back to stock, but I wanted to put down the steps I used to get back to stock with 0 flash counter.
Just in case you need to return it for warranty work and you've flashed or rooted. This is kind of a beginner's guide to going back to stock untouched.
--Doing this is your own responsibility and I offer nothing but what is in this post.
1. Use Odin to flash the stock rom. Found here
2. Now use Chainfire's root without different recovery. Found here
3. Now install triangle away via the play store or apk found at Chainfire's thread and use it. Here
4. Finally Odin again with the stock rom found at step 1.
The idea is that booting with a non stock recovery will trip the flash counter. Also, running a rooted rom will register "Modified" with tmobile touchwiz.
This way you can reset the flash counter and it won't be tripped by a non-stock recovery. Then remove the "Modified" device flag by going back to stock.
I know the faster way to do this would be to catch the reboot after triangle away, but if you can do that, I assume you already are pretty proficient at going back for warranty work.
Also, if and when a stock root injected odin rom becomes available, this tutorial will be pointless.