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[Q] S3 device status detected as "modified" after JB update yesterday night.

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By zadigre, Senior Member on 3rd December 2012, 12:59 PM
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3rd December 2012, 08:38 PM |#11  
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I suspect that they are checking not just the presence of "rooting" app in the system folder, but also other "rooting" files anywhere else on the phone... I'm sure they do this because just by removing my microsd card, even if the only files present were music and jpg file, the status went from modified to normal.

So a temp unroot might not necessarily fix this problem for you.

Hmm, hopefully the answer surfaces from one of the devs soon.
 
 
3rd December 2012, 09:26 PM |#12  
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I have ROOT but my Device Status is Normal

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3rd December 2012, 09:34 PM |#13  
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I have ROOT but my Device Status is Normal

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which su binary are using (supersuser or supersu)?

I think that supersu has an option to hide the root availability... is this the one that you are using?
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3rd December 2012, 09:57 PM |#14  
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Yea mine was modified going into the ota update it updated fine then after when you checked software update it said it was modified and that updates were no longer available

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Sam here, as far as I can tell it wasn't as a result of the SD card. It was fine when I had stock unrooted Rogers ALH1, but it changed to modified when I flashed the root injected Rogers ALH1 for the no counter trip thread, and it was in ODIN too.
3rd December 2012, 10:04 PM |#15  
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which su binary are using (supersuser or supersu)?

I think that supersu has an option to hide the root availability... is this the one that you are using?

I'm also rooted on the JB update and status shows normal. I'm using supersu but can't find an option to hide. With rooted ics it always showed modified.

I wasn't sure if it was connected to the flash counter in some way since I'm not at 0 anymore but apparently that's not the case.

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3rd December 2012, 10:55 PM |#16  
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I'm also rooted on the JB update and status shows normal. I'm using supersu but can't find an option to hide. With rooted ics it always showed modified.

I wasn't sure if it was connected to the flash counter in some way since I'm not at 0 anymore but apparently that's not the case.

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It's all based upon files in /system ALSO flash counter.

Modified, meh.

Just if you DO NOT root and updated to JB 4.1 and it now shows modified...that's weird.

Yet most of the time when you flash to a rooted version and it says modified thats cause of /system files and flash counter.
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It's all based upon files in /system ALSO flash counter.

Modified, meh.

Just if you DO NOT root and updated to JB 4.1 and it now shows modified...that's weird.

Yet most of the time when you flash to a rooted version and it says modified thats cause of /system files and flash counter.

My phone has a stock rom and flash counter is 0.
This morning, I had all my music files on my microsd card... Status was modified. I removed all files, reboot... Status normal. Yes this is weird.
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I have the same weird problem too. I bought my phone 4-5 days ago from a famous shop. It was totally new and unused, never rooted, never flashed anything, no simlock, no root required app installed AND no sdcard. These days it is mostly Modified, rarely it turns to Normal after restarting the device...
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I don't know what was really going on... I removed one song, got the "Normal" status. I removed some other files, got "modified". ReAdd the first file that was removed, got the "Normal" status again.

What I've decided to do is put my memory card in my MacBook Pro. I got an error that the card wasn't readable. My MacBook is supposed to support SDXC standard with and extFAT formated card... so it looks like that my card had a problem. I decided to reformat the card with FAT32 even if SDXC card are supposed to be extFAT. I put the card back into my phone. I synched all music files.... and I got the "normal" status again. I modified my playing list in iTunes... I synched again... status stil shown as "normal".

So I don't know what was the problem exactly... I suppose that the file system on the card was damaged in some way... but I really do not know what caused this problem at first.
Anyway it works fine now... so this is the most important thing.
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I got the "modified" status again...
And now I know exactly why... but I don't have a solution.

It looks like that there is some kind of process scanning the microSDXC card when the phone is booting (the process that scans the card to make sure the state is ok)... and I'm getting the "modified" status right after that this process has finished his job.

If I remove the card before booting the phone... and insert it when the phone has finished booting... the "normal" status will be shown.

And I'm not the only one with this problem... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1810450&page=2 (I just found this thread)

Now is there a way to get in touch with Samsung to eventually get this problem fixed?

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