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[HACK] Change System Status to 'Official' with only Busybox

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By ryanbg, Recognized Developer on 28th August 2014, 07:21 AM
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Hi guys,

I found a method to change System Status in Odin mode to 'Official/Samsung' that is very simple and only using the busybox application "devmem". Use this command in adb shell or terminal emulator. Just type it in, hit enter, and reboot. Bam.

devmem 0xF91CF8C 32 0xFF000000
This will change your status to Official and remove the padlock with 'Custom' on it. If you want 'Custom', replace FF with EE.

Immediately upon reboot, Odin mode and the device recognize the device as official.

The explanation is that this is from a small region of memory that stores what's known as DDI data. I don't know what that means yet, but some other information like the CC Mode flag and device name/product number are stored here. I'm still doing further research on what else resides here.

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28th August 2014, 01:58 PM |#2  
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Seem that "DDI" can be either:
  1. A "MAC-e header parameter" as specified HERE.

    Data Description Indicator (DDI):
    The DDI field identifies the logical channel, MAC-d flow and size of the MAC-d
    PDUs concatenated into the 3GPP associated MAC-es PDU. The mapping between the
    DDI values and the logical channel ID, MAC-d flow and PDU size is provided by
    higher layers. The length of the DDI field is 6 bits. When, due to the
    quantization in the transport block sizes that can be supported, the size of the
    data plus header is less than the TB size originally selected by the E-TFC
    selection entity minus 6 bits, the DDI value [111111] shall be appended at the
    end of the MAC-e header to indicate that there are no more MAC-es PDUs
    concatenated into this MAC-e PDU. In any other case it will be understood that
    another MAC-es PDU would not fit and it will therefore not be necessary to
    reserve room in the transport block for this additional DDI field.

  2. QVGA Display Driver IC (DDI) chip that incorporates QUALCOMM's Mobile Display Digital Interface (MDDI).

I'd vote its the second, as it also contain a good chunk of SRAM memory.
29th August 2014, 12:22 AM |#3  
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Couldn't get this to work. Anyone else have any luck?
29th August 2014, 07:19 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by coreydkoster

Couldn't get this to work. Anyone else have any luck?

What didn't work? Do you have busybox installed?
29th August 2014, 01:11 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by ryanbg

What didn't work? Do you have busybox installed?

I havent got it to work either. Though im guessing its only good til a reboot before it gets rewritten?
29th August 2014, 02:13 PM |#6  
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I thought I read in passing that syscope was the app that checked to see if the system was modified or not. I think it said if you get your phone to say official and freeze/uninstall syscope you won't have the padlock show up anymore.

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29th August 2014, 04:42 PM |#7  
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Triangle away app gets rid of the padlock.

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1st September 2014, 01:04 AM |#8  
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Wanam Xposed module also can get rid of the custom status padlock also.
18th February 2015, 06:52 AM |#9  
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I get to here but not anywhere else. Am I on the right track.. If so what next?

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