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[HOW-TO] Reset flash counter

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By antsm, Senior Member on 4th February 2013, 11:40 AM
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It's time to bring warranty back Just flash attached file using CWM and here you are!

If you prefer a manual way then type the following line in terminal (or using adb shell):
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/mmcblk0 bs=1 count=1 seek=3145732
Be EXTREMELY careful if you're typing this manually. One mistake can brick your phone!

Confirmed to work with Gingerbread and JellyBean.
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4th February 2013, 12:13 PM |#2  
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Would this trick work in Gingerbread? Did you get Custom binary: NO?
I still have virgin counter, but I assume that many users may ask about his.

Antsm, once again you are the first one, who finds new areas in i8160 cracking (root, CWM and now Flash Counter). Good job!
4th February 2013, 12:21 PM |#3  
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Works - Thank's
Before i had the counter in 34 , after 0 (NO) , is a good change.(CWM)
4th February 2013, 12:29 PM |#4  
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Re: [HOW-TO] Reset flash counter
Flash failed ( TWRP )

Maybe u can beat me in English , but im not sure that u can beat me in mandarin
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4th February 2013, 12:58 PM |#5  
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Same here, Error flashing zip with TWRP. But the command works great. Thanks mate.
4th February 2013, 01:16 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arroyo

Would this trick work in Gingerbread? Did you get Custom binary: NO?

Absolutely
BTW, i had something like 145 before

Rikxzdjz
Sigint89,

Something in updater-script needs to be correct in order to use it with TWRP.
I'll check it ASAP (need to install TWRP kernel) or maybe someone will be more rapid
However, it would be nice to look at recovery log.
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4th February 2013, 01:22 PM |#7  
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Thanks a lot, we really need this!
4th February 2013, 01:38 PM |#8  
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Wow thanks antsm. Works great!!

PS: Try the attached zip if you have TWRP. I am not sure if it works. I just changed the update-binary. (Works fine in CWM btw)

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4th February 2013, 01:43 PM |#9  
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But we still have "Current binary: Custom", isn't it ?
I think we have to patch checksum too, not 300004 only
4th February 2013, 01:50 PM |#10  
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Quote:
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But we still have "Current binary: Custom", isn't it ?
I think we have to patch checksum too, not 300004 only

No. I have:
Custom Binary Download: No
Current Binary: Samsung Official

with ofc, custom kernel installed in my phone.
4th February 2013, 01:54 PM |#11  
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I don't know why TWRP won't save recovery log but i wrote it from screen:

http://pastebin.com/Ti5bGqQi

And i have "Current binary: Custom" after using terminal command, I'll try Kyrillos' zip in a moment and post results.
Results: Now it gives "Can't copy META-INF/com/google/android/..." error.
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