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[INFO] System OFFICIAL, TriangleAway, Binary count, Root, Recovery [UPDATED 13.10.01]

Do you have a custom binary count of more than 0(zero)?


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tys0n

Senior Member
Triange Away now supports I8190 (SIII mini)
Big thanks to Chainfire for update, and
infected_ for doing the beta test so we all can be safe! Give him a thanks!!

Follow this for easy root:
EASY ROOT GUIDE

To make things clear, as it seems to be alot of confusion about rooting, custom binary count (CBC), & custom recoveries..

Custom binary count can be seen in download mode (vol- / home / power)
It's a counter to keep track of non-Samsung signed binaries flashed with Odin.
If you need to take your device to Samsung for warranty and they notice it's not at zero, you're not under warranty anymore.

Only known way to gain root without increased CBC is to flash one of the pre-rooted firmwares that you can find here.
To be safe, make sure it says something like "This does NOT trigger the flash counter." in the thread for that firmware you are about to flash to gain your highly desired root.:cyclops:
When you got root, finally download rom manager from playstore and you can get cwm recovery with ease.
From there you can flash whatever *.zip's you want without worrying about CBC.

If you do it the other way around, start with custom recovery to be able to flash a "root.zip" you will increase CBC!!
This applies if you try to flash any custom recovery.
In other words..Everything not signed by samsung will get your CBC INCREASED WHEN FLASHED THROUGH ODIN!!

System Status back to OFFICIAL

To restore system status to official you'll need to take a few more steps.
First use triangle away to reset your counter, then tick "allow tracker to run" and "system modified workaround" in triangle away settings.
Reboot device. Supersu will be bisabled for a few minutes when tracker runs and your status will become official.
Now you can uninstall triangle away. On next reboot your systemstatus will still be official, but of course it won't work with a custom kernel or custom rom.
If everything went well you should now have your binary count at 0, and a system status that says official.

Back to Stock Recovery

Most firmwares now have recovery included in the *.tar.md5-package, which was not the case in earlier firmwares for i8190.
You can take a look inside the package to ensure it's there. If it is, you shouldn'd have to mess with restoring recovery.
Open the firmware.rar.md5 with winrar. (Not unpack, just open)

Use this "i8190_stock_recovery.tar.md5". <<---This one doesn't increase custom binary count. (Flash in Odin as PDA)
Edit: This seem to not work as it used to. I'm now adding PDA-specific recovery.tar's to this thread, with continiued updates.
Thanks to Benz0nator, here is also a CWM flashable stock recovery.(Flash with your CWM / TWRP recovery)

So...is warranty back now? NO, not really. You're still rooted so you can't just send it to service in this condition.

For unroot and get warranty back you'll have to read [GUIDE] Unroot, Flash official stock firmware on Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190
Whats important to know here is that stock recovery is not always a part of the official firmware package so you might need to flash stock recovery before you unroot and flash firmware.
Also, If you're on 4.1.2 firmware and flash a 4.1.1 firmware you will get problems if no wipe/factory reset is done prior to flashing, as most roms are non-wipe.

Thank you.
 

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dariolob

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Bah, misspelled topic!haha

To make things clear, as it seems to be alot of confusion about rooting, custom binary count (CBC), & custom recoveries..

Only known way to gain root without increased CBC atm is to flash one of the pre-rooted firmwares that you can find here.
To be safe, make sure it sais something like "This does NOT trigger the flash counter." in the thread for that firmware you are about to flash to gain your highly desired root.:cyclops:
When you got root, finally download rom manager from playstore and you can get cwm recovery with ease. From there you can flash whatever .zips you want without worrying about CBC.
If you do it the other way around, start with custom recovery to be able to flash a root.zip you will increase CBC!!
That also applies if you try to flash custom recoveries, original recoveries repacked to .tar-files.
In other words..Everything not signed by samsung will get your CBC INCREASED WHEN FLASHED THROUGH ODIN!!

Custom binary count can be seen in download mode (vol- / home / power)
It's a counter to keep track of non-Samsung signed binaries flashed with Odin.
If you need to take your device to Samsung for warranty and they notice it's not at zero, you're not under warranty anymore.

Atm there is no known way to restore CBC to zero for I8190 (SIII mini)

Also, If you're on 4.1.2 firmware and flash a 4.1.1 firmware you will get problems if no wipe/factory reset is done prior to flashing, as most roms here are non-wipe.

If you find another method for any of this, please let me know and I will update this post.
Thank you.

Thanks for the thread man! I was getting quite confused about this binary counter thing :p
 

seedrom193

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Dec 27, 2011
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Re: Impirtant Info - root,recovery,binary count.

Ohhh that was very good thanks and as for me I don't even have warranty :( so no problem with CBC (if ut does'nt have another disadvantage. .)

sent from the super siii mini GT-I8190 using xda premium app.
 

Benzonat0r

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Sep 4, 2009
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Oh yeah!

CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
SYSTEM STATUS: Custom

That's because of my ROM. :)
 
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tys0n

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seedrom193

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Dec 27, 2011
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lebanon
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Re: [UPDATE] Triangle Away - root,recovery,binary count.

Alright...I can know edit my guide. with that my tutorial will be empty of faults and disadvantages :) maybe tomorrow I will do it

hit thanks if I helped you :)

sent from the wonderfull s3 mini GT-I8190 using xda app
 

ladislav.heller

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Apr 25, 2012
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Question

Hi!

I am a little bit confused. I flashed a pre-rooted I8190XXALJL firmware.

When I go to download mode,
on the bottom of FIRST screen is a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark.

When I press Volume Up, on the SECOND SCREEN is following text:
ODIN MODE
PRODUCT NAME: GT-I8190
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
SYSTEM STATUS: Custom

Please explain somebody, why the yellow triangle? What is the CBC count then? I'm now in official or in custom mode?

Need I run the Chainfire's Triangle Away tool or not?
 

tys0n

Senior Member
Hi!

I am a little bit confused. I flashed a pre-rooted I8190XXALJL firmware.

When I go to download mode,
on the bottom of FIRST screen is a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark.

When I press Volume Up, on the SECOND SCREEN is following text:
ODIN MODE
PRODUCT NAME: GT-I8190
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
SYSTEM STATUS: Custom

Please explain somebody, why the yellow triangle? What is the CBC count then? I'm now in official or in custom mode?

Need I run the Chainfire's Triangle Away tool or not?

The yellow triangle have always been there. It's just a warning that a custom os can harm the function of the device.
official / custom can be fixed. Please read the Triangle away post by Chainfire on how to use it.
 
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nik511

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Feb 3, 2011
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Triangle Away worked like charm on my Galaxy S3 mini. My phone couldn't get past the samsung logo and couldn't get into stock recovery no matter what, so after hours of trying and flashing stock roms, I flashed CWM via odin and I my phone was working again. Afterwards I have purchased Triangle Away and my phone is like new again :D Thanks Chanfire :good:
 

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    Triange Away now supports I8190 (SIII mini)
    Big thanks to Chainfire for update, and
    infected_ for doing the beta test so we all can be safe! Give him a thanks!!

    Follow this for easy root:
    EASY ROOT GUIDE

    To make things clear, as it seems to be alot of confusion about rooting, custom binary count (CBC), & custom recoveries..

    Custom binary count can be seen in download mode (vol- / home / power)
    It's a counter to keep track of non-Samsung signed binaries flashed with Odin.
    If you need to take your device to Samsung for warranty and they notice it's not at zero, you're not under warranty anymore.

    Only known way to gain root without increased CBC is to flash one of the pre-rooted firmwares that you can find here.
    To be safe, make sure it says something like "This does NOT trigger the flash counter." in the thread for that firmware you are about to flash to gain your highly desired root.:cyclops:
    When you got root, finally download rom manager from playstore and you can get cwm recovery with ease.
    From there you can flash whatever *.zip's you want without worrying about CBC.

    If you do it the other way around, start with custom recovery to be able to flash a "root.zip" you will increase CBC!!
    This applies if you try to flash any custom recovery.
    In other words..Everything not signed by samsung will get your CBC INCREASED WHEN FLASHED THROUGH ODIN!!

    System Status back to OFFICIAL

    To restore system status to official you'll need to take a few more steps.
    First use triangle away to reset your counter, then tick "allow tracker to run" and "system modified workaround" in triangle away settings.
    Reboot device. Supersu will be bisabled for a few minutes when tracker runs and your status will become official.
    Now you can uninstall triangle away. On next reboot your systemstatus will still be official, but of course it won't work with a custom kernel or custom rom.
    If everything went well you should now have your binary count at 0, and a system status that says official.

    Back to Stock Recovery

    Most firmwares now have recovery included in the *.tar.md5-package, which was not the case in earlier firmwares for i8190.
    You can take a look inside the package to ensure it's there. If it is, you shouldn'd have to mess with restoring recovery.
    Open the firmware.rar.md5 with winrar. (Not unpack, just open)

    Use this "i8190_stock_recovery.tar.md5". <<---This one doesn't increase custom binary count. (Flash in Odin as PDA)
    Edit: This seem to not work as it used to. I'm now adding PDA-specific recovery.tar's to this thread, with continiued updates.
    Thanks to Benz0nator, here is also a CWM flashable stock recovery.(Flash with your CWM / TWRP recovery)

    So...is warranty back now? NO, not really. You're still rooted so you can't just send it to service in this condition.

    For unroot and get warranty back you'll have to read [GUIDE] Unroot, Flash official stock firmware on Galaxy SIII Mini GT-I8190
    Whats important to know here is that stock recovery is not always a part of the official firmware package so you might need to flash stock recovery before you unroot and flash firmware.
    Also, If you're on 4.1.2 firmware and flash a 4.1.1 firmware you will get problems if no wipe/factory reset is done prior to flashing, as most roms are non-wipe.

    Thank you.
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    Hi all and thanks for the great support in this great and unique forum :good:
    I have a question and i think this might be the right thread that can give me answer.
    I have a i8190 (of course :laugh:) from about 10 days and, because of my past, i want to root my phone, but, searching around, i've read about the possibility to turn back the warranty.
    This is my question: if i root my phone, install a CWM or other, what should i do to get back warranty? As for i've read, but i think i'm confused, i need to flash the original firmware (that i can find in sammy right?) and use triangle away to put the counter to zero. Is this right?
    I'm sorry if the answer is in this two threads, but i'm pretty confused about the steps and i really want to know if there is the real possibility to get back the warranty for some accidents...
    Thanks in advance!

    Yes you can. I think the right order to do this would be:
    1. Flash stock recovery with odin or custom recovery.
    2. Reset counter with triangle away.
    3. Unroot from SuperSu settings.
    4. Flash stock firmware.
    5. Make factory reset.
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    will this work with the I8190N?

    Yes, it's for all i8190 models.
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    Updated: Triangle away support for i8190 (s3 mini)!!
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    So i opened my firmware file, but which file to see if it is the recovery?

    • system.img
    • ste_boot1.img
    • ste_boot2.img
    • modem.bin
    • hidden.img
    • cache.img
    • boot.img

    Or does this firmware doesnt have recovery?
    Thanks in advance.
    In this case there's no recovery included. If there was there should also be a "recovery.img" in there.