Samsung, in all it’s device has a special Flash Counter in it’s kernel which allows them to check how many kernels and recoveries have been flashed on the device via Odin and what was the last thing that you had flashed.
The counters are upto 255, so theoretically you can reset this number by flashing it 256 times. However, resetting this Flash Counter is dangerous as it can even brick your device.
Today’s tutorial will help you to reset the Flash Counter easily and safely via any recovery which is installed on your phone!
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your device doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.
- Flash Counter Reset – AT&T i717 – Link
- Flash Counter reset – Rogers i717R – Link
- Flash Counter Reset – Telus i717D – Link
- Flash Counter Reset – Bell i717M – Link
- Download the required files.
- Connect your device to your computer and shift the files to the SD Card.
- Reboot your phone to Recovery.
- In the Recovery, select the option which says ‘Install zip via sdcard’, then select the zip, reboot and done!
Note : This can also be done via Chainfire’s Triangle Away application which supports the following devices ONLY –
- Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
– Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-I777
– Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
– Samsung Galaxy Note GT-I9220
– Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
– Samsung Galaxy S3 AT&T *EXPERIMENTAL*
– Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint *EXPERIMENTAL*
– Samsung Galaxy S3 T-Mobile *EXPERIMENTAL*
– Samsung Galaxy S3 Verizon *EXPERIMENTAL*
– Samsung Galaxy S3 Canadia *EXPERIMENTAL*
Special Thanks to XDA-Developers for the downloads and more knowledge on the procedure.