[Tutorial] How to reset the Flash Counter on your Galaxy Note!

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.

Required Downloads

  • 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

Procedure

  1. Download the required files.
  2. Connect your device to your computer and shift the files to the SD Card.
  3. Reboot your phone to Recovery.
  4. In the Recovery, select the option which says ‘Install zip via sdcard’, then select the zip, reboot and done!

More information can also be found here and here.

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.

[Tutorial] How To Enable HoneyComb Tablet UI On Google Nexus 7

This tutorial will help you enable the tablet interface on your Google Nexus 7, which has a phone-like interface by default.

Phone Interface

Tablet Interface (Portrait)

Tablet Interface (Landscape)

Cool, right? So let’s start with the tutorial!

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Nexus 7 doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions. Also, please note that this patch is currently in development. Please read the instructions carefully.

Note that –

  1. This will mainly work on AOSP Nexus 7 roms. If it doesn’t work for you, please install an AOSP Rom and try again.
  2. Your tablet must be Deodexed. Follow this tutorial to do the same.
  3. You must wipe Dalvik-Cache and Cache. Formatting /system and Factory Resetting the device is not required.

Required Downloads –

  1. Tablet UI Patch – Alpha 1 – Link 1 , Link 2
  2. (Optional) Stock UI patch (Restores your UI to the default Nexus 7 layout) – Link 1 , Link 2

Procedure –

  1. Download the required files.
  2. Shift the file to the internal storage of the device.
  3. Boot your device into ClockWork Mod Recovery or any other Recovery.
  4. Flash the zip.
  5. Wipe Cache and Dalvik-Cache.
  6. Reboot and you should be able to use Tablet UI on your device!

That’s it folks.We hope this tutorial helped.

[Tutorial] How to Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich On A PC

After the preliminary work here (which I recommend you read through), the porting of Ice Cream Sandwich to PC has advanced a lot further, and we now have a starting installation guide (the first available). There is now a furthered port to 4.0.3 ICS, which you can see a demonstration of here:


There has also been an installation tutorial released which you can use to install Android on your own system, which you can see below:

Step 1. First of all, you need to download one of the required installation images from here.

Step 2. Burn the image to a disc or flash it to a USB, then reboot your machine and boot from your selected media.

Step 3. You’ll be greeted with a boot menu, and at this point you can hit install if you’re ready.

Step 4. Once the installer appears, you’ll be asked where to install Android to. Select the partition or drive you wish to install to and press Enter.

Step 5. You’ll then be asked if you wish to format the partition, and given different options of formatting. Choose the partition format you wish to use, if any.

Step 6. Once the partition has been formatted, you’re given the option to install a bootloader. Press yes to install one.

Step 7. You can then choose whether to make the /system directory writeable. Press yes, as long as you don’t mind a slightly longer installation time.

Step 8. Now you need to install a fake SD card. What this does is create a separate image which is recognised as the SD card inserted into your Android device. Select this option and press Enter.

Step 9. You can then select the amount of memory you wish to give to your SD card. Press Enter and your SD card will begin to install. This may take a little while.

Step 10. Once the SD card is installed, just reboot your system and boot from the drive/partition/usb you installed Android to and your Android system should be up and running!

[via Soul Dev Team]

[Tutorial] How to Install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich On Nexus S

GOOD NEWS for Google Nexus S owners,there is a team of developers out there working on getting a port of the new Android OS over to your device. If you’re one of the brave, let’s get you started on getting this thing set up!

Be aware that this isn’t an official release, in fact it is an SDK port, so it is bound to have some problems. The following are a list of bugs:

  • 3G(for some)
  • Data
  • NFC
  • Panorama Mode
  • Camera will force close for the 1st time
Procedure :

Step 1: Backup everything on the storage (SD card) of your phone. Plug it in to your computer and mount it as a drive. Copy everything off into a folder on your computer. You will lose everything during the next step.

Step 2: For those of you new (and even old) to rooting your phone, I am going to choose the simplest way for you to go about this. The good guys over at XDA Developers Forums have created a a batch file, which is a file that executes a list of commands, that will handle rooting your phone. Its simple, but it requires Windows XP/Vista/7.

  • Download the current stable version here.
  • Extract the files to a folder on your desktop.
  • Connect your phone to your PC and install one of the two supplied drivers.
  • You will choose either 32-bit or 64-bit and that depends on what your PC is. If you are unsure, choose the 64-bit installer first.
  • Make sure you have USB debugging turned off.
  • Execute the run.bat file as Administrator and follow the instructions.

One you are finished and you had no errors, your phone will have the following:

  • Your phone will now have an unlocked bootloader.
  • Your phone will now have Clockwork Mod Recovery installed (this is most important).
  • Your phone will now be rooted.

Step 3:

  • Now you will want to download the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM from here.
  • Copy the .ZIP to the root of your internal space on the phone.
  • Reboot into recovery mode by powering off your device completely then hold Power + Volume Up at the same time while powering back up.
  • One inside Clockwork Mod Recovery, choose ‘wipe data/factory reset’.
  • Then choose ‘install zip from sdcard’.
  • Select ‘choose zip from sdcard’.
  • Toggle down to the zip file and hit your power button.
  • You’ll confirm the install and let it do its thing.

Step 4: Enjoy your new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered Nexus S

Here’s a video demonstrating ICS on the Nexus S :

 

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Ice-Cream Sandwich Overview :