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How to reset the flash counter

After playing around with the device a little, rooting and installing custom ROMs, we may have problems with the factory warranty because we have modified the original system. Thanks to the app Triangle Away (valid for many Samsung devices) we can solve this problem. I will explain here how to use the application and thereby reset your flash counter.

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What the flash counter?

When accessing our device in download mode, we can verify that in the point called "Custom binary download" there is a cipher. This is the famous flash counter that indicates how many times we have installed a ROM on the officer. If this counter is not reset, we may have problems with the factory warranty of the device. Luckily there is an app for Samsung devices that can reset it, which is a good way to eliminate the trail of modifications to which we submit the OS.

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In the image we see how the device was flashed 10 times. / AndroidPIT

Triangle Away does not work with Android 4.3

First of all, I must warn you that this app does not work on devices running Android 4.3. The reason: the inclusion of Knox security software. It is a security system that allows you to use various user profiles on the same phone, allowing the separation of personal and professional settings, for example. Knox has a reader that recognizes the modifications and does not allow restoration of the initial state of the device.

At the moment, there is no tool that will zero the number of flashes of devices running Android 4.3, and we hope the hacker community will soon find a way to bypass Knox.

How to use Triangle Away?

Chainfire's Triangle Away App APK can be downloaded for free from the XDA Developers website. Stay tuned for the list of compatible devices.

Using Triangle Away brings risks to the device. In principle, however, nothing wrong should happen, but we are still not responsible for any problems arising from the process.

Once Triangle Away is installed, we must give it the super user permissions and select the Reset flash counter option, which will reset the device, reset the flash counter and eliminate the famous yellow triangle that appears when flashing a kernel. modified on our device (hence the name Triangle Away).

Steps to install Triangle Away

1. Download the Triangle Away APK and open it in the Download section in the My Files folder.

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2. When she opens the app, she asks to receive root permissions. Accept by clicking Grant.

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3 He may ask us to download extra files, which must be done.

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4 Make sure the version of the device that appears on your screen is your version. This very important step. If the versions do not match, you may damage your device if you proceed.

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5 When you finish installing the files, the application will present a menu. Select the Reset Flash Counter opp. A danger sign appears. Click on Continue.

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6 The device will restart and we will see the following screen:

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7 To reset the counter, simply press the volume key up. To restart without resetting, click the volume down key. Do not press the power button under any circumstances. Then this window appears indicating that the operation was successful:

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8 This screen gives us two options: volume up to restart the device in normal mode or volume down to restart it in download mode. I chose the second opp to confirm that the flash counter had been reset, but the device kept thinking without showing anything. Therefore, I recommend that you restart it in normal mode, then turn it off to restart it in download mode (volume down + home button + power button). On restarting in this way, the yellow triangle should be gone, and the flash counter set to 0. As you can see in the image below, the Custom binary download point on my device, which previously indicated 10, now shows No.

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Important warning: I repeat that the app should not be used if your device is not in the list of compatible devices and if you have Android 4.3.

You can download the app here.

Please tell us in the comments if you have done this process to reset your accountant.

. (tagsToTranslate) Triangle Away (t) flash counter (t) root (t) cellphone (t) warranty

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