September 17th, 2013, 02:41 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cotswolds, England
Device(s): SGS4 GT-i9505. Rooted. Echoe ML4 ROM. KitKat. 4.4.2. Baseband: MK8. Kernel: faux123+PhilZ
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Originally Posted by Gomjaba
Yes stock and Odin. I would root but not until Triangle Away works on MH8
is spot on I'm sorry to say. The problem is not with the hidden Samsung flash counter but with the new efuse based Knox security feature.
Quote from chainfire
, creator of TriangleAway...
"Good news everyone! I've been messing with TriangleAway a bit, and resetting the flash count, binary status, and system status works again in my development build.
The bad news is, resetting this does not reset the new "KNOX WARRANTY VOID" status. Further investigation is needed (and this will take a while), but I will probably update Triangle Away soon anyway - just to stop it from soft-bricking those I9505s with the new firmwares for people who aren't following my daily rantings.
Unfortunately, the latest Samsung firmwares for the Galaxy S4 that have the locked bootloader and Knox security, are a one way ticket as you cannot flash an older firmware to unlock the bootloader or get rid of Knox.
Since Kies will not recognise your phone now that you have flashed a stock firmware for a CSC code other than your phone's original one, you will need to flash further updates manually using Odin until such time, hopefully, that the Knox situation can be cracked.
For more information on this, see, Locked bootloader & Knox security on latest firmwares