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Usb Jig

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  1. lotsip81

    lotsip81 Well-Known Member

    I bought a usb jig as a "just in case" device. I plugged it in, after powering off, and it did indeed bring up the download menu. But what it didn't do was reset my binary counter. I have read somewhere that these jigs don't work on any fimware 2.3.4 or newer.

    Is this true or did I get a defective usb jig?

  2. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

  3. lotsip81

    lotsip81 Well-Known Member

    Thanks a lot Shotgun84, I got another question for you. Once I flash the old bootloader, is there any reason to flash back to the new one? Are there any benefits?

    Also, is this flashed via Odin or can I use CWM?
  4. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    The new boot loader gives no advantages over the old one whatsoever. It was designed by Samsung purely to get around resetting the insecure firmware counter.
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  5. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't really matter which bootloader you have. I think the only difference between them is that the jig doesn't work on the new one.

    It has to be flashed with Odin. Flash it like you would firmware but put it in the bootloader section of Odin.
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  6. lotsip81

    lotsip81 Well-Known Member

    You were dead on the money. Flashed the old bootloader, and presto.......it worked. You see, that's why I come here 'cause you people are in the "know".

    Gotta admit, even though I am still rooted, I kinda miss the "!" at boot. My little measure of phone freedom.

    Thanks for the help
  7. dynomot

    dynomot Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean, the yellow triangle is a badge of knowledge. However always worth knowing it can be got rid of. I wonder if ICS will let us use the old boot loader to user the USB jig ? Does anyone know ?

    I suspect it may brick our phones if we try and flash the old bootloader, but I have no idea really. I'm nee to the wonderful world of Android too. It is possible it is the dearest way to a shiny Samsung paper weight.
  8. tsam19

    tsam19 Well-Known Member

    Same issues with my S2 on GB 2.3.5 - jig won't reset binary counts.

    Can anyone point out where the 'old and new' bootloader is for:

    2.3.5 - I9100BVKJ4 - This is an official Orange stock ROM.

    Kernel - I9100BVKJ4-CL681297root@DELL135

    Had a look at mid post 2 on the link to xda and still looking...


  9. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    Its under the kh2 firmware, written in red.
  10. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    See Post#2
  11. tsam19

    tsam19 Well-Known Member

    Cheers I see it now in 'big bold red letters' ha ha - doh!

    Worked too with jig reset procedure.


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