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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darthlinux, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. darthlinux

    darthlinux Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    I am selling my phone soon as I am due a upgrade and want too unroot my phone, I have had a look at sams mobile but not sure which rom I am meant to use to remove the rom. can someone please point me in the right direction, my phone is unbranded and unlocked.

    regards,

    Darthlinux
     


  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Sammobile.com then press "firmware" on the top row of tabs. When the page loads on the second row of tabs, press "firmwares and files".

    About half way down the page is a filter (drop down menus) where you set "smartphone", "android", "s3 gt-i9300" and "united kingdom - BTU" then press send... these are all unbranded uk roms. Get the newest
     
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    As the legend above means, flashing an official firmware will remove root access, and custom kernel.

    What does "flash count" mean SU and where do we find it mate?
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    use the triangle away app on play. Flash count counts how many unofficial flashes your device has had. This is used by samsung as a get-out clause
     
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  5. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify, is the following the correct way to completely "unroot" and get back to stock?

    • Run TriangleAway
    • Flash stock firmware from Sammobile via recovery (doesn't increase count?)

    That will leave the phone as official as possible, correct? Not planning on doing it right now, but just for future reference.
     
  6. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member

    < Double post with one click?! >
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    You should really be running triangle away now anyway.

    Official roms flashed via Odin (not mobile Odin)
     
  8. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member

    Flash via Odin, got it. You'd recommend running Triangle Away now?
     
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yep.... check and if neccessary, fix your flash count...

    If your phone breaks now and you're unable to run triangle away, you could be in trouble
     
  10. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member

    Only way to tell is via Triangle Away? I don't have a triangle on boot, and device status is "Normal".

    Not trying to argue, again just interested. Will download Triangle Away now.
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    You do get an exclamation mark on boot animation sometimes but best way to check is using the app
     
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  12. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member

    Download mode shows it, and sure enough:

    Custom binary: Yes (1 count)

    There's been a recent update to Triangle Away (Note 2 support), and it warns you in the description that the app could completely brick your device - might hold off for a few more reviews of the latest version first!

    Thanks once again SU.
     
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  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yep best to wait then. It always says that but a new version needs testing first.
     

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