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[Verizon] Samsung Custom unlocked boot screen. How do I remove it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ShanDroyd, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. ShanDroyd

    ShanDroyd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Now that I am rooted, and installed Clockwork Mod, I have a picture of an unlocked padlock on the screen and it says Samsung custom when I power on or reboot my S4. how do I get rid of it?

    I have tried replacing the boot screen with the stock Samsung boot logo/animation ( not the Verizon one ) and that worked fine, but you still get the custom unlock screen when you power up, before the boot-logo/animation.

    ( FYI: I am not running a custom rom, just debloated stock )

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  2. Unicorn512

    Unicorn512 Well-Known Member

    I noticed that I got that screen on a restart but not a power up. It goes away after a few seconds, so I didn't worry about it.
  3. ShanDroyd

    ShanDroyd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    it seems to be there on every power up or reboot:thinking:
  4. Unicorn512

    Unicorn512 Well-Known Member

    That is odd. For me it is only on restart. Another Android mystery...
  5. ShanDroyd

    ShanDroyd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I gotta tell ya,
    as much as I love this GS4, and all of it's great toys, I kinda miss my Motorola's. they had better reception, and it seems there was always great support for tweaking you phone.

    But, I am still very happy with my decision to got to the GS4...
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Did you flash the rom through Odin?
  7. ShanDroyd

    ShanDroyd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I used odin to root, but used clockwork mod to flash
  8. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It's possible that the custom screen is a result of tripping the odin flash counter.
  9. ShanDroyd

    ShanDroyd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    OK... So... Figure this one out:
    I accepted the Recent OTA update, and of course I lost root, etc... I did a factory reset on the phone, so it was totally stock, right? I then used the new way of rooting the ota using the Terminal emulator app. I then did nothing more than shut off the bootup/shutdown sounds, and changed the boot animation from VZW to the stock GS4 logo.

    Now I have the "custom Unlock" logo on the screen again!!! I have no recovery installed ( obviously ) and have deleted nothing from my phone...

    what is your input on this?
  10. beowulf7

    beowulf7 Android Enthusiast

    I can't really help you, Shan, but I can confirm that my MDK build that I rooted on Fri. also has the unlocked symbol during a cold start. But during a warm start (i.e., reboot), it doesn't, just the Samsung, the Verizon logos.
  11. jls7299

    jls7299 Lurker

    Mine does the same exact thing but I haven't done anything to it at all the software is completely stock, I even factory restored it. I have been told that if you take the phone apart that it knows and considers it custom.

    The only thing I can think of is that I got water in it and had to tare it all down to dry it all out and it broke my speaker so I got a new speaker and replaced it so it works fine now. But can it really tell that its been open to expose the circuit board??
  12. lookimback

    lookimback Well-Known Member

    I believe its caused by the flash counter. My GS4 also displays "custom". Here is an app that can reset the flash counter. I have not tried this. I don't know for certain if the latest update works with the GS4. I suggest you do your own research before you try this to make sure its compatible with your phone so you don't end up with a paperweight.
  13. urol007

    urol007 Lurker

    The solution to your problem is easy its all because you have given permision with superuser to an app. remove the premisions to the apps and you will see that boot animation going away, at least that was how i fix it

  14. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    I've read that the Triangle Away app that lookimback linked to will solve this problem. I've never run it myself so can't confirm that it works.
  15. Nick33

    Nick33 Member

    I get that boot logo every single time i turn phone on or reboot. The only thing I've done is root. No custom recovery, nothing. I dont really care about it, but it'd be nice to get rid of for warranty purposes...
  16. lookimback

    lookimback Well-Known Member

    I guess Samsung made it that way so they can tell if we are rooted so they don't have to honor warranties. I'll be honest though, if something broke on my phone and it had nothing to do with it being rooted, I would just destroy the phone and claim it was lost or stolen. Then my insurance would cover it. I'm sure I'm not alone.
  17. Nick33

    Nick33 Member

    You're def not alone. I've written a few posts on issues I've been having with my phone that i KNOW is hardware related, but like the dumbass i am, went ahead and rooted. Now I'm thinking about trying to get a replacement but the only thing is, i dont want a refurb... I don't really know what to do :(
  18. srothkin

    srothkin Member

    FWIW, back when I had the original Motorola Droid, I had to have it replaced 4 times under the Verizon extended warranty (once for a problem with the keyboard, once for a straight-out-of-the-box radio problem with a replacement they sent me, and twice for the headphone jack developing intermittent connection shorts). Each time I sent them back a rooted phone (the first one I actually rooted just before sending it back just so that I could do a nandroid backup to restore to the replacement phone). Verizon NEVER gave me a hassle. They NEVER even mentioned that the phones were rooted. In fact, when I arranged the first replacement I told the Verizon guy on the phone that I would need time to root it in order to back it up since that's the only way to do a complete backup.

    That was over 2.5 years ago (I had an HTC Thunderbolt for 2 years that NEVER had a problem, and now I'm on a Galaxy S4), so I don't know if Verizon's policy has changed. But given that it's an extended warranty we're $8 a month for (the TEC package), I suspect they don't really care when it is truly a hardware problem.
  19. lookimback

    lookimback Well-Known Member

    I too have a GS4 through Verizon. I haven't had a problem yet. I will say that when I had a problem with my Cricket Kyocera Hydro they practically through me out of the store once they realized I had rooted the phone. I couldn't believe how rude and disrespectful the guy got.
  20. srothkin

    srothkin Member

    I never dealt with the store. I always did the replacements through phone support.
  21. Nick33

    Nick33 Member

    Strothkin, did they send you NEW phones, or refurbs?
  22. srothkin

    srothkin Member

    Refurbs. The only way I think one would ever get a new phone from the TEC warranty replacement is if they didn't have any refurbs in stock.

    The refurbs are still covered by the extended warranty though, so no big deal.
  23. BLara

    BLara Lurker

    I just got this screen for the first time today. I haven't rooted my GS4, but I was having issues with some software I was troubleshooting. Haven't seen it since the problem was resolved. Maybe it's not inherently a root issue.
  24. BadeMillsap

    BadeMillsap Lurker

    I opened another thread on this issue not realizing this thread was my issue... Haven't seen a definitive resolution...?
  25. mhannigan

    mhannigan Lurker

    I just went through this - it doesn't matter what you do or who you talk to - you will get a refurb. If you are obsessive like me, take the refurb, sell it (although the refurbs I received could pass as "new", I would suggest being honest of course and selling it "like new"). In the end, there will be a $150 difference between what you get for the refurb and what you purchase the new phone for. For $150, I don't have to stare at my phone all day and find things wrong with it.


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