by Alvin Ybañez, 1 year ago
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first Android phone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however users are not yet satisfied and would still prefer the sweetness of custom ROMs on their phone. With…
If you’re familiar with flashing, you’re also familiar with the dangers of flashing. Any modification made to your phone courts the chance of an accident and if anything unfortunate should happen to your phone, there’s that window of chance that service centers may reject it.
With the rising popularity of modifying Android phones, service center technicians have learned to check for an extra something that may result in their returning your device to you unfixed or sending you an invoice for the repairs.
It’s called by many names but commonly, it’s called the “Odin counter,” the “flash counter,” or the “download counter.” This flash counter appears when your device is in Download Mode. By default, it’s set to NO but whenever you flash a non-Samsung kernel to your device, NO changes to a number depending on how many times you flash. If you want to be able to sleep well at night when your phone’s in the shop, you may want to consider resetting your flash counter.
Thanks to XDA Developers senior member -Mr.X-, there is now a method to reset the flash counters on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-T989) and the TELUS Samsung Galaxy S2 X SGH-T989D.
Congratulations! Your flash counter has now been reset.