Reset Verizon Galaxy S3 Flash Counter [How-To]
Customization has become most popular among Android users, to get more and more features, Android user install different things on their Android device. But if you like install unofficial apps on your Android device, you have to root your device. Rooting also increase the flash counter of your device, flash counter lets manufacturer to track the installation record of your Android device, it saves the record that how many times you have installed a thing using the Odin.
So many people don’t root their Android device due to flash counter, but if you own a Verizon Galaxy S3, here’s solution for you. A XDA developer member enderblue has found a way to reset the flash counter of your Verizon Galaxy S3. Read on how to reset flash counter of Verizon Galaxy S3. The method has been tested on Verizon Galaxy S3 but it might also work on any Samsung Galaxy S3. Do keep in mind that Android ADB must be installed on your PC, be sure to follow our this guide to install ADB on your PC.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Plug your Galaxy S3 to PC using a USB cable.
Step #2: Run the command prompt.
Step #3: Navigate to android-sdk and then platform tool, enter the following command to do so:
Step #4: Enter following commands:
echo -n ‘\x01′ | dd obs=1 count=1 seek=4193796 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
The variable x00 is key, you can change the 00 value to whatever you want to get in flash counter. That’s it, you’re done. You can head over to the original thread of XDA here to thanks the developer for this great effort.