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    [Caution] Rooting/Flashing ROMs will increase you Binary Counter (aka Tattle Tale)

    Samsung Mobile uses a custom binary counter to keep track of any Modding of firmwares and kernels done by users of their phones. Any flashing of roms/kernels not signed by Samsung will trigger an increase in this counter which can be viewed by putting your phone into download mode.

    Why is this important to you? This officially voids your warranty and tells warranty centers that you have broken your warranty which can give them rights to refuse or charge you for servicing your phone. Flashing a stock Samsung Note firmware signed by Samsung may also trigger the counter.

    Previous Samsung mobiles have had the ability to have the counter reset to zero using a USB Jig. You cannot use the jig on the Note to wipe the counter.

    To obtain root without tripping the counter you can follow this thread here: [Root] ATT Samsung Galaxy Note Root W/O Counter Trip

    If you decide to flash anything, as always, make certain it is intended for your model of the Galaxy Note.

    Edit: A CWM flashable zip has been released that will reset your counter to zero if you are running ICS. To flash it, download this att flashcounter reset - Minus and transfer it to the root of the /sdcard. Reboot into CWM and flash it. It can take a few seconds so be sure to be patient! Mad props to Braway for developing this without even owning a Note.
    Last edited by Ollie; 04-18-2012 at 12:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie View Post
    Samsung Mobile uses a custom binary counter to keep track of any Modding of firmwares and kernels done by users of their phones. Any flashing of roms/kernels not signed by Samsung will trigger an increase in this counter which can be viewed by putting your phone into download mode.

    Why is this important to you? This officially voids your warranty and tells warranty centers that you have broken your warranty which can give them rights to refuse or charge you for servicing your phone. Flashing a stock Samsung Note firmware signed by Samsung may also trigger the counter.

    Previous Samsung mobiles have had the ability to have the counter reset to zero using a USB Jig. You cannot use the jig on the Note to wipe the counter.

    To obtain root without tripping the counter you can follow this thread here: [Root] ATT Samsung Galaxy Note Root W/O Counter Trip

    If you decide to flash anything, as always, make certain it is intended for your model of the Galaxy Note.

    Edit: A CWM flashable zip has been released that will reset your counter to zero. To flash it, download this att flashcounter reset - Minus and transfer it to the root of the /sdcard. Reboot into CWM and flash it. It can take a few seconds so be sure to be patient! Mad props to Braway for developing this without even owning a Note.
    Dear Ollie,

    Do you know where I can get the reset flash counter you posted here for my version of Galaxy Note N7000. I'm from Malaysia and our Note version is different from the AT&T version. Greatly appreciate if you can help me or direct me to a similar solution.

    Thank you in advance for your time and help.

    Regards,
    Danny.

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    If you are running GingerBread you can use a USB Jig. If you are running ICS you can use Triangle Away from the Market.

    Here is the how to: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1354888
    Last edited by Ollie; 04-18-2012 at 12:19 PM.
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    Oh wow....

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