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  Reply # 862990 21-Jul-2013 13:06
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Not to mention the lumia 925 and the new lumia 1020 with 41 megapixels.

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  Reply # 863004 21-Jul-2013 13:43
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michaelmurfy: All you guys with your S4's *grips onto Lumia 920 tightly*


Your 920 still getting hot? ;-P

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  Reply # 863022 21-Jul-2013 14:33
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blakamin:
Yabanize: And is it easy/possible to unroot?

Thanks guys


Just as easy to unroot... just flash a stock ROM via Odin. takes 5 minutes instead of 2-3 ;-P




Keep in mind you'll need to reset your flash counter with triangle away if you need to make a warranty claim. It's easy enough to do, it's just one extra step you'll need to do before flashing stock and removing root.



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  Reply # 863232 21-Jul-2013 21:08
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uglyb0b:
blakamin:
Yabanize: And is it easy/possible to unroot?

Thanks guys


Just as easy to unroot... just flash a stock ROM via Odin. takes 5 minutes instead of 2-3 ;-P




Keep in mind you'll need to reset your flash counter with triangle away if you need to make a warranty claim. It's easy enough to do, it's just one extra step you'll need to do before flashing stock and removing root.


Yeah true was gonna do that haha

Guessing thats also this? 

where it says

CURRENT BINARY: CUSTOM
SYSTEM STATUS: CUSTOM
CSB-OEM_CONFIG_LSB:0x30
WRITE PROTECTION: Enable

By that i mean the custom part. Did it used to say original? I cant remember

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  Reply # 863238 21-Jul-2013 21:13
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Yup, used to say original, but even if you run triangle away, bootloader will say original, but phone will say custom until you factory reset.
Not worth stressing about until you have a warranty issue.
My S3 died with rooted stock, but because it was "sudden death syndrome", they couldn't tell anyway.



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  Reply # 863249 21-Jul-2013 21:35
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Someone told me that samsung doesnt care too much about rooting/custom firmware, sounds like they do though

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  Reply # 863251 21-Jul-2013 21:45
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In NZ they do... depends on the authorised repair centre, and if they got out of bed in the right side that morning.



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  Reply # 863257 21-Jul-2013 22:03
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Argh, its quite scary tampering with your $1000 phone :L

 

Just ran triangle, counter reset to 0 and state offical

but if i did reset to stock via oden would the counter go up too?

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  Reply # 863262 21-Jul-2013 22:06
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Odin will flash an official stock ROM with no increasing of the counter.. it's actually a samsung tool as far as I understand.

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  Reply # 863974 22-Jul-2013 23:27
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^Correct, flashing a stock rom doesn't increase the flash counter. Assuming you have rooted, the process to revert to stock would be to use triangle away first (because it needs root to operate), and then flash stock afterwards. Then do a factory reset etc and make sure you wipe the internal SD too (can't remember if a factory reset does this on the S4, earlier models don't by default).

You will need to make sure you are running a rom with the same CSC that was originally on the phone (not just any stock rom), as Samsung can tell what the original firmware was by querying the IMEI and serial number of the phone. In other words, if it was a Telecom phone, flash the Telecom rom, if it was Vodafone, flash the Vodafone rom etc.

You can actually restore the correct firmware through Kies, however you will likely need to unroot first. This would only be necessary if you don't know/can't access the original rom details.

Assuming you know what the original firmware was, just download from sammobile.com.



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  Reply # 864162 23-Jul-2013 11:28
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uglyb0b: ^Correct, flashing a stock rom doesn't increase the flash counter. Assuming you have rooted, the process to revert to stock would be to use triangle away first (because it needs root to operate), and then flash stock afterwards. Then do a factory reset etc and make sure you wipe the internal SD too (can't remember if a factory reset does this on the S4, earlier models don't by default).

You will need to make sure you are running a rom with the same CSC that was originally on the phone (not just any stock rom), as Samsung can tell what the original firmware was by querying the IMEI and serial number of the phone. In other words, if it was a Telecom phone, flash the Telecom rom, if it was Vodafone, flash the Vodafone rom etc.

You can actually restore the correct firmware through Kies, however you will likely need to unroot first. This would only be necessary if you don't know/can't access the original rom details.

Assuming you know what the original firmware was, just download from sammobile.com.


 

 

I've already downloaded the TNZ firmware from sammobile, and did triangle away, just incase i needed to do anything

However why not just do it with kies instead?

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  Reply # 864654 23-Jul-2013 21:10
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Because kies often fails. I won't even install it.



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  Reply # 864671 23-Jul-2013 21:36
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blakamin: Because kies often fails. I won't even install it.


 

TRUE THAT! my friends i900T Galaxy S is still stuck on 2.1 because kies fails to update it and it doesnt have OTA

Maybe will do it with ODIN

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  Reply # 864697 23-Jul-2013 22:01
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Odin should work on the galaxy s too... just find the ROM on sammobile.



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  Reply # 864712 23-Jul-2013 22:19
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Erm do you always choose the PDA option?

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