How to reset custom binary download counter on Samsung Galaxy S2?

How to reset custom binary download counter on Samsung Galaxy S2?

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Oh no, why is my Samsung Galaxy S II custom binary download counts are getting more and more? The custom binary download count will increase when you install custom firmware. +1 on every time you install a new custom firmware via Odin download mode. Some said install custom firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2 will void its warranty. Personally, I don’t think so because Samsung sent free Samsung Galaxy S2 to CyanogenMod team to develop custom CM7 ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2. Why Samsung did that if Samsung against custom firmware? And why not have a locked bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S2? So that nobody is able to install custom firmware. Anyway, we can reset custom binary download counter on Samsung Galaxy S2 with micro USB Jig. Cheer up…

Step by Step Guide

  1. Power off your phone.
  2. Plug in Micro USB Jig to Samsung Galaxy S II.
  3. Odin download mode will be loaded.
  4. Reboot your phone then.
  5. That’s all.

Custom binary download counter on Samsung Galaxy S2 will be reset after you plug in USB jig. No need to worry about warranty issue anymore, right?

  • john

    hi Jayce, where can i get a jig? ide like to reset the counter on my samsung infuse, please let me know, thanks. one more thing how can i find the counter on the phone?

    john.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I got mine from eBay. The counter is at download mode. But don’t know Samsung Infuse go into download mode as I don’t have it.

  • http://deleted moshe

    Q: if i downgrade to offical rom. suppose from xxkg5 to origanl i had befor , do i need jiig yet ? or can o skip this ? what i undrstend you its nessecry with custom rom .

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Jig USB is not required unless you want to clear the custom binary counter.

  • Adam

    My count is still 2 with usb jig.

    I have XWK14.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      You need to flash old bootloader because XWKI4 has new bootloader which disable the use of USB Jig.

  • vince

    How do i flash old booyloader to a galaxy s2. do CWM or Odin ?

    Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Odin.

  • rossi

    why my counter not reset?
    btw i use I9100XWKJ3 with cfroot 5.0

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      XWKJ3 has new bootloader. USB Jig can’t be used. Install old bootloader from XDA. Then use USB Jig again.

      • rossi

        btw i just flash bootloader and reset works

  • http://www.7elm3aber.com mohammed

    hello

    i just made one can you please see it

    http://www.7elm3aber.com/up/images/83872324621171962146.jpg

    it wont work when i pluged it in the phone just start

    and i think there is something wrong in the resistors

    can you please calqulate it for me ?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry, I don’t know how to make own USB Jig.

  • http://www.7elm3aber.com mohammed

    by the way i have jpkj2 rom
    v 2.3.5

  • http://www.7elm3aber.com mohammed

    i installed the old bootloder but nothing happen
    i will check my resistors again
    thank you for your help

  • Mashkoor

    Hi,

    I have installed Litening in Galaxy S2, and if i want to install Gingerbread to come factory setting then what is the solution i have?
    Please advise.

  • Mashkoor

    thanks for your reply,

    where can i download Gingerbeard to update from litining

    Thanks,

    Mashkoor

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Read the guide that I sent you just now.

  • Mashkoor

    Thanks, now im in Gingerbread.
    Could you please suggest me which custom rom will be better

  • Mashkoor

    i have installed the firmware but Kies says that “Your device not support software upgrading via kies”, pls advice.
    Ur posr are really helpful

    Thanks in advance

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Which firmware version did you install?

  • Mashkoor

    Gingerbread
    Phone details
    Pcode GT-I9100LKAKOR
    PDA : I9100XXKG1
    Phone : I9100XXKG1
    CSC : I9100OXAKG1

  • Mashkoor

    Android version 2.3.4

  • Yoda

    Im on Lightning,

    xxkh3, Does that have the new bootloader,

    As the Jig dont reset mine, either.

    Also is there a way to downgrade the boot loader with out flashing the rom,

    The link you supplied above has Official Firmwares, I would like to keep Lightning,
    I also belive these new bootloaders stop you from loading new boot screens, Via odin

    Thanks for your Help.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      XXKH3 is not an official firmware. No idea.
      Just install old bootloader from XDA website.

  • Yoda

    Its based on xxkh1,

    i had it working on the the same rom, But my phones battery died, ( 3 weeks old)
    Anyway, they just sent me a new phone, (i reset the old one with the jig)
    Did the same with this new one. Jig wont work, But nor can i change the boot.img,
    (and i did on the old one)
    If the jig takes it into download mode, But does not clear the counter, Could it be the Jig,
    OR
    Is it that the loader is stopping the Jig from doing its Secondary task.

    Is there a Letter,
    that the new loader was used from, So I.e Loaders before G.

    And which part is the loader. ( so i can try and keep lightning. ) Or is it just the frimware, and im missing the point.

    (Just as a FYI, would it make a difference if i restored Lightning from CWM, Cause i Did) as i also tried Villian. ))

    Thanks for taking the time to respond, im sure this will help me and others. :)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      More information about old bootloader can be found at XDA website. Just study it there.

  • Yuun

    haii!do you know how to remove/reinstall custom rom to the original rom?im using SGS2 I9100G 2.3.6 now..pls help me if you know some..tq! :)

  • malnsk

    is there any other way to this. without the jig. just software

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Nope, as far as I know.

      • malnsk

        thank you. i already ordered mine anyway. but i just thought i ask. thanks

        • malnsk

          worked for me as a charm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Desi Liggins

    hi i recently tried to use odin to download the cm9 and itt said failed and then my phone would not respond…i plug it into my labtop and it does nohing i plug itt back in with odin up and odin cant find it eaither…but it reboots into download mode but still dont do anything and no response then i boot it into cwm v4.0.1.5 and thats no help eaither cause it cant find my sd card and when i boot it up normally it shows samsung and stuff but then the scene goes to black and the blue led light comes on at the top….i love this phone and need help asap from any fixes out there….please i tried everything redownloading the drivers, kies, and even trying to make a boot sd card so i need other options….thank u

  • Tushar Kumar

    I have my counter at 2.

    Will it have any effect on my phone if my counter is at 2 or 3?

    Regards

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No sir.

  • simon

    hi there i tryed to flash my samsung galaxy ace and it went totally wrong .its truly a brick it dose not light up what so ever. no recovery mode no download mode nothing my pc recognizes it but nothing i can do to fix it .also iv tryed odin but it just stops at set up connection plus i cant get any bootloader phone exc info on odin can any one help me out please as i think its totally gubbed ?

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Sorry to hear that. You can’t do anything if you can’t even power on it.
      Please send it back to Samsung for service.

  • Nazim

    hi jayce

    i m using samsung galaxy s2 I9100 and i updated with ICS 4.0.3 XXLP2
    i have 5 counters of binary counts nad i want to reset it i already baught USB jigg but it doesnt reset my counts

    plz help me

  • dynomot

    Hello,

    A few stupid questions, but I can’t find the answer. I have successfully flashed the old bootloader using Odin v1.85 and then used my USB jig to reset the flash counter. All worked well no problem. I was just wondering a few things.

    The latest bootloader, is it really necessary ? Will I encounter any problems or suffer any lack of performance ?

    Is it possible to flash the bootloader without using a PC ? I would like to have the latest one, but flashing using Odin obviously will increase the flash counter by 1, negating the use of the USB jig and also rendering the jig useless for resetting the flash counter again.

    Thank You in advance

    dynomot (Samsung Galaxy SII, GT- I9100)

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      No, I am using old bootloader now too.

      No, PC is needed. Flashing official bootloader won’t increase the counter.

  • Tebuanz

    hey jayce.i have a samsung galaxy s2 gti9100g and it already brick.so i got myself an usb jig from market and use it but it still wont go into download mode.do you have any suggestion?really need help right now..

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Can you still power on your phone now? If yes, which screen does it show?

      • Tebuanz

        when power on it just show the phone tringle pc logo nothing else

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Try to install firmware with Odin on that phone tringle pc screen.

  • Tebuanz

    cant access my phone on pc.it detect my usb phone cable but nothing showed up.but will try it again.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Do you have Samsung Kies installed on your Windows?

  • Tebuanz

    hey jayce sorry to bother you with this all stupid question..but the problem is still the same.can u suggest where can i find firmware for s2 gt9100g?cant find it at samsung.com

    • Tebuanz

      i cant go to download mode so is it possible to use odin because when i open odin with my phone connected tp pc nothing was detected on odin but i still proceed and nothing happen so i presume that it does not work.any help?

      • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

        I saw one people like your case managed to reinstall firmware with Odin. Make sure that you have Samsung Kies installed. Odin needs its USB driver.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce
  • aatkco

    Thanks for the video, can you please give me the link to download the background music file, I like it <3

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      That music is from YouTube AudioSwap. Forgot which one that I choose already. Sorry…

  • Robbie

    Hi Jayce,

    Thanks for this wonderful info’s that you have given us. By the way I bought my phone recently an im on XWLA4. Ive done a couple of flashes which increase my couter. now I want to reset the counter so I bought a jig which doesn’t seem to work. I’ve heard that I need a much older firmware for this jig to work.

    Can you tell me which firmware exactly do i need to download so that i can be able to reset my counter.

    any help will be appreciated. more power jayce

  • Rob

    Hi jayce!

    I just made my own Usb jig and it goes to downloading mode but it doesn’t erase my binary counter. I’m running now with a custom ROM and kernel and my baseband version now is XXK14. And my original firmware is JPKJ2.

  • Rob

    Thanks jayce! By the way if I flash the old bootloader, what will happen to my custom rom and custom kernel? Will it just stay the same and only the binary download counter will turn back to zero again? And also about the link to the old bootloader, it doesn’t work. I think there’s still a problem with the downloads in multiupload.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Bootloader does not touch ROM and kernel. After installed, you can use USB Jig to reset the counter.

      • Rob

        I think I just did it! hehe

        Product Name: GT- i9100
        Custom Binary Download: NO
        Current Binary: SAMSUNG OFFICIAL

        ERASING DOWNLOAD INFORMATION SUCCEEDED.

        Thanks for the help jayce! I really appreciate it.

  • Mashkoor

    hi,
    When i connect skype in Galaxy Note, Skype is getting hanged and mobile restarts, do u have any solution for this.

    Regards

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      I don’t have Galaxy Note to test. No idea. Sorry…

  • Mashkoor

    Skype freezes in 3G and working fine in wife, any solution

    Regards,

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Is your Skype official version or mod version?

  • Mashkoor

    downloaded from google play,
    can get official firmware for galaxy note, i will try to reinstall, might i can fix error.
    Details:

    PDA: N7000JPLA1
    Phone: N7000XXLA4
    CSC: N7000OJPLA1

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Since it’s official, you might want to consult Skype developer on this issue.

  • Rico

    Plase master Jayce, help me!

    I have a simple query: I downloaded here the OLD BOOTLOADER in order to the Jig works while I was using Gingerbread.

    The question is… Can I use the same old bootloader now that I have ICS installed?

    Is there any problem flashing the old bootloader on a ICS room, like LPQ?

    Thanks!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Should be okay because I am still using old bootloader while testing ICS firmware.

  • Jack

    Hi, Jayce,

    custom binary download counts to 5 time, Did affect with usb connection or not?. because my sgs2 can not connected with pc and after install new firmware it can not boot to system too. now my sgs2 like dead.

    Thank!

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Jack, no. It is just a counter.

  • zoheb

    hi bro…

    is there any way we can remove flash the binary counter to zero with out using the USB jig???

    I have a jig but it does not help :(

  • zoheb

    hi bro…. it worked.

    thanks a lot … ur the best :)

  • pritam

    brother i have no jig..without using jig anyway to clear custom binary which is now in 1 counts..plz help

  • mieyz

    Hi jayce…
    I’m using firmware xxlq5.what i needed to reset counter binary.usb jig have already.
    Hope u can help me.

  • ali nakhwa

    hi to all,
    i m having GS2.. the time i buy it was having Gingerbread, one of my friend told me to update with odin…. i did the same…. but after installing ICS 4.0.3 i can not make out going calls any more….some times it works but most of the time i can not use my out going calls….

    i would like to know can i go back to my original software as i buy it at the first time but without using usb jig.. waiting for positive reply…. thanking you

  • Paarkhi Parekh

    Hello Jayce,
    What happens if we don’t reset the binary count and if it goes on increasing, apart from the warranty issues. Thanks

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Nothing wrong will happen.

  • Cainxxx

    Don’t offense, but why you don’t recommend this app to reset counter and remove yellow triangle without a USB Jig? Works very well (Triangle Away by Chainfire)

  • ritesh

    PLEASE HELP ME I AM GETTING EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY FROM LAST NIGHT IMEI NO HAS AUTOMATICALLY CHANGED AND SERIAL NO IS 00000000 I AM NOT ABLE TO DO ANY THING SIR PLEASE GUIDE

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi ritesh, what had you done until you got this issue?

      • ritesh

        i have done nothing sir i dont know i kept my phone in charge at night next morning i am getting emergency call and my imei and serila number is changed by itself dont know if mistake have done any thing wrong also

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Hi ritesh, please consult Samsung Support in this case.

  • ritesh

    its not my country’s phone its honkong phone purchased from some of my friend i am in india samsung is not taking any liablility for the phone model no is gt-i9100

  • rahoof

    hi i have s advance i9070 ok now i rooted
    but the binary count is 15
    how i reset this binary
    help me plz

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Hi rahoof, not sure this work or not since I don’t have this model. Use USB jig to reset it.

  • Sir

    Just so you know, Samsung isn’t against the flashing of other firmware; the cell phone companies are. The custom binary download count is meant for the carriers, NOT SAMSUNG.

    Before you tell people “I don’t think it would void the warranty because cyanogenmod got a free phone from Samsung for development”, remember that has absolutely nothing to do with the carriers and their policies. IF YOUR PHONE BREAKS AND YOU BRING IT IN FOR WARRANTY REPAIR AND THE CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD COUNT SAYS ANYTHING BESIDES ZERO, THAT IS GROUNDS FOR THE CELL PHONE COMPANY TO VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

    Think before you try to pass things off as fact. It makes everything you say look less credible. If you don’t even know the difference between carrier policies and Samsung’s policies, why would anyone think anything on this site is correct?

  • 임상엽

    Hi, I’m an Android enthusiast, and I am running stock firmware on the GT-I9305, or the Galaxy S3 4G. I am currently attempting to clear my binary counter, but I have recently upgraded my software to 4.3 through flashing by odin, which means that there are no yet available CF Auto roots available for my firmware. Do you think there will be a way to root my phone, or possibly clear the binary count without root access? Thanks.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Hi 임상엽, CF-Auto-Root should work. No idea about Triangle Away. But no harm to try.