Samsung Galaxy S2: Removing the Yellow Triangle

Samsung Galaxy S2: Removing the Yellow Triangle
As per request from the Mobotniks, we follow up our Removal of the Yellow Triangle from the Galaxy Note with a method to get rid of it for the Samsung Galaxy S2. It’s a tad more difficult for the Samsung Galaxy S2 and I would say why, but it involves a bunch of technical jargon. Suffice it to say that there are two hidden boot partitions on the Samsung Galaxy S2 that nobody knew about until Ice Cream Sandwich.

While anyone can easily Google search how to rid their Samsung Galaxy S2 of the ugliest little triangle known to man, this tutorial contains an additional feature that those others do not. It will also reset your flash counter. Thought to be only possible with a USB jig, it is now possible to not only rid yourself of the triangle, but reset your flash counter to zero. Take that, other blogs!

Okay, so there are a few things you’ll need for this tutorial. The first being an iron will, because this one is deceptively dangerous. Before proceeding, know that in the very unlikely event this bricks your phone, it is a permanent brick. Nothing can save it, ever. So it is highly recommended that you use this very sparingly.

The other things you’ll need are a Samsung Galaxy S2 that is rooted with BusyBox. This process cannot and will not work on Gingerbread, although if you wish to go back to Gingerbread after this process is completed, then to each their own. Please note, it does work on CyanogenMod9.

Disclaimer? Check. Prerequisites? Check. Let’s get down to business.

First, make a complete backup of your Samsung Galaxy S2. Use the backup feature in ClockworkMod recovery, since that’s what all the cool rooted kids are using. This is just in case something goes wrong. While this application has the capacity to end the life of your phone, it also has the capacity to soft brick the Galaxy S2, so a backup will help you restore to whatever it was that you were running to begin with.

It is also required that you, at least once, go into download mode to see your flash counter total. You can do this by turning the Samsung Galaxy S2 off, then holding volume down and power. You’ll need to know your current count. The next thing you’re going to need is to grab the application that will perform this action. You can find it in the source link below as an attachment on the first post.

Samsung Galaxy S2: Removing the Yellow Triangle

Sexy like Madonna was 30 years ago.

Then, use your favorite file manager. I prefer ES File Explorer because it has my favorite feature: it’s free. Navigate to the location where the application installed and, of course, install it.

From there, it’s very simple. Open the application. Make sure the information on the screen matches your Galaxy S2. If any of it is not correct, do not run the application. Uninstall the application, re-download it, re-install it and try again. Once the application is running and you see the correct statistics, then you can continue to run the application and let it do its thing.

Voila! You are now rid of that ugly yellow triangle from your Samsung Galaxy S2 and you have the added bonus of your phone having a zero flash count. You may set your Samsung Galaxy S2 upon a solid surface, get up and dance a merry jig because you are done.

Of course, the yellow triangle can come back if you flash anything besides stock firmware via Odin again, so be sure that after this has been completed you are only flashing things through the recovery or that horrid little triangle will come back and make your Samsung Galaxy S2 look like a warning label from Hasbro. Otherwise, everything is peaches and cream and you’re ready to face the world anew! Or something like that.

Source link: XDA Developers

Read more about: Samsung Galaxy S2Android

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18 comments

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 14, 2012 at 17:45

Why not just use the Jig? I use it whenever I flash something non-official on my phone, as long as the bootloader version is from before Samsung cottoned on to what people were doing (as it should be with all decent ROMs/FW), the Jig works great.

JoeHindy  Feb. 14, 2012 at 17:57

Why not just use the Jig? I use it whenever I flash something non-official on my phone, as long as the bootloader version is from before Samsung cottoned on to what people were doing (as it should be with all decent ROMs/FW), the Jig works great.

A variety of reasons I'd imagine. Lost the jig, don't like the jig...don't own a jig. I am among those that do not have a jig, but that's only because the seller I trust is always out of em.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:10

I bought mine for £0.99 (about $1.50). It has loads of advantages, namely: it can't brick your phone, they're easy to get hold of on eBay and they come with the ability to force the phone into DL mode, which can be useful after an unsuccessful flashing process.

I'd recommend anyone who wants to remove the triangle spends the £0.99 over the possibility of bricking a £400 for the sake of not buying a jig.

Treab  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:31

wtf is a jig... isnt it a shocking dance?

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:38

http://www.tmaddict.com/forum/images/DSC_0331.JPG

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:39

B*llocks, that went badly ^^^

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:39

Attempt 2:
http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/161602SGS2aprsjig.jpg

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:39

Much better :).

Treab  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:43

is that a fake sgs2... mine doesn't have a wired bump at the bottom..

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:44

I'm lost, are you making a terrible joke about the USB Jig or am I being blind :p?

Treab  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:49

The usb jig... you cant be that thick if your going to be a slimy mod ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 14, 2012 at 18:59

USB jigs are brilliant, mine's saved my S2 from a trip to the service centre on several occasions :p. Ahh, where've you been for the past week, I've missed being insulted ;)?

Treab  Feb. 14, 2012 at 19:20

some of us were busy... i do have a life unlike you lawyer :p

JoeHindy  Feb. 14, 2012 at 20:33

some of us were busy... i do have a life unlike you lawyer :p

Based solely on what I know about you, which is nothing, that is a lie, sir.

I'm ordering a jig for my Epic Touch very soon. I'd like to have that kinda awesome whenever I want :)

JoeHindy  Feb. 14, 2012 at 20:35

I bought mine for £0.99 (about $1.50). It has loads of advantages, namely: it can't brick your phone, they're easy to get hold of on eBay and they come with the ability to force the phone into DL mode, which can be useful after an unsuccessful flashing process.

I'd recommend anyone who wants to remove the triangle spends the £0.99 over the possibility of bricking a £400 for the sake of not buying a jig.


I would recommend it as well, but I don't often encourage people to spend money. That favorite feature bit I put in all my articles is no joke, I really do love free stuff that much :D

Treab  Feb. 15, 2012 at 07:28

some of us were busy... i do have a life unlike you lawyer :p

Based solely on what I know about you, which is nothing, that is a lie, sir.

I'm ordering a jig for my Epic Touch very soon. I'd like to have that kinda awesome whenever I want :)


you asked for this....

Typical American brainless but feels soo opinioniated they comment anyway.

http://markcarras.com/images/demotivators/stupidbush.jpg

JoeHindy  Feb. 15, 2012 at 16:37

some of us were busy... i do have a life unlike you lawyer :p

Based solely on what I know about you, which is nothing, that is a lie, sir.

I'm ordering a jig for my Epic Touch very soon. I'd like to have that kinda awesome whenever I want :)


you asked for this....

Typical American brainless but feels soo opinioniated they comment anyway.

http://markcarras.com/images/demotivators/stupidbush.jpg


At least I didn't vote for him :)

chrisleester  May. 2, 2012 at 23:18

This is awesome. So easy to do! Yesterday I followed some other instructions to flash back the stock kernel, and in the end, I had to unroot to get back to the stock, then root again to go back to the state where the machine displays the ugly yellow triangle when booting.
Thanks very much for the great app!

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