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.
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