I am trying to get rid of the yellow triangle visible just prior to download mode (
Power). There is no shortage of tutorials about how do this, but after having tried all the solutions I could find I am wondering if it is at all possible in my case
- This is a Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)
- I have the stock ROM (Android 4.3), it has never been flashed
- I have stock recovery (thanks bmdixon) - which has also not been flashed
- I tried to use Triangle Away (having rooted the phone before)
When going into download mode I have
CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: No CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official SYSTEM STATUS: Official
For some mysterious reason the phone thinks it has been flashed (it went once to an official Samsung repair so maybe it got the triangle there).
I read that the introduction of Knox in 4.3 makes resetting the counter impossible. However I do not have Knox (even though the phone was updated OTA to 4.3, maybe this is because I am in France).
Is there a solution worth trying to remove the yellow triangle?
(for the story: I went to an official Samsung repair shop and they discovered (together with me) that there is the infamous yellow triangle. While the issue I am having is probably mechanical and the warranty still applies according to European legislation, I do not want to get into lengthy discussions with Samsung. It does not help that I have only 3 days of warranty left...)