One thing that gives so much fun and excitements is rooting your Galaxy S3 phone. That’s because a user can flash almost anything on their phone. But as usual, that brings other consequences like increasing Flash Counter which is one of considered aspect when you want to claim your phone’s warranty to manufacturer.
But again, there is always a nice smooth trick allowing you to flash anything anytime as many as you like without worrying the matter above.
Yup, by resetting your phone’s Flash Counter. Luckily, an XDA Forum Member “enderblue” has discovered a simple trick via ADB commands to reset flash counter so “they” won’t know who flashes what and how many times is the flash counter.
The best fun part, by using the same commands you can also manipulate the number of how many times the flashes have been made. And the commands are..
echo -n '\x00' | dd obs=1 count=1 seek=4193796 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
The variable x00 tells that it will reset Flash Counter to zero. You can change that variable to any numbers you like. For more information can be found at this thread.
p.s: Setting up and executing ADB Commands can be much more easier using AIO Flasher Tool. Especially for not so geeky user like me.