Yes Androties! We know you can flash a thousands of custom ROMs on your Samsung android smartphone, but what you may be unaware of that there’s a binary flash counter which shows the number of times the device has been flashed with any such ROMs. Previously, Odin was required to reset the binary flash counter, but XDA Developer member billar412 has changed that for Sprint Galaxy S III L710 users, who can also revert to LJ7 with the upcoming tutorial. Read on for more details. The guide will let you reset the binary flash counter, which may keep alive your warranty claims. You should note the instructions are meant for Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710, and other Samsung variants may not work with the tutorial. Charge the battery properly before trying to revert back to stock build LJ7. Disable any security softwares that can stop the binary counter from being reset. Create a proper backupas well. We also recommend you try the guide at your own risk, as we won’t be responsible if anything goes wrong, and neither will be the developer.
Reset Binary Flash Counter Sprint Galaxy S III SPH-L710 — instructions to revert
Step 1: The Sprint S3 should be flashed with ClockworkMod Touch Recovery. A flash step-by-step tutorial is available, and the first step can be skipped if it’s already there.
Step 3: As you do in custom ROMs, copy the ‘.zip’ file from step 2 to the internal SD card.
Step 4: Power off the android device, and reboot into CWM recovery by pressing and holding the 3 keys (Volume (Up), Power and Home) until the menu of recovery shows up.
Step 5: Select this (wipe data/factory reset). Complete the action on the screen.
Step 6: Next, select (install zip from SD card). Now select (choose zip from SD card). Search for the ‘.zip’ file copied in step 3 and select it. Confirm the action to reset the binary flash counter and revert to LJ7.
Step 7: Reboot the device by going back to the menu and selecting ‘Reboot System Now’. No way! You can’t stop androties from flashing custom ROMS. The binary counter has now been reset to zero, and the Galaxy S III Sprint SPH-L710 is back to LJ7. Feel free to comment. (via: XDA)