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How to Reset Flash Counter on Samsung Galaxy S2

Many of the Android users love to play and tinker with their devices; flashing roms, kernels, trying different apps every day is just a fun, as well as, a daunting task. Samsung Galaxy S2 is the most sell android Smartphone in the year 2011 and flashing different custom roms and modifying your Smartphone is what almost every user wants to do, but at the same time it also increase flash counter every time you unofficially flash your device and tells Samsung how many time you flash roms over kernel and hence Samsung will refuse to give service to those phones that have unofficially modified which in short is very nuisance.

For those carrying Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-T989D (Telus) and Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 (Tmo), you are in luck now, as XDA Senior Member -Mr. X- has created a hack that will reset your flash counter to “No” without the need to use USB jigs and other time consuming and knotty process.

Warning:- The Process is only compatible with T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 (SGH-T989) or TELUS Samsung Galaxy S2 X (SGH-T989D), with ClockworkMod Recovery installed. We at or the developer will not be held liable for any damage cause to your phone, use the instruction on your own risk carefully. Make sure you should not use this method frequently to reset the flash counter and if your battery dies in the middle of the process you will be end up having a bricked device, so keep precautions.


  • The Process will not wipe anything but it is always advisable to create back up of your device data in case anything goes awry. The Android Backup Guide will help you.
  • Make sure that your device has atleast 50% battery backup to prevent interrupt in the process.
  • Download Counter reset file:
For Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 (,
md5sum: b7ae24b01e5421973c61bb31603f4f64)
For Galaxy S2 X SGH-T989D (,
md5sum: 7d30bd0a1307c6d9ebea16c6f3710e4f)

Instructions to Reset Flash Counter on Samsung Galaxy S2:-

  • Download the file for your Samsung Galaxy S2 according to the model number.
  • Copy the downloaded file to the internal SD Card of your phone.
  • Turn off your phone and boot into Recovery Mode. To boot into recovery mode;Press and hold down the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power keys.
  • Make a Nandroid backup so that you to revert to your previous state should something not work out. To Backup Backup and restore > Backup from the recovery menu.
  • Select Install Zip from SD Card > Choose Zip from SD Card.
  • Select the counter reset file.  Confirm that you want to start installation.
  • Once flashing is complete, select Go Back.
  • Select Reboot System Now.

Congratulations, now your counter has been reset.


Posted by On April 16, 2012 Filed in: How to Tags: ,

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