TriangleAway updated to support Galaxy S4 and Note 3 on Android 4.4.2
The software on Samsung devices is pretty easy to modify, but an internal flash counter has helped the company keep track of whether someone has made any changes to the stock software, using which it can also deny servicing a device under warranty. Popular developer Chainfire’s TriangleAway app has allowed users to reset this flash counter for quite a while now, but Samsung’s security implementations in the Galaxy Note 3 made it a bit difficult to update TriangleAway to work with the company’s latest phablet, meaning those tinkering with their Note 3 have been left without a way to reset the flash counter.
Well, that’s an issue that shall trouble folks no longer, as Chainfire has updated TriangleAway to version 3.25, with support for the Galaxy Note 3, though only on the Android 4.4 firmware that started rolling out yesterday. According to Chainfire, the app should keep working provided Samsung keeps the device’s bootloader more or less the same as it is on KitKat (which comes with newer bootloader) – sadly, there’s no still no way to reset the KNOX warranty status, and support is only there for the Snapdragon variant for now.
But still, it’s good to see that progress has been made, and we only hope to see things improve even further in the coming days. The new version of TriangleAway also supports the Galaxy S4’s leaked Android 4.4 KitKat update, and can be downloaded at the source link.