Triangle Away updated to v3.25 - Android 4.4 support for S4 and Note3
Posted on 2014-01-13, 61 comments, 269 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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Samsung keeps switching things in their bootloaders, their /system, and their protections. Naturally this requires an update to Triangle Away for these new firmwares.

As an unexpected side-effect of the changes, the Note3 is now also supported, but only on Android 4.4. Assuming they keep the bootloader more or less the same between the international Note3 and the carrier versions, those should also work with this version once they get 4.4 firmwares.

As you are probably aware, Triangle Away is not able to reset the KNOX Warranty Void status at this time. Various people have reported that they got their devices fixed under warranty even with this status set, but if your service center will be as kind is impossible to know beforehand.

Still, the binary status needs to be official and the counter 0 on recent bootloaders if you want to do fun things like flash modems with for example Mobile ODIN (update coming as well). Otherwise the bootloader will mark those regions of the flash storage as protected, and they cannot be written to (causing freezes and whatnot).

As always, it may take a few hours for Google Play to make the new version available for you - see the link in the box below. Discussion thread on XDA is here:


  • Updated support for the SGS4 Qualcomm family: Android 4.4.2

  • Added support for the Note3 Qualcomm family on Android 4.4.2 (only)

--- Note3 QC INTL GT-N9005

--- Note3 QC T-Mobile SM-N900T (untested)

--- Note3 QC Sprint SM-N900P (untested)

--- Note3 QC Canadia SM-N900W8 (untested)

--- Note3 QC Asia SM-N900S/2/6/8/9 (untested)

Dirk Eisenblätter commented on 2014-01-13 at 19:16:

After Updating to the latest Version of Triangle Away, my S3 intl. running 4.3 Stock and Boeffla Kernel, it's impossible to reset the flash Counter, because my Device won't go into that "special Mode" anymore. Any suggestions?

LuiS KdT commented on 2014-01-13 at 19:22:

Tell me how i can root my Note 3 N9005

Marius Dalacu commented on 2014-01-13 at 19:34:

Does not work for my 4.4.2 N9005. The status is still custom but in Triangle Away app it appears as official ?! My counter has allways been 0 because i have always used an old bootloader and stock roms.

Chainfire commented on 2014-01-13 at 19:42:

+Dirk Eisenblaetter does it still work on stock kernel ? If so, there's an incompatibility with Boeffla ...

+Marius Dalacu You must be running the latest bootloader. Even then, sometimes it doesn't stick. When that happens, you need to flash a full stuck kernel and recovery, and boot into recovery, then normal Android, and then it'll all work again. I'm not sure wtf is up with that, though. Binary status that is. System status is a whole different story altogether.

Marius Dalacu commented on 2014-01-13 at 20:23:

+Chainfire Just to be clear, i am running the latest bootloader.

Your app status says that everything is ok, recovery mode status (odin) says that everything is ok (minus knox warranty) but in Settings About Status, 'Device status' = custom. Whats up with that? 

Chainfire commented on 2014-01-13 at 21:11:

+Marius Dalacu you are rooted ... :)

Marius Dalacu commented on 2014-01-13 at 21:42:

+Chainfire Yes i am? But i could swear that in 4.3 it showed official even that it was, from there it is my confusion. Thank you for your great work.?

Per Kongshammer commented on 2014-01-13 at 22:32:

I just knew it, it had to come and so it did. That's why you guys have to have patience. Chainfire will fix the most, just give him the time and wait.

And to you Chainfire; Once again thanks for your great work for the Android community!

Steven Haigh commented on 2014-01-13 at 22:50:

And i9100? ;)

Ömer Faruk Ak commented on 2014-01-14 at 08:21:

We are waiting for exynos s4 support :)

Jonathan Engel commented on 2014-01-14 at 08:34:

Thanks +Chainfire

Kevin EDIMA commented on 2014-01-14 at 08:40:

Can I use this version on i9305 4.3 stock without incrementing KNOX WARRANTY VOID to 00x01?

NivlaFX commented on 2014-01-14 at 10:53:

Just a quick question so your customers like me that bought mobile Odin, Triangle Away that is not supported. Will you ever add support for the exynos s4 or any upcoming exynos devices?

Maciej Wakuła commented on 2014-01-14 at 22:52:

I also experienced "official" rooted rom with knox warranty void bit 0x0 on official 4.3 (release for Poland).

The only problem was that I mangled my build.prop and the only solution I found was to use ODIN so the eFuse (soft-fuse?) is 0x1 now.

Vladislav Missal commented on 2014-01-15 at 13:51:

Thanks, perfekt

MUKESH Naagar commented on 2014-01-16 at 02:09:

Does it work on note 3 sm n900 octa core version ? 

Hugo Padron commented on 2014-01-16 at 02:40:

Will it be possible to upgrade to 4.4 in GS4 with the Knox fuse in 0x1?

mardan yusuf commented on 2014-01-16 at 06:48:

Advan T1d rooting

Inathi Tunzana commented on 2014-01-16 at 06:54:

Does this work on the i9500 stock 4.3 ROM?

OnurHan kayı commented on 2014-01-19 at 17:12:

İşe yarıyor

Matthew ettlinger commented on 2014-01-20 at 01:04:

+Dirk Eisenblaetter just downgrade to official stock then upgrade ota.

Arnosh Italia commented on 2014-01-21 at 10:26:

hey can this triangle away untrip the knox flag counter from 0X1 to 0X0

Matthew ettlinger commented on 2014-01-21 at 10:30:

+Arnosh Italia no read description

Arnosh Italia commented on 2014-01-21 at 10:32:

Well is there any ither way to untrip the knox flag ??

MUKESH Naagar commented on 2014-01-23 at 03:25:

Does it work on glaxy not 3 n900

jubs English commented on 2014-01-24 at 14:44:

I have just updated the firm wear on my i9502 to 4.3/ now there is no su binary. do you have a update for me my build is (JSS15J.I9502ZNUFML1)

Tripple Moon commented on 2014-01-25 at 16:15:

Please add support for the GT-N8005 !

It's seemingly same as the GT-N8000, but with voice-calls disabled via firmware, I've flashed and running on the GT-N8000 firmware now and all seems to work normal.

So please add support for my device so I can get rid of this flag.

william wayne commented on 2014-01-26 at 09:01:

Please support galaxy note 3 SM-N900 model

Ahmed Seif commented on 2014-01-26 at 09:03:

+william wayne it didn't supported this model

Arnosh Italia commented on 2014-02-07 at 18:18:

+Greg Robinson

I want to trip of the Knox flag n not to mug sum 1 or steal n become a criminal

Toni Sikanen commented on 2014-02-17 at 14:50:

This works from samsung galaxy s2 plus gt-i9105p. And device status with track option changes offical too :) thanks for the great app!!!! :)

A Jaber commented on 2014-02-18 at 15:30:

+Chainfire  hey can u support galaxy note 3 SM-900 KSA verison

Its does not have the knox counter

even after the last updates

it`s only have the Warranty Bit

and when i open the Tringle awat it`s says Magic headers not Found < something like that.......

Can u help me ?

Beardo Tuber commented on 2014-03-04 at 07:34:

please sir , some love for note 3 n900 as well . without your stuff the phone dsnt feels like its note 3

ashray maharjan commented on 2014-03-12 at 19:49:


Nubin Stanley commented on 2014-03-14 at 16:13:

+Chainfire Can I try to get this straight... May sound silly... :)

Right now...

1) there are ways to get root access on the Note 3 (I have an sm-n900.. the exynos one) without tripping the knox counter.

2) but cannot flash a custom recovery or rom without tripping the knox counter.

3) once tripped, as of now there is no way of resetting the knox counter.

Is this understanding correct ?

And... does the exynos one actually have an efuse like the snapdragon one or would it be some day possible to actually reset it ? :)

And something off topic : I read somewhere that due to something samsung has in their code base, the chipset automatically switches to a very low frequency after some cpu intensive operations. And there were some fixes proposed as well I suppose. I see the lag mayself and also once my screen split into two.... basically the right side of the screen wrapped around and came to the left side !!!

Diego Marin Diego commented on 2014-03-23 at 18:07:

Just wondering... Will this work for Moto G any time soon? 

Rey Dellosa commented on 2014-03-30 at 14:46:

tripping the knox 0x1 by changing old bootloders which i did  in my GT-i9505 will be flashed away by this. salute~!

Chian Meng Chua commented on 2014-03-31 at 02:09:

Hi CF, the system modified workaround is greyed out on my phone saying no system excutable to implement. Any way I can get it to work?

Angela Nelson commented on 2014-04-14 at 01:38:

I purchased the triangle away app and it says everything is reset but after reboot it goes back to binary: custom and counter: 23. I have a SCH-R970C. Cricket S4. I have tried on different Roms and nothing works. Please fix!

Nubin Stanley commented on 2014-04-23 at 19:31:

+Chainfire Just a doubt that I have been trying to clear for a long time !!! :(

-Does the Exynos version of the Note 3 (SM-N900) have the knox efuse ?

-Or is it restricted to the SD800 version ?

-if no efuse, how is implemented ?

-on my phone if I go to download mode, I can see the knox counter but it is greyed out and the rest of the info is in white. (Dunno if this actually means anything) :)

A Jaber commented on 2014-04-23 at 19:42:

I Think some of the versions haven't efuse and knox counter

For me I have a warranty bit that changed to "1" ... but resetting it is not supported by Triangle Away

Waiting for v3.27

Md Salman commented on 2014-04-26 at 14:47:

Hello +Chainfire please make support to Android 4.3 i9500, is it still working? Please make support i am ready to donate you as much as i can

Yaman El Nuaymi commented on 2014-05-09 at 10:51:

No support for NOTE3 SM-N900 please HEEEEEEEEEELPPPPP

王鹏 commented on 2014-05-24 at 04:25:


Eng Hama commented on 2014-05-26 at 15:29:

not support note 3 n900

Makarim Al Assy commented on 2014-06-22 at 06:24:

Hi Chainfire... we need the new update for TriangleAway to support SM-P601 Note 10.1 2014 edition

shafi islam commented on 2014-07-20 at 17:23:

Plzza bring triangle away for s4 gt 19500...plzzz

Robert Ralston commented on 2014-08-21 at 23:50:

Can't get TA to work on my Samsung n8013....won't reset counter/ it keeps increasing the count...states my n8013 is a i717...

Please help

Tharesh Liyanage commented on 2014-08-28 at 02:25:

+Chainfire  im having trouble with triangle away on my sgh-t999v with the baseband version: T999VVLUFNF1

after I used triangle away and I go into download mode it says:

current binary: Samsung Official

System status: official

qualcomm secureboot:enable

[B]Warranty Bit:1

Bootloader AP SWAEV: 2

Although the current binary and the system status have changed the warranty bit is still at 1

Please help!

Girish Kumar Jujaru commented on 2014-10-25 at 05:49:

there is not support to n900 why???

Mohammad Al-Ghamdi commented on 2014-12-01 at 21:01:

Hello +Chainfire   I have a Note 3 LTE N9005 4.4.2 rooted via Towelroot which didn't trip my Knox counter, but my system status is custom because I used Lucky Patcher and I would like to use Triangle Away to revert it to normal. Will Triangle Away trip Knox counter or affect my phone any way?

Makarim Al Assy commented on 2014-12-01 at 21:31:

+محمد الغامدي No it will not trip the KNOX warrenty just make sure that you download triangle away from the play store, you can also try going to the recovery mode wipe the cach if still showing custom then use the factory reset if you don't want then use TriangleAway

Mohammad Al-Ghamdi commented on 2014-12-03 at 16:06:

+Makarim Assy How about side effects? Will it brick my phone or anything?

Makarim Al Assy commented on 2014-12-03 at 16:09:

Totally no i'm using it on all of my devices

Ahmad Rady commented on 2014-12-05 at 20:32:

What about i9500??

Abdul Hameed commented on 2015-03-29 at 18:50:

Please add i9500

Omar Maya commented on 2015-04-20 at 18:40:

+Chua Chian Meng Same SM-G800H

Mahdi Moghaddam commented on 2015-07-11 at 00:00:

Please add GT i9500 to supported phones in your app

Mahdi Moghaddam commented on 2015-07-11 at 00:00:

Please add i9500


Thiago Martins Amaral commented on 2015-10-24 at 09:52:

this supported SM-S925P ????

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