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    Custom Lock / Unlock Icon when Phone Boots (VZW SG3)

    When a stock VZW SG3 boots, a white samsung bootlogo is displayed. If the firmware of the phone is modified, an additional bootlogo reading "custom" and showing a lock in the unlocked positon may appear. On my phone I can induce this by deleting a few .png files out of SystemUI.apk. Another user here (DebianDog) noticed this first when he followed my lead in deleting the GPS location services icon (Q: How do I remove GPS icon from notification bar?).

    If I replace those APK files with stock ones, I cannot get this additonal "custom" bootlogo to dissapear. I have rebooted many times and the "custom" boot logo persists. However, if I restore my stock nandroid, then the custom boot logo is absent and it only says "samsung." I repeated this several times to confirm this. See the image below for an example:

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    OK, so this make a lot more sense after reading this ([TOOL] CF - TriangleAway - Reset Flash Counter) and this (chainfire[dev~blog] - Triangle Away vs Samsung).
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    Please forgive my ignorance, but are you saying that you get the "Custom" message when you have somehow tweaked/rooted your phone? I ask because I haven't done any of that and I am still getting that message. Do you think that maybe I downloaded a malicious app? What should I do? I am afraid that if I contact Verizon they will deny my claim because they will assume I rooted my phone or something.

    Any comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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    Did you purchase your phone brand new, or say from Ebay/Craigslist? Sounds like it's been rooted before.



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    Re: Custom Lock / Unlock Icon when Phone Boots (VZW SG3)

    Quote Originally Posted by O-Beast View Post
    Please forgive my ignorance, but are you saying that you get the "Custom" message when you have somehow tweaked/rooted your phone? I ask because I haven't done any of that and I am still getting that message. Do you think that maybe I downloaded a malicious app? What should I do? I am afraid that if I contact Verizon they will deny my claim because they will assume I rooted my phone or something.

    Any comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thank you.
    if you purchased your phone new from vzw AND if you can confidently say nobody has ever rooted your phone, then you could take it to vzw and ask them to fix the logo by flashing factory software for you.

    The logo does NOTHING other than inform you some file is not perfectly stock. If you are stock and plan to stay stock, you will almost certainly find that this goes away when the jellybean update cones out in a month or so.

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    Re: Custom Lock / Unlock Icon when Phone Boots (VZW SG3)

    Quote Originally Posted by O-Beast View Post
    Please forgive my ignorance
    nothing to forgive. This forum is a place that welcomes all people.

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    Re: Custom Lock / Unlock Icon when Phone Boots (VZW SG3)

    Quote Originally Posted by O-Beast View Post
    I am afraid that if I contact Verizon they will deny my claim because they will assume I rooted my phone or something.
    if you didn't buy your phone from them they won't help you with your issue. If you did buy it from them they will help you.

    They won't assume you rooted. They can figure out if you have or not. If you know its been rooted then you are in the right place because we can help you get back to unrooted if that's your desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spodoc View Post
    If you are stock and plan to stay stock, you will almost certainly find that this goes away when the jellybean update cones out in a month or so.
    I am stock, I flashed the stock rom. I took all updates via OTA from ICS to Jellybean and I still have that custom symbol, its annoying me..LOL

    Is there a file were it flashes bone stock with no custom plus lock symbol? i followed galaxys3root.com, then downloaded unroot Verizon thread.

    EDIT: SCRATCH THAT!! I apologize that is correct, that CUSTOM with the lock is no longer there. I ....Sorry!flashed it with stock rom, factory reset and took the OTA..Gone!
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    Re: Custom Lock / Unlock Icon when Phone Boots (VZW SG3)

    Quote Originally Posted by TorqTube View Post
    I am stock, I flashed the stock rom. I took all updates via OTA from ICS to Jellybean and I still have that custom symbol, its annoying me..LOL

    Is there a file were it flashes bone stock with no custom plus lock symbol? i followed galaxys3root.com, then downloaded unroot Verizon thread.

    EDIT: SCRATCH THAT!! I apologize that is correct, that CUSTOM with the lock is no longer there. I ....Sorry!flashed it with stock rom, factory reset and took the OTA..Gone!
    Nice. Good job.

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    Re: Custom Lock / Unlock Icon when Phone Boots (VZW SG3)

    Congrats torq! Glad to hear you got JB up & running! :thumbup:

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