I guess the Factory Reset Protection(FRP) stuff on Android isn’t new. Well if you want to understand it better, its a Google kind of iCloud lock. It’s a security feature in Android lollipop and later versions and most OEMs are utilizing it.
Here Is How FRP – Factory Reset Protection Works
If there was a Google account on a phone with FRP enabled and a factory reset was done for whatever reason, you must enter the current/last Google account details on the phone before accessing it. If you can’t remember anything pertaining to your Google account, then that’s why you are here.
Actually, it’s a very nice feature which secures your Android device even when it’s stolen. If the thief performs a factory reset, the phone can’t be accessible without your Google account properly entered.
I actually got a Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-710f 2016 model with the latest security patch and after trying to fix it using Rootjunky’s method on the Samsung Galaxy S7, I couldn’t highlight on the Google terms and conditions pages so as to get the share function. Actually, I took a look at the build properties file and found out that the Setup wizard was disabled by Google’s most recent patch via their Android security updates. So if you see that text highlight/share not coming up, don’t panic yet.
I had to put some stuff together (credits to ROOTJUNKY for his video on bypassing factory reset protection on SAMSUNG GALAXY S7) so as to get into the phone. (Bypassing the Factory Reset Protection-FRP)
Please Note that this post isn’t to be used illegally but for the right reasons. In case you forgot the password to your Google account, you can use it.
Bypass FRP On Samsung Galaxy Devices
Bypass Factory Reset Protection On New Samsung Galaxy Devices
- Download SideSync 4.3.exe and install it on your windows PC using data or Wifi.
- Power on your Samsung Galaxy Phone with the Factory Reset Protection.Factory Reset Protection.
- Turn on data connection on another device and put on the Wifi Hotspot.
- Now connect to the Wifi Hotspot on your Samsung Galaxy Android phone.
- After successfully connecting, click on Next and when you get to where it will be Checking for software updates, turn off the Hotspot on the other phone.
- It will now show a connection error, unable to connect. Just click Next and then turn on the Wifi Hotspot on your other device and wait for the Samsung Galaxy to reconnect.(You will see a Wifi icon on the status bar if it connects) Don’t smile yet, we aren’t done with the FRP bypass.
- Launch SideSync on your PC and connect your Samsung Galaxy phone via a USB cable.
- Some browsers will pop up including Google Chrome.
- Tap on Google Chrome browser
- Don’t install the SideSync app or Galaxy apps, but instead tap on the address bar, wipe the Samsung apps URL and type this URL, adf.ly/1c5Jig and press enter.
- Download the QSM file in the link.
- After downloading the app, press the back button until you get back to the Samsung apps page.
- Don’t accept to download SideSync app but instead tap on the search bar and type ES File explorer.
- ES File explorer should come up. Tap on the arrow icon to download it.
- You need to sign in or create a Samsung account to proceed with the download.
- After downloading, click on the play icon to launch the app.
- In ES File Explorer, open the download folder and install the QuickShortcut Maker app you downloaded. If you can’t install, tap on Settings and tick Unknown sources and then install the app.
- After installation, click on Open to launch the QuickShortcut Maker app.
- In the search box, type Google ma and tap Google Account Manager.
- In the list that will show up, tap on the first Google Account Manager-Type Email and Password
- In the next page, tap on Try
- When it opens, at the top right, click and select Sign in with browser and select Ok.
- On the sign-in page, enter a working/authentic Gmail account username and password and click sign in. If the email and password you entered are correct, it will automatically sign you in and return back to the Quick shortcut Maker app.
- Now just restart your Samsung Galaxy phone and you will have complete access to your phone without FRP barrier.
If you wish to reset your Samsung Galaxy Phone in future, manually remove your Google account from Settings, before factory resetting it. This will actually save you some FRP stress.