Factory Reset Protection: Security is a major concern on all Android devices. To make your device more secure Google introduced a new safety feature in Android 5.0 also known as Android Lollipop called Factory Reset Protection (FRP). If you’re already familiar with the term reset, you understand what FRP is. Factory Reset protection keeps your data safe in case your device is stolen. It does so by requiring authentication after a factory reset to make the device usable.
Imagine this scenario: You have lost your device or device has been stolen. Now, the first thing a thief is going to factory reset your device so that it can use themselves or sell it to someone else.As this security measure may cause problems when you want to sell the phone, or pass the phone to others legitimately. But since you have already attached to your Google account with your device and have defined a security option (PIN, password, etc.), the thief will not be able to reset factory settings. It will do this via the stock recovery option (which is quite simple, BTW).
This Android Lollipop guide will show you how to bypass device protection so that you can safely pass your phone to others after factory data reset.
Once the reset is complete and the device installation process begins, the unit will ask you to enter the Google account and password that has previously been linked with the device. This is Factory Reset Protection. Now, the device is useful for the thief. Thanks Google!
What if, instead of losing your device, you have forgotten your password and Google account details? You’re stuck; you can not even make it usable through factory reset your device (using FRP). You already know that to activate FRP you must attach a Google account on your device, set a security option, and factory reset your device via restocking menu. If you happen to have a Samsung device (probably as a recent Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, S7 / S7 Edge, note 5, etc.) Factory Reset Protection can be bypassed in minutes. Here’s how.
Requirements to perform this procedure:
Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Samsung Devices
- Turn off your Samsung phone and enter the recovery menu by using the following combination: Home + Power + Volume Up
- Once the screen turns on, release the power button and hold the volume button up the house and.
- Using the recovery menu perform a factory reset.
- Once the device is formatted and it is on, you’ll see a setup wizard. Follow the steps in the wizard until it asks you to enter the details of previous Google account (you do not remember).
- Now here’s the fun stuff. APK transfer as mentioned above in the OTG drive and connect the phone.
- Thanks to integrated software, the device will launch the file browser, even during the installation process.
- Locate the APK file and install it. You will be able to activate unknown sources. Turn it on and install the APK file. What this apk is made to help you enter the menu of phone settings.
- Once you are in the settings menu, perform the factory reset, but this time in the Settings menu.
Now, the requirement to appear FRP(Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Samsung Devices) is a Google account must be attached and your samsung devices must have the security option is enabled. None of these requirements is met factory reset of the device for the second time, FRP will be bypassed. Now follow the setup wizard, enter the details of a new Google account, and you’re good to go.
The credit for this tip goes to RootJunky. Thank you for this brilliant trick.