All smartphones and devices especially Samsung series running android versions 5.0 and above now have a new security method called Factory Reset Protection (FRP). FRP is a security method that was designed to ensure that ensure that any who stole your android phone whose android version is up to or above 5.0 can't just wipe and factory reset your phone with ease. Starting with Android Lollipop, FRP is "standard" in vanilla Android, and most companies making our phones have implemented it in their own models. It's a good thing - it makes a stolen phone harder to use, which makes it less appealing to thieves.
The only disadvantage of FRP is that when you sell or give away your android phone with FRP enabled makes it difficult for the next user or if you forget the email address (Google account) with which you previously setup your phone.
People always ask:
How do I turn on factory reset protection?
What is FRP lock?
How can I unlock my Android pattern lock?
What is a OTG cable?
I will answer all these questions in this tutorial post!
HOW FACTORY RESET PROTECTION (FRP) WORKS
If you reset a phone with FRP enabled, it boots and gets stuck at Connect to WiFi menu with the option to skip grayed out. When you finally connect to a network, you have to provide the username and password you previously used to setup and register your android phone.
This security is active on all smart phones running Android 5.0 and higher versions especially all Samsung smartphone series: All Infinix smart phones, All Gionee series, BlackBerry series; z10, q10, q5, techno, itel, etc.
HOW TO REMOVE/BYPASS FACTORY RESET PROTECTION FROM ANY ANDROID PHONE
This procedure works for all android devices no matter the brand or model. But this procedure must be done before you hard format the device.
See How to Hard Format Any Android Phone Without Any Software
Now let's get started!
1. Open your device settings and remove any security you have for the lock screen. This isn't a required step for all phones, but some want you to do this so we're including it here.
2. Next is to remove any and all Google Accounts from the phone or tablet. That's also done in the settings — look for a section labeled Accounts. With an account selected, look for a Delete or Remove option, usually hidden behind the three little dots in the top corner of the screen.
3. After deleting all Google accounts the phone, you can then factory reset your phone or tablet through the device settings or hard format the device through any of the methods specified in the above link.
There are some stubborn smartphone brands like latest Samsung models that their FRP lock are very difficult to bypass. In such cases, you need some special software and procedure. You might also need an OTG cable and a pc. Samsung’s old devices such as the Galaxy S3, S4, Note 3 and so on were not having this feature but the newly released devices such as Galaxy J5, J7, Note 5, S6 Edge, S7 Edge are having it.
Progeeksblog explained the 2 Ways to Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Samsung devices
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