How I bypassed the FRP (Factory Reset Protection) from Google on my Samsung android phone.

-THE STORY-

” Not long ago, I purchased a Samsung J1 phone, as a birthday present to a good friend.  During the initial phone setup,  my friend created a new Gmail account, password, etc.
Comes the next morning, after much reveling, My dear friend can not remember any password, nor the Gmail account ID created the night before. No problem, we think to ourselves. A quick Factory reset should resolve the matter, but now the phone request the original Gmail account ID and password before allowing a new setup.

After multiple phone calls to Google and Samsung, I discovered that nothing could be done and the new phone was, as good as, paperweight. Yikes! ”

-THE SOLUTION-

After much googling and testing. I found a work around the FRP, for most Samsung models, to regain access to the phone and perform a fresh setup. This solution does not involve “rooting” the phone, nor does it void any standard warranties on the device.

**Warning** The steps below will most likely, wipe all data on the phone. And may, in some cases, corrupt the phone OS beyond repair. This procedure should be a “last resort” option, before tossing the phone in the recycling. (In my case, the phone was already “beyond repair” with the FRP locking it out.) If you are unsure, contact a professional to assist.)

What’s needed:
-USB cable to connect to PC
-Active SIM card from current phone provider (or any active SIM card, if the phone is “unlocked” from the original mobile carrier)
-Download and install RealTerm software (software allows to trigger basic modem functions in the phone via USB cable)
-Download on micro SD card : frpbypass-1.0.apk (or on device, if micro SD option not available)

The steps: (some of the final steps may be different, based on phone model and OS version)

  1. Download and install RealTerm program
  2. Download and copy com.rootjunky.frpbypass-1.0.apk to the device micro SD card or download once into the device
  3. Start phone and connect to WIFI also plug into the computer with your USB cable
  4. Start RealTerm on your pc and under display check the box HALF DUPLEX
  5. Right click on my computer and select manage once it opens click device manager then modems
  6. Under modems you should see a Samsung device. right click it then select properties
  7. Once the properties window opens select modem tab and see what port it is on like com5 for an example
  8. Now that you know the com port number close all device manager windows and open RealTerm again
  9. Under the ports tab in RealTerm enter your port number then click change AND make sure the option “OPEN” next to it, is active
  10. Next click the send tab. you will need to send these two commands with the Send ASCII button
  11. First at+creg?\r\n
  12. Then atd1234;\r\n
  13. Look at your phone and the dialer will pop up or a message about, not being able to complete the call.
  14. At that point, a “texting” prompt should be available. Use the text option to send the link : http://rootjunkysdl.com/files/?dir=Apps/FRP
  15. Download rootjunky.frpbypass-1.0.apk file.
  16. Open and run file, should complete the process and remove the FRP lock. (You may need to download “ES File Explorer” from the Samsung App store to open the file)
  17. Setup new Gmail account, as desired.

OPTIONAL STEPS:
The FRP will re-activate after the new Gmail setup, as it should. It is possible to turn the FRP off, to prevent having to go through this extensive troubleshooting again.
a. Open your general phone options
b. Under, Security tab
c. “Device Administrator” section, unselect “Android Device Manager” **

*These extra steps will prevent the FRP from activating, if a factory reset is needed. On the next factory reset, the option revert back to the default FRP protection.
**ALSO, disabling the FRP protection, in cases of loss or theft, would allow anyone to reset your phone with little difficulty.

Good luck, and I hope it helps you to regain access to your phone.

DEMO VIA VIDEO on YouTube (by RootJunky): https://youtu.be/ggRhkme9FC0

Ref article: http://www.rootjunky.com/universal-samsung-frp-bypass/

CREDITS:(All the steps and software used were based on http://rootjunky.com findings.)

 

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