Data protection, or Factory Reset Protection (FRP), is a security feature on Android devices with Lollipop 5.1 and higher. It’s one among the built-in security features of Android devices which you can use to protect your device and information, including screen locks and data encryption. But, Samsung used to make things little complicated on its devices by the addition of enterprise-level security platform known as Knox.
Before we go to the tutorial on how to bypass the FRP on Samsung devices let’s have a brief intro of the FRP. For those who don’t know, the FRP comes into play automatically when you set up a Google Account on your device. Once FRP is activated, it prevents the use of a device after a factory data reset, until you log in using a Google username and password previously set up on the device. It’s a neat security measure which can prevent the use of rogue devices to a large extent.
Nonetheless, as nothing is fully secure in the world of technology, the FRP is not completely fail-proof. On Samsung devices, especially on the budget devices such as J and the deprecated E-Series devices, the FRP lock can be deactivated. It’s all possible because of the tool – FRP Hijacker by Hagard.
How to Remove Samsung FRP?
Make sure you’ve checked the following requirements:
*Download the File below.
*Make sure you have installed Net Framework 4.5.2 (Download)
*Double click the FRP Hijacker by Hagard V1.0 setup.exe
- Download and Extract the FRP Hijacker v1.0 Tool.
- Open “FRP Hijacker” main setup file. Use Installation password as “www.gsmhagard.com“
- Select your Samsung Mobile device model.
- Connect your mobile device to your PC or Laptop via USB cable in Download mode.
- Select Remove FRP and Click on “HIJACK IT!” button.
- FRP should be bypassed completely on your device. Enjoy!
Most importantly, it should be noted that Samsung has fixed the loophole present in the Bootloader which paved the way for such hack way long before. So, the tool may not work on devices having new software with security patches. But, it was proven to work in certain devices such as Galaxy J7, J5 and all of the E-Series devices with outdated security patches.
That said, do let us know whether or not have you been able to get back your FRP locked device successfully with the above method. Lastly, in case if you’ve been unable to remember any of your Google Account information, you can send your device, along with proof of purchase, to an authorized Samsung Service Center. Samsung has special tools to reset the phone to factory defaults with no protection enabled.