2 Ways to Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Samsung devices

Follow the steps to bypass Google account verification after hard resetting your Samsung Galaxy device.

Samsung and Google are now serious about your security and privacy, they are now taking the right measures to protect your personal data. Most of us are happy with the security but at the same time, you’ll get annoyed when you’re locked out of your device and unable to get access to it due to FRP lock.

With the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google introduced Factory Reset Protection to protect your device and personal data. So for example, if you lost your device or someone wipes data factory reset it without your permissions and you’ve enabled factory reset protection then Google will ask for account credentials that were used to set up i.e Your Google account and password or Samsung account.

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, Galaxy C5, Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge, S7 Edge, Galaxy S8, and S8 Plus are having it and if you hard reset your phone using recovery, you’re certain to get your phone locked unless you provide the right Google account verification, it had before. In most cases, users forget their email or password and are stuck on the Google verification screen. But you don’t to have worry as I have got you covered.

Thanks to the anonymous developer who has released an APK app that can help you to bypass the Google account verification step and then erase everything to get access back to your normal Samsung Galaxy device.

This device was reset. To continue, sign in with a Google Account that was previously synced on this device.

1. How to bypass Factory Reset Protection on Samsung devices 2018

Before you get started, You’ll need to have access to any of these 2 things:

  • OTG Cable for Android or
  • Having access to PC

If you have got OTG cable then follow these steps.

Step 1: First of all, download FRP bypass tool APK. Here is the download link: Bypass Samsung Google account verification app apk.

Step 2: Copy the apk file to your USB.

Step 3: Using the OTG cable connect your USB to phone.

Step 4: Once connected, it will popup the file manager app and install the apk app.

Step 5: You should now have access to phone settings.

Step 6: Scroll down and find Backup and reset.

Step 7: Tap Factory data reset and Reset device or Erase everything which will erase the following from your device:

  • Google Account
  • System and app data
  • Device settings
  • Downloaded apps
  • Music, Pictures and all other user data.

Step 8: Finally your phone will reboot normally and may take some time while booting and that is normal after resetting your device.

2. Bypass any Samsung Galaxy Google Account Verification without OTG

It is almost similar to the first method, but instead of using the OTG cable you’re going to use your PC.

Step 1: Download and Install SideSync APK.

Step 2: Run SideSync application on your PC and connect your phone using the USB cable.

Step 3: You should get a popup as shown on the screen below:


Step 4: Tap Chrome to download the bypass app apk. Enter the following into the URL bar:


Step 5: Once you download the apk file, now tap back to open the Samsung Apps. It will ask you to install the SideSync on your device but instead, search for ES File Explorer and install it.


Step 6: After installing the ES File Explorer, open it.

Step 7: Go to download folder and run the bypass app apk to install it.

Step 8: You should have Settings menu open, scroll down and find Backup and reset.

Step 9: Tap Factory data reset and Reset device.

Step 10: That’s it! You’ve finally unlocked your device.

Hey, It’s not over yet…


I hope by the end of the step-by-step guide you’ve successfully bypassed FRP. If in case you were unable to do it, here are my suggestions and should work 100%.

You need to downgrade Android version, If possible. Look Factory Reset Protection was released with Android 5.0 Lollipop, where it was in beta stages and therefore it was easy to bypass. If you can do it by following our downgrade guide first and then follow the same instructions above. It is only available for older devices such as Galaxy S5, S4, Note 4, Note 3 and all Galaxy J and Galaxy A series.

As I have said earlier, Google, Samsung, and LG are making improvements to make it tough for users to bypass the security loophole. It is obvious now and I have been receiving emails from a number of readers that particular method has stopped working.

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Did you find it useful? If yes, please leave your feedback in the comment section below. If you’re struggling to get back access to your Samsung Galaxy, feel free to let us know and we will try our best to respond to your queries.

Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab and I'm writing most of the stuff on this website. Live simply, give generously and dream high.

  • Mark Jones

    I just bought a used Galaxy S7 and it is Google locked. I have tried the OTG method but when I plug in the OTG device, the screen does not change from the Goole lock screen. I also tried the Side Sync method and when I plug in the USB cord, my computer responds, but the screen does not change from the Google lock screen. I also installed Samsung Smart Switch. When I plug in the USB with this software running, I get a message the file trasfer from the USB is prohibited. I dont know what I am doing wrong. Please help if you can.

    • Hi, Samsung has recently released an update for the devices making it difficult for the users to bypass the lock screen. But it still easy all you’ve to do go to a local shop they can easily get rid of it using Android flash boxes such as Valcano, Octoplus, Sigma, etc.

      Do let us know if you have further queries.

      • Suresh Naidu

        hi j5 2016 j510fn how to unlock frp i tried all methods but it not working

  • Dildar Ali

    my mobile galaxy j1 not delet google account when i backup and reset devise plz help me for this problum thanks.

    • Bro have you tried the above methods? If not try it and let me know.

  • Chelsey Lea

    ok so i have done everything to bypass samsung account, now that my otg is inserted i have factory data reset and all… something hadnt gone right bc when i removed the otg its still asking for samsung account info??? did i remove to early or what?

    • You should now get a skip or add new account option. BTW what version of Android are you having on your device?

      • Chelsey Lea

        I am now going to hard reset my device and start over with my OTG and see if it gives me that option it does give me the Google option and I did and my account but when I try to add my samsung it doesn’t let

        If easier my email is chelseyleadeshotels@gmail.com

        • Try it and it should work fine.

          • Chelsey Lea

            I’m confused I tried it and again it does not let me create or log into a new Samsung Account only a Google so what do I do now

          • Have you gone through all the steps? If yes, you should be able to add a new Google account.

          • Chelsey Lea

            Yes I did add 1, but that doesn’t bypass the Samsung account that I need to bypass to use my phone… so what now?!

          • This can be easily bypass by a local mobile software shop using a box within minutes.

          • Brandon Prentice

            You don’t have to use a Samsung account to get into the phone though. At least you shouldnt. The reset protection is through the Google account that was on the phone not the Samsung account. If your talking about when you have to install ES file explorer just make a new one on a new email address to do that part and you can reset your other Samsung account password later

          • Chelsey Lea


      • Chelsey Lea


  • katleho

    hi, i cannot seem to get to step 8.. after it completes installing, it only gives me an option to open/done. i’m using samsung j5.

    thank you

    • I guess you’re referring to the ES File explorer step. If yes, now you need to install the bypass apk that will get you to settings.

  • gabby

    nothing pops up on the phones screen for step 3

    • gabby

      using the bypass via pc method

  • Brandon Prentice

    I LOVE YOU! It worked perfectly on my sprint s6 on 5.1.1. Anyone having issues getting around the reset protection try using odin to downgrade to 5.1.1 so that sidesync will make the app dialog pop up.

    • Thanks for the feedback – Glad it worked for you.

  • Kaka

    it doesn’t work for my J3. any suggestion??

  • InstaNothingness (GODJAZZAR)

    hey man, i have a samsung galaxy note 5 and its on 6.0.1 marshmallow
    i tried the otg cable and nothing shows up after i connect the otg cable to it.
    same with the sidesyncapk, its on my pc but whenever i connect the usb cable to my note 5 nothing pops up.
    my question is if i downgrade the phone to lolipop 5.1.1 will this affect the phone in anyway ?
    and do i need to install the firmware depending in which country i live in or in wich country i bought the device ?

    • The bypass method does not work on Marshmallow but it can be used with Lollipop. You need to downgrade your phone using Odin. Now as far as country is concerned, I would recommend you to try Russian firmware as I received reports from users that others firmware are giving errors while downgrading.

  • QualityPiesnRissoles

    in the ‘without OTG’ option I don’t get a Chrome option but a Galaxy Apps with points me to download MEGA instead. Is there a workaround?

    • You can search for Chrome and ES File explorer and install it.

  • sudeesh naik

    how may i get to knw the android version after hard reset?

    • It’s pretty simple, if the method explained above does not work for you. It means you’ve got the latest version of Android or minor update that has fixed the loophole that was previously used to bypass the frp security.

  • sudeesh naik

    when am doing that without OTG its not showing any chrome option and also with OTG its not showing the popup of device connected

    • You need to downgrade Android version.

      • Lance Tristan

        how to downgrade?

      • PrincessCelestia1230

        you can’t downgrade

        • This is not iOS, It is Android and as of writing this comment, you can easily downgrade version of Android on your device. You just need to download older firmware for your phone model.

      • Penny Knight

        HTF do you downgrade your android version if you cant get into the phone?!
        More SPAM?

        • Hey Penny, downgrade guide is already given in the post. You all need read to carefully read the post. There are other alternative methods given.

  • Rodriguez Gonzalez

    In case if you forget your Google Account for your Samsung S7 phone. I bought a second hand phone and I don’t know the Google Account or Gmail ID which is already set on this device. So I tried this guide : http://www.techoxygen.com/bypass-google-account-samsung-galaxy-s7-s7-edge/ WORDS best for me 🙂

  • Jayson laroza

    Hindi parin po maalis ung account ng google ilang besses ko na po ginawa..salamat

  • Suresh Naidu

    hi j5 2016 j510fn how to unlock frp i tried all methods but it is not working

  • Mdu Ka Nkwali

    Imran Aftab, you are a star – it’s working, lots of love from South Africa…

    • Thanks for your feedback – Glad it worked for you.

  • Espoir Murhabazi

    doesn’t work for me the 2 methods ..

  • Yhel Lasao Penilla

    I’m not getting the pop up once I connect my phone. What do I need to do?

  • Mark Baranov

    I downgraded android 6.0.1 to 5.1.1, both methods still do not work :/

  • Musa

    Can some help me because I did the bypass apk and login with my Google account, after loading it came back to the some thing that ‘this device is al ready reset so login with the original Google account’ something like that

    Please help me out somebody

  • shahidul islam

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  • arun kumar verma

    Hello sir its work on j7j thanks
    alot And hiw can i teach ethical

  • Byron Bullington

    i dont have the scan business card option

  • Rabione Boumahraz

    For Those who dont have Business card Option : +

    You can easily Use method with Side Synk then copy the FRP Bypass APK (from the last method) to your device and run it (instead of the Bypass any Samsung Goo… Apk) .

    No need to dial 1234 or anything.

    It works AS HELL !!

    100000000000000 Thanks @OhGuideMe:disqus

  • Robert Willis

    Try the software for remote Samsung device access – you will be able even to bypass FRP on your device http://www.flexihub.com/samsung-frp-bypass.html

  • David Lizarraga

    I have a Samsung J1 Mini. I dont have OTG. Unfortunately, the second method doesn’t work either. Chrome doesn’t take me to Samsung Apps. It says it may not be available in my country or for my phone. I can’t downgrade the firmware because there is no lower firmware to downgrade to. I spent a long time searching and could not find any other firmware besides the one it currently has. Please help

    I also cant download the apk from mega sync using chrome

  • Lorenzo Drz Naselli

    does not fucking pop up anything on the phone. tring this http://phandroid.com/2016/08/12/samsung-galaxy-bypass-factory-reset-protection/

  • Ray

    hello, am having itel it1556 but am not getting a pop up is it for sumsang phones only?

  • Lindsay Tuttle

    I have the Galaxy Note 5 SM N920A and I cannot find any firmware for it. I have tried everything to bypass Google verification. OTG or Slide Sync did not work. Any suggestions?

  • Sad Day

    Does not work with Tab S2 running Android 6 as nothing happens when u plug in the OTG now that Samsung (or Google) have patched the crack.

    • Have you tried the new method? Link is given to the latest bypass method at the bottom of the post.

      • Sad Day

        Will not work as no SIM card!!!

  • Anyone who is getting “Unfortunately the FRP Bypass has stopped” error or failed to bypass should follow the latest tutorial over here:

  • junvonx

    Does not work with j510,j710,j105 thnks

  • schmooot

    Samsung fixed both these backdoors with the latest update….I think it was October 1st. Looking for a solution now as neither of these options work

  • Ali Khan

    The second method worked with samsung galaxy J5…….Thanks a lot

  • Ashutosh kumar

    i have tried both but not workin in my samsung j2 . please suggest any other

  • Regent4orphanz

    i tried this but no pop ups appear when connect it to the pc


    How to bypass FRP ON any DEVICE FRP with no OTG,100% WORKING! December 26, 2016 https://youtu.be/6bNeqROiKVg

  • Berth

    I tried this too but there is no pop up happening in my phone

    • https://youtu.be/RQxguL2toVA
      Try this easy method

    • Dawn Sattler

      I had the same problem making sure sidesync driver is installed

      • Mohamad Kreidieh II

        should right click on it and it will have an option connect with a usb cable

  • Vanessa L Cortez

    I tried this and now my phone is stuck on the mobile company screen like just froze and it won’t go past it now. Greeeeat!!! I should’ve read the comments below before I even went thru the process

  • Soumendra Mukhopadhyay

    Does not work for on7 also..

  • Danna Cañete Abdlsmd

    worked perfectly to my j2 thanks a lot

  • Philipp

    Many thanks for this tutorial! This spend up many time and money thanks thanks thanks

  • https://youtu.be/RQxguL2toVA

    This Method Working well!!

  • Steven plays Hero

    Does anyone know how to buypass the galaxy s7 edge of so could you leave a link I have been stuck trying to do this for a while

  • Clyde Tilburn

    F####it thanks 1.000.000 times after doing 7 hours of reach came apron this guid in 123 mind I solved the issue thanks I’ll buy a beer for that any timr

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  • Damarcus Favord

    Honestly unlockjunky. Com is the best site to use for unlocking samsung device’s. They unlocked my s7 edge because this method wouldnt work

  • sunny

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  • Dawn Sattler

    I can not thank you enough. I have been trying to bypass google account for a couple of months now. Its too hard to look at a video, perhaps because most do notvtalk or have annoying music playing, so having it all written down was sweet.

  • Chris Hunter

    I have reached the 2nd step but no pop-up menu to choose the chrome browser. I need help also no camera shows up on the lock screen…..????? Thanks for any help offered.

  • elasunuas

    i tried step 2 nothing pop up nothing show

  • Dank Kush

    “Step 2: Copy the apk file to your USB.”
    What in the fuck are you trying to say damnit? That makes no fucking sense whatsofuckingever.

    • Michael

      Ikr, it’s like saying, “drive your car to the road”.

    • suqsid

      …then connect the usb to phone maybe..?

    • Penny Knight

      Moron…..Actually read some of the tut’s.

  • Mllea14

    I am so upset. Your link to unlockjunky doesn’t work as they can’t by pass my password they said. My galaxy edge7s password doesn’t work and it won’t accept my finger print because it had to be restarted. I’ll have to hard reset and loose all my important pictures. Just heartbroken.

  • Cameron Gill

    I already reset my phone know I am locked out how can I bypass it from the outside I have a Samsung mini j1

  • suqsid

    Hi. I tryed with J5 500fn 6.1.1 and it went good till the download folder. When i opened the download folder there is nothing like “Google account manager”. Is it possibly remooved or renamed or something. So i can’t get to the account cahange prosess…

  • Melinda Hunter

    when i try to download/install es file explorer is just keeps saying download pending. is there anything i can do?

  • cody nundy

    I tried with a samsung galaxy view from fucked up best buy. Doesnt fucking work. dont even waste your fucking time doing this shit. I’m boxing up the samsung piece of fucking shit and bringing it back to best buy to get my money fucking back. I stayed up all fucking night wasting my fucking time following the fucking steps and IT DOESN’T FUCKING WORK!!!!!!!!!

    • suqsid

      You have many bad words.. 🙁 if this doesn’t work with you it might still be usefull for other.. ‘clean heart bring bright words, like the spring gives the fresh water..’ ..and it gives much more joy to life 🙂

  • Eeb Graphics

    both wont work for s6 edge

  • sniff bits

    2. Bypass any Samsung Galaxy Google Account Verification without OTG
    if chrome cant download ‘which happened in my case, search and download the ‘bypass google apk’

    the paste it on sd card or the affected phones memory then proceed to step 5
    dont forget to create samsung account if you dont have…..

  • Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamut

    My phone is J7 prime 2.
    I installed the software in my pc and connected the USB cable, unfortunitely I didn’t get any pop ups. instead the software ask me to type the pin showed in my mobile device and connect whereas no pin or any thing is showed in here except google account verification.
    Any solution to the problem?

  • Errorpwns

    So if you do this and update the phone will it stick?

  • HanumanBob

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  • Machiia TheThird

    Alright, I’m a fellow novice hacker who had trouble with this same problem. I had bought an acatel smartphone online that was stolen but I factory reset it and the phone had the frp lock on it. I found out the in the keyboard settings on android you can hole the , button on the keypad to unlock settings, afterwards you can click on the top right three vertical dots to get to help and questions, and from there you pick an article, highlight the word and press the search button next to the copy and paste buttons. Then you will be transported to a google search bar where you can search up internet, browser, or chrome in order to get the browser. in the browser if the apk doesn’t work or slide show as it didn’t work for me, then you can search online in the browser for es/file explorer apk downloads from the website. after you download the es/file explorer you can head over to your computer download the https://goo.gl//iao0ya apk and connect your phone and click and drag the apk file into your phone’s download file on the computer. afterwards you can then start the tutorial from step 7. also putting your phone in the fridge helps it fac reset faster.

  • Mr.jonson

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  • Sethu Mbali

    Hi … Method 2. “Bypass any Samsung Galaxy Google Account Verification without OTG” worked for me thanks a lot … You are a star, keep up it up!!! the good work

  • Cliente Fricell

    Thank you verymuch my friend , you step by step worked for me , but on step 5
    ” back to Samsung app ” dont no work anymore ( i try on J1 whith Android 6.0.1) So , i came back to web Browser and download Samsung app , so after, Es file Explorer , then bypass app apk . The rest went according to the step by step.

  • Hugo Assis

    I used progreek, recommended

  • Peter Seka

    I had serious difficulties because i flashed my sm-g930f with the latest rom with janaury 2017 secuirity patch and almost all this methods failed on my side. Had no choice than to downgrade it then perform any of the methods which works well. Now using ma phone to post as a testimony

  • StevetotheH

    So what is the current status of these methods? Anyone feeling chimey please chime on in.

  • Dovah Queen

    This is so stupid, why would you help bypass a feature that is supposed to prevent theft??? There should be no, and I mean NO way to bypass this FRP, so that thieves are unable to use phones they stole! And people who normally factory reset their phones should just remember their damn Google account information, so they wouldn’t have to use methods like this. Is that too much to ask?!

    I wonder, how many of the people in the comments below complaining (or being thankful) about this method are actually thieves trying it on stolen phones!

    • Nick Weston

      someone should still your phone

      • Raistlin


      • Dovah Queen

        Someone did steal one of my phones before, you dickhead.

    • Michael Lovett

      I think you really don’t understand the reason. My friend bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. He got it stolen a week later. He had insurance, so reported it stolen, then got a second replacement phone for a deductible fee. Guess what? Three weeks later, his first ‘stolen phone’ shows up at a friend’s house!
      So now he has not one, but TWO very expensive S7s. He finds out that even though he has a receipt for first phone, and he can prove he is the original owner, the phone provider (At & T) tells him “there is nothing we can do. Maybe Samsung can help you. You’d have to send it to them and pay $X00.00 dollars to do it however.”
      So, here I am, trying to help my poor friend.
      This kind of crap happens more often than not. Also, my personal opinion is, if you lose your phone and you don’t have GPS tracking on it, you just lose it, PERIOD. There are no promises or guarantees in life!

      • Dovah Queen

        I don’t get how he’s your “poor” friend by having, in your words, two very expensive phones. Everything that happened was his own doing, so even if that situation could be interpreted as bad in any way, he wouldn’t deserve pity. So there’s not really a Point in your reply.

    • Rufus

      As I’m sitting here for hours trying to get help to unlock my mother’s tablet, your comment is so amazingly helpful. Seriously, shove it up your ass. Go fuck off, nobody cares what you think.

      • Dovah Queen

        You do seem to care, moron. And you insulting me here doesn’t help you either, so why don’t you fuck off and go back to your stupid problem that you and your mom brought onto yourselves? Lmao

        • Rufus

          Hey, dipshit. I forced a downgrade and exploited the system to bypass the verification. I win. Things are smooth sailing now for us and she’s back to enjoying her tablet that I bought her. How’s being a fucktard working out for you? Still empty inside, sitting in your basement, eating your tendies, spewing hate on random websites at people who you think are thieves?

          • Dovah Queen

            Here’s a newsflash for you, you win exactly nothing by being a salty, butthurt asshole LMAO gtfo motherfucker

  • Philippe Couture

    solution #2 don’t seem to work on Galaxy Tab E Lollipop 6.0

  • Hacks Hackey

    i followed all the instructions and after resetting everything but it stills ask google account

  • work for me like a charm, thanks a lot, i don’t even need to buy a otg cable, very nice info!

  • db

    es file explorer isnt installing

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  • Ron Kelly

    None of the methods I have found work on my Galaxy S6. I never set it up with the Google Account, so my phone does not get that far. It only boots to the screen requiring the original ID and password and that’s it. No farther. My email is rkellyjr5327@comcast.net if you can help.

  • william anderson

    Cant get this working. I can dial a number but I don’t see the option to select the internet and move on from here. Any idea how to get this option to carry on?

  • Michael Murunga

    I tried that method using the PC, I did manage to to reset from settings but unfortunately when the phone restarts I still get the same error