How to Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge

How to Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge Android Smartphone

Factory Reset Protection is another level of Security added to latest Android Smartphones and same is the situation with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. However this feature is added as security, but in some situations it might come as a nightmare. Suppose you have forgot the password of your Google Account or have purchased the used device or the Google Account used previously is blocked etc. In these situations the Factory Reset Protection might leave your device useless. But this tutorial might help you in Bypassing Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge.

Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

Factory Reset Protection comes in handy in the situation when your device is lost or stolen and the thief or the person Factory Reset your device from Recovery. In this situation the thief or the person won’t be able to use the device until and unless they enter the previously used Google Account details and sign in with it. Below is the message which prevents them from accessing the device.

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

Disclaimer: This tutorial is intended to help the users who desperately need to Bypass FRP owing to unfortunate situation or circumstances. We strongly oppose device theft and such malicious activities.

How to Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge:

Step 1: After Factory Resetting the device when you reboot, you will see the Setup Wizard. Proceed with the Setup Wizard, until you are asked to Connect to Wi-Fi Network.

Step 2: Create a Portable Wi-Fi hotpot on another Android device and make sure data is enabled. Connect to the Portable Wi-Fi Network on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge.

Step 3: After connecting it to Wi-Fi hotspot, click Next. Now as soon as you see the Software Update, turn off the Portable Hotspot.

Step 4: As you turn off the Wi-Fi Hotspot you will see Couldn’t Sign In message on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge. Click Next, you will see the options for setting up data and time. At this point turn on the Wi-Fi Hotspot again and wait for it to connect on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge.

Step 5: Follow the On-Screen instructions until you reach Google Services screen. Here scroll down and tap on blue text saying Google Terms of Services.

Step 6: A popup with Google Terms and Conditions should show up. Select some text and you should see options like Copy, Share etc. Tap on Share it should show a menu with share options available, just tap and hold the icon of Setup Wizard.

Step 7: This should open the Application Info screen for Setup Wizard. Tap on Data Usage > UPGRADE DATA SERVICE. It should open a menu asking you to Open With; choose Chrome browser. Once the browser opens in the address bar type -> http://bit.ly/29StUQm (it is case-sensitive).

Step 8: In the next screen hit on Download. This should download QuickShortcut Application to your device.

Step 9: Now go to Google.com and search or Samsung App Store and tap on the first link that appears in the search results. This should open Samsung App Store, scroll down until you see icon saying Samsung Galaxy Apps. It should open Galaxy Apps application on the phone.

Step 10: Search for ES File Explorer in Galaxy Apps and download it. Before downloading it should ask you to enter Samsung Account username and password. Sign In with your credentials or create a new account.

Step 11: Once the ES File Explorer is installed, open it and go to downloads folder. From there install QuickShortcut app which you have downloaded earlier. You may have to allow the application installation from Unknown Sources.

Step 12: Once the application is installed tap on Open and in the search box type Google Account Manager, Tap on it and you will find various options, tap on the first one which says Type Email and Password and hit Try button.

Step 13: This should open the activity to enter the password, tap on three dots in the top right corner and choose Browser Sign-In.

Step 14: Sign-In with your Google Account username and password. Once signed-in, QuickShortcut application should appear, just hit back until you reach Google Services Screen.

Step 15: From the Google Services screen, tap on Next until you see Account added message. Skip through all the screens and tap on Home button. If the home screen doesn’t appear perform a Reboot.

Congratulations! Now you have successfully bypassed Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge and added new Google Account on it.

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  1. When I copy and share on step 6 nothing shows up after that it tell me all apps associated with this action have been turned off blocked or are not installed so what should I do

  2. Same thing for me: I have a T-Mobile Samsung S7. I also get a screen stating “All apps associated with this action have been turned off, blocked or are not installed” …. so the icon of Setup Wizard does not come up at all! Are there any work around?

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