FRP lock on Galaxy S7 Edge
Hello. I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-N920G). I had fingerprint protection on it and when I restarted my phone, it is asking me for a back-up password that I have forgotten. Google account questions are never asked and the Android Device Manager doesn’t work. I don’t have Samsung Find my mobile registration either. USB debugging is disabled. Dr. Fone Wondershare didn’t work either. The error was Custom Binary (RECOVERY) Blocked by FRP Lock. I want to restore my phone to normal without losing any data. I AM REALLY ANGRY AT BOTH SAMSUNG AND GOOGLE WHY THEY ARE TREATING THE OWNER OF THE PHONE LIKE A THIEF. If you get into a fingerprint security habit, then how are you going to remember your back-up password. Google should have thought that. I am using the latest version of Marshmallow. Please, please help. I do not want to factory reset my device. Thanks a ton in advance. — Rahul
As mentioned above, the only way to log back in to a device locked by FRP is by entering the registered Google account credentials. We know that most of the time we forget backup passwords but that’s no excuse for Samsung and Google to weaken their newly introduced security feature. The thinking is, it’s the user’s responsibility to remember their credentials. If you’re unfortunate enough to have forgotten your password, your phone just becomes an expensive paperweight.
At this time, we are not aware of any official way to regain access to an FRP-locked device. Samsung wont’ help and no third party hacking services are effective enough to deal with it.
The only unofficial way to have worked in some FRP-locked device so far is by using an OTG cable to fool the system to allow an update installation. We are not sure though if this remedy is still unpatched at this time so it may be worth trying.