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Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by lsemmens » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:31 am

Does any one know of a reliable way to get around this?

Backstory: I lost my phone some months back. Surprisingly enough, It got found and was returned to me. Given the time that had passed I performed a "Hard Reset" (vol up, home, and power refresh) opting to reset to factory specs. This turned out to be a BIG mkistook! I go through the boot up process and get hung up at the "verifying your Google account" screen. NOTHING I have tried will get me past this screen. Can any one offer any suggestions (even rude ones) about what I might do with this phone?
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by Richardj » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:10 am

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:31 am
Does any one know of a reliable way to get around this?

Backstory: I lost my phone some months back. Surprisingly enough, It got found and was returned to me. Given the time that had passed I performed a "Hard Reset" (vol up, home, and power refresh) opting to reset to factory specs. This turned out to be a BIG mkistook! I go through the boot up process and get hung up at the "verifying your Google account" screen. NOTHING I have tried will get me past this screen. Can any one offer any suggestions (even rude ones) about what I might do with this phone?
I use to be an administrator on a Samsung forum and one of the most common questions was how do I factory reset my phone. There are 2 ways to do this. one from within the phones settings and 2 from recovery mode.
Recovery mode is by far the best way to reset a Samsung phone.

Have a read of this: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ho ... galaxy-s7/ Follow the instructions step by step and if all goes well you should be okay.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by lsemmens » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:15 am

Yes, Lex, I am well aware that this has nothing directly to do with Linux which is why I put it in "Other Topics". Indirectly, however, there may have been a Linux hack or patch to let me in the "back door", so to speak.

Thanks for the link, Richard, the link only confirms all that I have experienced
This is very important: You must disable FRP before you erase your smartphone, if you’re planning on selling it or giving this device to someone else. If you don’t do this, the next person will see this message on the screen:
I had already erased the phone before I found this little gem.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by Moem » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:10 am

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:15 am
Yes, Lex, I am well aware that this has nothing directly to do with Linux which is why I put it in "Other Topics".
So you did, but since 'Other Topics' is a subforum within 'Main Edition', that doesn't really work.
Moved now, carry on.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by Richardj » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:23 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:15 am
Yes, Lex, I am well aware that this has nothing directly to do with Linux which is why I put it in "Other Topics". Indirectly, however, there may have been a Linux hack or patch to let me in the "back door", so to speak.

Thanks for the link, Richard, the link only confirms all that I have experienced
This is very important: You must disable FRP before you erase your smartphone, if you’re planning on selling it or giving this device to someone else. If you don’t do this, the next person will see this message on the screen:
I had already erased the phone before I found this little gem.
If you followed the steps correctly then it should have sorted out the phone. I would head over to XDA Developers website and ask the question in the Galaxy S7 sub forum. You might be looking at re-flashing the phones firmware, all firmwares can be found on sammobile.com: https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/archive/, you'll see My Model Number.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by michael louwe » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:47 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:15 am
Thanks for the link, Richard, the link only confirms all that I have experienced
This is very important: You must disable FRP before you erase your smartphone, if you’re planning on selling it or giving this device to someone else. If you don’t do this, the next person will see this message on the screen:
I had already erased the phone before I found this little gem.
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Try this link ....... https://android.imyfone.com/remove-frp- ... -frp-lock/ - 3. How to Disable FRP Lock without Password After Hard Reset - 2019

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by lsemmens » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:16 pm

Thanks for sorting this into the right forum Moem.

Sadly, the link you provided, michael, tells me everything that I've either tried, or am unable to try because of said lock. Looks like I'm going to have to load windwoes just to try the alternative software solutions which is what I was hoping to avoid.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by lsemmens » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:02 am

I ended up loading Winwoes on a spare drive and booting form that - guess what OS I am using now. That method RIH does not seem to work, I could hold the @ key for an hour and still when I let it go all it does is place the @ symbol on the screen. Off to try the software fix now. Back soon.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by lsemmens » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:32 am

Even the iMyFone LockWiper app did not work. It did not recognize the Device PDA number. Aaaargh!
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by michael louwe » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:19 am

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:32 am
Even the iMyFone LockWiper app did not work. It did not recognize the Device PDA number. Aaaargh!
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Try this link ....... https://www.hardreset.info/devices/sams ... android-8/ - HardReset.info: How remove Google Account protection / Factory Reset protection in SAMSUNG G930F Galaxy S7 with Android 8/9?

Or this link ... https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy ... 6-t3622126 - HOW TO BYPASS FRP on GALAXY S7 and possibly more 6.0.1 and 7.0

Or ... https://www.unlockunit.com/blog/bypass- ... rotection/ - Download FRP bypass apk

Finally, let’s talk about another popular method to bypass Google account activation, done through cable and with a special app. Several users reported that they have used the FRP bypass apk for Samsung and it worked in most cases,,

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by lsemmens » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:28 am

It's now locked up on the "Downloading" screen. I've given up for the day. Pulled the drive out of my laptop and returned to the sane world of Linux. As an aside. When I first loaded Windwoes on that other drive I did a search (using Bing and Edge) for Linux forums, forgetting that the Mint forums are different. Clicked on a link to Linux . com only to be greeted with a nasty popup telling me that everything was going to be wiped unless I..... Needless to say, I shut down the browser immediately. Even though I was waiting for the "deed" to be done. I was able to log on here, and ask my questions without anything more happening.

I'm just glad that a) I had a spare drive with me and b) it was easy to swap them over. - I'm at my son's for a couple of weeks babysitting their menagerie.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by michael louwe » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:27 am

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:28 am
It's now locked up on the "Downloading" screen. I've given up for the day.
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Last resort is to seek the services of phone repair specialists, eg they can even replace non-removable batteries(= unglue the battery).

FRP should be disabled by default. Google is now like a nanny-techgiant or Big Brother/Sister.

Hence, I keep a file to write down all the user account details of my computer/phone/tablet/router/etc devices and website-log-ins, ie username and password, account recovery/verification questions, etc . Our brain may not retain some important information after some time.
....... Old thrown-away or lapsed devices and no longer used website-log-ins are just crossed-out on the file.

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 Google Lock

Post by lsemmens » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:27 pm

michael louwe wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:27 am

Hence, I keep a file to write down all the user account details of my computer/phone/tablet/router/etc devices and website-log-ins, ie username and password, account recovery/verification questions, etc .
As do I - problem is it was some months before I found said phone so info had been deleted.
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