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How To Remove FRP Lock On Galaxy Smartphone Using Combination Firmware?

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I hope that everyone who tried to factory data reset their Samsung Android Smartphone which has Marshmallow or higher firmware have came across something called the FRP Lock (factory reset protection). This is an Android security feature which is a nightmare for many who forgot their Google account credentials that they used to setup their account initially on that phone.

So how to remove the FRP lock on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone?

There are a lot of methods for this, however we are explaining the Combination firmware method here. The other tutorial that is given below uses an app to do the same. But that method doesn't work on all Galaxy Android Smartphones though so please try the below if this method is too much for you.

How to identify if you are really in FRP lock?

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If you are stuck up in a similar screen like the one given below after factory data resetting your phone then you are in FRP Lock.

But what is the actual issue here,

You will not be allowed to use your Galaxy Smartphone until you login using the same Google Account you initially used. Practically your phone will become useless until you remove the FRP lock or login using the correct credentials.

So this is a serious issue until resolved.

This method is compatible on all Galaxy Smartphones which has it's combination firmware file available for download. However we are providing here a list of known phones that are given below.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 3G , Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE , Samsung Galaxy Note 4 , Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (USA) , Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos , Samsung Galaxy Note Edge , Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos , Samsung Galaxy Note5 , Samsung Galaxy Note5 (USA) , Samsung Galaxy Note7 (USA) , Samsung Galaxy Note7 , Samsung Galaxy Note FE , Samsung Galaxy Note8 , Samsung Galaxy Note9 , Samsung Galaxy Note10 , Samsung Galaxy Note10 5G , Samsung Galaxy Note10+ , Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G , Samsung Galaxy M10 , Samsung Galaxy M20 , Samsung Galaxy M30 , Samsung Galaxy M40 , Samsung Galaxy M10s , Samsung Galaxy M30s , Samsung Galaxy Fold , Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G , Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos , Samsung Galaxy A3 , Samsung Galaxy A3 Duos , Samsung Galaxy A5 , Samsung Galaxy A7 , Samsung Galaxy A7 Duos , Samsung Galaxy A8 , Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos , Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) , Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018) , Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018) , Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) , Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) , Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) , Samsung Galaxy A6s , Samsung Galaxy A8s , Samsung Galaxy A10 , Samsung Galaxy A20 , Samsung Galaxy A20e , Samsung Galaxy A30 , Samsung Galaxy A40 , Samsung Galaxy A50 , Samsung Galaxy A2 Core , Samsung Galaxy A60 , Samsung Galaxy A70 , Samsung Galaxy A80 , Samsung Galaxy A10e , Samsung Galaxy A10s , Samsung Galaxy A50s , Samsung Galaxy A30s , Samsung Galaxy A90 5G , Samsung Galaxy A20s , Samsung Galaxy A70s , Samsung Galaxy C5 , Samsung Galaxy C7 , Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro , Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro , Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro , Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy E5 , Samsung Galaxy E7 , Samsung Galaxy On5 , Samsung Galaxy On7 , Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro , Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro , Samsung Galaxy On8 , Samsung Galaxy On6 , Samsung Galaxy J1 , Samsung Galaxy J1 4G , Samsung Galaxy J5 , Samsung Galaxy J7 , Samsung Galaxy J2 , Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy J1 Nxt , Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro , Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2016) , Samsung Galaxy J Max , Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime , Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime , Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime , Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime Android 6.0 Marshmallow - LTE model , Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge , Samsung Galaxy J7 V , Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy J7 Max , Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro , Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) , Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 , Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo , Samsung Galaxy J4 , Samsung Galaxy J6 , Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) , Samsung Galaxy J8 , Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) , Samsung Galaxy J2 Core , Samsung Galaxy J4+ , Samsung Galaxy J6+ , Samsung Galaxy J4 Core , Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 3G/LTE , Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 , Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE , Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 , Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 3G , Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 LTE , Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 3G , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 LTE , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 3G , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 3G , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 3G , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 , Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 , Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE , Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 , Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE , Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 VE , Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 V , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 , Samsung Galaxy Tab A & S Pen , Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (2015) , Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow - T719N , Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow - T813N, T819N , Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) , Samsung Galaxy Tab J , Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) , Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 , Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) , Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 & S Pen (2019) , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019) , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) , Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e , Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) , Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 , Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro , Samsung Galaxy Ace Style , Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 LTE G313 , Samsung Galaxy Ace NXT , Samsung Galaxy Ace Style LTE G357 , Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 , Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo GT-I9060I , Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime , Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Duos TV , Samsung Galaxy Grand Max , Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus , Samsung Galaxy Core Lite LTE , Samsung Galaxy Core 2 , Samsung Galaxy Core LTE G386W , Samsung Galaxy Core Prime , Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 , Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 G389F , Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 , Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s , Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro , Samsung Galaxy Pocket 2 , Samsung Galaxy View Samsung Galaxy View2, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

We intend this tutorial for those who accidentally got locked out of their phone because of FRP lock and not for any illegal purpose.

Please note that FRP lock disabling using this method may void your warranty, so please proceed with caution. Also SamsungSFour.Com will not be liable for any damage caused as a result of this tutorial.

How to bypass FRP lock on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone?

As I already mentioned we are using a different method here called the "combination firmware method" because we have already explained the other method before.

Combination firmware is a ".zip" or ".tar" format firmware file (which has 4 or 5 files archived together) which has a pre-enabled USB debugging and OEM unlocked firmware. As you are already aware we need to enable the USB debugging mode and OEM unlocking before flashing any firmware. However with combination firmware we can do the before said without that.

So lets go straight away to the steps now.

This method will not work on all phones, so please to the second method if this one fails.

Steps to remove FRP lock on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone using the Combination Firmware method

Method-1

Please note that in the 1st method we are not using the combination firmware but the stock firmware file (which has 4 or 5 file archived together). If this method doesn't work proceed to method 2 which uses combination firmware method.

1. First of all you need to download the stock rom file corresponding to your device. Make sure that it has 4 or 5 files archived together (which contains files BL, AP, CSC etc). The downloaded file will be in ".zip" or ".tar" format.

You may download the stock rom from;

GetFirmwares.com or Sammobile

Now;

Once the Odin file is downloaded please extract it to your PC desktop and open the Odin.xx..exe file.

2. Now enter your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone into the "Download Mode". To enter into the download mode please switch of your phone and press and hold "Vol Down"+"Home"+"Power" buttons at the same time and press the "Vol Up" button when you get the warning screen to enter into the "Download Mode". The procedure for some Galaxy models may be different so you try the below links for more detailed model specific tutorials on download mode.

3. Once in download mode connect your Galaxy Smartphone using the USB data cable. Once the connection is made successfully you will get an added message from the Odin app like shown in the screenshot below.

If you didn't got the confirmation please install/reinstall the Samsung USB drivers from the below link and try again.

4. Now extract the stock ".zip" or ".tar" firmware file that you have already downloaded before. You will get 4 or 5 files after extraction like shown below.

5. Once done you may click the "AP" button and select the appropriate file (the file which starts with the name "AP") from the extracted firmware, same way click "BL", "CSC", "CP" buttons and select the files.You may check the below screenshot for reference.

Once done click the "Start" button in Odin app to start the flashing process.

Now wait for the flashing procedure to get finished. Once finished and rebooted you are good to go, the FRP lock on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone will be successfully removed now.

If the whole process was successful you will get a "Pass" message in Odin as shown in the screenshot above.

If the above method didn't worked on your phone please proceed to the 2nd method.

Method-2

1. First you need to switch off your Galaxy Smartphone and enter it into the "Download Mode".

To enter into the download mode please switch of your phone and press and hold "Vol Down"+"Home"+"Power" buttons at the same time and press the "Vol Up" button when you get the warning screen to enter into the "Download Mode". The procedure for some galay models may be different so you try the below links for more detailed model specific tutorials on download mode.

2. Now download the combination file. A complete list of combination file download links are very hard to find however I have found a paid service which is given below. From wherever you are downloading please make sure that you are selecting the correct binary other vice you may end up bricking your device.

However if you like to download the combination firmware for free please search Google. For eg: If you need combination firmware for Galaxy S8 G950F. Search in Google like this "Galaxy S8 G950F Combination Firmware Download". The downloaded file will be in ".zip", ".tar" or "rar" format.

Once downloaded please extract it your computer desktop.

Now download the Odin app from the below link.

Extract it once download finished.

3. Now open the Odin.exe file and connect your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone using the USB cable to your PC.

Once the connection is made successfully you will get an added message from the Odin app like shown in the screenshot below.

If you didn't got the confirmation please install/reinstall the Samsung USB drivers from the below link and try again.

4. Now click the "AP" button in the Odin and app and select the combination file you have already downloaded and extracted in "Step-2".

5. Once done click the "Start" button in the Odin app and wait for the procedure to get finished. When finished your phone will boot into factory binary. Now switch it off and enter it into the recovery mode. To enter into recovery mode please press and hold the "Vol Up+Home+Power" buttons at the same time. The steps will be different on different models so it's better to check the appropriate tutorials given below.

 6. In the next step we are going to factory reset your phone from the recovery menu. For that please select "Wipe Data/Factory Reset" option in the recovery menu. Use the "Vol + and Vol -" keys to toggle through the options and use the "Power" button to confirm the selection. Once factory reset is done select "Reboot system now" in the recovery menu.

Once booted up you will be entered into a similar screen like the one given below.

Here click the mosaic menu icon (marked in red box) and you will be entered into the app drawer similar like in the normally booted up phone. Now tap on "Settings" and enable the developer option from there.

To enable developer options please go to "About" in settings menu and tap on "Build number" until you see "You are now a developer".

7. Now go back to Settings main menu and you will see a new menu entry called the "Developer options". Tap on it and make sure that the "USB debugging" is enabled.

8. Once confirmed switch off your phone again and enter it into the download mode one more time.

9. Now you need to download the stock ROM of your device.

A few links are given above. If your device is not listed here please search using Google. Once downloaded please extract it. In the extracted files please find the file which starts with "AP". Make sure that you have installed the "WinRAR" or "7-Zip" windows app before proceeding to the next step.

Now right click on the file which starts with "AP" and "Open With" "WinRAR or 7-Zip". Now extract the marked files in the screenshot alone.

 

Once done select the file which starts with "BL" and "Open With" "WinRAR or 7-Zip". From the archive extract red boxed file alone to the same location were you have previously extracted 3 files before.

Now zip all the extracted files to a single file in ".tar" format. The archive files will be "boot.img.lz4", "system.img.lz4", sboot.bin.lz4".

10. In the next step I am assuming your Galaxy Smartphone is already in the "Download Mode" and connected to the computer were the "Odin" app is already open. So now click the "AP" button in the Odin app and select the newly archived ".tar" file (the file which is archived with "boot.img.lz4", "system.img.lz4", sboot.bin.lz4").

11. Now click the "Start" button in the Odin app and wait for the flashing process to get completed. Once the process is finished and booted up you are good to go. You can confirm the process success by the "PASS" message from the Odin app. The FRP lock on it will be removed now.

However if you have faced any issues while trying to remove FRP Lock on your Galaxy Smartphone using combination firmware method, please feel free to post it in the comment section below, don't worry I will help you as fast I can.

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This realy helped me a lot on my samsung galaxy grand prime SM-G531F. Thank you very much!!!
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Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Method 2 worked for me.
THANK YOU!!!
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You are The King
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Hi guys, if method-1 didn't worked for you, proceed to method-2 which will definitely work.
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Thomas,

I am trying method 2 and when I put the combination file into the AP field and press start, I get a FAIL result. What gives?
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Could you be more specific with the model number please.
Also can you please confirm whether it's bootloader is not locked.
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Thanks a lot. It worked like a charm....
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It loaded the combination firmware fine but after the phone rebooted, it returned this message:
"An unauthorized attempt has been made to reset your device to factory default settings. Connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile network to verify your identity."
This is a Galaxy S7, G930A. Any suggestions?
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Did you selected all the Odin buttons other than "USERDATA"? If did FRP lock would have been removed already.
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i have a samsung galaxy s8 g950u i cant find the correct combination file anywhere can you help?
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I have not been able to find the right Combination firmware ".tar" format firmware file which has a pre-enabled usb debugging and OEM Unlock firmware. I can only find the Single file that does not have USB Debugging and OEM unlock on it. It ends in HOME.tar.md5. Where can I find the file for step one above for the Samsung J7 (SM-J700T?
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Please try androidfilehost.
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Hi
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SN-G361F.
It seems that the Combination Firmware method is not working lnn this model.
After flashing the Lollipop Combination Firmware the FRP lock persists (visible on the recovery display).
Result is that subsequent flashing of Lollipop stock ROM fails..

Greetings
Ioannis
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If you have used the correct combination file and selected each button except the "home" file for "UMS"/User Data then it should work.
Please try this tutorial to resolve your current issue.
http://www.samsungsfour.com/tutorials/how-to-resolve-odin-flash-failed-error-on-galaxy-smartphone.html
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