Have you found yourself taking a factory reset but were then unable to use your device without logging into your Google account? This is a standard security feature found on Samsung mobile phones that are running on Android 5.1 Lollipop and above.

FRP (Factory Reset Protections) ensures that you need to verify ownership of a device after taking a factory reset. Starting from Android 5.1 (Lollipop), FRP has been added to all smartphones that run Android, though each manufacturer can run a slightly different version.

Samsung calls this Factory Reset Protection (FRP), and it’s designed to stop people from stealing your device, giving it a factory reset and then taking it over. Assuming you’re not a thief, it can also get in the way of device owners who can no longer get access to the Google account that it’s asking for — we’ve all been there before at one point or another, including myself.

Being able to take the Factory Reset Protection off a device in Download mode is one of the main features that the FRP Hijacker v1.0 can handle, but it also comes with some great other features as well. For example, FRP Hijacker by Hagard can fix soft-bricked devices, use a phone dialer to bypass a Google account, and there’s an ADB enabler tool as well. You can also use the ADB FRP Remover Tool if you prefer Android Debug Bridge.

FRP Hijacker by Hagard interface

If it’s purely the Factory Reset Protection you’re hoping to use in FRP Hijacker, you would be forgiven for being a little bit confused if you’ve read other articles around the Web. There are FRP files that you can download individually for a device, and they will remove the Factory Reset Protection for that one device. This tool, on the other hand, can handle the removal of FRP for a large number of devices all by itself. It doesn’t matter which way you go about it, but since you’re here, you might as well try this tool out for size.

The idea behind FRP is to help prevent theft. Since smartphones are often carried around away from home, it has been fairly common for people to lose or have a them stolen. And once the device was stolen there was little in the way of the thief from getting access to it and starting to use it. This is because the way you factory reset the Android operating system has nothing to do with logging into the device itself since applying the factory reset is done from a separate partition. Offering another partition for the factory reset is necessary because there may be times that you can’t use the Android operating system due to a virus or other problem, and thus, the additional partition has always been a safety net for Android. However, in the case of theft, it has proven to be more of a liability since it gives people easy access to a device that isn’t theirs.

FRP certainly helps prevent theft, but it can also act as a double edge sword at times for the people who are planning on trading or selling the smartphone to someone else and didn’t factory reset it before they sent it away. If you do find yourself in that same situation, then the new owner of the smartphone is not going to be able to get access to the device unless you share your password with them. And if you do that, make sure you go around and remove that same password if you use it elsewhere or else the rest of your passwords will be insecure ones now that you’ve shared the information. A lot of the time people do share passwords because if you change or reset a Google account password, you can’t use the account to wipe a smartphone until at least 72 hours have passed, which is too long for many people.

There are a couple of things you can do to help prevent any issues with FRP. First of all, if you plan on taking a factory reset, you can remove the Google account from the smartphone beforehand. This will prevent FRP from working since it only acts as a security measure when it detects a Google account—FRP is immediately set up at the same time a Google account is created and then deleted as soon as the Google account is gone from the device.

The other problem that FRP presents is what if you have taken a factory reset with your own device and can’t remember how to get access to your Google account because you’ve forgotten which email you have assigned to it? There isn’t much you can do in this scenario other than head to the internet and look for workaround solution. Most workarounds are quickly patched by Google, so you might need to get in quick if you’ve found a solution that works for you. As of right now, there are a few different tools that can help you get around the factory reset protection that might have caused you to be locked out of your device. There are no guarantees how long these will last though because for factory reset protection to be worthwhile, Google can’t be offering tools that work around it or else they will eventually be found out by the thieves who Google was trying to prevent from getting around FRP in the first place.

You can download the FRP Hijacker version 1.0 from the link below:

Download FRP Hijacker Tool v1.0

File Name: Frp_Hijacker_v1.0

File Version: v1.0

Download Link: FRP_Hijacker_v1.0.zip

Note: If there is a password required, enter www.gsmhagard.com into the required field.

Take Into Account

Compatibility: You can only use the FRP Hijacker Tool on a Windows-based operating system. This includes Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Back Up Your Data: You should always take a backup of the current data before using such tools as the FRP Hijacker. that way you can always restore your data again later if you need to.

Password Protection: If you find that the file is password protected before it lets you install it, check inside the folder for a link to the password that you need.

Official Tool: Hagard developed the FRP Hijacker v1.0.

This article was last update on April 30, 2019.

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