The Android operating system is based on the Linux kernel—a popular desktop operating system, often used by server companies because of its rock-solid security as on OS—but ironically security isn’t what Android is known for.

The general perception among smartphone owners—and particularly iPhone fans—is that you buy a device that runs on Android because it’s a cheaper alternative to Apple’s iOS. Just taking a glance at all the top of the range devices that run on Android will quickly dispel those rumors, but it is true that over the years Android, as a mobile operating system, has lacked security features that put it on par with iOS.

In more recent years, Google has put some developers on the case to improve the way Android works, purely for the sake of upping the ante on security measures. The inner workings of the operating system itself haven’t changed, but some entirely new features make it more secure. Take the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) as an example, which puts an end to thieves being able to factory reset a device and then gain control of it.

The general idea behind FRP is when you take a factory reset, you have no choice but to log in to a Google account—the same Google account that’s already assigned to the device—before you can start using the device. This is an almost foolproof way of deterring petty criminals, but on occasion, it can work against the owner by locking them out, too. If you don’t remember the credentials to the Google account, and yet you have taken a factory reset, then you will be locked out of the device until you can remember what those credentials were. It is possible to use a computer to head over to your Google account and try to recover the password if it’s just the password you need to know, but it’s not a viable solution for everyone: sometimes people don’t know their email or password for instance, and Google has no intention of offering support for situations like this, as I have found out the hard way.

In those times you want to search around the Web for FRP bypass tools to bypass the Google account, otherwise known as FRP unlock tools.

This is what you need to FRP unlock the Samsung A5 2017 smartphone so you can get access to it and start using the operating system once again.

How to Remove FRP Lock Google Account On Samsung A5 (2017)

1. Download the Samsung A5 2017 combination file and then extract it on the computer.

2. Download the Odin flashing tool, extract it on the computer, and then run the flashing tool so its interface is open and waiting.

3. Download and install the Samsung Galaxy A5 USB drivers on the computer so your tools can communicate with your hardware.

4. Turn off the Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone and then boot it up again, only this time directly into its Download mode (Volume Down + Home + Power simultaneously and then Volume Up when it tells you).

5. Connect the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to the computer with its USB cable.

6. From the Odin interface, click on the “AP” or “PDA” button (whichever you can see), and then navigate through to the combination file that you extracted and upload it to this location in Odin.

7. Click on the “Start” button to flash the combination file.

That’s it.

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