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Not a duplicate as per other threads, due to the final step, Go to Backup and Reset and do a Factory Data Reset. As per my other answer, this will remove FRP from the device. The FRP lock is still there in my issue.

I have tried the methods listed here: How to bypass "Verify your account" (Factory Reset Protection)

FRP lock on Samsung S5 Neo

Android 5.1

Have full(ish) access to device

Using various methods, 5.1 Samsung camera download trick in this instance, I have access to Settings, and the rest of the phone. This is the 2nd time I have got to this stage as the first time, I followed the tutorial and did Settings > Backup and reset > Factory reset > Erase everything; but the FRP lock was still on!! Even though it isn't in the videos.

I have now got to a stage again where I have device access, but this time I wanted to enable Developer options to enable ADB and force the change in the settings/secure Content Provider, however enabling dev options tapping Build Number doesn't work!!

Any ideas?

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  • Not a duplicate, as I have tried those methods and it doesn't work for me. the final step is "Backup and reset > Erase everything". My FRP lock stays activated even after doing this step! Feb 13, 2018 at 9:00
  • Enable ADB may work but it needs root
    – beeshyams
    Feb 13, 2018 at 10:23
  • Already tried to flash stock Marshmallow, same issue; but there is another workaround on MM using RealTerm and the dialler. Feb 13, 2018 at 12:00

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Honestly... I'm not 100% but here goes....

After fiddling around, flashing a custom bootloader (which got blocked due to FRP lock) I reflashed 5.1 stock ROM and did the camera trick for the 3rd time, however I got boot loops and so the phone started up in Safe Mode.

I then restarted the phone to get out of Safe Mode and the FRP Lock was disabled. I had done nothing different except that the phone booted itself into Safe Mode. After Safe Mode and normal reboot, Settings/Build Number taps worked fine whereas it previously hadn't. I believe Safe Mode to be the crucial step to disable FRP Lock/Google verification.... Now need someone to verify.

Manual way here:

  • Power off the device.

  • Press and hold the Power key for one or two seconds to turn on the device.

  • When the Samsung logo displays, press and hold the Volume down key until the lock screen displays. When the Lock screen is displayed, Safe mode is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. To exit Safe mode, restart your device.

TLDR; FRP Lock/Google verify > Boot into Safe Mode, then reboot again into normal mode > FRP Lock gone?

The only extra step was that it rebooted into Safe Mode from a privileged state, e.g. I had a lockscreen setup.

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    Hell yes this worked for me on a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6!!
    – omegaman22
    Mar 11, 2018 at 8:43
  • could you add what version your Tab A6 was running when this worked please Aug 3, 2018 at 10:27

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