One of the most major uses of a combination firmware is to help in bypassing/removing Google FRP or Samsung Account/Reactivation lock on Samsung Galaxy phones.
You will learn how to use a combination firmware to bypass FRP whether with OEM unlocking or without the OEM unlocking option turned on.
We will get to that soon.
After downloading and flashing the correct/compatible combination firmware, here’s a quick step by step guide to help you bypass FRP on your Samsung phone after flashing a combination file.
As usual, we will make this tutorial on how to remove FRP on a Samsung phone using a combination file to be very easy to follow.
Steps To Bypass Samsung FRP Using A Combination Firmware
Time needed: 5 minutes.
This is a tutorial on how to remove FRP on a Samsung phone using a compatible combination firmware and the stock firmware(full firmware).
- Download and flash the right/compatible combination firmware to your Samsung device
It’s very important that you download the right/compatible combination firmware for your Samsung device so you can easily bypass the Google FRP. Here’s a tutorial on how to flash a combination file to a Samsung Galaxy phone using Odin. Apart from the Odin tool, you can use another third party tool like Z3X, Chimera, Octopus, etc, but there are not free of charge and a meant for professionals.
After flashing the combination firmware to your Samsung device, your phone will automatically turn on and boot up normally to the main Android system.
- Reboot your Samsung device into Recovery Mode
Once your Samsung phone has booted up normally, you should now reboot into recovery mode. To reboot into recovery mode, depending on the model of your Samsung device, press Power key + Volume Up + Home Button or Bixby key + Volume Up + Power button and wait for the device to turn off, then release the power button while still holding the rest. It will now take you to the recovery mode screen.
- Perform a Factory Reset in recovery mode
Once in recovery mode, use Volume Up/Down to move to the wipe data/factory reset option. Then use the Power button to select the highlighted option.
Use the Volume buttons to highlight Yes and select it using the Power key.
It will take some seconds, once it’s done, tap the Power key to reboot the device.
- Enable Developer Options in Settings
On the main screen, click on the Menu icon and tap the Settings icon.
Scroll down and select About device
Tap on build number 7 times until you see a notification: you are now a developer!
Go back and click on Developer options
Make sure USB Debugging and OEM Unlock enabled/turned on. If OEM unlocking isn’t available in the Developer options, you can skip it to the next step.
- Reboot your Samsung device into Download Mode
To reboot into Download mode, depending on the model of your Samsung device, press Power key + Volume Down + Home Button or Bixby key + Volume Down + Power button and wait for the device to turn off, then release the power button while still holding the rest. It will now take you to the Download/Odin mode screen.
- Download and flash the FULL/Repair/4 File Firmware via Odin
Make sure you download the full/repair firmware for your Samsung device which includes the AP, CSC, CP, and BL files.
1. After downloading the full firmware, download 7zip Archiver software and install it on your computer. You will use it to unzip files.
2. Unzip the full firmware zip file to get the AP, CSC, CP, and BL files.
3. Right-click on AP, then select 7Zip > Open archive. You will find files inside like system, boot, recovery, user-data, etc
4. Mark the following files, system, and boot and drag them into the firmware folder or a new folder on your desktop.
5. Right-click on BL as well and select 7Zip > Open archive. Drag and drop Sboot.bin into the same folder where the other files were placed.
So you now have the system, boot, and sboot files separately.
6. Now mark the system, boot, and sboot file, right-click and select 7zip > Add to archive. In the archive format, make sure it’s .tar. Click OK to pack the files into a .tar file.
You should now have a new .tar file that contains the system, boot, and sboot files packed together.
7. Connect your Samsung device to the PC and then open/launch the Odin software
8. Once your device is connected and Odin recognizes it, click on AP, then locate the previously created .tar file. It will take a while to load depending on the size of the file.
9. Once the file is loaded in Odin, click on the Start button to begin flashing.
10. Flashing will take a little while depending on the size of the file and your computer. Once flashing is done, your phone will automatically reboot.
Note: Unlike after flashing the full firmware, you shouldn’t hard reset your Samsung device.
You can then set up your Samsung phone as usual. The FRP should have been bypassed successfully using the combination file and compatible full firmware/4 file.
That’s all you need to know on how to bypass Google’s Android FRP on a Samsung phone using a combination firmware. If you have any problem with the steps, please leave a comment.