How to bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on Samsung Galaxy S10

You will need to bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on your Samsung Galaxy S10 if you can no longer get into the Home screen. The FRP will be tripped if you performed the Master Reset on your phone but didn’t remove the Google account prior to the reset. Actually, you won’t have any problem even if that’s the case provided that you know the Google account and its password that was set up on your device. You just have to set the phone up again using that account and the FRP won’t prevent you from accessing your phone.

However, if you use a different account, that’s when you will be locked out of your device. This is Google’s way of protecting your Android phone. Stolen phones can be easily set up again if not because of this feature. There are of course, other users who accidentally tripped the FRP and now they’re looking for ways to bypass factory reset protection and that’s what we have to tackle in this post. So, if you’re one of the owners of this device and are currently having similar issue, continue reading as this post may help you.

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Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S10

Removing FRP on your device is supposed to be so difficult to do but it can be done. For those who have tripped it and don’t have any experience in flashing a firmware on phones like this, then you should just go to the service center and bring your proof of purchase and let the tech fix it for you. But for users who understand how these things work, here’s what you should do:

First step: Download necessary tools / files

To bypass factory reset protection, you will need to flash the firmware. So, make sure you know the model of your device as you will be downloading the full firmware files based on that. Here are the tools or files you will be needing:

  • Samsung USB drivers. You can download these files manually through this link or you can install Smart Switch as it comes packed with necessary drivers as well.
  • You will be using Odin to flash the firmware on your device. Follow this link to download the latest version.
  • Download combination files for your phone depending on the model. You can download them from here.
  • Logon to Sam Mobile and look for the firmware for your phone based on the model.  

Download these things and make sure you can find them easily.

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Second step: Run Odin

You will need to flash the combination file you downloaded. With Odin opened, click the AP button and then navigate to directory or folder where you download the combination file and then select it.

After that, hit START to begin the flashing. Your phone will start up in a weird way after this but you should have access to Settings.

Third step: Enable Developer Options

You need to enable Developer Options so that you will have access to OEM Unlock. To do this navigate: Settings > System> About Phone > Tap Build number 10 times to turn on Developer Options. Once it’s enabled, go to Developer Options pages and turn on OEM Unlock.

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Fourth step: Master Reset your phone via Recovery Mode

Before flashing the firmware, you need to perform a full reset of your device and here’s how it’s done via recovery mode:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
  5. Press Power button to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted.
  7. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  8. When the master reset is complete, highlight ‘Reboot to Bootloader.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device to Download Mode.

Fifth step: Flash the firmware to bypass Factory Reset Protection

Once your phone has booted up into the Download Mode, reconnect it to your computer and then launch Odin again. Extract the firmware file and then load up appropriate files for the following: AP, BL, CP and HOME_CSC*. Once done, hit START and wait until Odin has finished reflashing the firmware.

After this,  your phone will start like it’s new out of the box. You may now set it up again using any Google account.

At this point, the bypass Factory Reset Protection procedure is complete.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

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