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How to bypass Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S6, other boot up issues

S6 hammered

No user expects an expensive smartphone as #Samsung #GalaxyS6 will fail to power on, but the truth is, it does happen…a lot. In this article, we show some of the instances when a powerful gadget like an S6 fails to live to our expectations. To be fair, some of these issues may not be totally Samsung’s fault. It still sucks though to know how an S6 can easily fail.

Below are the specific topics mentioned in this post today:

  1. Galaxy S6 fast charging not working
  2. How to bypass Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S6
  3. Broken Galaxy S6 USB cable causing slow charging
  4. Galaxy S6 “RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING” error
  5. Missing Settings option on Galaxy s6
  6. Galaxy S6 screen and power failure

If you are looking for solutions to your own #Android issue, you can contact us by using the link provided at the bottom of this page.


 

Problem #1: Galaxy S6 fast charging not working

Randomly, the other day my fast charger stopped charging the device at its normal fast pace and has reverted back to an extremely slow normal charge rate (3 hours is stated to gain 49% charge where the fast charger would take care of that in 45 minutes or so).  I don’t have any new apps or anything that I can point to that would cause this. I’ve read other forums, the most common response I saw was to ensure the USB cable is seated all the way into the brick that plugs into the wall outlet. I can assure you that is not my problem. the cable cannot possibly be pushed any further into the brick…

Another odd issue I saw on these forums that also occurred to me shortly after the fast charge stopped working was the Samsung Gear VR apps essentially overtaking the phone and making my screen entirely black except a little gray X on the bottom corner. The screen finally opened up and asked me to complete an installation of those apps and I canceled out of that. I haven’t had that black screen come back up again but I still can’t get a fast charge.

I tried opening in safe mode, nothing. I tried wiping the cache partition, nothing.  I tried closing all apps and using airplane mode as suggested here, still no fast charge.  This is more a nuisance than an outright functionality issue, but it is very difficult for me to go back to this ridiculously slow charging after getting used to the awesome fast charging…help please! 

My next step is to do a factory reset but I’d rather not have to move everything off the device if I don’t have to.  Thanks! — Kelsey

Solution: Hi Kelsey. We posted a similar article last week about this issue so please follow our suggested potential solutions. As noted in that article, there are a few things you need to check in order to narrow down the causes. We particularly suggested to do a factory reset as we’ve come across many similar situations wherein the said procedure worked effectively. It’s also a required step before you proceed to look for possible hardware causes like faulty charger, faulty USB cable, malfunctioning charging port, or a general hardware failure on the phone itself.

To add, you can try doing the potential remedies we provide below. Some of them may work depending on the real reason for the problem. They are more of first aids rather than cure so if the problem happens from time to time, you can safely assume that you have a hardware issue at hand.

Close all apps and clear the RAM. Although Android OS is designed to handle RAM management smoothly these days, making sure that you close all apps while charging and ensuring that the phone’s RAM usage is lowered may work in your case. Simply press and hold the Home button, tap on the memory tab (the pie chart icon), then hit Clear Memory to clear the RAM.

Do a System Dump. This procedure may be of help if the issue is code-related. Here are the things to do:

  • Open your phone dialer
  • Type *#9900#
  • Scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Low battery dump”
  • Restart the phone.

Recalibrate battery. Sometimes, recalibrating the battery may work as well. To do that, simply charge your phone to 100%, then use it until it’s fully empty. Repeat this cycle twice and observe.

Turn off the phone/screen. Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging technology requires that either the phone or the screen is off in order to work. “Fast charging” phase usually happens between 1%-80%. If you’re merely topping off above 80%, your phone may no longer indicate that fast charging is active.

If not one of these remedies help after you have performed a factory reset, try to isolate further by using another fast charger and USB cable. Otherwise, simply ask for a phone replacement if it’s still within the warranty period.

Problem #2: How to bypass Factory Reset Protection on Galaxy S6

Hi. I recently rooted my phone and installed a custom ROM (sick as hell). Everything was working fine until I turned the phone off and tried to turn it back on. I’m getting 2 red messages at the top of the screen. one says “kernel is not seandroid enforcing custom binary blocked by FRP lock.” That’s the message i get after trying to turn the phone on via the Power button.

The second message says “Recovery is not seandroid enforcing custom binary blocked by FRP lock.” i get that message after trying to put the phone in recovery mode via volume up, home, and the power button. I’m able to get the phone into download mode but i can’t flash anything with odin. They all fail because of the FRP lock. — Torrey

Solution: Hi Torrey. Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a recent security feature added to Samsung devices running the Android 5.0 and above. It’s designed to keep data safe by preventing unauthorized factory reset via recovery mode, meaning that if you lost your phone by theft or by accident, no one can supposedly access your data or perform a factory reset on it.

However, we do encounter some few cases before wherein legitimate users were unable to log back in to their phones due to FRP, which is interesting given that users are supposedly responsible for their own Google accounts and all. Anyway, a Samsung user named RootJunky discovered a way to work around this security feature (which we don’t necessarily endorse) and he posted a video on how to do it. Try to see if this workaround is not yet patched by Samsung at this time.

Problem #3: Broken Galaxy S6 USB cable causing slow charging

Got the phone 2 weeks ago. Phone was working perfectly fine and as I installed Samsung Pay and left my phone to charge, it got hot so I turned it off. After turning it on it got many problems:

1) charging said slow charge and to use original cable to fast charge and I was using original.

2) my home button stop working and I was using screen off app to turn off my phone because on my S4 power button  fail so to last long on S6 I used the screen off app. So as home button stop working i had to tell my friend to call me so I can unlock the phone.

So then I had to factory reset the phone and still it says slow charging but home button works. So I used different charger and it said fast charge so it’s the cable. How do I replace the cable and could there me more problem in future? — Kavit

Solution: Hi Kavit. To replace the cable, make sure that you buy it from a Samsung store. If you don’t have access to a nearby Samsung shop, try to visit their official website so you can order one online.

The inside wires of a USB cable are relatively sensitive so if you want to make sure that the second one you’ll have will last longer, try not to bend or pull it too much. Make sure to gently pull the USB connector when you’re done using it to avoid ripping off some wires.

Problem #4: Galaxy S6 “RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING” error

I really hope you can help me. I’d be willing to pay you.

I’m from Melbourne, Australia and I recently got a Samsung S6 Edge. I did the wrong thing and attempted to jail break the mobile. Nonetheless it’s on the logo screen, with pretty tiny red writing stating “The end user, Holly Doufexis is a Moron.” – No, it says “RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING”.

I’ve attempted all trouble-shooting techniques and it’s out of my depth – can you help me please?

Kindest regards. — Holly

Solution: Hi Holly. We offer our advice for free so there’s no need to pay us for anything. Now, your issue may be similar to Torrey’s above. Try to look at the video and see if you can bypass FRP by following the instructions.

Problem #5: Missing Settings option on Galaxy s6

It started with the last update on my Samsung S6 two months ago approx.. I tried to go to Settings by swiping down my screen and I press settings and it just goes back to the home screen.  I don’t have the Settings option any more on my screen.  I try to do a manufacturing reset and I get to the dead little robot and when the menu comes up the volume button does not allow me to move to the options to reset my phone.  The screen appears to be frozen.

This is the main issue I do not have the options to go into settings.  When i try to get into setting it come up with a dark screen stating “Unfortunately, com.android.settings has stopped.”  I don’t seem to have the setting options at all.  Please help I am ready to throw this phone in the garbage.  — Suzanne

Solution: Hi Suzanne. Did you try to modify the operating system in any way before the problem occurred? It’s highly unlikely that an unrooted or unmodified S6 will be unable to do a factory reset via recovery mode. Try to reflash the stock firmware to your phone to get it back to its working order. If you were not the one who modified the phone, try to look for someone to do it for you.

Problem #6: Galaxy S6 screen failure

I dropped it and the digitizer cracked. Fortunately, I sell and repair phones myself and have a lot of these just sitting around. I just began to do a simple board swap with the phone. I took the old board out of the new LCD/digitizer and took my board out of the cracked digitizer.

Please keep in mind that the phone LCD would still light up and display my lock screen photo, so the phone power was working.

I had everything swapped over to the new LCD/digitizer housing and proceeded to turn the phone on and check that everything was hooked up correctly. The phone did not power on or even vibrate. I checked the board to see if there was anything that could have physically gone wrong with it. It was completely identical to the board that I had just taken out. No burn spots or anything broken or missing on it.  Also, the phone has no signs of water damage.

I tried putting it back in its original cracked housing and it had the same problem, wouldn’t power on. The other board worked still in both phones, so that rules out any issues with the power button or the housing. I’ve done a ton of board swaps, probably close to 500 and have never even heard of an issue like this. Do you have any insight as to what can be the problem here?

Also, I let the phone sit for a day, then tried to charge it the next day and actually got a response. When plugged into the charger, it vibrates once then the battery icon pops up for only a second then disappears and the LCD backlight just stays on.

This is my personal phone this time and everything I have is on the board that won’t power on, so I really really need to do this without resetting the board. — Chad

Solution: Hi Chad. Our blog does not provide hardware troubleshooting and diagnostics. Please look for other online resources or have someone check the phone to identify the hardware error.

 

 


 

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How to bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 [Step-by-step Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Factory Reset Protection

In this post, I will show you how to bypass FRP on your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (#Samsung #Note5). This guide is based on the video published by RootJunky on #YouTube. Read on to know how to address this problem in case it happens to you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Factory Reset Protection
This is what you get if you tripped FRP.

The reason why we were always hesitant to provide a step-by-step guide on how to bypass the Factory Reset Protection (#FRP) is because we wanted to help owners who lost their phones in our own way. However, we did receive a lot of emails from our readers asking for help as they unknowingly reset their phone with password and screen lock protection on.

This, of course, would result to FRP being tripped. So, the next time the phone boots up, the owner will be asked to enter the Google Account that was previously setup on the phone. It’s actually not a problem if you know it but many users, especially those who asked Best Buy reps to set their device up for them, don’t even know they need a Google account to use their Android phones.

Before going any further, here are a few of the messages from our readers who have exactly the same problem:

Problem 1: “Bought this phone about 10 days ago for an employee of mine and needless to say he does not know the password to the Google account that he set up at the time of the set up. What do we do? We have tried to enter new email accts, tried the password that they thought was set up and still nothing. We have also waited 72 hours to set up a new account. Please help. Thank  you, Rick.”

Problem 2: “As the Note 5 not recognize fingerprint, I did hard reset, on initialization stuck in Google account step and recurrent asking of Google Mail account and password. I tried using smart app for initialization and not working.

Problem 3: “My Galaxy Note 5 kept freezing and rebooting so I decided to reset it via recovery mode. The reset went fine and all but it reached the point where it asks for the Google account that was previously used. I tried to enter mine but it’s not recognizing it. I can’t get through it. Please help me. Thanks.

For those who have other issues with their phones, visit our troubleshooting page and find issues that are similar to what you have. You can then use the solutions we provided. If you need further assistance, then complete this questionnaire and hit submit to contact us. Don’t worry, it’s a free service. All we ask is information about the problem so we can help you better.

Bypass FRP on Galaxy Note 5

I will walk you through in bypassing FRP on your Note 5 using the method shared by RooJunky to the world.

The method uses a file or an app that you’ll have to install to your phone so you can have access to the Settings menu. From there, you can do a procedure that will give you full access to your phone and even use a different Google account.

It’s probably the easiest and simplest method you can find online.

Requirements

  • A computer
  • A flash drive
  • An OTG cable
  • A Google Account

Instructions

Step 1: On your computer, download the APK file you need to install from your OTG. [link here]

Step 2: Plug your flash drive to your computer and copy the file to the root directory (don’t place it inside a folder so you can easily find it).

Step 3: Plug the OTG cable to your phone and plug the flash drive to the other end of the cable.

Step 4: The Galaxy Note 5 will automatically launch the file explorer showing the root directory of the flash drive you just plugged in.

Note-5-bypass-google-verify

Step 5: Touch the APK file.

Step 6: A system dialog box will pop up warning you that sideloading of apps is blocked by default. Touch Settings to continue.

Step 7: Tap Unknown Sources, then OK. You can proceed to the installation of the APK file.

Step 8: After the installation, tap Open. You can now access the Settings menu.

Note-5-access-settings

Step 9: Unplug the OTG cable from your phone.

Step 10: Scroll down to Backup and reset and proceed with the Factory Reset.

So, basically, all you need to do after following all those steps is the Factory Reset so you can have full access to your phone. It’s easy, right? The most difficult part is accessing Settings when you’re locked out.

FRP Bypass FAQs

Here are some of the questions we received from our readers:

Q: How to avoid tripping FRP without compromising the device’s security?

A: Try not to perform master reset especially if you’re not sure if you already disabled your password or screen lock.

Q: Why doesn’t factory reset trip FRP?

A: Doing the Factory Reset brings the owner to the Settings menu and you can only do that if you have full access to your phone.

Q: I’ve been an Android user for years and this is the first time I heard of FRP, is this a new feature?

A: Yes, it is. Google started implementing it since Android 5.0.

Q: How do you enable FRP?

A: Just setup your Google account and use any screen lock type except Swipe.

Q: Is there any way to bypass FRP aside from this?

A: Yes, there is but it’s more complicated and time-consuming compared to this one. With the other method, you will have to download the entire stock firmware and manually flash it to your phone.

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Troubleshoot a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 that gets stuck in boot loop when plugged in, other system issues

System issues are among the most common problems #Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (#Note5) owners are complaining about especially that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming. We received a lot of emails from our readers seeking assistance because their phones have difficulty booting up, got stuck in boot loop, not updating and other system related issues.

Galaxy-Note-5-boot-loop

I addressed some in this post so continue reading to learn more about them. These issues may happen to you in the future because the firmware is involved. It’s better that you know how to tackle them so you won’t have to go through all the hassles of going to a local shop and explaining what the problem is.

  1. Galaxy Note 5 stuck in boot loop while charging, works fine if not plugged in
  2. How to regain access to the Settings menu or bypass FRP
  3. Note 5 won’t wake up unless owner picks it up
  4. How to restore all data to the new Note 5
  5. Note 5 blacked out and won’t boot up
  6. Note 5 still not receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update 

For those who have other issues, make sure you visit our Note 5 troubleshooting page. It contains the list of all the problems we previous addressed so there’s a chance you can find something that’s similar to yours. You may also contact us directly if you need further assistance. Just fill up this form and hit submit.


Galaxy Note 5 stuck in boot loop while charging, works fine if not plugged in

Problem: Note 5 gets stuck in boot loop only when plugged into charger. When I unplug my Note 5 from charger it stops and reboots normally.  I am using the original charger that came with the phone.  It has done this since day 8 of having the phone and does it almost everyday now. 

Answer: It’s difficult to determine the cause of this problem so you will have to rule out each possibility. So, the possibilities are: it’s a charger issue or a firmware glitch. You can rule each of them but the easiest route is to delete the system cache:

  1. Turn off your Galaxy Note 5.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, and Power key.
  3. When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  5. Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  6. Press the Power key to select.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.

If the problem remained after wiping the cache partition, then you must try using a different charger to see if it would still occur.

How to regain access to the Settings menu or bypass FRP

Problem: I have an unlocked Galaxy Note 5 from Verizon. I have enabled fingerprint on the device. It started malfunctioning so I factory reset it. I can’t connect to google services at the start screen because I currently live in China where Google services are banned. I have vpn but I can’t gain access to the settings menu to set it up. Please how can I remotely unlock the phone. Please help. Thank you!

Answer: If you were locked out because the fingerprint scanner malfunctioned, then you must be stuck in the screen wherein you’re asked to enter your Google account. I assume you know your username and password but since you’re in a country where Google services are banned you need to connect to the internet using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) so you can access those services again. I’m just trying to make things a little clearer here for the sake of our readers.

Yes, there’s one way you can bypass the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) and head straight to the Settings menu and setup your VPN. Just last week I’ve written a step-by-step guide on how to bypass FRP and I believe it can help you a lot. With it, you can actually do two things; either to go with your original plan to setup VPN and access Google services or perform the Factory Reset through Settings again to regain full access to your phone without having to enter your Google account. Well, it’s up to you. Just follow this link and you’re good.

READ: How to bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 [Step-by-step Guide]

Note 5 won’t wake up unless owner picks it up

Problem: When phone is on desk or table and I press the home key to wake to dial or check, phone will not wakeup until I pick it up…Just a black screen. Help please.

Answer: If you noticed that your phone’s performance slowed down, then that’s the reason why your phone takes so long to wake up from being idle. Perhaps there are a lot of apps running in the background or maybe there’s just a delay in the response of your phone when you hit the Home button.

We need to be able to closely observe the device to be able to tell what’s causing this problem but since we can’t do that on our end, I suggest you take the shortcut in restoring your phone’s overall performance–factory reset.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Find and tap the Settings icon.
  3. Under the ‘Personal’ section, find and tap Backup and reset.
  4. Tap Factory data reset.
  5. Touch Reset device to proceed with the reset.
  6. Depending on the security lock you used, enter the PIN or password.
  7. Tap Continue.
  8. Touch Delete all to confirm your action.

How to restore all data to the new Note 5

Question: I received a replacement phone and need to do a 100% restore, including all apps, data, home screens, folders. I can’t find the best solution.

Answer: You know, you can only restore data that you’ve backed up. I don’t know what happened to the first unit but if you haven’t been able to back it up before sending it back, then there’s no way you can restore everything in it. The best thing you can try, however, is setup the same Google account you used in the previous unit because maybe you have synced your contacts, calendars, photos, apps, etc.

Note 5 blacked out and won’t boot up

Problem: I unrooted my phone and restarted my phone to factory. So I went to the application manager and it said it detected an issue so I clicked on restart device and it started glitching. It started to continuously boot and reboot, I tried clicking the power button and nothing happened. I held down on lower volume and power for 20 seconds and the screen changed but this time it boots then blacks out.

Answer: I’m not sure if you’re the one who rooted it in the first place but it seems there’s something wrong to what you did. I don’t know the method you used in rooting and unrooting the device but if it seems like the there’s an issue with the firmware (and I don’t know, too, if it’s running the stock or a modified one).

Try charging the phone first for, at least, ten minutes and then press and hold the Volume Down and Power keys for 10 to 15 seconds to see if you can bring the phone to boot up again. If it failed, then it’s time you had it checked.

On the other hand, if the phone is still stuck in boot loop, try wiping the cache partition and if it fails, try the master reset if possible. Lastly, if all else fails, flash the stock firmware using Odin.

Note 5 still not receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Question: Hi guys. I’m wondering when the update for my Note 5 will come? I heard there’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow but I haven’t received the usual notification about an update yet. Do you have any idea when Verizon Note 5 will get a marshmallow?

Answer: With the Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge already received marshmallow, the Note 5 should get its update soon but we don’t know when the exact date would be. Since you’re with Verizon, the roll out of the update will totally depend on your provider and not with Samsung. Just wait it out, it will come.

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