I bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 from a vendor online. The device was cheap and highly affordable but I didn't know the reason behind the discount was due to Samsung Reactivation Lock. Now, the phone is useless to me and I can't even afford the return cost. Please, help with understanding what Samsung reactivation lock is and how to unlock it
In order to help all those who are experiencing Android device lock and can't get into their phones or tablets due to Samsung Reactivation Lock, we've researched and presented all you need to know about Samsung reactivation lock as well as how to remove this lock from your Android device.
Reactivation Lock is an online service that uses your Samsung account to let you prevent others from activating your device if it's ever lost or stolen. If the reactivation lock is turned on in your Samsung phone, you'll be required to provide your Samsung account credentials (username and password) prior to starting a factory reset of the device, and the same account username and password will be required to remove the activation lock.
The reactivation lock works like this: if something happens to your Android Samsung phone, watch or tablet (i.e. if your phone got stolen or went missing) you won't have to worry over anyone getting their ugly hands on your personal information and data because they will have to provide your Samsung account credentials before activating the phone.
If you want to use your Samsung account to stop anyone from reactivating your Samsung phone, tablet or wearable, then follow these steps to enable Reactivation Lock.
Step 1. Open your "Settings" app.
Step 2. Go to select "Lock Screen and Security".
Step 3. Click "Find My Mobile".
Step 4. Click the switch next to "Reactivation Lock" to enable it.
Step 5. Enter your Samsung account credentials (username and password) and the switch will turn blue to show that the reactivation lock is enabled.
If you want to disable reactivation lock on your Samsung mobile device, enter your Samsung account credentials (username and password) and the switch will turn grey to show that the reactivation lock is disabled.
The following table best explains the differences between reactivation lock and factory reset protection lock.
Factory Reset Protection (FRP)
|Available only on Samsung devices.||Available on all Android devices|
|Samsung account is required to enable or disable Reactivation Lock||Google account is required to enable and unlock FRP.|
|Samsung account login will be required if the SIM card is changed.||No login is required is SIM is changed.|
|Device location can be accessed if the Samsung mobile device is lost or stolen.||It doesn't have a location service.|
|If the factory reset is detected, the Samsung account that is linked to the device is required to unlock it.||If the factory reset is detected, the Google account that is linked to the device is required to unlock it.|
From the comparison chart above, you must have had a basic impression on Samsung Reactivation Lock and Samsung FRP lock and know their difference. Now let's see how to bypass Samsung FRP lock without Google account and password.
If your Samsung phone or tablet is locked after a factory reset, and the screen says "Verify Google Account" or "Google Account Verification" is required, then the issue you are facing is FRP lock. To remove the FRP lock blocking you from setting up your Samsung device, get a copy of iMyFone LockWiper (Android) FRP unlock tool from the official website of IMyFone, and use it to unlock your device.
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To unlock your Samsung mobile phone using LockWiper (Android), just follow the steps we've outlined below:
Step 1. From the home interface, select the "Remove Google Lock (FRP)" mode on the software screen.
Click "Start" to start the FRP unlocking process.
Step 2. Use a USB cable to connect your Samsung phone to your computer. Select the appropriate device information from the inquiry box, including device brand, model, PDA, country and carrier. Now, click on the "Download" button to continue.
Step 3. iMyFone LockWiper (Android) will start searching and downloading a data package matching your device. Click “Start to Extract” to unpack it after downloading
After extraction of the data package,follow the onscreen steps to put your device into downloading mode and start the installation process.
Turn on "OEM unlock" and "USB debugging" on your Samsung device after installation.
Step 4. Follow the onscreen guide you to prepare the firmware package. Click on the "Start to Extract" button after installation.
Step 5. Click "Start" to unlock the Google lock from your device. This might take a while.
In all, we've fully discussed all you need to know about Samsung Reactivation lock, and how to enable and disable it. More so, get a copy of iMyFone LockWiper (Android) FRP unlock tool to bypass FRP or screen lock from your device.
By Mike Sangster , to Google FRP Unlock
Posted on Nov 26, 2019 ( Updated: Nov 28, 2019 )