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Old 11-30-2017, 08:45   #16 (permalink)
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Try Kies or SmartSwitch. Go to the "tools" dropdown menu and choose*software*update and Initialisation. Fill out the*device model and*samsung*serial numbers.

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Samsung had removed this feature on new version of kies or smartswitch and no more initialize by smartswitch or kies

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Old 11-30-2017, 10:05   #17 (permalink)
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Samsung had removed this feature on new version of kies or smartswitch and no more initialize by smartswitch or kies

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Old 12-04-2017, 02:27   #18 (permalink)
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did you try to use pit file with full firmware flash? i just did an note 5 that had a lock like this. i had to find the persist and pit file and full firmware. so if you have full firmware make sure you have the pit file for it.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:22   #19 (permalink)
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someone found a solution to this?
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:10   #20 (permalink)
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Still no solution .
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Old 01-31-2018, 19:47   #21 (permalink)
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Any ideas guys? Still canít unlock
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Old 02-01-2018, 18:15   #22 (permalink)
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:51   #23 (permalink)
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Old 02-05-2018, 13:23   #24 (permalink)
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I will post a bypass method after I have 10 posts. System is mistaking device path with URL.
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Old 02-05-2018, 13:40   #25 (permalink)
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This is quite cumbersome.
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Old 02-05-2018, 15:03   #26 (permalink)
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Some time ago I helped a friend, who got swindled on eBay with an RMM locked phone and the seller was not responding. Please note that this fix is "partial" and the tutorial is from my memory so I may be forgetting some details. Therefore, do this at your own risk, you have been warned

The phone was a Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955F) from Telcel Mexico with G955FXXU1AQH3 firmware, it had "FRP Lock" set to "Off" and "OEM Lock" set to "On". Phone could only be flashed with stock or combination firmware and could not be rooted as custom binaries were blocked. I flashed stock firmware from several regions but every time the phone got locked in 10 seconds after reaching the welcome screen. I observed that the phone was locked using an RMM (Remote Mobile Manager) account, because of pending installment balance. If I had the RMM account details tied to this phone, I could go to rmm.samsung.com and unlock it. Since the seller never provided that, I thought of blocking the software that was triggering the lock. In my research, I found that the lock was being triggered by RLC.apk which is located at "/system/priv-app/Rlc/Rlc.apk" in stock firmwares. I followed the steps below to bypass the lock (your situation might be a bit different from mine so follow the below steps at your own risk):

1. Install combination firmware (I used FA70_G955FXXU1AQD1). Once the phone boots up in factory firmware, you will notice that the "USB Debugging" is On but "OEM Unlock" option is missing. Don't worry, we will fix that later.
2. Install RLC.apk v1.1.15 from PC (adb install Rlc.apk)
3. Install Ice Box v3.1.9.1 from PC (adb install com.catchingnow.icebox-3.1.9.1-G-varies-sdk21-vc593.apk)
4. Since we do not have Root permission, set Ice Box as a Device Administrator from PC (adb shell dpm set-device-owner com.catchingnow.icebox/.receiver.DPMReceiver)
5. Restart the phone
6. Open up Ice Box, continue as Device Admin and in the APPS section, "Freeze" the RLC package (Title: Notification, Description: com.samsung.android.rlc). You may need to enable the "Include Hidden" option in Ice Box from the top right corner.
7. Now that RLC is frozen, install stock firmware with "HOME_CSC" so that the two apps we installed do not get erased. I used "AP_G955FXXU1AQH3", "BL_G955FXXU1AQH3", "CP_G955FXXU1AQH3" and "HOME_CSC_OWA_G955FOWA1AQH3" from the Telcel firmware.
8. We are done, remember to keep RLC package frozen.

After step 7, I changed the language to English from Settings and also disabled OEM Lock from "Developer Options". A few observations at this point:

1. The phone is still RMM locked, we have only suppressed the SEM_LOGISTICS PIN Code prompt. You can see "RMM State: Locked" in download mode. Also, if you go to Settings->About Phone->Status, you will notice "Installment payments" section marked as "Outstanding".
2. It is said that "RMM State: Prenormal" automatically goes away if you keep the phone up for 168 hours without rebooting. I do NOT know, if "RMM State: Locked" goes away automatically or not, but I doubt it.
3. Since the RMM state is locked, custom binaries still cannot be flashed for rooting.
4. For TWRP, I got error "custom binary(RECOVERY) Blocked due to remaining installment balance"
5. For Root kernel, I got "custom binary(BOOT) Blocked due to remaining installment balance"
6. Secure Folder could not be setup. I kept getting a KNOX related error but do not remember its text now.
7. I tried to backup the PERSISTENT partition but got Permission Denied error because I did not have root.
8. The command "dd if=/dev/block/platform/11120000.ufs/by-name/PERSISTENT of=/sdcard/PERSISTENT.img" failed.
9. The command "dd if=/dev/block/sda13 of=/sdcard/PERSISTENT.img" failed.
10. I tried to format the PERSISTENT partition but got Permission Denied error because I did not have root.
11. The command "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/11120000.ufs/by-name/PERSISTENT" failed.
12. The command "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/sda13" failed.
13. KNOX was not tripped so phone warranty was not void.

The phone had become largely usable so I gave up at this point. If you make more progress, don't forget to share with the community. I'm not an Android Developer and also do not have access to any Flasher Boxes. It took me quite a while to figure this out and to write this tutorial, so do give me credit if I have helped you. Good luck.
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Old 02-07-2018, 17:26   #27 (permalink)
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anyone has this kind of locked devices contact me on whatsapp +962781900396 my service is paid service not free dont send me msg on fourms only whatsapp thanks
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:04   #28 (permalink)
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bro what is Rlc .apk i can't find this
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Old 02-09-2018, 22:29   #29 (permalink)
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Works!!!
Thanks to lordofthepings !!!

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Old 02-10-2018, 04:21   #30 (permalink)
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The phone had become largely usable so I gave up at this point. If you make more progress, don't forget to share with the community. I'm not an Android Developer and also do not have access to any Flasher Boxes. It took me quite a while to figure this out and to write this tutorial, so do give me credit if I have helped you. Good luck.

First, thanks for the info... a while ago I did a writeup about the new RMM security, and after reading your info it seems that RMM has two uses, first as a stock system protection, and second in conjunction with MDM security policy (as in your case).

The one I'm more familiar with is stock system protection when OEM-Unlock is not enabled, it prevents flashing of any custom binaries including eng-boot etc. A possible solution to disable the RMM lock against future updates (only if it's NOT already tripped) can be found here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...5&postcount=22

When combined with MDM, it makes the situation even worse, since it restricts both custom binary flashing and also the ability to enable OEM-Unlock. It's a nasty bugger for sure. Supposedly the RMM lock (without MDM) expires after 7 days of the phone being turned ON and never turned off, basically a 7 day phone jail before being able to flash custom binary again. Boooo!!

For now it seems to affect higher end devices starting with the January 2018 updates, but one should be weary with any device going forward.
A sign of RMM is the presence of the folder /system/priv-app/RLC.
Fun times ahead guys, especially for those who are carelessly just flash away without disabling RMM first.
So, who's ready to go to a 7-day JAIL?! lol

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