Now anyone can bypass the Android Factory Reset Protection on Samsung smartphones
In theory, the Android Factory Reset Protection makes it nearly impossible for a potential thief to activate a new Google account if a factory reset has been performed. In practice, however, it looks like tricking the system doesn't require too much hard work, at least not if the thief got his hands on one of Samsung's Android smartphones.
An Android developer known as RootJunky came up with a method to bypass the Factory Reset Protection on Samsung devices. RootJunky's method exploits a flaw in the way that Samsung's Android implementation responds when a USB storage device is plugged in: whenever Samsung phones detect that a USB storage device, they automatically launch the File Manager app.
In the demonstration video below, you can see that it only takes a few minutes to bypass the Factory Reset Protection on Samsung smartphones:
What do you guys think? Are you disappointed that Samsung screwed up with this essential anti-theft feature?