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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SingingSabre, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. SingingSabre

    SingingSabre Lurker
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    Hey guys.

    I have an old Samsung Galaxy Tablet (SM-T377W) from my last job, which laid me off and then folded. I tried giving them my work tablet back for almost a year, and they haven't given me an answer nor a way to, so I figure it's mine now after 11 months. Yay.

    I want to wipe it so I can put my own stuff on it, as it was locked down.

    I boot into recovery mode, try to factory wipe it, and it says that it's locked out of doing that. What's the next best way to wipe this? Load a copy of software from an SD card? Other ideas?

    I know it's a little unorthodox and I really want to get this useless thing useful. Thank you in advance.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    couple of things, but i'm not sure how locked down it is......maybe try flashing a firmware update. go to sammobile for the firmware or the other thing to try is rooting it. you will need to unlock the bootloader and the install the twrp reocvery and then you can flash a custom rom.
     
  3. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    One thing to worry about as well is factory reset protection. If you do manage to reset it, there's a good chance you will need the previous account credentials to get back into the tablet.
     
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