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Galaxy S9 Google Locked... 24 or 72 hr Timer??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nick McNamara, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Nick McNamara

    Nick McNamara Lurker
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    I bought a phone on Ebay. It's Google locked and wants me to log in to Google so that I can set up the phone. The seller gave me his email and password but the phone doesn't care. It just keeps saying to log in. I know the credentials are right because I can log in online with them. He reset the password recently, and I'm told this starts a 24 or 72 hour timer in which you can't log in. But I couldn't find anything that says whether it is 24 or 72 hours for this phone... Galaxy S9. Can someone tell me? I want to know whether to send it back to him for a refund or if I just need to wait a little while longer.



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  2. ocnbrze

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

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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I call BS on the seller
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    A password change doesn't take time, but a password change just before or just after a factory reset does produce a timeout in Factory Reset Protection, which seems to be the OP's problem.

    Unfortunately I've also seen mixed messages on this. From memory this was originally 72 hours, then I read that it was being reduced, but then many people reported that this reduction didn't seem to have happened. So I've no confidence in what the actual answer is.
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've heard of password time-outs with Apple accounts, like 48 hours, etc, but not Google accounts. So can't help you.
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The Samsung Galaxy S9 release date was March 2018. Features and Specs include a 5.8" screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 9810 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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