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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by nisui, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. nisui

    nisui Lurker
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    I bought a used phone from ebay and after that I was opening it I discover that this phone uses a kids protection application.\
    I had been trying to reset it by a hard reset but - nothing...o_O
    Does anyone know how I can bypass it?
     



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  2. nisui

    nisui Lurker
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    On second thought maybe does anyone know how to stay it works and just bypass this without a reset?
    (Maybe I will give it to my child...)
     
  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    If you can return it back to the seller you might want to just avoid all the hassles you're going to have to go through to just get this phone back into working condition, and just buy a phone new or buy a pre-owned phone that hasn't been crippled by its previous owner.
    Take a look at https://swappa.com/
    The devices that get sold there are checked out and confirmed to be usable.
    But getting back to your query, what phone model is it?

    Without knowing just what phone you have, you 'might' be able to do what's referred to as flash a stock ROM, essentially a process that replaces the existing Android operating system with a new, clean, unaltered one. But there is an issue where some manufacturers readily provide ROMs for their phones (Samsung being a good example) while some manufacturers refuse to (a lot of Chinese, knock-offs). But whatever the case, this isn't going to be as simple as just pushing magic button to clear the phone's current setup.
    Also, don't just pass this along to your child at this point. If it is locked down by some kind of parental control it's a matter where you are not the parent that has control over it. That won't bode well at all.
     
  4. nisui

    nisui Lurker
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    Thank for your responding!
    My phone is galaxy j1 mini prime.
    Do you sure that I can't stay the application and just bypass it by a simple way when I will need that?
    It will be helpful than reset the phone...
     
  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    When you purchase a pre-owned phone from a source like Ebay it's always a matter of confirming the validity of the seller. This phone was obviously not checked out before they took your money.
    No, it's not just that this won't be a 'simple' matter to clear up (if it was, there's no point in having any kind of parental controls to begin with). an important point is anytime you buy a pre-owned phone, you don't want to have anything tied the previous owner left on it. You want to have a phone that's clean the first time you start it up so you set it up the way you want, not how the previous owner had set it up. Also, you don't want anything like a spyware utility installed that the previous owner might have left behind.
    Anyway, looking up the specs for this model, it's not very promising. Unless you have very minimal needs, it's usefulness as a daily usage phone will need be set by low expectations. It's a low-spec phone that will be running a dated, unsupported version of Android so as time goes on you will most likely have issues interacting with a lot of today's online services.
    https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_j1_mini_prime-8397.php
    With only 1GB of RAM you will experiencing a lot of buffering and pauses as you use it, and with only 8GB of storage you will be constantly and frequently having to deal with 'out of memory' pop up messages.

    But if you want to spend the effort on resurrecting this phone, you can go here to find a stock ROM for this phone:
    https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/search/sm-j106/
    Be sure to select the appropriate ROM that exactly matches your phone. Do not mix and match ROMs, they are not interchangeable. You need to determine which model of Galaxy Prime Mini you have (SM-J106B, F, H, or M) and download that ROM. When you select the ROM you need, the download page has instructions you need to follow to do the actual flashing process in the right column.

    I'd still recommend you just return this phone and get one where you don't have to go through all this hassle to just get it workable again.
     
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