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That is right and normal.
Eevything is fine then.
Keep in mind that all data is deleted while resetting the phone.
If you reset via setting the FRP Lock ist turned of and fotlr that you are asked to authenticate.
If you reset via Recovery, odin, etc. Your FRP lock stays intact so after resetting you have to enter the Google account that was registered on the phone bevor the reset or the phone would be unusable..

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I thought that FRP was down to the first(out of the box) persons Google account and it didn't change. Now I know it changes to the account of the person who last set the phone up.

Sorry for being a bit slow but I've just come back to android after being on iOS for the last few phones.

Thanks again for your help.
 
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robdevil

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But as far as I know those are different things.

You are talking about FRP (Factory Reset Protection) this means that you have to enter your google login details before you can use the phone IF you reset the phone/flashed a ne firmware via Recovery WITHOUT removing the Google Account fromt the phone bevore.

The other user means the encryption of the internal storage which ist default on the S8. If you flash a STOCK ORIGINAL Samsung ROM with the HOME_CSC it is possible that you willl have to enter a password at startup.
But I think that this will only happen, if you havent got a secure lockscreen (PIN/Password).
I haven't enabled secure startup for a long time now while flashing my S8 with the HOME_CSC and having a PIN/Iris/Fingerprint as lockscreen and never had to enter a password to boot the phone up.
Again this COULD happen.

---------- Post added at 20:28 ---------- Previous post was at 20:24 ----------

Also you should keep in mind that if you enable OEM Unlock you DISABLE the FRP (Factory Reset Protection)

That means if your phone gets lost or stolen ANYONE who finds it can simply reset it and use it without problems!
If the FRP Lock is ON (OEM Unlock is OFF) then anyone who finds the phone and resets it have to enter you Google Login details to use it without those the phone is a beautiful brick...
Not really. Samsung frp is removable. Its not apple.
 

robdevil

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And NOT to be discussed in this thread!

IMHO: it shouldn't be discussed at all on this forum -> it's perfect for THIEVES!

END discussion about FRP in this thread!
Well no one give any help or advice about FRP so your comment had nothing to do to forum rules. Forum is made to discuss many things and we can talk about what we want as far as we dont go over rules. I didn't know that FRP is censored.
 

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Well no one give any help or advice about FRP so your comment had nothing to do to forum rules. Forum is made to discuss many things and we can talk about what we want as far as we dont go over rules. I didn't know that FRP is censored.

Did you read my post?

NOT in this THREAD!

What you do on "other parts" of the forum is your problem, but posts about FRP will be (probably) closed!

That's a good point IMHO!

Read this post from a MOD:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=73793766&postcount=44
 
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    Latest Firmware Multi-CSC OXM

    This ROM is the latest ROM for Multi-CSC OXM released 21 feb 18, and can be used for ALL CSC's mentioned in Multi-CSC OXM!
    This is official Samsung ROM, so KNOX won't be triggered!


    Change CSC for i.e. use Samsung Pay

    Your data will stay intact, but it's possible you get "com.android.***** has stopped" -> Then a Factory Reset is needed (in Recovery)!

    What's new:
    * Android 8.0.0
    * February security patches (Samsung Android Security Updates)
    Samsung Experience 9.0 upgrade with Android Oreo

    Samsung Experience 9.0 brings you Android Oreo, with exciting new features from Samsung and Google based on feedback from users like you.

    We recommend that you back up your important data to keep it safe during the upgrade.
    Some apps, including Samsung Pay, Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, and Email, should be updated individually before you can update your OS.

    Here’s what’s new.

    Biometrics
    To improve your security, features that use biometrics (face, fingerprints, and irises) are only available when you use a secure screen lock type (pattern, PIN, or password). When you switch to a non-secure screen lock type (Swipe or None), biometric authentication is suspended for unlocking and for verification in apps like Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass. If you're using biometrics now without a secure screen lock type, you'll be able to continue after the upgrade, but changing to a secure screen lock type is recommended.

    Quick Panel
    - Manage notifications for each app with notification categories (supported apps only).
    - Icons will be shown at the bottom of the notification panel for notifications that aren't currently visible.

    Home Screen
    - Touch and hold an app to display shortcuts to common or recommended tasks within the app (supported apps only).
    - Notification badges on app icons are linked with the notification panel. Clear a notification in one location, and it will also be cleared in the other location.

    Samsung Keyboard
    - The toolbar gives quick access to useful functions.
    - The GIF keyboard lets you send GIFs.
    - More high-contrast keyboards are available.

    System Performance
    - Background services are limited to improve performance and battery life.
    - Currently running apps will always be shown in the notification panel.

    Edge screen
    - Improved font size, color, and other settings for better Edge panel visibility.
    - Touch and hold the Edge panel handle to change its position.
    - Added 3 more Edge lighting effects and color customization for apps.

    Lock Screen and Always On Display
    - New clock styles for the Lock screen and Always On Display.
    - Adjust the transparency of notifications to get the look you want.

    Smart View
    - Let your phone's screen go dark when mirroring to another screen.

    Samsung account
    - Control your account settings and profile information for multiple apps.
    - Tap your profile picture on the main Settings page to access your profile information and account settings.

    Samsung Cloud
    - View and manage photos and notes stored only in Samsung Cloud.
    - Store any type of file in Samsung Cloud Drive.
    - Select specific items to delete or restore from your backups.
    - See how big each backup is and how many items it contains.

    Samsung Dual Messenger
    - Install a second copy of a messaging app so you can use two accounts at the same time. For apps that verify accounts using phone numbers, you'll need a different phone number for each account.
    - Touch and hold a messaging app on the Home or Apps screen to install the second account or go to Settings - Advanced features - Dual Messenger.

    Find My Mobile
    - Back up Secure Folder to Samsung Cloud remotely when your phone is lost.
    - Lock Samsung Pass using Find My Mobile.

    Samsung DeX
    - See more apps at once by changing the app list view to full-screen.
    - Use Game launcher in Samsung DeX for a full-screen gaming experience.
    - Added support for 2 additional Samsung covers (LED View Cover, Clear View Standing Cover).

    Other improvements
    - Bluetooth now supports high-quality audio codecs, including AAC and Sony LDAC.
    - Video player includes auto repeat and 2x speed option.
    - Voice Recorder provides smart tips to conveniently block calls while recording.
    - Email lets you flag Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync emails.
    - Samsung Health's new sticky notification lets you see your step count at a glance.
    - Clock now includes a Landscape mode and timer sound options.
    - The digital clock widget goes directly to the Clock app when you tap it.
    - Samsung Pass added the ability to manage usernames and passwords in third-party apps.

    Model SM-G955F
    Model name Galaxy S8 plus
    Country Multi-CSC OXM
    Version Android 8.0.0
    Changelist 12993656
    Build date Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:23:54 +0000
    Security Patch Level 2018-02-01
    Multi-CSC OXM
    PDA G955FXXU1CRB7
    CSC G955FOXM1CRAP
    Details for download with SamFirm:
    5FvnHU.png


    UN-ZIP the archive and place the files in the designated slots in Odin 3.13.1

    HOME_CSC_OXM -> data will stay intact
    CSC_OXM -> device will be resetted (NOT included in archive for "smaller archive" due to "download limitations" MegaNZ)

    This package contains the HOME_CSC of OXM Multi-CSC, which include the following CSC's: ACR AFG AFR ARO ATO AUT BGL BNG BRI BTC BTU CAC CAM CEL CHO COO DBT DKR ECT EGY EON ETL EUR GLB ILO INS ITV KSA LAO LUX LYS MID MM1 MWD MYM NEE NPL ORX PAK PCL PHE PHN PTR ROM SEB SEE SEK SER SIN SKZ SLK SMA STH THL THR TMC TPA TPH TTT TUN TUR WTL XEF XEH XEO XEU XFA XFE XME XSG XSP XTC XXV ZTO
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    In this thread, You can share the Mega-Links of new firmware's (OFFICIAL STOCK) for the Galaxy S8 (so: NO CUSTOM ROM's and/or ROOT-talk)...

    How to flash firmware to your phone:

    WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)

    nCcbKa.png
    FQoAUN.png


    WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)

    hH9QtL.png


    1. Extract (un-rar) the firmware file (i.e. to folder c:\Odin) ***
    2. Download Odin v3.13.1
    3. Extract Odin ZIP file (i.e. to folder c:\Odin)
    4. Open Odin v3.13.1
    5. Reboot Phone in Download Mode (press and hold Bixby + Power + Volume Down buttons)
    6. Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
    7. Add the firmware files to their designated slots
    8. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
    9. Click the start button, sit back and wait few minutes

    Below a video with the "How to flash"; thanks @ISF for making this tutorial:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y0ZZxcNVnE

    *** You can always find the LATEST firmware in msg #2
    13
    G955FXXU1AQEB (Multi-CSC OXM)

    WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)

    nCcbKa.png
    FQoAUN.png


    WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)

    F15FfG.png
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    KAT1eG.png


    This ROM is the latest ROM for Multi-CSC OXM released 25 may 17, and can be used for ALL CSC's mentioned in Multi-CSC OXM!
    This is official Samsung ROM, so KNOX won't be triggered!


    Note: after install of this ROM, you will receive OTA-updates!

    Your data will stay intact, but it's possible you get "com.android.***** has stopped" -> Then a Factory Reset is needed (in Recovery)!

    What's new:
    * Android 7.0
    * May security patches (Samsung Android Security Updates)
    * Stability Improvements
    * Camera Firmware Update

    Model SM-G955F
    Model name Galaxy S8 plus
    Country Netherlands
    Version Android 7.0
    Changelist 11341572
    Build date Fri, 19 May 2017 21:58:12 +0000
    Security Patch Level 2017-05-01
    Multi-CSC OXM
    PDA G955FXXU1AQEB
    CSC G955FOXM1AQEB
    Download for install with Odin 3.12.3: MegaNZ

    UN-ZIP the archive and place the files in the designated slots in Odin 3.12.3

    HOME_CSC_OXM -> data will stay intact
    CSC_OXM -> device will be resetted
    This package contains the HOME_CSC of OXM Multi-CSC, which include the following CSC's: ACR AFG AFR ARO ATO AUT BGL BNG BRI BTC BTU CAC CAM CHO COO DBT DKR ECT EGY EON ETL EUR GLB ILO INS ITV KSA LAO LUX LYS MID MM1 MWD MYM NEE NPL ORX PAK PHE PHN ROM SEB SEE SEK SER SIN SKZ SLK SMA STH THL THR TMC TPA TPH TTT TUN TUR WTL XEF XEH XEO XEU XFE XME XSG XSP XTC XXV ZTO
    9
    G955fxxu1crb7

    This ROM is the latest ROM for Multi-CSC OXM released 21 feb 18, and can be used for ALL CSC's mentioned in Multi-CSC OXM!
    This is official Samsung ROM, so KNOX won't be triggered!


    Change CSC for i.e. use Samsung Pay

    Your data will stay intact, but it's possible you get "com.android.***** has stopped" -> Then a Factory Reset is needed (in Recovery)!

    What's new:
    * Android 8.0.0
    * February security patches (Samsung Android Security Updates)
    Samsung Experience 9.0 upgrade with Android Oreo

    Samsung Experience 9.0 brings you Android Oreo, with exciting new features from Samsung and Google based on feedback from users like you.

    We recommend that you back up your important data to keep it safe during the upgrade.
    Some apps, including Samsung Pay, Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, and Email, should be updated individually before you can update your OS.

    Here’s what’s new.

    Biometrics
    To improve your security, features that use biometrics (face, fingerprints, and irises) are only available when you use a secure screen lock type (pattern, PIN, or password). When you switch to a non-secure screen lock type (Swipe or None), biometric authentication is suspended for unlocking and for verification in apps like Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass. If you're using biometrics now without a secure screen lock type, you'll be able to continue after the upgrade, but changing to a secure screen lock type is recommended.

    Quick Panel
    - Manage notifications for each app with notification categories (supported apps only).
    - Icons will be shown at the bottom of the notification panel for notifications that aren't currently visible.

    Home Screen
    - Touch and hold an app to display shortcuts to common or recommended tasks within the app (supported apps only).
    - Notification badges on app icons are linked with the notification panel. Clear a notification in one location, and it will also be cleared in the other location.

    Samsung Keyboard
    - The toolbar gives quick access to useful functions.
    - The GIF keyboard lets you send GIFs.
    - More high-contrast keyboards are available.

    System Performance
    - Background services are limited to improve performance and battery life.
    - Currently running apps will always be shown in the notification panel.

    Edge screen
    - Improved font size, color, and other settings for better Edge panel visibility.
    - Touch and hold the Edge panel handle to change its position.
    - Added 3 more Edge lighting effects and color customization for apps.

    Lock Screen and Always On Display
    - New clock styles for the Lock screen and Always On Display.
    - Adjust the transparency of notifications to get the look you want.

    Smart View
    - Let your phone's screen go dark when mirroring to another screen.

    Samsung account
    - Control your account settings and profile information for multiple apps.
    - Tap your profile picture on the main Settings page to access your profile information and account settings.

    Samsung Cloud
    - View and manage photos and notes stored only in Samsung Cloud.
    - Store any type of file in Samsung Cloud Drive.
    - Select specific items to delete or restore from your backups.
    - See how big each backup is and how many items it contains.

    Samsung Dual Messenger
    - Install a second copy of a messaging app so you can use two accounts at the same time. For apps that verify accounts using phone numbers, you'll need a different phone number for each account.
    - Touch and hold a messaging app on the Home or Apps screen to install the second account or go to Settings - Advanced features - Dual Messenger.

    Find My Mobile
    - Back up Secure Folder to Samsung Cloud remotely when your phone is lost.
    - Lock Samsung Pass using Find My Mobile.

    Samsung DeX
    - See more apps at once by changing the app list view to full-screen.
    - Use Game launcher in Samsung DeX for a full-screen gaming experience.
    - Added support for 2 additional Samsung covers (LED View Cover, Clear View Standing Cover).

    Other improvements
    - Bluetooth now supports high-quality audio codecs, including AAC and Sony LDAC.
    - Video player includes auto repeat and 2x speed option.
    - Voice Recorder provides smart tips to conveniently block calls while recording.
    - Email lets you flag Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync emails.
    - Samsung Health's new sticky notification lets you see your step count at a glance.
    - Clock now includes a Landscape mode and timer sound options.
    - The digital clock widget goes directly to the Clock app when you tap it.
    - Samsung Pass added the ability to manage usernames and passwords in third-party apps.

    Model SM-G955F
    Model name Galaxy S8 plus
    Country Multi-CSC OXM
    Version Android 8.0.0
    Changelist 12993656
    Build date Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:23:54 +0000
    Security Patch Level 2018-02-01
    Multi-CSC OXM
    PDA G955FXXU1CRB7
    CSC G955FOXM1CRAP
    Details for download with SamFirm:
    5FvnHU.png


    UN-ZIP the archive and place the files in the designated slots in Odin 3.13.1

    HOME_CSC_OXM -> data will stay intact
    CSC_OXM -> device will be resetted (NOT included in archive for "smaller archive" due to "download limitations" MegaNZ)

    This package contains the HOME_CSC of OXM Multi-CSC, which include the following CSC's: ACR AFG AFR ARO ATO AUT BGL BNG BRI BTC BTU CAC CAM CEL CHO COO DBT DKR ECT EGY EON ETL EUR GLB ILO INS ITV KSA LAO LUX LYS MID MM1 MWD MYM NEE NPL ORX PAK PCL PHE PHN PTR ROM SEB SEE SEK SER SIN SKZ SLK SMA STH THL THR TMC TPA TPH TTT TUN TUR WTL XEF XEH XEO XEU XFA XFE XME XSG XSP XTC XXV ZTO
    9
    Change CSC for i.e. use Samsung Pay

    First of all: this thread is about "Firmware updates" and NOT about "How to change CSC for use Samsung Pay"!

    Those questions are considered to be OFF-TOPIC!

    1. If your CURRENT CSC is part of the Multi-CSC OXM (i.e. TTT & AFG), it's IMPOSSIBLE to flash i.e. BTU and/or XSG-firmware to get that CSC because BTU & XSG are also part of the OXM Multi-CSC! If you flash those FW, your CSC WON'T CHANGE!
    2. Product-code of your device CAN'T BE CHANGED!

    But, there's a "slight chance" you can have "Samsung Pay", if you have an "ORIGINAL SIM" from an UNBRANDED OPERATOR (i.e. "British Telecom" for BTU).
    When you've i.e. the BT-SIM:

    A. POWER-OFF your device, SIM-CARD holder out of your device
    B. RESET your device in the recovery (VolUp-Bixby-Power)
    C. Put NEW SIM (i.e. British Telecom) in your device and POWER-ON
    D. Follow the instructions on your screen

    If everything's OK, your device will use i.e. the BTU/XEU CSC now, and possibly "Samsung Pay" will be available

    NOTE: you'll NEVER get Samsung Pay if KNOX has been triggered!

    cc: @maik005