Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices (Guide)

How to Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Are you facing the missing OEM unlock issue on your Samsung Galaxy device? That’s because your phone has entered the Prenormal RMM/KG state. However, if you’d like to bypass it, then you can follow the instructions below and fix missing OEM unlock toggle on Samsung Galaxy devices. These include the Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9 and more. But before you get to the steps, take a look at the information below to know what RMM (KG) state actually is, how it affects the OEM unlock option, and how to turn it on again.


Table of Contents

What is Prenormal RMM/KG State?

RMM (abbreviated for “Remote Mobile Manager”) or KG (abbreviated for “KNOX Guard“) state is a security functionality introduced to aid tighter theft protection by Samsung in Android Oreo. After the user finishes the Setup Wizard, the “RMM state“/”KG State” turns from ‘Normal‘ to ‘Prenormal‘ for a period of 7 days (168 hours). After the stated period a query is sent to Samsung, and if the phone is clean, the state will turn back to normal.

So, what does the RMM state have to do with OEM Unlock? – During the Prenormal RMM or KG state, the system automatically disables the OEM unlock toggle intentionally. The toggle is disabled to prevent flashing of any custom binaries like firmware, custom recoveries like TWRP, root packages, etc.

How to Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices

If you’re going to install TWRP recovery or root your phone, you will first need to turn ON the ‘OEM unlock’ toggle in Developer options. But since the toggle would be missing (Actually ‘disabled’) in Prenormal RMM/KG state, you would be forced to wait for a 7 days period. Thanks to XDA member altai1963 you can easily fix missing OEM unlock toggle on Samsung Galaxy devices including the S9, S8, Note 8, and Note 9.


Update x4 (on 22 November 2019):

One of our readers, Bill Bobbington was able to fix the missing OEM unlock toggle on his Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820). Please make sure that you go through his comment and let us know if it works for you. Thanks Bill! One of our readers – Sean Robertson has confirmed that this method works.

Updated x3 (on 7 October 2019):

According to one of our our readers (PADDY186), flashing a compatible combination firmware on your device, then factory resetting it, and flashing the stock firmware again could allow you enable the OEM Unlock toggle. He has tested this twice on his Galaxy Note 9. Make sure to go through his comment.

Update x2 (on 5 February 2019):

According to one our readers (Username: Tonga; See his comment in the comments section), after completing all the steps in this guide, go to Settings > General Management > Date and Time and turn ON the ‘Automatic date and time’ option. Once done, revisit the ‘Developer options’ and see if the OEM unlock toggle has appeared again or not.

If this trick works for you, then please do share your phone’s model and software version with us. This will help other users who’re looking forward to fixing the Missing OEM Unlock problem.

Update x1 (on 20 January 2019):

The method below has stopped working on the newer firmware released in or after August 2018. In most situations, your device will be forcibly locked and the OEM Unlock toggle will be missing. Ensure that you insert a SIM card, connect to your network, and NOT REBOOT your Galaxy device for straight 7 Days (168 Hours).

Once the RMM State turns back to ‘Normal’, you’d be able to flash custom binaries like TWRP. However, before flashing, make sure to read our article on how to Prevent Prenormal RMM State and avoid your device from being locked again.

Supported Devices

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F) & Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965F)
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) & Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955F)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960F)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE (SM-N935F)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F) & Galaxy A8+ 2018 (SM-A730F)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 (SM-A720F)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F)
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 (SM-A320F/FL)

If your device is not mentioned above, you can still give the instructions a try. If it works, make sure to let us know so that we can add the device to the list.

How to Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices?

  1. Go to the app drawer and launch the ‘Settings’ app on your Galaxy phone.
  2. Next, go to ‘General Management’ and tap on ‘Date and Time’.
    Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices - Manually Set Date in Settings
  3. Turn off the ‘Automatic date and time’ toggle. The manual date and time settings should appear now.
  4. Tap on ‘Set date’ and select a date which is at least more than 7 days prior to the current date.
    • For example, I selected ’15 August 2018′ to trick our phone into thinking that we have been using it for the past 1 month.
  5. Once set, head back to the Settings and go to ‘About phone’ -> ‘Software information’.
    Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices - Go to About Phone -> Software Information
  6. Continuously tap 7 times on the ‘Build number’ to enable the Developer Options.
    Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices - Enable Developer Options
  7. Go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Developer options’ and turn off the ‘Auto update system’ toggle.
  8. Next, go back to the settings screen and tap on ‘Software update’.
  9. Turn off the ‘Download updates automatically’ option and then tap on ‘Download updates manually’.
    Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices - Tap on 'Download updates manually'
  10. Finally, reboot your Samsung Galaxy device to fix missing OEM unlock issue.


After your phone boots, the OEM unlock toggle shall appear under ‘Developer options’.

Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices - Enable OEM Unlock

To further avoid the RMM state from locking your device again, you can simply flash ‘‘ file (Credits: XDA Senior Member BlackMesa123 and corsicanu) right after flashing TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy device.

So there you go! You have just been able to bypass the Prenormal RMM state and fix missing OEM Unlock toggle on your Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+/S8/S8+ and Note 8. If you have any questions, please let us know through the comments.

Now that you have successfully enabled ‘OEM unlock’, you can go ahead and follow one of the tutorials linked below to root your corresponding Samsung Galaxy device.



    1. Oh that’s fantastic! May I know the software version currently installed on your Fold2? So I can update the post with that information.

    1. Hello, try the following and let me know if it works.

      1. Open the Settings app. Tap on General Management → Date and time.
      2. Use the toggle button to disable the Automatic date and time.
      3. Set date option will be enabled now. Tap on it, and set the date to about 10-20 days earlier.
      4. Enable developer options.
      4.a Go to your device Settings.
      4.b Select ‘About phone’ » tap seven times on ‘Build number’.
      └ This will enable Developer options under Settings.
      4.c Go back to Settings » scroll down to the bottom and you’ll see the Developer options menu.
      5. Open developer options (in the Settings app itself), and find the option called ‘Auto-update system‘. Use the toggle button to disable it.
      6. Now, go back to the main screen of Setting, and then tap on Software update.
      7. Disable the option ‘Download updates automatically.
      8. Tap on the ‘Download updates manually‘ option, but it will give you an error because of the wrong date, so it’s fine.
      9. Restart the device.
      10. Go to Settings > Developer options. The OEM unlock option should be enabled now.

    1. Hi Mike. Did you also try the suggestions provided by our readers PADDY186 and Bill Bobbington? Please refer to the yellow-colored notes box towards the top.

      Give them a try and please let me know.

  1. Hi,
    I bought a Samsung A70 SM-A705W on May, 2020 in Canada.
    I using the method sveral times above try to fix the missing OEM but it is not working.
    When I check my Downloading Screen (the cyan colored background screen)
    I only see

    RPMB fuse Set
    CURRENT BINARY : Samsung Official
    RP SWREV : B3(1,1,1,3,1,1) K3 S3

    on the top left corner of the screen but I cannot find OEM LOCK : ON or OEM LOCK : OFF on the screen.
    What should I do ??

    Thank you very much on helping !!

    1. Hi Arthur. I believe the OEM unlock toggle doesn’t exist in your particular model. Bootloaders of several Samsung devices sold in the US have a non-unlockable bootloader.

      I did try researching further and may have found a potential solution for this. What you have to do is, download the combination firmware for your model using the latest SamFirm tool. Once you have downloaded it, you can flash it through Odin. After the flash, the phone will reboot into the test OS and you can check in there if the OEM unlock toggle is available or not.

  2. IT WORKED!!

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ (S965F) Exynos version locked on Verizon’s network with Android 10 (April 1st security patch), One UI 2.0 and I did as Tonga suggested, meaning:
    I followed all the steps then reactivated the Automatic Date and Time option and OEM unlocking suddenly appeared in the developer options SO a big thank you to Tonga and Dhananjay!!!

    BUT, I had to do it twice because the first time around it did a factory reset on its own and the option was no longer there.

    BTW, on that version there is only Auto update system to untoggle in the developer options and Download and Install (no Download updates automatically or manually options) but beware, as of today, the version I was going to install (but didn’t) clearly stated in the What’s new section “After updating, you will not be able to downgrade to the old software because of updates to the security policy”.

    1. That’s great, Nate! I will find some time and update this post with this new method. Yes, the “Download updates automatically” option has been changed to “Auto download over WiFi” in One UI. The screenshots in this post are from older Samsung Experience skin.

      Thanks for confirming that it works!

    2. Hi

      I did the same as this on a Samsung S9 SM-G960F

      1. did not connect to any network when i first go the phone.
      2. set the date to 1 month before, leaving the time correct
      3. followed all the other instructions
      4. reset the phone and rebooted
      5. enabled developer
      6. connected to wifi
      7. enable “set date time automatically”
      8. restarted the phone
      9. oem unlock appeared

  3. Thanks for your reply. I already did it but nothing happened. I waited for 172 hours. After that when I checked on download mode RMM state is still Prenormal. Can’t figure why 😕

    1. That’s odd. Did you have a SIM card inserted in the phone and enabled mobile data for those 172 hours?

  4. I did not get this to work on Galaxy S9, Verizon (Snapdragon) SM-G960U1, patch level 1 March 2020, kernel version 4.9.186 of 12 March 2020.

    Things are in slightly-different places in Android 10 but got all the way to the last step. I set the system date to 10 days or so from now, but did not see the option to “Download updates manually,” and the option to OEM unlock did not appear after a restart.

    1. Hi Hafizullah. The reason why you’re not seeing the toggle is that there isn’t one there in the first place. The Snapdragon variants (U/U1) do not support bootloader unlocking at all.

    2. I have quite a bit of similar situation. Mine is SM-G965F Exynos. I did the OEM unlock by the same method but the issue is that I’m unable to flash TWRP after because the RMM state is still prenormal. I even waited for 7 days where in some cases are mentioned to do so. Still the same issue with the phone 🙁

    3. Hi. Please flash the stock firmware first via Odin. After that, set up your phone, connect it to the internet, and use it for 7 days. This should bring RMM/KG state back to normal/checking. This is if the above method fails.

    1. Hi Kit! Thanks a lot for confirming. Could you please let me know the software build number your tab was running when you tried this? And did the provided instructions work or you had to use Bill Bobbington’s method?

  5. i have a samsung galaxy s10 and have waited longer than 2 weeks for the oem unlock to show is there anyway to unlock the oem with software or undo the updates

    1. I already wait 7 days without rebooting or turning off, always connected to Wi-Fi. Nothing.

    2. Hi Gabriel. Please give a try to an alter method suggested by one of our valuable readers here. This should probably help you get back the OEM toggle.

  6. I just got this to work with my T820! It was running the stock pie that I had reflashed. I had tripped the Knox guard before I knew it existed while updating the bootloader for a tweaked stock rom. My process was basically just the same as the article above, with some minor changes.

    1) I turned off auto time update and set the date to exactly one month prior to the current date, with the correct time.

    2) I went to Developer Options and turned off Download Updates Automatically. There was no manual setting in my options.

    3) I reset my tablet. This did not work, so from here I connected to wifi, then turned Download Updates Automatically back on, then I pressed Automatic Update (or Download Update. Whichever is the tope of the two options). It checked for updates, (which there were none), reset my date to the current date, and voila! Suddenly OEM was back!

    I went to download mode, and now KG STATUS is CHECKING instead of the awful Prenormal! Cool stuff! Thank you for the assistance!

    1. Hi Bill. Thanks a lot for confirming that it still works. I have linked to your comment in the notice box at the top. Hopefully, we can get confirmation from more users.

    2. This worked for me on an SM-510 with August 1 Security update, had to turn automatic date time back on manually then check for updates.

    3. Hi Sean. Thank you so much for the confirmation. I will update the notes section and update the instructions as well.

      Could you please let me know the device name as well?

    4. try it’s method few week ago and still work on samsung galaxy a30s newest firmware

    5. Hi Heri Purwanto! Thank you for the confirmation. Did you need to follow the additional steps provided by Bill Bobbington (in the comments)?

    6. This method worked perfectly on a Samsung S9 SCV38 (Japan AU KDDI) with a June 2021 OTA update.

  7. doesn’t work with A505GN with Nov 1 Security patch , can anyone help me with it ? i really need to root my phone for some reason 🙁

    1. Hi Nicolai. After finishing these steps, please try the trick suggested by one of our readers (Tonga). See “Update x2” in the yellow notes box towards the beginning of this post.

  8. So I want to root my Galaxy A10s.
    Does this method need internet connectivity to work or am I just stuck waiting for a week for the OEM option to unlock? That begs the next question.
    Do I need to be connected to the internet the whole week?

    btw I’ve been trying this method for a while to no avail, I figured I’m just doing something wrong.

    Security Patch Level is Sept. 1 2019

    1. Hi Nate. After following the instructions, did you try the trick mentioned by one of our readers (Tonga)? See “Update x2” in the yellow-colored information box towards the starting of this post.

    2. Tried it didn’t work.
      Waited out the whole week.Still nothing.
      I’m beggining to doubt if OEM unlock even exists in my phone

    3. Hi again, Nate. I think I missed going through your phone’s specs. I can see that it runs on a MediaTek SoC. Not sure if MediaTek devices from Samsung support OEM Unlocking. I even researched a bit and couldn’t find anything related.

      On the last resort, please try the method as shared by our fellow reader ‘Bill Bobbington’ above.

  9. Hello,
    i have a galaxy s9 with a custom rom previously installed by twrp. But now I want to sell the mobile and I want to fully restore to default settings. But as I unlocked the OEM to install custom rom, now I need to relock it. I tried to restore with Odin but its impossible to use Samsung Pay or install Netflix with play store..
    Any advice?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Tony. That’s because KNOX has been tripped and it cannot be undone. So, Samsung Pay and Secure folder will not work. As for Netflix, it isn’t showing up on the Play Store, because the device is Uncertified (Check Play Store > Settings and scroll down to the very bottom).

      To make Netflix show up again, flash the stock firmware via Odin and then perform a factory reset via the phone’s settings or stock recovery. When the phone boots after the factory reset, enable Developer Options and turn off the OEM Unlocking toggle.

      This is the best that could be done in your current situation. Sorry, there’s no way to undo tripped KNOX counter, so Samsung Pay and Secure folder will never work.

  10. Hi
    My device galaxy s8 active att. Oreo8.0 installed.
    Planned to upgrade 9.0 pie.
    Oem unlock button is missing.
    Thats why unable to upgrade.
    Pls help me how to get OEM unlock button

    1. Hi Salman. OEM unlocking isn’t required at all for installing stock firmware via Odin.

  11. So, i have been reading up and trying a few different options.
    What i have learned is if you flash your device using a combination firmware and reset it from the settings here, the reboot to download mode, re flash with factory firmware, turn on developer settings the device starts in a new state and OEM was highlighted that you can enable/disable again.
    Ive done this twice now to confirm it works.
    Worked on my N960f so hoping it also works for others.
    Just successfully flashed TWRP after using this nethod.

    1. Hi Paddy186, thanks a lot for the tip! I have added it to the yellow-colored update box at the top. If we get more and more users to confirm this method, that we can split instructions with two different methods (First, the existing one, and second which has been recommended by you).

    2. Hoping for the same. Fingers crossed!

      BTW, is there a dedicated database, where users can find their device-specific combination firmware?

    3. Hi Ixany. After completing the listed instructions, did you try the trick provided by one of our readers ‘Tonga’? (See the “Update x2 on 5 February” in the yellow information box towards the beginning of this post)

    4. Hi Paddy i’ve tried your method and thanks for sharing it. But unfortunately it gave me no results. I’ve followed your instructions from A to Z on my Samsung J2 Pro (SM-J250F, J250FDXS2ASH2) and the OEM toggle won’t appear.

    5. Hi. Sad that it didn’t work for you. Have you given a try to Bill’s method as mentioned in his comment here?

  12. So, I looked through the comments and realize i have to wait the 7 days. However why is having WiFi active an important part? can I use my unlimited data instead? I say because it is impossible for me to stay on WiFi for 7 straight days.

    1. Hi Matthew. Yes, you can. However, make sure that you do no power off/reboot your phone during this 7 day period.

  13. Can you help me? I have the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and when i restart my phone the time changes and the OEM option never appears

    1. Hi Angel. You have two options:

      1) Either wait for seven days, while keeeping your phone up and running (DO NOT REBOOT or POWER OFF) and keep it connected to the internet (via mobile data or WiFi). After the said time period, the KG/RMM state will turn back to ‘Normal’ and the OEM unlock toggle will be operational again.

      2) Check the yellow-colored update box towards the starting of this post, and follow what our reader PADDY186 has recommended.

      BTW, after OEM unlock, what are you planning on doing with your device? Root it?

  14. Good afternoon! I have a Verizon Samsung s9+, and all seems fine until I get to the step to “install software updates manually” there is no option for that available on my current software. Does anyone know of another option?

    Thanks Much,

    1. Hi Otij. In One UI, the labels have been changed. ‘Download updates manually’ is now ‘Download and Install’, and ‘Download updates automatically’ is now ‘Auto download over Wi-Fi’.

      Let me know if it works for you. BTW, I am curious, what’s your phone’s exact model number? Please share that.

    1. Thanks for your feedback Kami! Could you please let me know for which device and Android version did it work in your case?

  15. Hey buddy..first off i truly appreciatte your feedback and help..I have samsung J3 Orbit with Oreo and it is also a total wireless provider..ive done just about eberything i question is can i unlock the bootloader with ADB bia wi dows on my laptop?..Android sdk platform and command prompt..I mean theres gotta be another way..thanks

    1. Hi. As far as I know, the Samsung J3 Orbit is an Exynos-based phone, is it? If yes, then have you tried enabling developer options and checked if the ‘OEM Unlocking’ toggle is present in there?

      The fact that the phone is branded to Total Wireless makes me wonder if it is even bootloader unlockable.

    1. Hi Jerryfel. I am afraid then you will need to wait for 7 days until the OEM unlock toggle appears again.

      Note that during this 7 day period, your phone must be connected to WiFi and should not turn off or reboot in any circumstances. Only then will the RMM State return to Normal.

  16. Until now, I have been waiting for a week before I can also activate my cellphone. Is there a solution that can help me

  17. He yes it possible to retrograde samsuug firmware to Activate OEM and root your phone but it’s not easy it will download all the rom on your server as Z3X BOX and try 1 by 1? I need a method without wasting time?

    1. I am sorry there is none. Locks like these often seem stupid, especially when it comes to rooting and custom development.

  18. Hey man! I have a Samsung A6 plus (605GN) I tried the method but it doesn’t work, so I waited for the seven days but until now the OEM toggle doesn’t appear, so what will be the problem? Can you help me please!

  19. On Galaxy A8 2018, SM-A530F I installed Pie 9 Russia. I have OEM Unlock, but I have and RMM State: Prenormal. I can not TWRP with Odin.

    1. Hi. You must wait for a total of 7 days, make sure that your device is connected to the WiFi and DO NOT TURN OFF or REBOOT your phone during this period. Only then will the OEM Unlock toggle appear again.

  20. Tengo Un samsung galaxy A6 SM-A605 y segui todos los pasos del post pero no me aparece el botón OEM y el telefono en modo download sigue estando en secure download: Enable, yo había deshabilitado el Oem ayer pero se deshabilito y sigue en seguridad Activa, no puedo root ni nada.. ayuda

    1. Hi Daniel. Please try and post your question in English. Not only will it help me, but also others who might have a similar issue.

      From what I can tell after translating your comment, I want to know if the OEM unlock toggle is visible in Developer Options or not, now?

    2. hi, friend, can you help me the cellphone that i use the Samsung A6 is rooted but I don’t know why it stopped at the Samsung logo and the red punctuation only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed please help me friend

    3. Hi. That’s because while you were flashing root/ROM or anything else recently, it triggered the Prenormal RMM State.

      Do you have TWRP installed on the device right now? And are you able to boot your Galaxy A6 into TWRP?

    4. hi friend Dhananjay
      before that I installed twrp and rrm magic and before I also flashed twrp I have activated oem after I installed the rrm magic, I rebooted my cellphone after I saw it there was no magic installed and I turned off my cellphone after I want to enter in twrp mode by accident my cellphone is stuck on the Samsung logo and there is a red writing only the official release binaries are allowed to be flashed there I am surprised what is wrong with me

    5. Hi. First off, download the stock firmware and restore your phone. Then boot into it, enable the developer options and see if OEM Unlock appears again. If not, then wait for 7 days while keeping your phone connected to the WiFi, without turning it off or rebooting at all.

      After that period, the OEM unlock toggle should reappear. Now once it reappears, enable the toggle and flash TWRP. After flashing TWRP via Odin, make sure that you boot your phone directly into TWRP. If by any chance it enters the OS, the phone will get locked again. This is important!

      In TWRP, you will first need to flash the RMM Bypass zip provided in this post. After flashing the RMM Bypass zip, you can flash Magisk to root your phone.

      Please let me know your phone name, model, and the Android version it is running. With that information, I would be able to help you in a better manner.

    1. Hi. Please take a read of the notes (Yellow colored box in the post). According to one of our readers (tonga; see his comment below), that little trick might actually help.

  21. Hola , a pesar que la ultima actualizacion del tutorial decia que ya no sirven estos pasos para las ultimas actualizaciones . Yo segui los pasos y me funciono , volvio aparecer el OEM, la unica diferecia que despues de hacer todo como no habia aparecio el OEM puse devuelta la fecha y hora en automatico y ahi al entrar en desarollador aparecio el OEM activado .

    1. Hi Tonga! Thanks for the update. I have updated the article (See the update notes) and added that it might work after completing the steps and setting the date back to ‘Automatic’ mode. Thanks again!

  22. Could you please explain under what circumstances RMM state can remain stuck on prenormal after 7 days? In other words, what’s needed for it to shift from prenormal to normal? Need a SIM card? Any SIM or SIM from the country where the phone was bnought? Logged in Samsung account? Logged in Google account? Not turn off the power for 7 days? It seems there is no clear consensus on this… total lack of transparency by Samsung imo…

    1. Hi David. I know, this could be frustrating. I recently wrote another article on how to prevent Prenormal RMM State after flashing TWRP and custom ROMs. In the same article, I have tried and provide the answer to your question. Please have a look at it. If there’s still any confusion, please feel free to drop a comment.

    1. Hi Rostov, the trick wouldn’t work for firmware equal or above the August security update. I will make sure to keep a track and update this post if a new method is available.

    2. Hi! What if I flash a previous fw (before august), then install TWRP and flash RMM fix, and only after that update to the most recent update? Is it possible?

    3. Hi again Gabriel. That sounds possible, given the fact that you can safely downgrade the FW to the said version. A downgrade will only be possible, if the bootloader version of the current and the desired downgrade FW is same.

  23. Hi,

    I also checked it several times but it doesn’t work with the latest Samsung security patch 1 september 2018.

    I’m using an S8+ (Global) SM-G955F with Exynos 9 Octa (8895)

    Thank you!

    1. Hello, thanks for confirming it. I believe the method was patched with the August security update itself. I will try and keep an eye out if there’s any other way to bypass the Pre-normal RMM state.

    1. The method only got patched on firmware with BL V3. Please provide the build number of the software installed, so that I can confirm it.

    2. Changelist 13976457
      Build date Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:02:40 +0000
      Security Patch Level 2018-07-01
      Product code ZTO
      PDA G9650ZHU3ARG4
      CSC G9650OWO3ARG4

      This more older with Binary 3!

      Now I’m flashed:

      Changelist 14341727
      Build date Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:42:19 +0000
      Security Patch Level 2018-09-01
      Product code ZTO
      PDA G9650ZHU3ARI4
      CSC G9650OWO3ARI4

    3. Hi again. With the later firmware that you flashed, this method would probably not work. You will need to wait for 7 days until the Pre-normal RMM State finishes. After that, you shall be to flash TWRP and root your phone.

    4. I can flash This firmware, no problem.

      3arg4 with patch 2018 – 07 – 01

      Possibles bypass?

    1. Hi Heath, as another reader Sergio stated below, the newer firmware (Mostly after the August security update) has patched this method.

    2. Hi! I just got a Galaxy A10 and the original tuto worked wonders ! Thanx a lot!!

    3. Hi Rayla! Thanks a lot for the confirmation.

      Did you have to use Bill Bobbington’s method or the instructions in this guide worked as is?

  24. for galaxy s8 with version 3 based bootloader, this does not work. these article are for old phones

    1. Thanks for the info! I believe the only way we’ve got left is to wait for 7 days and then flash the RMM bypass ZIP so that it accidentally doesn’t enter the Prenormal RMM state again.

  25. Hi,

    Checked it several times it doesn’t work with the latest Samsung security patch 1 august 2018.

    I hope that next week it will appear and that Samsung hasn’t blocked it entirely.


    1. Wow! Thanks for the input, I will update the post with the info. Which device are you using exactly?

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