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In Memoriam: Hugo, A Companion Like No Other

In the whirlwind of my professional accomplishments, a personal storm raged. Hugo, my loyal canine companion of thirteen years, has taken his leave from this world. His absence is a void, expansive and deep, echoing the profound impact he had on my life. Each corner of my home, every mundane moment, is now a stark reminder of his eternal silence. Farewell, dear Hugo, you are missed beyond measure.

As I grappled with these personal challenges, my professional journey continued unabated, culminating in the fruition of my earlier efforts. It is with deep humility and profound gratitude that I share the recognition and rewards garnered for my work in the field of cybersecurity. I successfully identified and reported vulnerabilities within Samsung's systems, and I must applaud their security team for their exceptional spirit of collaboration.

Restoring Your Android Device from Factory Mode


Have you found yourself trapped in the SetupWizard activity on your Android device, unable to proceed or exit? This comprehensive guide provides a step-by-step solution to restore your device to its normal state and overcome the constraints of the SetupWizard activity using ADB commands and system settings manipulation.

The SetupWizard activity is designed to guide users through the initial setup process on Android devices. However, getting stuck in this mode can be frustrating, preventing you from accessing your device's full functionality. Fortunately, with the power of ADB commands and system settings manipulation, you have the means to break free from the SetupWizard activity and restore your device to its default state.

Vulnerabilities the Motorola G50

In this guide, we will explore a method to bypass the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on Motorola devices running Android 12. Specifically, we will focus on devices that have the GBoard app from Google pre-installed as the default keyboard. I have discovered a unique solution for this particular scenario, which has proven successful multiple times before

Please note that I have conducted all the procedures mentioned in this guide using a Motorola G50 device

Now, let's proceed with the method to bypass the factory reset protection on any Motorola device with the Google GBoard app installed as the default keyboard. By exploiting vulnerabilities in the GBoard app, we can crash it and gain access to the device's settings, effectively bypassing the protection. It's important to note that this method is specific to the current Android version (as of 2023-02-09) on the Motorola G50 device.

Vulnerability in Samsung's Bixby assistant

Works on all Samsung devices until Security Patch: 2022-02-01)

More information about the CVE from Samsung can be found here.

No worries, I've got you covered with a newer version (they are fast but not fast enough, so I decided to share this wiki with the public). This hack works perfectly for all Samsung devices with the latest security patch (2022-02-01). While the wiki was created on February 21, 2022, it still works awesomely. Please note that this method does NOT work on Android 11. If you have an Android 11 FRP locked device, you can upgrade to the latest firmware from Samsung.

I'm sharing this information freely because it's fun and because I can, and because I believe it's enjoyable to share knowledge. I never report exploits or security issues for money. For me, time is more valuable than money.