Prior to Android OS version 5.1 (Lollipop), anyone who found the device could easily bypass the lock (numeric PIN or pattern) with a factory reset. To fix this, Google introduced Google Verification or Factory Reset Protection.
The introduction of factory reset protection is aimed at making lost devices unusable, but there are pitfalls. This Android device protection feature can lock out your device if you can’t remember your login details or if you buy a second-hand device that has an account still set up.
Here’s what you need to do:
What is Factory Reset Protection?
Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a security feature built into Android devices running OS version 5.1 (Lollipop) or later. FRP is automatically enabled when you set up a Google account on your Android device.
FRP prevents anyone trying to reset the phone from going beyond the initial setup screen. This is an anti-theft measure that reduces the incentive to steal the device in the first place by effectively disabling the device. To use the phone, you must log in using the Google username and password you previously set up on your device.
How to disable FRP and bypass Google account validation
As mentioned earlier, FRP is automatically enabled when you sign in to your phone using your Google account. To disable it, simply delete your Google account from your Android device.
Disabling FRP is probably the easiest solution to bypass Google’s validation. If you plan to sell or transfer your mobile phone, or buy a second-hand device, always make sure that the seller has deleted your account before making a purchase.
go to Setting..
Tap Cloud and account (Or account For some brands).
Go to your Google account and tap Delete account..
Tap to confirm that you want to delete the account Delete account, Or I agree (Or a positive action when prompted).
3 images 3
Note that this method only removes factory reset security from the device.The lock will not be unlocked, so when traveling abroad SIM unlock your android phone Separately.
If you want to keep your phone secure to some extent after disabling FRP, these Androids Phone snooper photo taking app can help.
What if I don’t delete my Google account?
If you do not delete your Google account, your phone will go into a Google reactivation lock. If the reactivation lock is turned on, the device will not be usable even after a factory reset. Unless you turn off the restart lock.It is here How to disable or enable Samsung reactivation lock..
How to bypass Google account verification
This is a mandatory security feature, so there is no formal way to bypass Google account verification. For most brands (especially the latest models), it can be difficult to bypass validation because many FRP bypass procedures are based on security issues that are often fixed by the latest Android security updates.
You can consider using the unlocking software you find online. Some of these programs claim that you can quickly unlock your screen by removing your Android phone PIN, password, fingerprints and patterns, but there is no guarantee that it will work.
Therefore, if you purchased a second-hand phone, we recommend that you ask the previous owner to unlock it before trying the FRP bypass procedure.
Bypassing Google account verification is not easy
Checking your Google account is not enough to simply reset and unlock your Android device from the factory. Fortunately, you can easily get around this by resetting your phone and deleting your account before giving it to someone else.
Another way to lock out of your phone is if you forget your Android passcode. Fortunately, there are several ways to get it back.
Forgot your Android passcode? There are several ways to return to your Android smartphone if you don’t know your PIN.
About the author