Google has ensured that users’ security and safety are at the top of their list. That’s why with the new version of Android 5.1 (Lollipop), Google has placed a security feature that makes phones are not available for real use if it is stolen or lost. In this way, important data contained in the phone will be protected.
However, even if this is the case, it can be a big problem for users who have forgotten the actual passwords of their Google accounts.
And if they cannot retrieve this password or Google account, the phone also becomes useless. That’s why it’s necessary to ignore Google security verification or protection when it comes to resetting the factory phone.
So, what exactly is called factory reset protection or verification of the Google account? Well, when the phone is lost, a person can do a simple factory reset to be able to use it again even if it has a screen saver. However, things have changed with the version of Android 5.1 (Lollipop).
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FRP or Factory Reset Protection
Now, Google has presented the so-called FRP or Factory Reset Protection. This can also be referred to as verification of the Google account. This way, the phone can not be used even if a factory reset is performed on it.
You must enter the credentials of the Google account that was previously associated with the phone to access the phone again. This means that, if your phone is stolen, it can not be used unless Google verification is omitted. Fairly clean, right?
Therefore, if you have your phone and did a factory reset without knowing the credentials of your Google account, you may have major problems. Well, what you should do is to omit the FRP (Factory Reset Protection) or the verification of the Google account.
In this article, we will teach you how to do just that. We will describe the different methods you must do to avoid said FRP within the different phone brands. Let’s start with disabling the FRP on Android devices.
Luckily for you, user joyrida12 over at XDA has found a workaround to bypass Google account verification on setup. But there’s a big catch to his trick — you need a persistent ADB enabled ROM.
How to Bypass Google Account Verification
- Make sure you have a custom ROM installed with persistent ADB enabled.
- Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
- Turn on your device, let it sit at the setup screen.
- Connect the device to PC via USB and select “Yes” when asked to authorize USB debugging on the device.
- Open a command prompt window on your PC and type the following commands:
am start -S com.android.settings -c android.intent.category.LAUNCHER 1
└ This will open the Settings app on your device.
- From device Settings, select “Backup & Reset” and then select “Factory data reset” to perform a complete wipe of the device.
└ Note that this will erase everything on your internal storage. Make sure you have got a backup of important files before doing a factory reset.
- Once the factory reset is done, boot back into recovery mode/fastboot mode and re-flash your desired ROM.
The device will no longer ask for verification of Google account during setup.