Factory Reset Protection: How It Works and How to Bypass?
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Generally, Android users wouldn't notice that their phones are protected by Factory Reset Protection(FRP) until the phone requires the initial Google account and password to reset.

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Factory reset protection how it works and how to bypass

Factory Reset Protection: How It Works and How to Bypass?

Generally, Android users wouldn’t notice that their phones are protected by Factory Reset

Protection(FRP) until the phone requires the initial Google account and password to reset. Now

follow this tutorial to get a better understanding of FRP: including how it works, how to enable or

disable the feature, moreover, how to bypass FRP if you forget the Google account and password.

How Does Factory Reset Protection Work?

Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a feature added to Android device since Android Lollipop. Most

stock Android models are equipped with this feature. Once you enable FRP on your phone, when

you or others try to set up the phone after performing factory resetting in recovery mode, the

phone will require the Google username and password to enter. You could see the following

page.

(Tip: Resetting your Android phone to factory settings will wipe out all data in your phone, so you

may want to back up important files to computer before resetting. Android Data Recovery can

help you with that).

FRP is designed to make sure that no one can easily wipe out the data and factory reset your

phone if the phone is lost or stolen. It is a good thing, which make our Android device less

tempting to the thieves. However, FRP could also be a headache sometimes. For example, when

we totally forget the FRP and send the phone to the next user(a friend or a ramdom guy that

buys the phone), we may end up having to share our Google account temporarily with others.

Luckily, it is quite easy to disable FRP on Android device.

How to Enable and Disable Factory Reset Protection?

FRP is automatically enabled once you have added a Google account to your phone. To add a

Google account:

Go to “Settings” > “Accounts” > “Add and account” > “Google”. Then enter the username and

password of your account to add the account.


Factory reset protection how it works and how to bypass

To disable FRP, you just have to remove the account from your phone. On your Android phone, go

to “Settings” > “Accounts” > “Google”, choose the google account that you have added and find

“Remove account” by clicking the icon on the top right corner.

To conclude, before you send your phone to the next user, you should first remove Google

account from your phone to disable FRP, then you wipe out all data in your phone. In this way,

the next user can set up the phone without stopping by FRP.

Tip: to avoid the trouble of FRP, you should not factory reset your phone in 24 hours after you

have recently changed the Google password associated to your phone. Due to security reason,

Android wouldn’t allow you to set up your phone with a Google password that is newly reset

within 24 hours.

How to Bypass Factory Reset Protection?

If you have the Google account and password, FRP will not be a problem. But what if you forget

the password after factory resetting or you don’t feel comfortable to share your Google

usersname/password with the next user? Is there a way to bypass the FRP? Here is a simple trick


Factory reset protection how it works and how to bypass

that might work for you.

When you see the FRP page that requires you to enter the Google account previously synced to

the phone, long press the @ on the keyboard until a window pops up. Tap “Google Keyboard

Settings” on the pop-up window.

Click on the three dot on the upper right and choose “Help & Feedback” item.

Select a ramdom item and long press to copy some of the text. You will see a web search icon on

the upper right. Click the icon and on the search field appearing, type “Settings”.

You’ll then enter the “Settings” app of the phone. Go to “Developer Options” (if the option is not

in the list, tap on “Build Number” 7 times to pull out “Developer Options” ) and allow “OEM

Unlocking”.

Long press the “Power” button to reboot the phone. When setting up the phone, inteads of the

FRP page, you’ll see “Add your account” page. Add a Google account and you can enter the

device now.


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