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?
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
(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
Go to “Settings” > “Accounts” > “Add and account” > “Google”. Then enter the username and
password of your account to add the account.
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
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
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