Everything you need to know about bypassing Google Account factory reset protection on Android device. The detailed step-by-step guide will help you get bypass Google account screen on your Android smartphone or tablet device.
I have made every effort to include every bypass method and added more info about Android FRP feature and what you should do to avoid being locked out in the future.
To be honest, there are many ways to bypass Android FRP security, but some of them have been patched due to latest Android updates.
But I would recommend you to try out all of them because it totally depends on the version of Android installed on your device. For example, if you’ve Android 5.0 then you’ve 99% chance of success and can easily try any bypass method. But having Android Nougat and Marshmallow, you’ll have to struggle a bit more.
- 1 What is Google FRP?
- 2 Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Samsung devices
- 3 How to bypass Factory Reset Protection Without PC (using OTG Cable)
- 4 Bypass any Google Account Verification on a Samsung Galaxy Device
- 5 HTC Bypass Google Account Verification
- 6 LG Bypass Google Account Android 7.0 and Marshmallow 6.0.1
- 7 Conclusion
What is Google FRP?
FRP stands for Factory reset protection. With the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google released a new security feature to protect your device and personal data.
When you set up FRP on your smartphone, It will protect it from unauthorized access if in case it gets lost, stolen or got a factory reset without your permission. Let’s say, Your device with FRP enabled is stolen, lost, or even wiped data factory reset, then someone with your Google Account credentials or screen lock information can access your device.
Many leading Android Smartphones and tablets manufacturer have started implementing this feature including Samsung, Google Pixel (Nexus devices), LG, Sony and HTC latest flagship devices.
Android is now more focused towards ensuring user privacy and security. For this reason, they released a new feature app permission manager with Android Marshmallow. With earlier versions of Android, a particular app would access permissions without notifying you but not anymore. You can now individually grant permissions to an app like Camera, to access photos or record audio, etc.
Personally, I love Android FRP feature for a number reasons and many Android users too. But unfortunately, I have seen many people having issues due to FRP lock on their device. Now they can’t get access back to their device.
It could be due to these reasons:
- You’ve forgotten Google account email or password.
- You bought a used phone from eBay, Swappa or local market.
Now you’re frustrated and don’t know what to do with your device.
Luckily, unlike Apple iCloud (very hard to bypass), Google’s FRP is not that hard to crack or bypass the screen. Google is continuously improving Android security, and with new updates, it is getting hard day by day to bypass it.
I had personally bypass Google account screen on many devices when it was in the early stages (Android Lollipop and Marshmallow).
Bypass Factory Reset Protection on Samsung devices
You’ve got an 80% chance to bypass FRP screen, if you’ve Android 5.0, 5.1.1 or Android 6.0, 6.1.1 installed on your device. With the latest Android versions, it is a bit difficult but not impossible.
I have written a detailed step-by-step guide to bypass Google factory reset protection on many Android devices.
Old devices with previous versions of Android such as the Galaxy Note 2, Note 3, S3, and S4 did not come with FRP lock, but since then most of them have got Android Lollipop updates. So these users are also experiencing issues to bypass the lock screen.
Samsung latest smartphones lineup including, Galaxy J1, J2, J3, J7, Galaxy A3, A5, A7, Galaxy C, Note 4, 5, S6 Edge, S7 Edge have built-in FRP feature.
Most of us forget to disable FRP before hard resetting our phones. When you hard reset your phone using recovery mode without turning it off from phone Settings, then it is more likely to get your phone FRP locked unless you enter the correct G account verification.
Most of the times, we sometimes forget email or password and are stuck at the Google verification screen.
Thanks to the anonymous developer and Android hackers somehow they managed to find a backdoor security patch to bypass the verification step and then erase everything to get access back to your device.
So let’s move on and get started.
Currently, there are two ways to bypass Factory Reset Protection on Android; one is without PC using OTG cable or Having access to PC and use the realterm application.
How to bypass Factory Reset Protection Without PC (using OTG Cable)
If you already have got an OTG cable then follow these steps.
Step 1: First and foremost, you need to download FRP Bypass apk for Samsung Google account verification.
Step 2: Copy the app APK file to your USB storage.
Step 3: Connect USB flash drive to your device using the OTG cable.
Step 4: When USB is successfully connected. You should get a popup on the screen to install the apk app you’ve just copied earlier using the file manager app.
Step 5: By installing the FRP bypass app, you should now get access to phone settings.
Step 6: Now find Backup and reset option.
Step 7: Finally, Tap the Factory data reset and Reset device or Erase everything which will erase everything on your device including the following:
- Google Account
- System and app data
- Device settings
- Downloaded apps
- Music, Pictures and all other user data.
Step 8: Your phone will now automatically reboots. Just wait for your device to boot normally and follow the on-screen instructions to setup your device.
Bypass any Google Account Verification on a Samsung Galaxy Device
This method is using the same procedure, but there are some users not having access to OTG cable. So, if you don’t have then follow the steps to bypass FRP using a PC.
Step 1: First of, you need to download and install Samsung SideSync application for PC.
Step 2: After successful installation of SideSync on the PC. Run it as an Administrator and connect your device to PC using USB cable.
Step 3: On the next step, You’ll get a popup as shown in the screenshot below:
Step 4: Now Tap on Chrome icon to open it. When Chrome browser is opened on your mobile device, then enter the following into the URL into the address bar to download the FRP bypass app.
Step 5: Finally tap back to open the Samsung Apps on your device. Please note that you’ll be prompted to install SideSynce on your device, just ignore it and search for ES File Explorer to install. Make sure you already have a Samsung account.
Step 6: Once installed, tap to run ES File Explorer. Now using the app browse the download folder to install the ByPass app.
Step 7: As the app gets install on the smartphone, the Settings menu will automatically open on the device. Scroll down the options and find the Backup and reset option.
Step 8: Tap Factory data reset and Reset device.
Step 9: That’s it! You’ve finally unlocked your device.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully bypassed the Factory Reset Protection on your Samsung Android device.
HTC Bypass Google Account Verification
If you’ve got an HTC phone, here is the step-by-step guide with screenshots. The best part of this procedure is you can easily bypass the account verification screen without Windows PC.
Let’s get started:
- Open your phone and start from the Welcome phone setup screen as you can see in the screenshot:
- Tap on Start and Add Wi-Fi network:
- Now go back at the bottom and add a new Wi-Fi network. Enter a random name and select all text and hold tap for around 3 seconds and choose Share.
- Now hold down on the Messages app just like you did before in the earlier section to get to app info.
- When you get to the screen, tap back as shown in the screen down:
- Tap on Google search
Tap Search & Now.
Select Cards Now.
- And choose, ‘No Thanks‘.
- Now search for AppShortcutCreater apk. Download and install it. Make sure to enable unknown sources.
- Run QuickShortCreater app
- When you run the app, on the next screen search for, “Google account manager” and check for type email and password.
- On the next screen, tap on the menu button and select Browser Sign-in.
- Now you can add a new Google account.
- After signing in successfully you’ll get back to the previous screen. Now you need to reboot your phone.
- Once your phone reboots normally you can follow the on-screen instructions to setup your device without any issues.
That’s it. You’ve done it now.
LG Bypass Google Account Android 7.0 and Marshmallow 6.0.1
Here is the FRP bypass procedure for LG latest flagship devices including LG G5, G4, LG V20 and many other devices are supported.
The video tutorial below is one of the easiest methods you can use for LG devices. Watch it carefully, and I would recommend you watch it a couple of times to get the idea and then try it on your device.
Best of luck!
Finally, I hope you’ve bypassed Google account verification screen on your device. If not, then here is what I would recommend you in order to safely get rid of FRP lock on the device:
Downgrade Android OS version
As I said earlier, Android is continuously getting security updates to fix the loopholes we are currently using for bypassing.
Therefore, I would recommend you to downgrade your phone to the least possible firmware version. For example, if your Galaxy S7 Edge is running Android 7.0 Nougat then downgrade it to Android 5.0 Lollipop or Marshmallow 6.0 and then try any of the method given above.
Now all devices including Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, and Google Pixel and Nexus have their own firmware downgrade procedures.
Did you find it helpful? I do hope so! Don’t forget to let us know and share your experience in the comment section below if it has helped you in bypassing FRP lock or if you need further assistance.
I will be updating this page regularly as soon as I find a new loophole in Android security around the web. Till then Good luck.