Our dedicated guide for FRP explains everything; you would need to know to bypass factory reset protection on almost any Android phone from Google, HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony.
The detailed guide provides all unlock methods for almost all Android versions currently working to unlock FRP on any Android smartphone or tablet device.
FRP is a pain in the b*** for many users and everyone is complaining about getting locked out of their device issue but everyone must understand, Google has taken these steps for our security to protect your personal data from unwanted access.
We’ve got the solution and fix your problems. Read our detailed instructions on how to do it.
Disclaimer: The purpose of our guide is only for educational purpose. We Android Central by no means encourage illegal use or unlocking of stolen smartphones.
What is Factory Reset Protection?
The Android 5.0 Lollipop version was added to a new security feature FRP (Factory Reset Protection) to protect your device from unauthorized access if in case forget or lose your phone somewhere else.
Any Android device with FRP option is enabled, no one can get access to your phone or tablet unless they have your Google or Samsung account credentials.
How to Bypass Android FRP
It is possible to remove Google lock screen if your phone is stuck on the same screen as shown in the screenshot below:
What is the easiest way to unlock Google account on Android?
To be honest, the easiest way to get rid of this issue on any Android phone is to visit your local shop that deals with Android software flashing. You can unlock any phone including Samsung Galaxy S8, S7 Edge, S5, Google Pixel XL, all HTC phones, all LG G6 and other models. They have boxes like OctoPlus, Octopus, CS-tool, XTC 2 Clip, and many others.
They don’t cost much and could cost up to $5 to $10 per device. There are even online FRP unlock services on eBay and charges are within the same range. They’ll remotely unlock your phone.
I have made every effort to include every unlock 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 get rid of 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 depends on the version of Android installed on your device. For example, if you’ve Android 5.0 then you’ve 95% chance of success and can quickly try any recovery method. But having Android Nougat and Marshmallow, you’ll have to struggle a bit more.
FRP Bypass APK 2018 – Download Link
To successfully pass through Google account verification you need to download FRP bypass app file that we’ll be using throughout our this guide. Make sure that you download the latest version of bypassing google account apk.
Here is the direct download link:
Samsung FRP Bypass (100% Working)
Majority of Samsung users are having issues and locked out of their devices.
But don’t worry we’ve got a few methods that should help you to get access back to your device.
Note: The tricks listed below are/ were working for many Samsung devices including Galaxy S7 Edge, S6, S5, S4, Note 7 FE, Note 5, Note 4, Note 3, Galaxy J7 2017, J5, J3, J1, Galaxy A7 2017, A5, A3 and majority of other smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop, Marshmallow 6.0 and Nougat 7.0, and Oreo 8.0.
It may not work on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 Plus due to latest Android security updates, but there is no harm in trying. Otherwise, it is highly recommended to buy FRP unlock service from eBay or visit a local mobile software shop to unlock it within five mins.
There two ways to unlock factory reset protection on Samsung phones:
- Unlock Reactivation lock using OTG
- FRP unlock with PC
I have covered both methods in detail step-by-step with screenshots.
1. How to bypass Factory Reset Protection
If you’re going with a particular method, make sure you have got an OTG cable and a flash drive or access to a PC.
If you have got OTG cable then follow these steps:
Step 1: First download Samsung frp settings.apk and copy to your flash drive. Download link is given above.
Step 2: Now connect your flash drive to the phone using OTG.
Step 3: On the next screen it should popup the file manager app to install the apk app as you can see in the screenshot below:
Step 4: You should now have access to phone settings.
Step 5: In the Settings menu find the Backup and reset option. And tap Factory data reset and Reset device or Erase everything which should delete the following from your device:
- Google Account
- System and app data
- Device settings
- Downloaded apps
- Music, Pictures and all other user data.
Step 6: At last your device should reboot normally with regular device setup options.
I hope that this has helped you to remove Google account screen if not down below is an alternative method you can try.
2. Bypass Samsung Google Account Verification without OTG
It is almost similar to the first method, but instead of using the OTG cable you’re going to use your PC.
Step 1: Download and Install SideSync APK on your PC.
Step 2: Launch SideSync and connect your phone using the USB cable.
Step 3: You should get a popup as shown on the screen below:
Step 4: Tap Chrome to download the Samsung bypass verify apk. Enter the following into the URL bar:
Step 5: Once you download the apk file, now tap back to open the Samsung Apps. It will ask you to install the SideSync on your device but instead, search for ES File Explorer and install it.
Step 6: When you install the ES File Explorer, launch the app:
Step 7: Now browse the download folder to run the remove google account app installer to install it on your device.
Step 8: On the next screen you should get the Settings menu open. Now scroll down and find the Backup and reset option.
Step 9: Choose the Factory data to reset and Reset device option.
Step 10: That’s it! You’ve finally unlocked your device.
Did it work? Don’t worry we’ve another method to help you unlock your phone and that is a video tutorial showing you the exact steps how to do it.
Samsung Reactivation Lock Unlock Video Tutorial
You can watch the video tutorial and method is a bit different and tool being used in the demo is also different from what we’ve done in the above instructions.
Here is the download link to the application used in the video.
HTC Google Account Bypass Trick
Now follow the below step-by-step guide if you’ve got an HTC phone, to bypass the account verification screen effortlessly with screenshots easily.
Let’s get started on the instructions for HTC phones:
- First of all, open your phone and start from the Welcome phone setup screen as shown in the screenshot:
- Now tap on Start and Add Wi-Fi network:
- Add a new Wi-Fi network from the bottom. Choose a random name and select all text and hold tap for around 3 seconds and choose Share.
- Now hold down on the Messages app as you did earlier in the above step to get to app info.
- After getting to the screen, tap back as shown in the screenshot below:
- Tap on Google search
- Tap Search & Now.
- Now select Cards Now.
- And choose, ‘No Thanks‘.
- Now search for AppShortcutCreater apk. Download and install it. Ensure that unknown sources are enabled.
- Run QuickShortCreater app.
- After running the app, search for, “Google account manager” on the next screen and search for type email and password.
- On the next screen, tap on the menu button and select Browser Sign-in.
- Now a new Google account can be added.
- When you’re signed in successfully you’ll get back to the previous screen. Now all you’ve to do is 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.
Remove Google Pixel Activation Lock
Rootjunky has released a video tutorial to remove Android activation lock. According to him, it works on Google Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X running Android 7.0.
Here is the video:
LG FRP Unlock Method
Follow the steps to remove Android factory reset protection on LG latest flagship devices such as LG G5, G4, LG V10, V20 and lots of more devices are supported.
Carefully watch the below video tutorial to recover your LG device. Watching the video many times is recommended to get the idea clearly and successfully get access your device.
Well, I tried my best to provide all the possible activation lock unlock methods that were released so far, and I will try to update my post as soon as another security patch is released on Android forums. I am hopeful that by the end of this detailed guide you’ve successfully access back to your device.
However, there are 70% chance that none of the methods above would have worked for you because of many reasons; not following the exact steps, missing something, or Android security update has patched that particular method.
Downgrading firmware version on your phone works by the way in most cases. But the problem is for new flagship devices like Google Pixel, LG V30, Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 and other models. New models come by default with latest versions like Android Naugat and Marshmallow.
If you’re interested in learning more about Android downgrade, Progeeksblog has done an easy to follow guide.
One method that should always work is by ordering FRP Unlock service from eBay or visiting your local shop as I have already mentioned above.
That’s it guys; I hope you’ve found this post helpful. Do let us know and share your experience in the comment section below. And don’t forget to share it with your friends if you find it helpful.