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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by axecopchopz, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. axecopchopz

    axecopchopz Lurker
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    I factory reset my phone yesterday and for the past 10 hours I've been trying to bypass the google reset protection i cant seem to find a working bypass, can anyone on here help me?

  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Can you give us some more information? Have you forgotten your password, or did you change it before resetting: the former is a serious problem, the latter will result in a timeout before you can use it, so the reason you have the problem makes a big difference.
  3. axecopchopz

    axecopchopz Lurker
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    i dont remember what the email was before i did the factory reset,
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    It would be the same as your play account
  5. axecopchopz

    axecopchopz Lurker
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    i don't remember any information from the play account that used to be on this phone
  6. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Unfortunately not knowing anything about the Google account means that you are in exactly the situation a thief would be in after stealing a phone and then resetting it to remove the screen lock (and any tracking software). So FRP, an anti-theft measure, is designed specifically to stop someone in your situation getting access to the phone. And if there were a trick for bypassing it that required no special equipment then obviously it would be useless as an anti-theft mechanism (and for the same reason if I knew of such a trick it would be deeply irresponsible of me to post it on the internet).

    Now there have been phones/software builds where it's been possible to bypass it, but obviously these loopholes are plugged by security updates once Google become aware of them. So whether it is possible for your phone I really cannot say. From your first post it sounds like probably not.

    Are you really sure you've no record of the account? Never used the GMail, never logged on to the Play Store from a computer, never checked your contacts backup?
  7. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    The google factory reset protection will ask you for password for your Google account.
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  8. Napalm

    Napalm Android Expert

    yeah if you don't know anything about the account details when you reset the mobile then you will have a hard time.

    You might can go to your carrier and have them reset it - but you're most likely going to lose data somewhere. I would start by going to a computer and working it out to log into your google account - once you get that down and you know the password again, assuming you'll create a new one. Then I would go back and reset the phone.
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  9. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Your last resort is to take your phone back to your carrier and have them reset it from scratch. You will need to provide documentation that this phone is actually yours (old billing or some kind of proof of purchase) of course, or this phone will just be blacklisted as an unusable phone with an open, unverified account tied to it. Once you get it back, it will be returned to its original state so you'll have to go through the initial setup process again, which includes linking the phone itself back to your Google account (which presumably you'll be more careful about retaining, even if you opt to use a different email service as your default).
    Dannydet likes this.

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