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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by pepe123, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. pepe123

    pepe123 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello,

    I am using Cat S41. When setting it up, I used fake gmail account. Then modified pattern protection and forgot.

    I do not remember account password nor any other detail. I cannot set up the cell phone from scratch. Google is not responsive.

    What should I do?

    Thanks,
    Pepe
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Unfortunately the only thing you can do is to do a factory reset....... sorry but that's the only way, if you have forgotten your unlock pin or pattern.
     
  3. pepe123

    pepe123 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I did factory reset. The issue is I cannot continue due to supposed syncing of device: This device was reset. To continue, sign in with a Google Account that was previously synced on this device.

    I remember what I download through Google Play and almost when. I also have proof of purchase (recipe). How to contact them? Or other way without Google involvement?
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    So you don't remember the Google acct info you initially sign the phone in?

    Hmmmmm let me think.
     
  5. pepe123

    pepe123 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I quickly set up an account (security by obscurity?). Imho I cannot provide Google with activity (what I downloaded and also when) but there is no such option. The device seems to have synched with gmail account by default (I would not allow this option).
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Well the only thing I found was some videos on how to bypass Google's frp
     
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  7. today

    today Android Expert

    Live and learn. Security is no joke. It's a theft deterrent.
     
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    I'm sure you tried the forgert password and such..... right?
     
  9. pepe123

    pepe123 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I also found some videos and forums with FRP bypass tools. But not sure if I manage...

    This is really a pain. I have the box. I may try to go to the shop but I doubt they will be able to help.
     
  10. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Contact Caterpillar and see if they can help
     
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  11. pepe123

    pepe123 Lurker
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    Thanks, I contacted Caterpillar who have not been able to help. I do have SN, EMEI, EMEI2 and all these numbers on original package.

    They suggested to go to repair shop and pay for repair.
     
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  12. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    There's nothing to repair as nothing is broken.
    You can't bypass the Gmail account without those credentials, it's put in place for security reasons.
    You just may have a expensive paperweight on your hands.
     
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  13. pepe123

    pepe123 Lurker
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    Why the scare tactics? Suppose I need to root it, or try unlocking tools which are shared on the internet. Thanks anyway.
     
  14. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    As you've said, there are tools on the internet. But as you've also said, you don't know whether they'll work. It really depends on whether your phone has those vulnerabilities and whether they've been patched yet (the internet is also a great store of obsolete information). The whole point of FRP is to deter theft, which doesn't work if it's easily bypassed, so they do patch these things as they are discovered. All I can do is wish you luck.

    Some stores can reset it, if they have the right tools and authorisations. Whether your local repair shop can is another matter, though if they are honest they'll be able to tell you straight away.

    FRP has been on all new phones for about 5 years now. The solution is to remove the account from your phone before resetting it (or remember the login details). I do wish that they'd spell this out more visibly and unmissably, because there are still a lot of people who don't know about it, so problems like this are quite common.
     
    #14 Hadron, Apr 4, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
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  15. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Nobody's using scare tactics. Just stating facts. FRP is an anti-theft measure. I'm sure you understand that if it could be easily bypassed, then it would be pointless.
    The only way you personally can get your phone working again is to know the details of the Google account used to set it up.
     
  16. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Or... Possibly push it through as a support/warranty issue with the phone company if you bought through them...or the manufacturer?
     
  17. pepe123

    pepe123 Lurker
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    Hadron - thanks for fair reply. Managed to get it done through unconventional means in the meantime.
     
  18. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    If the 'unconventional means' do not involve anything illegal, or that breaks the rules here-- Edit: Never mind! :)
     
    #18 MoodyBlues, Apr 4, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2019
  19. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    No please don't post details of how to do a FRP bypass.
     
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  20. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Thanks. I said not to if it breaks AF's rules--and now we know it does!
     
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