TECHWIZ- NG: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY RESET PROTECTION (FRP)

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY RESET PROTECTION (FRP)

Factory Reset protection is a new security patch that was

designed in the new android operating system (OS).This to prevent other people

from using your device when  it gets

reset to factory settings without your permission. For example, if your device

is lost, stolen, or wiped after you’ve set it up to prevent others from using

it, then only someone with your Google Account or screen lock information could

use your device.

This information applies only to devices running Android 5.1

and above that came preinstalled with Android 5.0 and up, like Pixel, Pixel

XL,  Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and

Nexus 9, Gionee,Tecno,Infinix,Itel and others.

Device

will not even boot to lock screen without the correct password. Kernel level

password check.

Using

Android device manager, you can remotely locate and/or wipe the data on your

device.

If your

device is lost, stolen, or wiped, only someone with your Google account or

screen lock information can use the device.

Device

protection is automatically turned on when you add a Google account and setup a

lock screen password. I list this as a con because it is automatic.

If you

have Factory Reset Protection turned on and you mess something up, or you

forgot your password, then you will also not be able to reset it in stock

recovery. The only way to fix this is to use a tool like odin, rsd lite,

fastboot, Miracle, Octupus, lg sp flash tool or other flash boxes to restore

the factory firmware.

If you

can’t provide your Google account information during the setup process, you

won’t be able to use the device at all after factory reset.

If your

device is stolen and you don’t have a screen lock set, you can still lock it

remotely with Android Device Manager. You’ll need to have added your Google

Account to your device before it was lost or stolen, and your device will need

to be turned on and connected to the Internet.

How to turn

on factory reset protection on your device

Factory rest protection is easy to set on the

android device. Two things are important in order to set factory rest

protection.

You will need to set a screen lock on your device either being

PIN, PASSWORD, PATTERN, and FINGER PRINT.

To this you will have to go setting > security, and change the lock

from none to any of the above.

: Ensure you set a lock

that you can remember to avoid problem in the future.

You will need to create a

Google account or use and existing Google account. To do this you will need to

go to setting >>> account >>>> select  Google account

Turn off

device protection

To turn

off device protection, remove your Google Account from your device.

If you

have Developer options enabled on your device, you can also turn off device

protection from your device’s Settings app Settings. Tap Developer options and

then OEM Unlocking.

Because

your device is protected, you’ll need to either unlock your screen or enter

your Google Account password if you need to do a factory reset. This ensures

that you or someone you trust is doing the reset.

Expect to

unlock your screen or enter Google Account information if you:

Erase

your device’s data using the Settings app Settings.

You’ll be

asked to enter your screen lock before using Backup & reset.

Reset

your device in Recovery mode.

If you

reset your device using the recovery menu, you’ll need to enter a Google

username and password that had been associated with the device.

Remotely

reset your device with Android Device Manager.

If you

remotely reset your device using Android Device Manager, you’ll need to enter a

Google username and password that has been associated with the device.

Important: You can enter information for any Google Account that has

been added and synced to the device as an account or user profile, but not the

guest profile. If you can’t give this information during the setup process, you

won’t be able to use the device at all after factory reset

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ANDROID USERS.

Always ensure that  you remove the google account on the phone before giving your phone out, as in the case of selling it or to a relative.

Always ensure no google account is on the phone you are buying in case you are  buying a second new phone. it will be better if the phone is factory reset

lastly ensure you have FRP lock setup in your android device

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