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.
will not even boot to lock screen without the correct password. Kernel level
Android device manager, you can remotely locate and/or wipe the data on your
device is lost, stolen, or wiped, only someone with your Google account or
screen lock information can use the 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.
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.
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.
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
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
off device protection, remove your Google Account from your device.
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.
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.
unlock your screen or enter Google Account information if you:
your device’s data using the Settings app Settings.
asked to enter your screen lock before using Backup & reset.
your device in Recovery mode.
reset your device using the recovery menu, you’ll need to enter a Google
username and password that had been associated with the device.
reset your device with Android Device Manager.
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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