Almost every Android device relies on a Google account for activation. For extra security, a feature labeled “Factory Reset Protection” (FRP) has been added to Android. Pretty handy tool, but it can also be a serious problem if you forget the Google name and password you used to set up your device. If that happens, it’s a good idea to know how to remove Google account verification, and this article will tell you how to do it.
How to remove the Google FRP lock
Unfortunately, bypassing Google account verification and FRP bypass is not as simple and straightforward as opening Settings and disabling something. It takes some time, and you can do it several ways. I’m going to lay them all out for you in this guide.
Keep in mind that different brands of Android devices, such as Samsung, Huawei, Alcatel, LG, may have some minor differences. There may be a slight difference between the steps below depending on which Android device you own, but the general steps apply to all of them.
How to disable FRP to bypass Google account verification
Removing FRP protection is probably the fastest method on our list. Following the steps below will completely remove your Google account from your device, including all related apps such as Gmai.
Go to Settings.
Select Cloud and Accounts (or just Accounts on some devices).
Find and select your Google account.
Tap Delete account.
Confirm that you want to delete your account if prompted.
Once your Google account is successfully deleted, you will no longer have to deal with FRP locking. This is recommended if you sell or give your phone to someone else. Deleting your credentials will protect your privacy and security.
How to bypass verification by resetting your Android device
If the previous method didn’t work, you can reset your phone to its factory default settings and go through the network connection settings to remove your Google account along with the verification that goes along with it through the setup process. As with the previous option, this will completely delete your Google account.
Continue with the process of resetting your device. When you get to the Google account verification part, press the Back button to return to the Wireless Network Selection screen.
Select the Add Network option.
Enter a string of random letters and/or numbers into the Network Name (or SSID) text box.
Tap and hold the string you just entered to highlight it, and then tap Share in the menu that appears.
Select Gmail from the Share options list that appears.
On the next page, tap Notification, and then go to App Settings.
Tap the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner of the page and select Account.
When prompted, go to Setup.
In the settings menu, select Backup & reset > Factory data reset.
As with the previous method, your Google account will be deleted along with the FRP lock.
How to remove Google account verification during installation
This is similar to the method described above, but it is a bit more practical. However, it’s worth a try if the above method didn’t work for you.
This reset works on almost all Android devices, although Google regularly updates security flaws in its products, and it’s possible that this will be removed in the future.
Perform a factory reset on your device by going to Settings > General Management or General Settings > Reset .
Follow the setup process as usual until you get to the Wi-Fi connection option.
Tap the text box to enter the Wi-Fi password.
A keypad should be displayed. Press and hold the space bar on it.
In the menu that appears, select English.
You will be returned to the Wi-Fi Internet connection screen. Enter the password for your network.
Continue the setup process until you are prompted to enter your Google account information. Tap in the text box to enter your email address or phone number on this screen.
Tap and hold the @ symbol on the displayed keyboard.
From the next menu, select Google Keyboard Settings.
Tap the three-point menu and select Help and Feedback.
Select Google Search and submit the results from the keyboard on the next screen.
The web page opens. Tap and hold any word on the page until the menu appears, then tap web search in the menu and select Google app.
After that, search for settings on the web page.
Tap the settings gear icon in the drop-down menu of available options.
Select Backup and reset.
Click the Factory Reset button.
After that, you should go through the account setup again. When you are prompted to enter your Google account verification this time, you should be able to just skip it and everything else that follows.
Once you’re done setting it up, you can use your device, this time without verifying your Google account.
How to bypass Google account verification with the APK tool
Our fourth and final way to bypass Google account verification, if all else has failed so far, is to use an app known as the APK or Android Package Kit. You’ll have to install the app on your Android device, and it will bypass Google account verification for you. If you haven’t tried all of the above methods yet, I suggest you go through them first because this is the hardest one on the list.
Installing and using APKS is a bit more complicated than installing the app directly on your phone. The exact way to install the APK and use it to install the app on your phone differs depending on the make and model of your phone, but the basic steps are as follows:
- Select the APK program you want to use. Luckily, there are many to choose from, including the FRPHijacker tool (for Samsung devices), FRP bypass APK, D-G tool for unlocking, or the GSM Rerunner ADB.
- Download the FRP bypass tool to a USB flash drive. You can also do this on your computer, but it is easier to do with a flash drive.
- Once the download is complete, connect the USB flash drive to your mobile device using an on-the-go (OTG) cable.
- Install the APK file from the USB device.
Once the installation is complete, you should be able to access your device settings to make the changes needed to bypass your Google account.