Google introduced Factory Reset Protection (FRP) in Android 5.1, a measure to protect and prevent unauthorized usage of your device in case it gets lost or stolen. FRP is a useful feature present on devices running Lollipop, Marshmallow and even Android N developer preview. In case you aren’t aware, let us tell you what FRP does and in what scenario it’s applicable:
What is Factory Reset Protection (FRP)? FRP is a protection and safety feature to prevent people from using a stolen or lost device even if they try to hard reset the phone to factory settings. FRP works only when you’re signed into your Google account and then if someone tries to hard reset your phone through recovery mode, they are required to enter the Google account details, i.e. email and password from the last registered Google Account on that device to regain access. This means the person won’t be able to use the device freely unless he enters the correct credentials.
Perhaps, if you’re a Motorola Moto G4 Plus user and somehow have forgotten your Google account email or password and hence are stuck at Google account verification because of FRP lock then we’ve got you covered! After trying for couple of hours and taking some references from RootJunky’s Droid Turbo 2 FRP video, we were finally able to find a workaround to bypass factory reset protection on Moto G4 Plus (2016). The device was running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with May 1 Security patch level.
The process involves a series of complicated steps which are rather easy if one follows them step-by-step as stated. You also need to download some apps on phone during the process but the job gets done without using a computer. This bypass trick should work on the Moto G4 and some other phones as well. We have made a video tutorial for your convenience, just make sure to simultaneously perform each step on your device to get over FRP on your Moto G4 Plus (XT1643).
Video Guide to Bypass FRP on Moto G4 & G4 Plus –
The above trick is indeed useful but worrisome at the same time as it could potentially allow a thief to gain unauthorized access to your smartphone by following the stated steps.
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