MyBroadband was in a position to bypass Google Factory Reset Protection (FRP) by taking it to a neighborhood cellphone and gadget retailer and paying an R300 charge.
Google FRP is a function enabled on Android telephones when a consumer logs right into a Google account and units a password on the cellphone.
When you reset your cellphone to factory settings with out getting into your PIN, the unique account particulars are required earlier than you should utilize the cellphone once more.
FRP is a theft-protection function that forestalls criminals from stealing telephones and wiping them for future use.
However, it may also be a hindrance in the sale of outdated telephones or when an organization redistributes telephones to staff.
If the earlier consumer forgets to delete their account, or not less than wipes the cellphone with their password, the new proprietor is caught.
Looking at choices to bypass this restriction, we discovered paid software program instruments that provided to take away this protection on many units.
We determined to see if we might discover a native cellphone restore store to bypass this protection on any of our units.
We have arrange an account on the Huawei P10 Plus and factory reset the system from restoration mode.
As anticipated, when the cellphone booted up, the consumer was required to have account particulars earlier than persevering with.
We went to Centurion Mall, and the first retailer we entered mentioned they may remedy our downside.
The store assistant understood precisely what we wished and labeled it as “Software Repair” on their system.
They informed us it takes a while however wrote us a slip for the system and mentioned we will gather it the subsequent day.
The subsequent morning, the retailer referred to as to tell us they have been nonetheless busy, however the cellphone can be obtainable the subsequent day.
The price of the service is R300 which we paid for assembling the system.
The cellphone was in good working situation, and there was no setup to make use of it.
We could not discover any traces of software program used to bypass factory reset protection.
All Google providers have been intact, and no modifications have been made to the IMEI or serial quantity.
Connecting the system to the web and doing one other factory wipe didn’t trigger any issues. The cellphone labored as earlier than, with out the FRP.
While attempting to determine how they really did the bypass, we confirmed that the FRP was nonetheless working by following the identical process as earlier than. This confirmed that the FRP was not faraway from the system.
It is just not unlawful to bypass safety on a tool you personal. However, bypassing this protection is usually used for stolen telephones which makes it shocking how simple this downside was to resolve.
The store assistant didn’t ask the place we acquired the system from or why it was locked. Considering how rapidly they grasped the activity, it looks as if it is one thing they do frequently.