Friday, February 24, 2017

How to bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on a Mediatek (MTK) Android phone

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Before Android 5.0 (Lollipop), doing a factory reset on your Android phone would restore it to its original state like it was brand new. From Lollipop, doing a factory reset in recovery (when the device is still associated with a Google account) still requires that you supply the credentials of the Google account associated with the device before the factory reset was done. This is called Factory Reset Protection (FRP), a security / anti-theft feature.
If you find yourself locked out of your phone after a factory reset then this guide will come in handy.

How to remove / bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on an MTK phone

Method 1: Setup selection

During setup (using the setup wizard), do not connect to a Wi-Fi network. Also, untick "Protect this device"

Method 2: Using SP Flash tool

* Download the firmware for your phone model @ https://forum.hovatek.com/forum-89.html
* Using the SP Flash tool guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html, flash by selecting the Firmware Upgrade option

Method 3: Miracle Box method

Follow the method @ https://eliteglobe.blogspot.com.ng/2017/02/how-to-remove-bypass-pattern-pin-or.html
In step 5, select Clear Settings/Frp

How do I avoid the stress of factory reset protection when I need to do a factory reset

Navigate to Settings > Accounts and delete / sign out of the Google account associated with the device

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