The majority of Android users use their phones with screen lock. The lock can be in the form of a PIN, Pattern, Password, Fingerprint, or Face lock.
If your fingerprint or face unlock fails to unlock your Aristo device, that’s fine. As it’s a secondary lock we can use the primary lock to unlock the screen.
However, if you forget the primary lock i.e. PIN, Pattern, or Password, then it becomes an issue.
In this post, we are going to find out ways to bypass the lock screen of Aristo 3 (Plus) and 4 Plus. We will also try to get past the LG Aristo 3 / 4 lock screen without reset.
How to bypass LG Aristo 3 Pattern Lock without reset
In the earlier versions of Android, after several failed attempts we used to get the “Forgot Password” option to recover our phone via Google account.
Let’s try to do the same on LG Aristo 3 / 4.
On my LG Aristo 4, I’ve repeatedly tried to unlock the screen by drawing pattern lock.
Unfortunately, even after so many failed attempts, I didn’t get any option to recover my account.
Only the wait time kept increasing after every few failed attempts.
After 100 attempts the wait time increased to 3840 minutes. I didn’t get any forgot pattern option to recover my phone.
So, the only option left is to reset the phone using hard keys. We are going to lose the data stored in the internal storage after reset.
Let’s power off the phone to perform a hard reset.
It’s not letting me even power off the phone. It says “Unlock the phone to power off”.We have to look for another way out to reset the phone.
Let’s divide the lock screen bypass process into 4 parts for the ease of understanding –
LG Aristo 3 / 4 Lock Screen Bypass
Let’s restart our Aristo 3 / 4.
Long-Press the power button and select ” Power off and restart”.
￼During the restart when the phone turns off and the screen turns black, hold the volume down and power button.
As soon as the phone vibrates or when the LG logo appears on the screen, release the power button, and hold it again. Keep holding until you are on the factory data reset screen as shown above.
Do not release the volume down button during the whole process.
The above factory reset screen is also known as the Recovery Mode.
In the recovery mode, the touchscreen doesn’t work. We have to move up and down with the volume rocker and select an option with the power button.
Move down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” with the volume down button and select this option with the power button.
STEP 2: Hard Reset your LG Aristo 3 / 4 using Recovery Mode
Again move down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” and confirm selection with the Power button.
This step has initiated the Factory Reset process. The phone is being erased.
Wait for the phone to boot again.
After the reset, we are on the Welcome screen of the setup wizard.
Use the forward arrow to proceed further.
Connect to the internet using wifi or mobile data.
At this stage we are asked to enter the pattern lock or the last synced Google account.
If you don’t remember the Google account details, move ahead to bypass this google verification screen using the latest hack.
STEP 3: Bypass the LG Aristo 3 / 4 Google Verification Screen via Latest Hack
First of all, power off your LG Aristo 3 / 4.
Now, arrange some other phone to set up a SIM card lock.
I’m using LG Aristo 2 for this purpose.
If using and LG android smartphone, go to
Settings > General > Lock screen & security > Setup SIM card lock.
Toggle on the “Lock SIM card” Switch.
It asks for the current SIM PIN.
The default MetroPCS SIM Card PIN is 1234
I’ve entered the default PIN. It says “SIM card lock enabled”.
Now that we have locked the SIM Card we have to insert this locked SIM into LG Aristo 3 / 4.
Use the SIM ejector tool to remove the LG Aristo 4 SIM tray.
On Aristo 3 (Plus) the SIM tray is located under the battery door.
Place the SIM card as per the above illustration.
Now turn on your LG Aristo 3 / 4.
As soon as the phone is turned on, you’ll be asked to enter the SIM card PIN code.
I’ve entered the PIN code 1234
Now there’s a notification on the screen –
“Android Setup – Not signed in”.
To unlock the screen, swipe down starting from this notification towards the bottom of the screen.
You can follow the arrow marked in the last screenshot above.
If done correctly you’ll see the notification panel on the top with various shortcuts.
We are interested in Bluetooth –
Long-Press Bluetooth to launch it.
When on the Bluetooth page, turn on Bluetooth using the toggle switch.
Now that we have turned on Bluetooth, we have to send an image file from another device to our Aristo 3 / 4.
Once again I’m going to use Aristo 2 to send and image file to Aristo 3 / 4.
I’m sharing a screenshot file as shown above.
The file is being sent via Bluetooth to LG Aristo 4.
Accept the Bluetooth file on your Aristo 3 / 4.
When the file has been received, hit the “3 dots icon” on the top right corner and tap “Received files”.
Tap the image file to open it. We have to use the Photos app to open this file.
Give necessary permissions to the Photos app by hitting ” ALLOW”.
Tap the “Share icon” to share this image file.
Use “Email” as the sharing medium.
Accept the email app permission requests by tapping “ALLOW”.
Now, select the email provider as ” Microsoft Exchange”.
Add any email id in the EMAIL ADDRESS field.
Now the “MANUAL SETUP” option is highlighted. Select it to open the “Server settings” page.
Scroll down to the bottom of the server settings page and “Add” a Client certificate as shown above.
It says to proceed further, we have to change the screen lock to a secure one. Hit “CHANGE” to add a screen lock.
We can add Pattern, PIN, or Password as the screen lock.
Just add an easy to remember screen lock.
I’ve added a PIN lock 1234 as shown above.
I got a confirmation message “Screen lock has been changed”.
Now use the back button to keep going back until you’re on the Welcome page of setup wizard.
Keep going back using the back button.
Now we are on the Welcome screen.
Use the forward arrow to move ahead.
This again takes us to the Google verification screen. To get past this screen we are going to use the screen lock PIN we just added a few steps ago i.e. 1234
We are now on the Google Sign-in page.
This time we can either skip the Google Sign-in or add just any Google account (not necessarily the last synced Google account).
Follow the on-screen prompts to keep moving further.
Accept Google services terms and conditions.
On the legal documents page, tick the checkboxes and hit NEXT.
Finally, select “Home”, with or without the app drawer to land on the LG Aristo 3 / 4 home screen.
We have successfully bypassed the lock screen on LG Aristo 3 / 4.
If stuck at any point, feel free to leave a comment below.