The first LG Phoenix device came out in 2011 with Android 2.2 Froyo. Fast forward to 2020 and we have the latest LG Phoenix 5 with Android 10 out of the box. The phoenix series offers entry-level budget android smartphones. It currently retails for just $49 at Walmart & Target.
What are our options if locked out on Phoenix 5 due to a forgotten lock screen pin, pattern, or password? The only way to recover the phone is by doing a hard reset via recovery mode. However, during this kind of reset, Google’s factory reset protection comes into effect.
In this post, we are going to learn how to bypass Google verification on LG Phoenix 5 using the latest 2020 hack –
After resetting my Phoenix 5 via recovery mode, I’m on the First Page of the setup wizard i.e. the Welcome Screen.
Let’s proceed using the forward button.
This brings us to the “New second screen” page.
Set the new second screen with or without a notch and hit “Next”.
To proceed further, we need to connect to the internet.
My phoenix 5 is connected to the Home Wifi network.
Now it’s checking for updates. We need to wait for a while.
To skip the “Copy apps & data” page, I’ve selected the “Don’t copy” option.
This brings me to the pattern lock screen. I don’t remember the pattern lock so I need to choose the 2nd option “USE MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT INSTEAD”.
We have landed on the LG Phoenix 5 Google verification page. It’s asking to sign in with the last synced Google account on this device.
Let’s use the latest 2020 2021 hack to bypass this FRP (Factory reset protection) screen on LG Phoenix 5 –
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We are on Google’s “Verify your account” page.
Hit the blank field “Email or phone” to bring out the keyboard.
Now, tap the “keyboard icon” on the bottom-right corner of the keyboard.
When the “Default keyboard” window opens, hit “Settings” to reach the “Manage keyboards” page.
Select the first keyboard “Gboard” on the manage keyboards page.
We are now on the “Settings” page of Gboard.
Hit the “3 dots icon” and select “Help & feedback”.
When on the “Support” page hit the blank field “Describe your issue”.
Type delete and choose the first search result “Delete or disable apps on Android”.
On the next page, look for “Tap to go to Application Settings” and hit this option.
We are now on the “App info” page of the Settings app.
Scroll down on this page and select “Google”.
This takes us to Google’s app info page.
Hit “Open” to launch the Google app.
Tap “NO THANKS” to access the Google search bar without signing in.
Type “Chrome” in the search bar.
Hit the “Chrome app icon” (under “FROM YOUR APPS”) to launch the Google Chrome web browser.
Click “Accept & continue” then “Next” to move ahead.
Tap “No thanks” to proceed further.
Now, we need to download the Quick Shortcut Maker apk file from Google.
Search for quick shortcut maker apk in the search bar as shown above.
Open the search result “Download QuickShortcutMake for Android Free”.
Hit the “Download” button to begin the download.
Hit “OK” to download the quickshortcutmaker.apk file.
Once the file is downloaded, click “Open” to install the Quick Shortcut Maker app.
We need to enable app installation from unknown sources.
Hit “SETTINGS” and enable “Allow from this source”.
Once you give permission to install unknown apps, go back and tap “INSTALL”.
Once the app is installed, hit “OPEN” to launch the app.
Scroll down and select “Lock Screen Settings” as shown above.
Tap the “5th Lock Screen Settings” with “Secure lock settings” as marked in the above screenshot.
Now, hit “Try” to launch the lock screen settings page.
We are on the “Secure your phone” page.
Tap “Next” to proceed further.
Add a Screen lock Pattern, PIN, or Password.
I’ve added an easy to remember screen PIN 1234
Add the PIN twice and hit “OK” to confirm.
A confirmation text flashes at the bottom of the screen “Screen lock has been changed”.
We’ve successfully replaced the old screen lock with this new PIN.
Let’s use this new PIN to bypass the google verification page.
Keep going back using the back button.
Keep moving back until you’re on the welcome page of the setup wizard.
We are now on the first page of the setup wizard.
Hit the forward arrow to proceed further.
Tap “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
Select “Don’t copy” on the “Copy apps & data” page.
Now, we are on the lock screen verification page. It’s asking for the screen PIN.
Verify with the screen PIN we added a few steps ago i.e. 1234
The lock screen verification is done.
Now, we get the “Skip” option on the Google Sign-in page.
Hit the “Skip button” at the bottom-left corner as shown above.
Again, tap “Skip” to proceed further.
This brings us to the Google Services page.
Select “More” to move ahead.
Accept the Google services terms and conditions.
Hit “OK” on the “Review additional apps” page.
Hit “Accept” and then “EXIT” as shown above.
Tick the “I agree” checkbox on the “Legal documents” page.
Tap “DONE” to finish the setup wizard.
We have successfully landed on the LG Phoenix 5 home screen thus bypassing the Google account.
I’ve also made a video on this as follows –
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