Moto G Fast Locked Out -Forgot Password, Pattern, PIN XT2045-3

Motorola G Fast was released in the year 2020 for Boost Mobile. The factory unlocked version was also released at around the same time. It was one of the early Moto devices to receive the Android 11 software update in 2021.

What are your options when you’re locked out on your Moto G Fast device? Can you bypass the lock screen without a reset?

To unlock the screen without the password, we need to hard reset the device via Recovery Mode. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to bypass the screen lock without a reset.

After the reset, you need to verify with the previously synced Google account to reach the Moto G Fast home screen.

In this post, we are going to learn how to bypass the Moto G8 Fast lock screen as well as the FRP lock if you forget the password, PIN, or Pattern.

So, let’s begin the troubleshooting –

How to bypass Motorola G Fast lock screen – Forgot Password, PIN, Pattern – Locked Out – Boost Mobile & Factory Unlocked XT-2045-3 Android 11

I do not remember the Motorola G Fast lock screen password. To bypass the lock screen we need to hard reset the device via recovery mode.

Power off your Moto G Fast to enter Recovery Mode.

Long-press the power key and select “Power off” as shown above. Wait for the phone to turn off completely.

Now, press and hold the volume down + power keys.


It’ll bring you to a black screen with the “START” option.

Use the volume rocker to switch from “START” to “RECOVERY MODE”.  Now, press the power button to enter recovery mode.

Instead of recovery mode, it took me to the “No command” screen.

To exit this screen, press & hold the power button. Keep it pressed and tap the volume up key once.

Release both the keys when you reach the “Android Recovery” screen.


Now, to reset the device go down from “Reboot system now” to “Wipe data/factory reset” with the volume down key.  Then click the power button to select the “Wipe data/factory reset” option.


Now, use the volume rocker to move down from “Cancel” to “Factory data reset”. Then click the power button to reset your device.

After the factory reset, press the power key one more time to reboot your phone.

The factory data reset takes a few minutes and then we reach the “Hi There” screen.

Click the “START” button to begin the device setup.

In the next step, we need to connect our device to the internet using a Wifi network.



The phone is getting ready. This process takes some time and then it brings you to the “Copy apps and data” page.

Choose “Don’t copy” to move ahead.




Now, I’m stuck on the screen lock verification page. To get past this screen I either need the lock screen password or the previously synced Google account.

Sign in with your Google account and follow the on-screen prompts to reach the Motorola G Fast home screen.

In case, you do not remember the Google account, you can use the below method to reach the Moto G Fast home screen –

How to bypass Google lock on Moto G Fast  Boost Mobile, Factory Unlocked XT2043-3 remove FRP without computer 2022


If your Moto G Fast is running on Android 10, please use the below link to bypass the Google lock –

Moto G Fast FRP Bypass Android 10 2022

We are stuck on the “Google – Verify your account” screen.

Go 2 steps back to reach the “Connect to Wifi” page.



On the “Connect to Wifi” screen, Go to “See all Wi-Fi networks” > “Add new network”.



Now, tap the “microphone icon” on the keyboard as shown above.

A pop-up request appears – “Allow Gboard to record audio?”. Choose “Deny”.



Do the same thing once again.

Hit the mic and this time click on “Deny & don’t ask again”.


Tap the microphone one last time and this time click on “Allow” as shown above.


It brings me to the “Gboard” screen.

Open “Permissions” and then hit the “Search icon” on the top.



Enter the term Settings and when the search results appear, scroll down to the bottom.

Now, pick the option – “Settings – App Info” with a blue circular icon. You can refer to the above screenshot.



On the following page, hit “Open” to access the Settings app.

We are now in the Settings app.

Go to “Apps & notifications” > “App Info”.



On the App Info page, open the “Android Setup” app.





“Force Stop” this app.

Now, go one step back to the “App Info” page.



Now, open the “Google Play Services” app.

Hit the “Disable” button to turn off this app.




Now, tap the “Force Stop” button.

Again go back to the Settings page.



Hit the back button 2 times to reach the Settings page.



Now, open “Accessibility” > “Accessibility Menu”.



Turn on the “Accessibility Menu Shortcut”.

Hit “Allow” to enable this shortcut.



Now, try to launch the accessibility menu with a 2 finger swipe-up gesture. We are going to use this later.



Restart your Moto G Fast using the power button to land on the “Hi There” screen as shown above.

Tap the “START” button to proceed.

On the “Getting your phone ready” screen hit the back button once. It will bring you to the “Connect to Wifi” page. 



On the “Connect to Wifi” screen there is a new “Skip” option at the bottom.

Tap “Skip” and then “Continue”.


It got stuck on the “Just a sec” page.

Go back to the first screen using the back button.




Launch the accessibility menu with a 2 finger swipe-up gesture.

When the menu opens, tap “Assistant” as shown above.

Now, click “Settings” and hit the “Enable” button to turn on the Google Play Services app.



Tap the back button to go back to the “Hi There” screen.


Click the “START” button to move ahead.


On the “Getting your phone ready” screen, tap the back button once. 





It’ll bring you to the “Connect to Wifi” page.

Click on “Skip” > “Continue”.



It now brings me to the “Google Services” screen thus bypassing the Google account verification.

Accept the Google services terms and conditions.



Now, skip the screen lock setup.



Follow the on-screen prompts to keep moving ahead.



Go through the gesture navigation guide.



Keep hitting “Next” to proceed further.



To reach the Moto G Fast home screen, you have to swipe up the screen from the bottom. Please refer to the above screenshot.




We have successfully landed on the Motorola G Fast home screen thus bypassing the screen lock.

If you’re facing any issues, feel free to leave a comment below.

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