LG Aristo MS210 Google Account FRP Bypass 2017-2018 Sure Shot Method

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2018 – The below tutorial can bypass any LG Aristo phone even with latest Android security patch level January 01, 2018 (Software Version MS21010v). However,  if it’s running on a recent firmware it has to be first downgraded to a lower version (ms21010g) before following this tutorial.
Learn How to downgrade LG Aristo MetroPCS firmware to ms21010g. 

 

Google FRP (factory reset protection) is aimed at making a stolen phone less valuable.
We usually keep our phones locked with a password or pattern but once its stolen it is easy to erase the data (via Hard Reset) and reuse the phone. With Google FRP in place, whenever the phone is formatted using hardware keys it will ask for the last synced google account details before proceeding further.

Until now, everytime some sort of hack comes out to bypass this screen and then its patched with a security update very soon. Same is the case with LG Aristo. There is a working solution as of now but it may not last long. Let’s see how to get this working –

How to Bypass LG Aristo Google Account –

This process is lengthy, but it’s a sure shot method and works every time.

We need 2 apps to complete this bypass process. They are Shortcut Master Lite and Sidebar Lite. Download the zip file from below link.

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Extract the zip file and transfer the apk files to a micro sd card. Install the SD card in your LG Aristo before proceeding further.

 

After doing a factory reset via hardware keys I landed on the setup screen.

Here I connected to my home wifi network.

LG aristo google frp bypass

You can see to continue I’ve to sign in, to the previously synced Google account.

Now to bypass this google account go back to the very first screen.

We’ve to go back till we reach the Welcome page i.e first page of the setup screen.

On this page click on “Accessibility”

Accept the warning and proceed

Select “Vision” and Turn on Talkback by sliding the toggle to ON position.

When talk back is ON, make an “L” on screen as shown above.

If done correctly “Global Context Menu” will open. Click on “Talkback Settings”

Once we’re on Talkback Settings page we’ll suspend Talkback by pressing both the Volume Keys simultaneously.

Confirm your action and scroll down to “Help & feedback”. Click on it to proceed further.

Select “About Switch for Android” as shown above

Scroll down and look for “set up Switch Access on your Android device.” Tap on it

Now look for “connecting to Bluetooth devices.” as shown above and click on it.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page where it asks ” Was this article helpful?” and tap on “NO”

Now in the text box type anything and double tap on it. A pop-up will appear as shown above.

Hit on the “3 dots” icon and select “ASSIST”

“ASSIST” will take us to Google App

Type settings in the search bar and click on the “Settings” Icon as shown above. This way we’ll land to phone settings

 

 

LG Aristo Root SuperSU MetroPCS MS210 / T Mobile M210

Rooting has many benefits. It gives administrative level permissions which are not accessible to a normal Android user. Moreover, with Magisk you can get the features of a custom ROM on a normal stock ROM.  LG Aristo can be rooted in one click without PC if the bootloader is already unlocked & a custom recovery (twrp) is installed.

So the prerequisites for Rooting LG Aristo are –

  1. Unlocking the Bootloader
  2. Flashing a Custom Recovery (TWRP)

Once you’ve installed TWRP we’re ready for the rooting process.

 

How to Root LG Aristo by Magisk or SuperSU – 

 

There are 2 ways to root the LG Aristo, either by flashing Magisk or SuperSU. I would suggest Magisk as it provides a lot more functionality as compared to SuperSU. It also has the potential to hide root from an app. Moreover, it has got a modules repository built in.

Once you’ve decided, Download the respective file and transfer it to a micro sd card or phone’s internal memory.

Magisk v14.0.zip

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SuperSU v2.82.zip

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Install the SD card in your LG Aristo.

LG Aristo Root TWRP

Now Boot the phone in recovery mode. To do this –

Power OFF the phone

Press the volume down and power key. When LG logo appears on screen, release the power key for a moment and hold it back again until you see the white Factory data reset screen. In the whole process don’t release the volume down key.

Now in recovery mode, move down with volume key to “Yes” and confirm the action with Power Key

Again move down to “Yes” and confirm with Power Key as shown above.

This will take you to the TWRP screen.

 

Aristo MS210 Root Twrp

In TWRP we’ve to mount the MicroSD card. Make sure you’ve inserted the SD card in the phone before Mounting.

To do this, click on “MOUNT” and “check” MicroSD as shown above.

Now we’re ready to flash the root file via TWRP.

If you wish to root with SuperSU, follow this link – LG Aristo SuperSu Root

Else continue with the below tutorial –

 

LG Aristo Magisk Root – 

LG Aristo Magisk Twrp

Now we’re ready to install Magisk.

Click on “Install” and select “sdcard1”. This is the MicroSD/External Memory folder.

As you’ve transferred the Magisk-v14.0.zip file to MicroSD it’ll show up in “sdcard1” folder

If you’ve downloaded the file in internal storage you’ll find it in “sdcard” folder, the folder just above “sdcard1”

Click on the Magisk-v14.0.zip file to install it.

Aristo Magisk Root Twrp

Swipe the bar towards the right to start the process.

Once the process is complete, click on “Reboot System” to restart the phone.

LG Aristo Magisk Manager

The Magisk manager is successfully installed. Give access to Magisk Manager by clicking on “ALLOW”.

Click the icon at the top left corner to explore Magisk.

 

Aristo Magisk Modules

The first option is “Superuser”. When we’ll grant root access to an app it’ll show up here.

Click on “Downloads” to view the available modules for download

LG Aristo Magisk Modules Download

You can download and install modules from here.

The installed modules will show up in “Modules” section.

Aristo Magisk Hide

The next option is “Magisk Hide”. It is very useful for apps which do not support a rooted device such as android pay app, banking apps, Pokemon go etc. Magisk hides the root from such apps.

Next useful option is “Settings”. Click to open it.

Aristo Magisk Settings

We can “Hide Magisk Manager” or run it in “Magisk Core Only Mode” if some app has detected root even after adding to “Magisk Hide”.

“Systemless hosts” option should be turned ON to use an ad blocking app such as Adaway.

 

Aristo Magisk Superuser

“Superuser Access” has 4 modes as shown above. I’ve given access to both Apps & ADB.

You can grant root access to an app automatically or you’ll be prompted to take action when root access is needed.