Keep phone data safe, even in case of loss or theft it is important. Nobody wants someone else to be able to erase your data by restoring the phone in case it has been lost or stolen. In Android, some protections are introduced, such as the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) system.
Possibly some of you may know what Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is and its usefulness. Although this system can be somewhat uncomfortable at times, for certain users. Then we tell you all about it, so you can know everything about it, in addition to the way it is disabled on Android.
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What is Factory Reset Protection (FRP)
Factory Reset Protection (FRP) has been with us for a few years now, because it was officially introduced with Android Lollipop. It is a security system designed to prevent someone from being able to factory reset (factory reset) on your phone in case it was lost or stolen. An important protection to avoid losing your data.
Thanks to this function using a stolen phone is more difficult, which is exactly what you want. It is a function that comes on Android phones by default, activated as standard. Very comfortable, although not all users want to use it. Especially if second hand phones are sold or you are going to sell your mobile, Factory Reset Protection (FRP) can be a drawback.
To be able to restore the factory phone must be registered with the owner’s account, with the one that was used to configure the phone. So if you give your phone to someone, they will not be able to reset it if that account is not open on the phone. Although there are methods on the network, it does not work well and avoid such resetting. So if you are going to sell a phone, or give it to someone else to use it, disabling this Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a must.
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How to disable
The process to disable Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on your phone is simple. Since normally it will just restore the factory device. This method works in most cases, although on some models the manufacturer may have added some additional layer of protection, which prevents factory reset from disabling this option. In such cases, other options must therefore be used to do this.
If we resort to the normal method, which will work for most, we will simply have to proceed to restore the phone, as it does when there is a problem in it or simply when we are thinking of selling it. The steps to do this are as follows:
- Open the settings.
- Enter the System.
- Click on Reset.
- Enter Reset phone.
- Click on the Reset button.
- Enter your PIN.
- Press accept.
- Wait for the phone to restore.
This is something that might be necessary on phones that use older versions of Android, although not all. On these phones it is necessary delete all associated accounts to it manually. In addition, on other models it will also be necessary to delete either the phone lock PIN or the method used to unlock it. This has to be done before the phone is to be restored.
The process is longer in this case, but not for that more complicated. Therefore, once the unlock method used on the device and all the Google accounts associated with it have been removed, we can proceed to restore the factory phone, so that Factory Reset Protection (FRP) will be deactivated in the same. Both the PIN and the accounts are deleted from the phone settings, in the accounts section and in the security section.