In this post, I’m going to share the detailed procedure to bypass google verification on LG K40 without using any app or computer. This is the easiest & Sureshot method to bypass google account on LG K40. You can follow the step by step tutorial with screenshots to restore your K40 back to the working state.
So without any further delay, Let’s start the tutorial –
How to bypass Google Verification on LG K40
The google lock comes into effect on resetting the K40 using hard keys, i.e volume down & power button.
In such a case, Google’s Factory Reset Protection (FRP) won’t let you complete the setup wizard until you sign in with the last synced Google account or enter your secure lock screen pin/password/pattern, etc.
You can see the above screenshots. I’m stuck on the Google verification screen on my K40.
It asks for the last synced google account or the security pin to get past this screen. We have to use a hack to bypass this screen.
Let’s divide the whole process into 4 steps for the ease of understanding –
STEP 1: Gettings access to Google Maps app using Accessibility Settings
From the Google verification screen, go all the way back to the first, Welcome Screen of the setup wizard.
Tap, “Accessibility” and accept the pop-up request by hitting “SETTINGS” as shown above.
Now, select the last option i.e “Switch Access” to open it.
Click “SETTINGS” at the bottom-right corner of the page.
Tap the first option i.e “Help & feedback” and then “About Switch Access for Android”.
Tap on the Youtube video, a “3 dots” icon would appear on the top-right corner.
Hit it and select “Watch later” as shown in the screenshot above.
This would take us to the Google Chrome app.
Tap “No Thanks” to move ahead without signing in.
Search “maps” using the google search bar
On the search results page, tap on the 2nd tab i.e “MAPS” as shown in the second screenshot above to launch Google Maps app.
STEP 2: Getting access to the Contacts app using Google Maps
Accept pop-request to turn on device location on your LG K40.
Erase “maps” from the search bar. A “GO” option would appear on the bottom-right corner.
Choose the starting point as “Your Location”.
Choose a nearby location as your destination.
After adding the starting point and destination, tap “START” to initiate Google Maps navigation.
Tap the “mic icon” on the top right corner and say “open google” to open the Google app.
In the search bar, type “Contacts” and select the last option in the dropdown as shown in the second screenshot above.
In the contacts app, tap the “3 dots” icon at the top right corner.
STEP 3: Adding a Google account using the Contacts app
Select the 2nd last option i.e “Contacts Settings”
On Contacts settings page, click “Online search” and approve the request to “ADD” an account.
In the “EMAIL ADDRESS” field, add any email id to enable the “MANUAL SETUP” option.
Tap “MANUAL SETUP” and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Look for “Client certificate” and tap the “Add” option to add a client certificate.
To do this, we need to set a secure screen lock first.
Tap “CHANGE” to accept the request to set a screen lock.
Let’s set an easy to remember PIN lock such as 1234
Confirm the PIN lock.
Without adding a fingerprint lock go back and exit the contacts app.
Go back slowly we just need to get out of the contacts app.
Keep going back carefully until are out of the contacts app.
On exiting Contacts app, When you’re on the Google search bar page, erase “contacts” and type “Play Store”.
Tap the last “Play Store” option in the dropdown to open Google Play Store app.
Enter the verification pin to move further
Now at this step, we can add any google account (the last synced google account is not needed).
Enter your email id and password to sign in to a google account.
After adding the account accept the Google services terms and conditions.
You can see, the Gmail account email@example.com is successfully added.
Now restart your LG K40 using the power button.
STEP 4: Completing the Setup Wizard & getting access to the LG K40 Home screen
We are on the welcome screen of the setup wizard.
Tap the “forward arrow” to proceed further.
Tap “DON’T COPY” to skip the “Copy apps & data” screen.
It shows the google account we added earlier. Click “NEXT” to move forward.
Keep moving further as shown in the screenshots above.
When on Google assistant screen, Tap “No thanks” to skip the activation.
After agreeing to the “Legal Documents” tap “DONE” to finish the setup wizard.
We’ve successfully bypassed the Google Verification screen.
Now it’s better to do a factory reset.
To reset your K40, pull down the notification bar and tap on the “Settings icon”
Now select the “General Tab” and click on “Restart & reset”.
Click on Factory data reset < RESET PHONE and enter the security pin which we set earlier.
Finally, tap “Delete all” to initiate the Factory data reset.
Complete the setup wizard in the same manner as done before. There won’t be any google verification screen this time.
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