In this tutorial, I’m going to share the latest 2020 hack to Bypass FRP / Google Lock on LG K40 without PC.
The earlier exploit got fixed in the recent K40 Software Update. After the Android Update, the Switch Access option is removed from the Accessibility Settings.
The above Google Verification screen shows up if the device had a Screen Lock (PIN, Pattern or Password) as well as Google Account & you performed a Hard reset using Volume Down & Power Button.
In the earlier K40 FRP Bypass tutorial, we used the Switch Access option in the Accessibility settings as the first step.
Check out the above screenshot. Switch Access is missing from Accessibility Settings after the April 2020 Security Update.
The good news is there is another way out to bypass the Google Verification Screen on LG K40. Follow the below step by step tutorial with the screenshots to make your phone usable once again –
LG K40 FRP Bypass Google Account LM-X420 2020 – MetroPCS / T-Mobile / Spectrum Mobile / AT&T / US Cellular / Factory Unlocked
We are going to divide the FRP Bypass Tutorial into 4 parts for the ease of understanding –
STEP 1: Setting up a SIM Card lock using another phone
We have to insert a locked SIM into our LG K40.
For this purpose, we need another phone
I’m using LG Aristo 2 to lock a MetroPCS SIM card –
If using an LG Android Smartphone, Go to Settings < General < Lock Screen & Security < Set up SIM Card lock
Toggle on “Lock SIM Card”.
When prompted enter the default MetroPCS SIM PIN 1234 and hit “OK”.
Now it says “SIM card lock enabled”.
Remove this locked SIM from Aristo 2 & insert it in LG K40.
You can refer to the above photos.
Once you’ve inserted the locked SIM, Long-Press the Power button and restart your K40.
STEP 2: Receiving an Image File via Bluetooth on LG K40
Enter the SIM Lock PIn we set earlier i.e 1234
There is a notification on the screen “Not signed in”.
We have to unlock the screen by swiping from this notification towards the bottom of the screen.
Follow the arrow in the above screenshot.
Don’t swipe in the upward direction.
If done correctly, you’ll see the notification panel on the top.
(If you don’t get the notification panel, restart the phone and try it again)
Long-Press the “Bluetooth icon”
Turn on Bluetooth and send an image file from another device to K40.
I’m once again using Aristo 2 for this purpose –
I’m sending a picture from Aristo 2 to K40 via Bluetooth as per the above screenshots.
The file is being sent to K40 via Bluetooth.
Have a look at your K40 screen.
We have to accept the Bluetooth File.
Now, hit the “3 dots” icon at the top-right corner and select “Received Files”.
STEP 3: Adding a Secure Screen Lock
Tap the image file to open it.
There are 2 options, Gallery & Photos.
We have to open the file using the “Photos” app.
Allow access to the necessary app permissions.
Use the ‘Share icon” to share this file via Gmail as shown above.
Tap the “SKIP” option on the “Welcome to Gmail” page.
Now select “Add an email address”.
We are now on the “Set up” email page.
Choose the last option i.e. “Other”.
On the next page, we are asked to enter the Email Address.
Add any Email Address and hit “NEXT”.
Now select “Exchange” as the account type.
On the next page click “SELECT” as marked in the above screenshot.
An “Attention” pop-up appears on the screen.
Hit “CHANGE” to add a secure screen lock
We are now on the “Select Screen lock” page –
Add an easy to remember PIN, Pattern, or Password.
I’m adding a Pattern Lock.
I’ve added L as the pattern lock.
a confirmation message appears on the screen “Screen lock has been changed”.
Now we are going to use the back button to go all the way back to the “Welcome” screen of the setup wizard.
STEP 4: Going back to the Welcome Screen to finish the Setup Wizard
Use the back button and keep going back until you’re on the Welcome Screen.
Use the forward arrow to proceed further.
Tap “DON’T COPY” on the “Copy apps & data” page.
Draw the pattern we just set earlier.
Hit the “Skip” option to proceed further.
Hit “MORE” on the Google Services page.
Follow the on-screen prompts and keep moving ahead.
We are now on the Legal Documents Page.
Tick the respective checkboxes and hit DONE to land on the LG K40 home screen.
We have successfully bypassed the Google Account Verification on LG K40.
I’ve made a video on this as well. You can check out the below video –
If facing any issue, feel free to leave a comment below.