LG K30 forgot pattern, pin, password – lock screen bypass

We tend to forget the lock screen details. It’s not very uncommon. The primary screen lock on LG K30 is a PIN, Pattern or Password. The secondary lock can be in the form of Fingerprint or Face Lock.

After every restart, you need to unlock the screen using the primary screen lock PIN, pattern, or password. So, it very important that you should note it down somewhere in case you forget.

In the earlier versions of Android, it was possible to bypass the lock screen without reset by signing in your Google account. Unfortunately, this option is removed now.

You can see I’m stuck on a pattern lock screen on LG K30.

I’ve drawn the wrong pattern 50 times still I don’t get any other option to bypass the lock screen.

I kept trying up to 100 attempts with no luck. Only the wait time keeps increasing. On K30 you cannot bypass the lock screen without reset.

LG K30 Locked Out / How to Bypass Screen Lock on LG K30

When stuck on the LG K30 lock screen –

Long-press the Power button located on the back of your K30.

Now, tap “Power off and restart” to reboot the phone

During the restart when the phone turns off (screen turns black as shown above), hold the volume down & power button as indicated in the below picture.

 

 

Now, as soon as the phone vibrates (or when LG logo appears on the screen), release the power button and hold it again.

Keep holding the power button until you’re on the white “Factory Reset” screen as shown below. In the whole process never release the volume down button.

 

The above factory data reset screen is also known as the “Recovery Mode”.

We have to use the volume and power button in the recovery mode. We can move up and down using the volume buttons & confirm our selection with the power button.

Move down for “No (Exit)” to “Yes” using Volume Button & select this option using the power button.

Repeat you action once again. Move down with the volume down button and select the “Yes” option with the Power key.

If done correctly, the factory reset process would initiate. It’s erasing the data stored on the internal storage space.

The phone is rebooting now.

It stays on the Metro screen for a few minutes.

We are now on the “Android is starting” screen. Wait for the process to complete.

Now we are on the welcome screen of the setup wizard.

Use the forward arrow to move ahead.

Use the mobile network or connect to a Wifi network to proceed further.

On the copy apps and data page, select “Set up as new”.

At this stage, we are on the Google Verification screen. It asks for the last synced Google Account.

If you know the Google Account details you can sign and complete the setup wizard process to land on the K30 home screen.

 

In case you don’t remember the screen lock as well as Google sign in details, the only option left is to bypass this FRP (Factory reset protection) screen using a hack. Follow the below troubleshooting guide to bypass the Google Verification screen on LG K30.

LG K30 FRP Bypass Google Account 2020

 

If stuck at any stage, feel free to leave a comment below.

LG K30 Stuck on Firmware Update Screen – How to fix

A few days ago my LG K30 got stuck on the firmware update screen all of a sudden. I did a force restart to boot it again. However, I realized whenever I’m connecting it to my computer it again goes to the firmware update screen. This was quite frustrating. After doing a little research I was able to fix my phone.

In this post, we are going to learn how to fix an LG K30 stuck on the firmware update screen –

LG K30 Firmware Update Stuck

There are 2 possibilities for your K30 getting stuck in the Download Mode / Firmware Update Screen –

1. All of a sudden may be due to a Battery issue

 

lg k30 stuck on firmware update screen

In my case, the phone rebooted every time to the above firmware update screen when connected to a computer.

At this stage, you’ll fail to reboot your K30 using the power button. We cannot turn it off even by removing the battery as it’s non-removable.

In such a case, the only option left is to force restart the phone.

 

lg k30 force restart

To force restart your K30, press the volume down and power button for 10 seconds or until the phone restarts.

 

lg k30 stuck on firmware update screen

While the phone is rebooting, release the power button but keep holding the volume down key.

lg k30 soft reset

Release the volume down button when you are on the K30 lock screen.

After doing this my K30 never got stuck to the firmware update screen until now.

2. Due to a failed System Update

Firmware update stuck lg k30

A failed android system update on your K30 can also bring you to the Firmware Update Screen.

During an update, the phone should not be interrupted at all. In some cases, the firmware file can also be corrupt.

Whatever is the reason, our first try should be a force restart.

lg k30 stuck firmware update

Let’s try to force restart our K30 by pressing the Volume Down & Power button for 10 seconds.

If this brings your phone back to life, well and good, else we need to flash a firmware file via LGUP.

This will restore your LG K30 back to the working state. Follow the below guide to flash a kdz file on LG K30 –

LG K30 Firmware Download & Update

 

Were you able to get out your K30 from the Firmware Update Screen? Please share your experience.

If facing any issue, feel free to leave a comment below.

 

 

 

 

How to bypass google verification on LG K30 2020 lm-x410(fg)

This is the latest method to bypass the Google Account / FRP on LG K30. Even if your K30 is running on the latest Android Firmware as of June 24, 2020, you can use this hack to get past the Google Lock Screen on K30 in a few minutes.

 

Until now we used to bypass the FRP / Google Lock on LG K30 using the “Switch Access” option in the Accessibility settings. In the recent K30 Android Security Update, this exploit is fixed and the Switch Access option is gone.

Refer to the above screenshot. There is no “Switch Access” option in the first screenshot. So in this troubleshooting guide, we are going to use a newer method to bypass the Google Lock on LG K30.

On my K30 I did a Hard Reset using the Volume Down & Power Button. This brings me to the Welcome screen of the setup wizard as shown above.

Let’s proceed further.

You can see I’m stuck on the Google Verification screen. It asks me to draw the correct pattern or sign in using the last synced google account.  If you don’t know either of these, there is no need to worry. You are at the right place.

In the next few minutes, we are going to get past this screen –

 

LG K30 FRP Bypass Google Account 2020

 

Let’s divide the whole process into 4 parts for the ease of understanding –

STEP 1: Setting up a SIM Card Lock

As a first step, power off your LG K30.

Now get hold of another phone to add a SIM Card lock.

I’m using LG K40 MetroPCS.

If you’re using an LG phone, Go to Settings < Lock Screen & security < Set up SIM card lock.

Tap “Lock SIM Card”. It asks for the current PIN. The default MetroPCS/T-Mobile SIM Card PIN is 1234

Enter this PIN and hit “OK”.

It says “SIM card lock enabled”.

We are going to insert this locked SIM  into LG K30.

Use a SIM ejector tool to pull out the K30 SIM tray as shown above.

Place the locked SIM Card and insert the SIM tray back in its slot.

 

STEP 2: Receiving a file on LG K30 via Bluetooth

Now power on your LG K30.

As soon as it boots up you’ll be asked to enter the SIM PIN code.

Enter 1234 and hit the “tick” icon.  The code is accepted.

Now, the next step is a Crucial step –

There is a notification on the screen which says “Not signed in”.  Slide from this notification towards the bottom of the screen.  You can follow the arrow as marked in the above screenshot. 

Don’t slide your finger in the upward direction. We’ve to slide from the center to the bottom of the screen.

(If you fail to do it correctly, reboot the phone and do it again)

If done correctly, you’ll get access to the notification panel as shown above.

Long press the “Bluetooth Icon”.

Turn on the Bluetooth on LG K30 and use another device to send an image file to K30.

Once again I’m using LG K40 to send a picture via Bluetooth.

Let’s open the Gallery to share an image via Bluetooth.

Follow the above screenshots to send a file from another device to K30 using Bluetooth.

Accept the file on K30 as shown above.

Now, tap the “3 dots” icon at the top-right corner.

Select “Received files”.

We have received the image file.  Tap on it to share.

Select “Photos” and hit “OK”.

 

STEP 3: Adding a new Screen Lock PIN, Pattern or Password

Give access to the Photos app by hitting “ALLOW”.

Again click the “Share Icon” as visible in the above screenshot.

Choose “Gmail” among the listed options to share this file.

Now we have got access to the Gmail App.

Tap “Skip” to proceed further.

We’ve to add an email address. Select this option.

On the “Set up email” page, click on the last option i.e. “Other”.

Enter any email address and hit “NEXT”.

Select the last option “Exchange”

Now tap  “SELECT” as shown above.

A pop-up says we’ve to add a secure screen lock to use credential storage.

Hit “CHANGE” to add a screen lock.

We can set a Pattern, PIN, or Password.

You can set either of them. Set an easy to remember screen lock.

I’m adding a PIN lock.

 

I’ve added 1234 as the screen lock PIN.

We are all done. Now we have to move back all the way to the first “Welcome” screen of the setup wizard.

STEP 4: Going back to Welcome Page & Finishing the Setup Wizard

Use the back key and keep going back until you’re on the welcome screen.

Use the forward arrow to proceed further.

Hit “Set up as new”.

Enter the screen lock PIN / Pattern / Password when prompted.

Now we are on the Google sign-in page but there’s a “Skip” option on the bottom-right corner.

Tap “Skip” to move further.

Now follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup wizard.

Tap “NEXT” on the name page.

Skip the fingerprint setup we can do it later.

Accept Google Services Terms & conditions.

There is no need to add an account at this stage. We can do it later. Hit “CANCEL” to move ahead.

Tick “I agree” on the legal documents page and tap “DONE” to finish the setup wizard.

We are on the LG K30 Home Screen.

We have successfully bypassed the Google Verification screen on LG K30.

If facing any issue, feel free to leave a comment below.