LG K51 was launched with Android 10 and it’s not yet updated to Android 11. However, after the recent security update, the older FRP bypass method no longer works.
On K51, if you’re locked out due to a forgotten PIN, Pattern, or Password, you need to hard reset the phone via Recovery mode. After the reset, we need to verify with the previously synced Google account.
In this post, we are going to learn how to bypass the LG K51 lock screen when locked out –
How to unlock LG K51 Forgot Password / How to Factory Reset LG K51 without password
I’m locked out on my LG K51. I don’t remember the lock screen password.
To bypass this screen we need to hard reset the phone via recovery mode. Unfortunately, we cannot bypass the lock screen without a reset.
LG K51 is not yet updated to Android 11. However, after the latest June 2021 security update, the older FRP Bypass hack no longer works. We have to use the new updated method to get past the Google verification screen on K51.
The Factory Reset Protection (FRP) comes into effect when you hard reset your phone via Recovery Mode. We need to verify with the previously synced Google account to finish the setup after reset.
In this post, we are going to use the latest and easiest hack to bypass the Google lock on LG K51 without using a computer –
After doing a factory reset using the volume down + power button, I’ve landed on the “Welcome” screen of the setup wizard.
Let’s tap the “Forward button” to move ahead.
Click “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
To proceed further we have to connect our phone to the internet. My K51 is connected to the “Home Wifi” network.
Now, it’s checking for updates. This process will take a minute or two.
The next page is “Copy apps & data”.
Let’s choose “Don’t copy” to skip this step.
Now, it brings us to the screen lock verification page. It’s asking to draw the correct pattern to unlock the screen.
I don’t remember the pattern. Let’s choose the alternate option – “USE MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT INSTEAD”.
This time we are on the “Verify your account” screen. It’s asking to sign in with the previously synced Google account on this device.
Let’s use the new updated FRP bypass hack to get past the Google lock on LG K51 without a PC –
How to bypass Google Verification on LG K51 June 2021 security update
On the “Verify your account” page, tap the blank space – “Email or phone”.
The keyboard pops up on the screen. Hit the “small keyboard icon” at the bottom-right corner as marked in the above screenshot.
A “Default keyboard” window appears at the lower half of the screen.
Click “Settings” to reach the “Manage Keyboards” page.
Now, select the first keyboard – “Gboard”.
On the next page, hit the “3 dots icon” and choose “Help & Feedback”.
We are now on the Support page.
Select the first option – “Delete or disable Apps on Android”.
On the following page, look for the phrase – “Tap to go to application Settings” and click on it.
This will take us to the “App Info” screen.
Scroll down and choose “Settings”.
On the following page, tap “Open” to reach the Settings app.
In Settings, Go to “Fingerprints” and hit “Next”.
This brings us to the “Select Screen Lock” page.
We are going to use this page to add a new screen lock. You can add a PIN, Pattern, or Password.
I’m setting up a 4 digit PIN 1234
Enter the PIN twice and hit “OK” to confirm.
A text flashes on the page – “Screen lock has been changed”.
Let’s use this new PIN to bypass the Google account. ,
Go all the way back to the first page.
Use the back button to reach the “Welcome” screen.
Hit the “Forward Arrow” and click “Next” on the following page.
Hit “Don’t copy” on the “Copy apps & data” page.
It brings us directly to the Google Verification screen. After the new security update, the screen lock verification page is removed.
To use the new screen lock PIN, we need to hard reset the phone via recovery mode.
Let’s power off the phone and boot it into the Recovery Mode.
Long-press the power button and tap “Power off” to turn off your K51.
Once the phone is off, press the Volume Down + Power button to turn on the phone.
As soon as “LG K51” appears on the screen, release the power button and hold it again. Don’t leave the volume down button.
Now, keep holding both the keys until you reach the “Factory data reset” screen as shown below.
We are in Recovery Mode. It’s used to factory reset the phone.
The touch doesn’t work in recovery mode. We need to use the volume rocker and power keys for navigation and selection.
Move down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” with the volume down key. Now, press the power button once.
Repeat the steps.
Again move down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” and hit the power key to begin the factory data reset.
The phone is getting erased. This will take a few minutes time.
After the reset, we are once again on the “Welcome” page.
Click the “Forward Arrow” and then “Next” as done before.
Now, connect your phone to the internet.
It’s checking for updates. We need to wait for a while.
Click “Don’t copy” on the next page.
This time, it shows the screen lock verification page.
Verify with the PIN we added a few steps ago i.e. 1234
The PIN verification was successful. We have bypassed the Google verification page.
Hit the “Skip” option to skip the Google account setup as shown above.
At this stage, you can sign in with any Google account. The last synced account is not required.
Now, accept the Google services terms and conditions.
Click “OK” on the review additional apps page.
Tick “I agree” on the “Legal Documents” page and tap “Done” to finish the setup wizard.
We have successfully landed on the LG K51 home screen thus bypassing the Google account.
If stuck at any stage, feel free to leave a comment below.
Let’s check the phone’s current software version.
We need to Go to “Settings” > “System”
Now, we need to click on “Update center” > “System update”.
You can see my LG K51 system is up to date. It’s running the latest software with the Android security patch level – June 2021.
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