All the Google Pixel devices above the Pixel 2 series are now updated to Android 12. The Pixel 2 & 2 xl will remain on Android 11 forever.
The Factory Reset Protection (FRP) doesn’t let you reset the device when you’re locked out on Pixel 2. After doing a hard reset using recovery mode, it forces you to verify with the previously synced Google account to complete the device setup.
In this post, we are going to bypass the Google account verification on Pixel 2/2 xl using the latest & easiest 2021 hack without using a PC –
I was locked out on my Pixel 2 due to the forgotten password. I did a hard reset via the Recovery Mode & now I’ve reached the “Hi There” screen.
This is the first page of the setup wizard. Let’s click the “Start” button to begin the device setup.
In the next step, we are going to connect our phone to a Wifi network. My Pixel 2 is connected to the “Home Wifi 4G” network.
Now, the phone is getting ready. Let’s wait for a few minutes.
After some time, it brings me to the “Copy apps & data” screen.
Let’s choose “Don’t copy” to move ahead.
This time we are on the screen lock password verification page.
I don’t remember the password so I picked the 2nd option – Use my Google account instead.
The current screen is the Google account verification screen. It’s asking to sign in with the previously synced Google account.
Let’s use the latest 2021 method to bypass the FRP lock on Pixel 2/2xl running on Android 11 without using a computer –
How to bypass FRP on Google Pixel 2/ Pixel 2 xl Google account bypass Android 11 2021 without PC – G011A G011C
To bypass the FRP lock we need to go 2 steps back from the “Verify your account” page to the “Connect to Wifi” screen.
Now, click on “See all Wifi networks” & then “Add new network” as shown above.
This will bring out the keyboard on the screen.
Now, hit the “microphone icon” located at the top-right corner of the keyboard.
When the pop-up request “Allow Gboard to record audio?” appears, choose “Deny”.
Again tap the “Mic icon” and click “Deny”.
Do this one last time.
Hit the mic and then tap “Allow” at the bottom-right of the screen.
This will bring you to the “App Info” page.
Select “Permissions” to reach the “App Permissions” screen
Now, touch the “search icon” at the top-right corner.
Type the term settings in the search bar.
When the search results appear, scroll down to the bottom & select “Settings – App Info” as shown above.
We are now on the App Info page of the Settings app.
Click “Open” to launch Settings.
In the Settings app, click on “Apps & notifications” > “App Info”.
Now, use the App Info page to disable 2 apps – Android Setup & Google Play Services.
First, select the “Android Setup” app.
Click “Force Stop” and then “OK” as shown above.
Now, go one step back and open the “Google Play Services” app.
Hit the “Disable” button as shown above.
Choose “Disable app” when prompted.
Now, “Force Stop” this app.
When both the apps are disabled, go 2 steps back to reach the Settings screen.
Tap the back key 2 times.
Now, we need to open “Accessibility” > “Accessibility Menu”.
Enable the “Accessibility Menu Shortcut”.
Click “Allow” to confirm your action.
The shortcut is now created. It appears are the bottom-right corner. We are going to use it later.
Now, use the back button to reach the first page.
Keep going back until you reach the “Hi there” screen.
Touch the “Start” button to move ahead.
Hit the “Skip” option on the “Connect to Mobile network” screen.
The next page is “Copy Apps & data”.
When you reach this page, click the back button once.
It’ll bring you to the “Connect to Wifi” screen.
Now click “Set up offline” and then “Continue”.
Now, the phone stays on the “Just a sec” screen.
At this stage, touch the “Accessibility Menu Shortcut” and tap “Assistant” as shown above.
Now, click “Settings” to reach the Google Play Services – App Info page.
Tap “Enable” to turn on “Google Play Services”.
Once the app is enabled, go 2 steps back to the “Connect to Wifi” screen.
Again click “Setup up offline” > “Continue”.
This time it brings us to the Google Services screen. We have successfully bypassed the FRP lock on Pixel 2.
Now, accept the Google Services terms and conditions.
This time we are on the “Set Screen Lock” page.
Let’s “Skip” the screen lock setup as of now.
Finally, we have landed on the Pixel 2 home screen thus bypassing the Google account.
If stuck at any point, please leave a comment below.
Now, let’s disable the accessibility menu shortcut.
Launch the Settings app and Go to “Accessibility” > “Accessibility Menu”.
Use the toggle switch to turn off the shortcut as shown above.