Google Pixel 3 FRP bypass 2021 Android 12 google account lock 3a xl

The pixel 3, 3 xl, 3a & 3a xl devices are now updated to Android 12. After the new update, the old FRP bypass method no longer works.

If you’ve updated your Pixel 3 to android 12 and you’re stuck on the Google account verification then you’re are at the right place. In a few minutes, you’ll be able to use your phone once again.

The Factory Reset Protection becomes effective when your hard reset the phone via recovery mode. To complete the device setup, you need to sign in with the previously synced Google account.

We are going to use the latest & easiest 2021 hack to bypass the FRP lock on Pixel 3 without using a computer.

So, let’s get going –



After doing a hard factory reset using the volume down & power keys, I’ve landed on the first page of the setup wizard.

Let’s tap “Get started” to begin the device setup.



In the next step, you need to connect your device to a Wifi network.

The phone is getting ready, we need to wait for a while.


Afterward, I’ve reached the “Copy apps & data” screen.

Choose “Don’t copy” to proceed.

Now, it brings me to the password verification page. I don’t remember the lock screen password. Let’s pick the alternate option – Use my Google account instead.


The current screen is the Google Verification screen. It’s asking to verify with the last synced Google account on this device.

Let’s use the latest 2021 hack to bypass the FRP lock on Pixel 3 Android 12 as follows –

How to bypass Google account verification – FRP lock on Pixel 3/3a/3 xl/3a xl running on Android 12 without PC 2021



To bypass the Google account we need a locked SIM card.

I’m using LG Aristo 2 phone and MetroPCS SIM for this task.

If using an LG phone –

Open the Settings app and Go to “Lock Screen & Security”.


Now, click on “Set up SIM card lock” and enable the “Lock SIM Card” option.



It asks for the current SIM PIN. The default MetroPCS SIM PIN is 1234

Enter the PIN code and hit “OK”.  The SIM card lock is now enabled.

We are going to insert this locked SIM in the Google Pixel 3 device.

You can use any other device to lock a SIM card. Search for the SIM lock option in Settings. The default SIM PIN varies from carrier to carrier. You can search it in Google for your respective service provider.


Use a SIM ejector tool to remove the Pixel 3 SIM tray and place the locked SIM as shown above.


The phone is now asking for the SIM PIN.

Enter the PIN 1234 and hit enter.


Now, there is a “Not signed in” notification on the screen.

Swipe down the screen starting from this notification towards the bottom. 

Now, click on “Manage” as shown above.


This will bring you to the Notifications screen.

Choose the first option  – “App Settings”.

Now, tap the “Most recent” option.




A dropdown appears with more options. Select “All Apps”.

Now, scroll down and tap the “Settings” app.


Hit the “Settings icon” as marked in the above screenshot.

This will bring you to the “App Info” screen of the Settings app.

Click “Open” to launch Settings.


Now, Go to “Accessibility” > “Accessibility Menu”.


Turn on the Accessibility Menu shortcut. Hit “Allow” when prompted.



The Accessibility Menu shortcut is now enabled. It’s located at the bottom-right corner. We are going to use it later.


Now, go one step back to the settings page.

This time click on “Apps”.



Choose the first option –  “All apps”.

We are going to disable 2 apps – Android Setup & Google Play Services.

First, pick the Android Setup app. There are 2 Android Setup apps. Choose the 2nd “Android Setup” as marked in the above screenshot. 


Force stop this app.


Now go one step back and open “Google Play Services”.

Hit the “Disable” button to turn off this app.

Force stop this app as well.


When both the apps are disabled, go all the way back to the first screen using the back button.


We are once again on the Welcome screen.

Hit “Get Started” to proceed.



When you reach the “Copy apps & data” screen, hit the back button once. 


This will bring you to the “Connect to Wifi” screen.

There is a new option Set up offline.

Click on “Set up offline” & then “Continue”.


Hit “Next” on the “Date & time” screen.

Now, the phone stays on the “Just a sec” page.

Click the “Accessibility Menu Shortcut” located at the bottom-right corner.


Select the first option – “Assistant”.

Now, hit “Settings” on the following screen.



“Enable” the Google Play Services app and tap the back button.


This directly brings us to the Google Services page. We have successfully bypassed the Google account verification.

Now, accept the Google services terms and conditions.

Skip the screen lock setup. You can do it later.



Finally, we have landed on the Pixel 3 home screen thus bypassing the Google account.


Now, let’s disable the Accessibility Menu Shortcut.

Open the Settings app and select “Accessibility”.


Go to the “Accessibility Menu” and turn off the shortcut using the toggle switch.

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



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