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.
To enter the recovery mode we need to turn off the phone.
Long-press the power key and click “Power off” to turn off your Stylo 6.
It’s not allowing me to power off the phone. There is an error on the screen – “Unlock the phone to power off”.
The same error shows up when I try to restart the phone.
Now, the only option left is to force restart our Stylo 6.
To force restart the phone, press and hold the volume down & power keys until the phone restarts.
During the restart when “LG K51” appears on the screen, release the power button for a moment and hold it again (Don’t leave the volume down key).
Now, keep holding both the buttons until you reach the “Factory data reset” page.
We are now in Recovery Mode. The touch doesn’t work in this mode. We are going to use the volume rocker and power keys for navigation.
Go down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” with the volume down key. Now, press the power button once.
Repeat the above steps.
Again click the volume down button to move from “No” to “Yes” and hit the Power key to initiate the factory data reset.
The phone data is getting wiped now. We need to wait for a few minutes.
After a few minutes, I’ve reached the “Welcome” screen.
Tap the forward button to proceed.
Hit “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
In the next step, we need to connect our Stylo 6 to the internet using Wifi or Mobile data.
My phone is now connected to the “Home Wifi” network.
It’s checking for updates. We need to wait for a few minutes.
Click “Don’t copy” on the “Copy apps & data” page.
Now, it brings me to the screen lock verification page. There are 2 options on this page. Either I need to draw the correct pattern or use my Google account.
I’ll choose the 2nd option as I don’t remember the screen lock pattern.
This time we are on the Google verification screen. Here we need to sign in with the previously synced Google account.
Enter your Google account credentials and follow the on-screen prompts to finish the setup wizard.
In case, you don’t remember the Google account details, follow the below hack to bypass google verification using the latest & easiest method –
How to bypass Google verification on LG K51 after the June 2021 security update
First of all, click on the blank space – “Email or Phone”. This will pull out the keyboard.
On the keyboard, there’s a “small keyboard icon” at the bottom right corner. Tap on it.
A “Default keyboard” window pops up on the page.
Click “Settings” to open the “Manage keyboards” page.
Now, select “Gboard”.
On the next page, tap the “3 dots icon” and choose “Help & Feedback”.
We are now on the Support page.
Choose the first option – “Delete or disable apps on Android”.
On the next page, look for “Tap to go to application settings” and click on it.
This brings us to the “App Info” page.
Scroll down and choose “Settings”.
On the following page, tap “Open” to reach the Settings app.
On the Settings page, tap “Fingerprints” and then “Next”.
Now, we have reached the “Select Screen Lock” page.
Using this page we can add a PIN, Pattern, or Password.
Let’s add an easy-to-remember PIN 1234.
Enter the PIN twice and click “OK”.
We have replaced the old screen lock with this new screen PIN.
Let’s use the new PIN to bypass Google verification.
Use the back key to reach the first page.
Keep going back until you reach the “Welcome” screen.
Now, click the “forward arrow” to reach the “New Second Screen” page.
Hit “Next” to proceed further.
Hit “Don’t copy” on the following page.
After the recent LG K51 June 2021 security update, it skips the screen lock verification page. It directly takes us to the “Verify your account” screen.
To enter the new PIN 1234 we need the screen lock verification page. To restore this page, we need to hard reset the phone via Recovery Mode.
Long-press the power button and choose “Power off” to turn off your phone.
Once the phone is off, press and the volume down + power button to turn it on.
As soon as LG K51 appears on the screen, release the power key for a moment & hold it again(keep holding the volume down button).
Now, keep holding both the keys until you reach the factory data reset page.
We are in Recovery Mode.
Go down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes”. Now press the power key to select the “Yes” option.
Again move down from No to Yes and click the power key once.
The factory reset has begun. We need to wait for a few minutes.
After some time, we are on the “Welcome” page.
Tap the “Forward button” to proceed.
Hit “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
Now, connect your phone to the internet.
Tap “Don’t copy” when you reach the “Copy apps & data” page.
This time it brings me to the screen lock verification page.
Verify with the PIN we added a few steps ago i.e. 1234
We have successfully bypassed the Google account. The “Verify your account” page is not showing anymore.
Click “Skip” to bypass the Google account setup.
You can also add a Google account at this stage. We don’t need the last synced Google account.
Accept the Google services terms and conditions in the next step.
Hit “OK” on the “Review additional apps” page.
Finally, we are on the last page of the setup wizard.
Tick the “I agree” checkbox on the “Legal Documents” page and hit “Done” to finish the setup wizard.
We have successfully landed on the LG K51 home screen thus bypassing the lock screen.
If stuck at any stage, feel free to leave a comment below.