The secure startup option is offered on LG smartphones up to Android 9. As LG V40 was launched with Android Pie out of the box, it does have the secure startup option in lock screen settings. Even after upgrading to Android 10, the option remains as it is.
The secure startup is an added security over the screen lock. As the name suggests, after every restart, until you unlock the secure startup screen with the correct PIN/Pattern/Password you cannot view incoming calls, messages, and notifications.
If you’re stuck on Secure Startup on your LG V40, follow the below tutorial to bypass this screen in a few minutes –
How to bypass Secure Startup on LG V40/V50 Thinq Android 10 – Forgot PIN, Pattern, Password – Locked Out
I’m stuck on the secure start-up screen on my LG V40 Thinq. I don’t remember the correct pattern.
We get 30 attempts to draw the correct pattern.
After every 10 failed attempts, you need to restart the phone and try again.
Once all the 30 attempts are exhausted, your phone will factory reset automatically.
However, you don’t need to wait until 30 attempts. We can hard factory reset our phone via recovery mode.
To put your LG V40 into recovery mode, we need to turn it off.
Long-press the power button and choose “Power off” as shown above.
Once the phone is off, press the volume down + power button.
As soon as the LG V40 logo appears, release the power key for a moment and hold it again. Do not release the volume down key.
Now, keep pressing both the buttons to enter Recovery mode.
This “Factory Data Reset” screen is the LG V40 recovery mode.
We need to use the volume rocker & power keys in Recovery Mode.
Move down from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” with the volume button. Now tap the power key once.
Repeat the steps.
Again go down from “No” to “Yes” and click the power key to reset your device.
The factory data reset takes a few minutes.
After some time it brings us to the “Welcome” page.
Tap the “forward button” to begin the device setup.
Click “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
Now, we need to connect our V40/V50 to a Wifi network.
After getting connected to the internet, it stays on the “Checking for updates” screen for a while.
The following page is “Copy apps & data”. Select “Don’t copy” to move ahead.
Now, we have reached the screen lock verification page. I don’t remember the correct pattern. Let’s pick the 2nd option – “USE MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT INSTEAD”.
The current screen is the Google verification screen. It’s asking to sign in using the previously synced Google account on this device.
Enter your Google account credentials and follow the on-screen prompts to reach the LG V40/V50 home screen.
In case you don’t remember the last synced Google account, then follow the below method to bypass the FRP lock –
How to bypass Google Verification-FRP lock on LG V40/V50 Thinq without a computer – lmv405 lmv450
First of all, tap the blank space – “Email or phone” to pull out the keyboard.
Look for the small keyboard icon at the bottom-right corner & click on it.
When the “Default keyboard” window appears, tap “Settings”.
This will bring you to the “Manage keyboards” screen.
Select the first keyboard – “Gboard”.
On the Gboard settings page, hit the “3 dots icon” and choose “Help & feedback”.
This brings us to the “Support” screen.
Pick the first option – “Delete or disable apps on Android”.
On the following screen, look for the link – “Tap to go to application settings” and click on it.
This will bring you to the “App Info” screen. Scroll down and select “Settings”.
Click “Open” to launch the “Settings” app.
In Settings, choose “Fingerprints” and hit “Next”.
Now, we have reached the “Select Screen Lock” page.
We are going to use this screen to add a new PIN, Pattern, or Password.
I’ve picked the “PIN” option.
Choose “No, thanks” on the Secure start-up screen and click “Next”.
Set up an easy to remember PIN such as 1234
Re-enter the PIN and click “OK”.
The screen lock has been changed.
Now, let’s use this new PIN to bypass the Google lock.
Use the back button to reach the first page.
We are once again on the “Welcome” screen.
Click the “Forward arrow” to proceed & tap “Next” on the “New Second Screen”.
Tap “Next” on the “Set Internet Connection” page.
The following page is “Copy apps & data”. Select “Don’t copy” to proceed.
It directly brought me to the “Verify your account” page. It skipped the “Verify PIN” screen. We need that option to bypass the Google lock.
To restore that page, we need to hard reset the phone once again via Recovery Mode.
We need to turn off the phone to enter Recovery Mode.
Press the volume down + power button to boot your V40/V50.
When the “LG V40 Thinq” logo shows up, release only the power key for a moment and hold it again.
Keep holding both the buttons until you reach the Factory Data Reset screen.
Move down from “No” to “Yes” with the volume button. Now, tap the Power key once.
Repeat the above steps. Again go down from “No” to “Yes” and begin the factory reset with the power button.
We are once again on the “Welcome” page.
Click the forward arrow to proceed.
Hit “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
Tap “Next” on the “Set Internet Connection” screen.
Now, we have reached the “Copy apps & data” page. Hit “Don’t copy” to move ahead.
This time it brings us to the “Verify PIN” screen.
Enter the PIN 1234 and click “OK”.
The PIN verification is successful. Use the “skip” option to skip the Google account sign-in.
The next page is “Google Services”. Accept the Google services terms and conditions.
Now, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup wizard.
Skip the AT&T account setup. We can do it later.
Keep moving ahead using the on-screen options.
Finally, we have reached the last screen of the setup wizard.
Tick the “I agree” checkboxes and click “Done” to complete the setup wizard.
We have successfully landed on the LG V40 home screen thus bypassing the secure startup screen.
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