Do you want to unlock your LG K51 lock screen but you don’t remember the correct password? Don’t worry you are at the right place.
It’s a good practice to note down the screen lock PIN/Pattern/Password while setting up. If you have forgotten the K51 password, you cannot unlock the screen without a reset.
The K51 recovery mode is used to hard reset the phone when locked out. To access the recovery mode, we need to power off the phone. However, on K51 it doesn’t let you power off or restart the phone without unlocking the screen.
So, how to put K51 into recovery mode when locked out? Let’s find out with the help of the below troubleshooting guide –
First of all, let’s try to unlock K51 without a reset
How to unlock LG K51 without losing data/factory reset – without password/PIN/Pattern
I want to unlock my LG K51 lock screen but I don’t remember the correct password.
Let’s try with different passwords in the hope to get an account recovery option in the form of “forgot password.
If we get some account recovery option, we can bypass the lock screen without a factory reset. This way we can save precious internal storage data.
I kept on trying with different passwords in the hope to get an account recovery option.
Unfortunately, only the wait time increased after every few failed attempts.
Even after 50 attempts, I didn’t get an option to recover the phone without a password.
This made one thing clear, we cannot unlock the K51 lock screen without losing data. We need to reset the phone via recovery mode.
Let’s turn off our K51 to enter recovery mode.
It’s not allowing me to turn off the phone without unlocking the screen. There is an error on the screen – “Unlock the phone to power off”.
I cannot even restart the phone without unlocking it.
Our last resort is a force restart.
Press and hold the power & volume down keys until the phone restarts.
During the reboot, when the LG K51 logo appears, leave the power button for a moment and hold it again. Don’t release the volume down key.
Keep holding both the keys to reach the Factory data reset screen.
We are now in Recovery Mode. We need to use the volume rocker and power keys.
Go down from No(Exit) to Yes using the volume key. Now, click the power key once.
Again go down from No to Yes and tap the power key to reset your K51.
The factory reset will take some time.
After a few minutes, we are on the “Welcome” screen.
Click the forward button to move ahead.
Hit “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
Now, connect your K51 to the internet using Wifi or Mobile data.
The phone is checking for updates. Let’s wait for a while.
The next screen is “Copy apps & data”. Click “Don’t copy” to move ahead.
Now, we have reached the screen lock verification page. As I don’t remember the password I’ll choose the 2nd option – USE MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT INSTEAD.
We are on the “Verify your account” page. To get past this screen, we need to enter the Google account details of the previously synced Google account.
If you don’t remember the Google account credentials as well, follow the below hack to bypass the FRP lock –
How to bypass LG K51 Google account/lock without computer 2021 lmk500
To bypass the Google lock we need the keyboard.
Click the blank space – “Email or Phone” to pull out the keyboard.
Now, touch the small keyboard icon at the bottom right corner as shown above.
A Default keyboard pop-up appears. Click “Settings” as shown above.
This will bring us to the “Manage keyboards” screen.
Click “Gboard” to reach its settings page.
Now, hit the “3 dots icon” and choose “Help & feedback”.
Now, we are on the Support screen.
Choose the first option – “Delete or disable apps on Android”.
On the following page look for the link – “Tap to go to application settings” and click on it.
This time we are on the “App Info” screen.
Scroll down and choose “Settings”.
On the following page, click “Open” to reach the Settings page.
On the settings screen, click “Fingerprints” and then tap “Next”.
Now, we have landed on the Select Screen lock page.
It allows us to add a new Pattern, PIN, or Password.
Let’s replace the old lock with this new screen lock.
I’ve chosen the PIN option.
Let’s add a PIN 1234
Re-enter the PIN and click “OK”.
The screen lock has been changed. Let’s use this new PIN to bypass the Google account.
Use the back button to reach the first page of the setup wizard.
Keep going back until you reach the Welcome page.
We are now on the Welcome screen.
Tap the forward button to move ahead.
Choose “Next” on the “New Second Screen” page.
Tap “Don’t copy” on the following screen.
We don’t get the “Verify PIN” screen. It directly takes us to the Google verification page. We need the PIN verification option to bypass the google account.
We need to hard reset the phone via recovery mode to restore the “Verify PIN” screen.
Let’s power off the phone to enter 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 keys to turn it on.
As soon as the LG K51 logo appears, release only the power button for a moment and hold it again.
Now, keep pressing both the keys to enter recovery mode.
Go down from No to Yes using the volume key. Now, click the power button once.
Again move down from No to Yes. Hit the power key to reset your device.
After a few minutes, we have reached the Welcome page.
Click the “forward arrow” and touch “Next” on the following screen.
Now connect your K51 to a Wifi network.
After a few minutes, I have reached the “Copy apps & data” page. Choose “Don’t copy” to proceed.
This time we get the “Verify PIN” option.
Enter PIN 1234 and click OK.
The PIN Verification is successful.
We have successfully bypassed the Google account verification.
Use the “Skip” option to get past the Google sign-in screen.
Accept the Google services terms and conditions in the next step.
Hit “OK” on the “Review additional apps” screen.
We have reached the last page of the setup wizard. Tick the “I agree” checkbox and click “Done” to complete the setup wizard.
We have successfully landed on the LG K51 home screen thus unlocking the lock screen without the password.
If stuck at any point, feel free to leave a comment below.