This is the latest FRP Bypass method for LG Tribute Empire. It works even if your LG Empire is running on the latest android Firmware X220PM19a with the Security Patch Level May 1, 2020.
In the earlier method, we used to bypass the Google Verification screen using the Switch Access option in Accessibility Settings.
In the recent Tribute Empire Software Update, the Switch Access option is removed. You can refer to the above screenshot.
This time we are going to use a newer method to get past the Google Lock screen.
As I was stuck on the lock screen on my Tribute Empire, I had to use the Volume UP & Power Button to Hard Reset the phone.
After the reset, I’m on the Welcome Screen as visible in the above screenshot.
I connected to my Wifi network and now I’m on the Copy apps and data page.
In the next step, I was asked to enter the Lock Screen Pattern or Google Account details.
You must be stuck on the above Verification Screen asking for a PIN, Pattern, Password, or the last synced Google Account details.
There is no need to worry. In a few minutes, you’ll be able to use your phone once again. So Let’s get going –
How to Bypass Google Verification on LG Tribute Empire LM-X220PM – 2020
For ease of understanding, we will divide the process into 4 STEPS –
First of all, power off your Tribute Empire using the power button located at the back of the phone.
Long press the power button, you’ll see the option to Power off the phone as shown above.
In the next step, we need another phone to lock a SIM Card.
I’m using LG K40 to lock a MetroPCS SIM –
If using an LG Android phone, Go to Settings < General Tab < Lock Screen & Security < Set up SIM Card lock.
Tap on “Lock SIM Card”.
It asks for the current PIN. In the case of MetroPCS, the Default PIN is 1234
Enter the PIN. Now it says SIM card lock enabled.
You can use any phone to add a SIM Lock.
We have to insert this locked SIM in Tribute Empire.
Get hold of the locked SIM and remove the Tribute Empire battery Door.
Place the SIM Card as per the above screenshot.
We are ready to turn on the Tribute Empire.
Use the power button to boot your phone.
Enter the SIM lock PIN i.e. 1234 and hit the “tick” icon.
Now, you will notice a notification on the screen “Not signed in”.
To unlock the screen, we have to slide the finger starting from this notification towards the bottom of the screen.
Make sure not to unlock the screen by swiping in the upward direction. We’ve to swipe from the center to the bottom of the screen as marked in the above screenshot.
If done in the right manner, you’ll see the notification panel on the top.
(If you fail to get this notification panel, restart the phone and try again)
Long-Press the “Bluetooth Icon”.
Now we are on the Bluetooth Page.
Turn on Bluetooth and send and image file from another device to the Tribute Empire.
I’m once again using LG K40 to send a picture via Bluetooth.
You can refer to the above screenshots.
The file is being sent to the LG Tribute Empire.
We have to accept this File.
When the File Transfer pop-up appears on your Tribute Empire, tap “ACCEPT” to receive this image file.
Hit the “3 dots” icon on the top-right corner and select “Received files”.
The image file in my case is LG Aristo 3 Wallpaper. Tap the file to open it.
We have to open the file using the “Photos” app.
Give the Photos app the desired app permissions by hitting “ALLOW”.
Now tap the “Share Icon” to share this image file.
We’ve to use “Gmail” for file sharing.
On the Welcome to Gmail page, hit “SKIP” to move ahead.
Tap “Add an email address” to proceed further.
On the “Set up email” page, select the last option “Other”.
enter any email id and hit “NEXT”.
Now select the last option i.e Exchange as shown above.
On the next page, tap “SELECT”.
This brings a pop-up on the screen which says we need to change the screen lock to a secure one. Hit “CHANGE” to accept the request.
Now we are on the “Protect your phone” page –
Here we get to add a Pattern, PIN, or Password as the screen lock.
Add any of them as per your liking. Make sure it’s easy to remember.
I’m adding a 4 digit PIN lock as shown above.
It says “Screen lock has been changed”.
Now we are good to go back to the Welcome Screen.
Use the back button and keep moving back until you’re on the first screen of the setup wizard.
Use the forward arrow to move ahead.
Choose “Set up as new” on the “Copy apps & data” page.
Now, we are on the “Verify PIN” page. This time we know the screen lock PIN. We’ve to add the same PIN we added a few steps ago i.e. 1234
As we entered the correct screen PIN, we get the skip option on the Google sign-in page.
Hit the “Skip” option on the bottom-right corner.
On the name, page enter your name or just move ahead.
Accept Google Services Terms and Conditions as per the above screenshots.
Agree to the Legal Documents by ticking the respective checkboxes and hit “DONE” to finish the setup wizard.
We have successfully bypassed the Google Lock on LG Tribute Empire lm-x220pm.
If stuck at any point, feel free to ask a question using the comment section.