Bypass Google Lock on LG Tribute Empire FRP lm-x220pm 2020

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 the ease of understanding, we will divide the process into 4 STEPS –

STEP 1:

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.

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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.

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.

 

LG Tribute Empire Recovery Mode, Download Mode & Safe Mode

In case your LG Tribute Empire acts abnormally or you are unable to get access to the home screen, there are few ways to encounter this issue.

If some 3rd party downloaded app is causing the trouble then Safe mode can be used to identify that app.

In case you are locked down on your Tribute Empire due to a forgotten screen lock, then recovery mode comes to the rescue.

If the issue is even bigger and your phone is bricked, stuck in a boot loop or firmware update got stuck, then Download Mode can be used to flash the stock firmware.

Let’s check out these modes of troubleshooting one by one, starting with the Recovery Mode –

How to put LG Tribute Empire in Recovery Mode

If you’re locked out on your Tribute Empire due to a forgotten screen lock (PIN, Pattern or Password), then the only option left is to recover the phone using the recovery mode.

LG Tribute Empire Recovery mode

To put your Tribute Empire into the recovery mode

  • Power off your phone.
  • Press the Volume UP + Power button to turn on the phone.
  • When the LG Logo appears on the screen (or when the phone vibrates), release the power button and hold it once again.
  • Keep holding the Power & Volume UP key until your phone boots into recovery mode.

how to put lg tribute empire in recovery mode

  • Recovery Mode is the Factory Data Reset screen with a white background as shown above.
  • Touch doesn’t work in the recovery mode. We have to move UP & Down via Volume rocker and select an option using the power button
  • Move from “N0 (Exit)” to “Yes” with the Volume Down Key and select the “Yes” option with the Power Button.

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Repeat the above steps. Again Move down from No (Exit) to Yes and select with power key.

This step will initiate the hard reset process. The phone will erase and reboot to the Welcome screen of the setup wizard.

To check out how to reset an LG Tribute Empire please check out the below post –

LG Tribute Empire Hard Reset, Soft Reset, Factory Reset & Network Settings Reset.

How to put LG Tribute Empire in Download Mode

If the issue is more severe and cannot be fixed with a Hard Reset then Download Mode comes to the rescue. We can flash a stock Tribute Empire Firmware via Download Mode.

If your phone is bricked, stuck in a boot loop or stuck during a system update, a stock firmware can fix such issues. We can also download mode to upgrade the android firmware on Tribute Empire.

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To put your Tribute Empire into Download Mode

  • Power off your phone.
  • Grab a Micro USB Cable and turn on your PC.
  • Press the Volume UP key on your phone and connect one end of the USB cable to the phone.
  • Keep the Volume key pressed and connect the other end of the Cable to the computer.
  • The phone must be now in the download mode.

 

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  • Download Mode is the Firmware Update Screen with a Black Background.

Learn how to flash stock firmware on LG Tribute Empire via Download Mode –

LG Tribute Empire Firmware Update

How to put LG Tribute Empire in Safe Mode

Safe mode is quite different from Recovery Mode & Download Mode. It’s not a different partition.

As all the downloaded apps are disabled in Safe Mode, we can use this mode to detect a malicious app causing trouble.

If the issue you were facing is gone when in safe mode, then its definitely due to a downloaded app that should be uninstalled.

 

lg tribute empire safe mode

To put your Tribute Empire into Safe Mode 

  • Long-Press the Power Button located at the back of the phone
  • Long-Press the “Power off” option and a new option appears on the screen i.e. Safe Mode.
  • Tap “TURN ON” to reboot the phone into Safe Mode.

 

how to put lg tribute empire in safe mode

We are now in the Safe Mode. Widgets are disabled in the Safe Mode

The Pre-Installed Apps such as Amazon Shopping, Facebook & Prime Video are available in the Safe Mode.

However, none of the downloaded 3rd party apps are visible.

We can use the safe mode to uninstall an app by Going to Settings < General Tab < Apps & Notifications < App Info

Select the app which you wish to uninstall. By trial and error, we can detect the culprit app.

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I can access the pre-installed Amazon & Facebook app in Safe Mode.

 

lg tribute empire safe mode turn off

To turn off Safe Mode on Tribute Empire 

  • Pull down the notification bar.
  • Tap “Safe Mode is On” as shown above.
  • Now hit “TURN OFF” to reboot the phone into normal mode.

 

For any query related to an LG Tribute Device, feel free to leave a comment below.

LG Tribute Empire FRP Bypass 2019 2020 Google Account – LMX220PM

In this post, I’m going to share the latest and easiest hack to bypass google verification on LG Tribute Empire LMX220PM.

This bypass process can be done without connecting the phone to a computer and without the hassle of installing any app.

It should work with other LG phones running on Android Oreo as well. You can give it a try.

Without further ado, Let’s start the bypass process –

How to bypass Google Verification on LG Tribute Empire LMX220PM

UPDATE: After May 2020 LG Tribute Empire Android Security Update, the older FRP Bypass Method doesn’t work anymore. The Switch Access option is Gone from Accessibility Settings.

 You can continue using this older FRP Bypass Tutorial if “Switch Access” is present on your phone.

 The updated method to Bypass Google Lock on Tribute Empire can be accessed using the below link – 

Bypass Google Lock LG Tribute Empire 2020

 

 

Google’s Factory Reset Protection gets activated on doing a factory data reset using hard keys i.e Volume UP & Power Key on LG Tribute Empire.  If your phone was locked with a pattern, pin or password you can enter it as well to bypass the Factory Reset Protection screen.

LG Tribute Empire Google Lock

You can see I’m stuck on Google verification screen and I need to enter the pattern lock or the last synced Google account on this device.  We need to get past this screen using a hack.

As the first step, go back to the Welcome screen from the above Google Verification page using the back key.

LG Tribute Empire FRP Bypass

We have come back from the Google Sign-in page to the first page of the setup wizard.

Tap the “Accessibility” option on this page.

An “Accessibility” pop-up appears on the page. Tap “SETTINGS” to gain access to the Accessibility settings page.

The 2nd last option on the Accessibility Page is “Switch Access”. Select this option to proceed further.

UPDATE: After May 2020 LG Tribute Empire Android Security Update, the older FRP Bypass Method doesn’t work anymore. The Switch Access option is Gone from Accessibility Settings.

 You can continue using this older FRP Bypass Tutorial if “Switch Access” is present on your phone.

The updated method to Bypass Google Lock on Tribute Empire can be accessed using the below link – 

Bypass Google Lock LG Tribute Empire 2020

 

 

FRP Bypass LG Tribute Empire

Tap “SETTINGS” on the “Switch Access” page as shown above.

This takes us to the “Switch Access settings” page. Now select the first option which is “Help & feedback”.

On the “Help” page again select the first option ” About Switch Access fro Android”.

How to bypass google verification on lg tribute empire

On the next page, look for the youtube video and tap on it. A “3 dots” menu icon would appear. Select this icon.

Now there are 2 options on the youtube video screen, “Watch later” and “Share”. Click “Share”.

 

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Now tap on the “youtube video link” or “3 dots” as shown in the first screenshot above.

This gives access to the Youtube app.

Below the youtube video, look for “Share” and click on it.

Among the sharing options, select “Email” to proceed further.

 

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Give necessary access to the Email app by hitting “ALLOW”.

Again select “Share” and then “Email” as done before.

 

how to bypass google account on lg tribute empire

Now we have to select the email provider.

Choose the last option i.e. “Other”

It asks for the Email Address and Password.

Enter any email id in order to highlight the “MANUAL SETUP” option.

Tap “MANUAL SETUP” as shown above.

lg tribute empire google account bypass

Select Account Type as “Microsoft Exchange” and click “NEXT”.

We are now on the “Server Settings” page.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for “Client Certificate”.

Hit “Add” to add a certificate.

 

 

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It tells us to change the screen lock to a secure one to use the credential storage.

Tap “CHANGE” to accept the request.

On the “Protect your phone” page there are 3 different screen lock options which are Pattern, PIN & Password.

Choose any of them and set an easy to remember screen lock.

I’m settings up a PIN lock on my LG Tribute Empire.

Set an easy to remember screen lock and note it down somewhere.

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After settings up the PIN lock, it says “No certificates found”. This is fine.

We are now going to reboot our phone.

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To restart your LG Tribute Empire, long-press the power button located at the back of your phone.

Now select “Power off and restart” then “RESTART” as shown above.

Wait for the phone to boot again.

The phone is on and we are on the Welcome screen. Use the forward arrow to move ahead.

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We are already connected to the internet.

Tap “NEXT” on the internet connection page.

The next page is “Copy apps & data”. Select “Set up as new”.

When prompted, enter the screen lock PIN, Pattern or Password you added in the previous step.

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The next page is the Google Sign-in page.

Tap the “Skip” option on the bottom-left corner.

When a confirmation pop-up appears on the screen again tap “Skip” to move ahead.

On the “Name” page either enter your name or just hit “NEXT”

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Accept the Google services terms and conditions by hitting “MORE”, “MORE” then “ACCEPT.

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We are now on the final page of the setup wizard which is the “Legal Documents” page.

Agree to the respective checkboxes and hit “DONE”.

This completes the setup wizard as well as the FRP Bypass process on the LG Tribute Empire.

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We have successfully landed on the Tribute Empire home screen.

I have made a Youtube video on this as well. The below video shows how to bypass the Google Account on LG Tribute Empire lmx220pm using the same procedure.

 

 

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