All the devices from the Google Pixel 4 series including Pixel 4, 4 xl & 4a are now updated to Android 12. After the new update, the old FRP bypass method doesn’t work anymore. Now, we need to use a new hack to get past the Google lock.
The Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is similar tr o the iCloud lock on iPhone. It gets activated when you hard factory reset your Pixel device via the Recovery Mode. During the device setup, we need to verify with the previously synced Google account.
Let’s use the latest and easiest 2021 hack to get past the Google account verification without using a computer –
I did a hard reset on my Google Pixel 4 using the volume down & power keys via the Recovery Mode. After the reset, I’ve reached the Welcome screen of the setup wizard.
Let’s click “Get Started” to begin the device setup.
In the next step, we are going to connect our Pixel device to a Wifi network.
The phone now stays on the “Getting your phone ready” screen for a while.
After a few minutes, we are on the “Copy apps & data” screen.
Choose “Don’t copy” to move ahead.
Now, we are on the screen lock password verification page. I don’t remember the correct password. Let’s choose the 2nd option “Use my Google account instead”.
We have reached the Google Verification page. It’s asking for the last synced Google account.
Let’s use the latest and easiest 2021 hack to get past the Google lock on Pixel 4 as follows –
How to bypass Google account on Google Pixel 4/4a/4 xl Android 12 2021 without PC
For Google account bypass, we need a locked SIM Card.
I’m using LG Aristo 2 to lock a MetroPCS SIM.
If you’re using an LG phone –
Open the Settings app and Go to “Lock Screen & Security”.
Now, choose “Set up SIM card lock” and enable the “Lock SIM Card” option.
It’s asking for the current SIM PIN.
The default MetroPCS PIN is 1234
Enter 1234 and click “OK”.
The SIM card lock is now enabled.
If using another phone, you can open the Settings app and search for SIM card lock. The default SIM PIN varies from carrier to carrier. You can search it in Google.
Insert the locked SIM in Google Pixel 4 as per the above illustration.
Now, the phone is asking for the SIM PIN.
Enter 1234 and hit enter.
There is a “Not signed in” notification on the screen.
Tap on it and select “Manage”.
This will bring you to the “Notifications” screen.
Choose the first option – “App Settings”.
On the “App Notifications” screen, click “Most recent” as shown above.
When the dropdown appears, select “All apps”.
Now, scroll down and open the “Settings” app.
Tap the “Settings icon” to reach its “App Info” screen.
Now, hit “Open” to launch the Settings app.
On the Settings page, scroll down and open “Accessibility” > “Accessibility Menu”.
Turn on the Accessibility Menu shortcut. Hit “Allow” when prompted.
Now, go 2 steps back using the back button.
We are once again on the Settings page.
This time open “Apps” and then “All Apps”.
Using this “All Apps” page, we are going to disable 2 apps – Android Setup & Google Play Services.
There are two Android Setup apps. Pick the 2nd one as marked in the above screenshot.
Tap “Force Stop” to disable this app.
Force stop the app & go one step back.
This time open the Google Play Services app. “Disable” & “Force Stop” this app as well.
Once you’re have disabled the 2 apps, use the back button to reach the first page of the setup wizard.
We are once again on the Welcome screen.
Hit “Get Started” to proceed.
The next screen is “Copy apps & data”.
Tap the back button once to reach the “Connect to Wifi” screen.
We are now on the “Connect to Wifi” page.
Click “Set up offline” & then “Continue”.
It’ll bring you to the “Date & Time” screen.
Now, use the “Accessibility Menu Shortcut” to pull out the accessibility menu on the screen.
Choose the first option – “Assistant”.
Now, hit “Settings” and “Enable” the Google Play Services app.
Once the app is enabled tap the back button once.
We are once again on the “Date & Time” page.
Click “Next” to proceed.
It directly brings us to the Google Play Service page. We have successfully bypassed the Google account verification.
Accept the Google Play Services terms and conditions to move ahead.
Now, comes the screen lock setup page. Use the “Skip” option to bypass this step. We can add it later.
We have finally landed on the Google Pixel 4 home screen thus bypassing the Google verification.
If stuck at any stage, feel free to leave a comment below.
Now, let’s disable the Accessibility Menu Shortcut.
Open the Settings app and go to – “Accessibility” > “Accessibility Menu”.
Turn off the shortcut using the toggle switch.