What is a Factory Reset Protection (FRP)?

Android Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a new feature in some of the devices with Android OS 5.1 or higher. FRP prevents from other people using your smartphone and performing a factory reset without your permission. Factory reset in that case is only possible with access to your Google Account and screen lock information. 

How the FRP works?

If you perform the hard reset operation on your device with Factory Reset Protection switched on, you have to enter the login and password for the last Google Account that was registered in your cell phone. This security protection will ask for the credentials of old Google Account before the system loads up and you can't use your device without inputting the appropriate Google details.

How to active the Factory Reset Protection (Google Account Protection)?

You may find the video tutorial right here video tutorial or use the below instructions.

  1. First of all, turn on the device and connect your phone to the wi-fi.
  2. Afterwards from Main Menu find and select Settings.
  3. In the next step choose Accounts.
  4. Then tap Add Account.
  5. Select Google account.
  6. Continue the operations of completing the necessary fields
  7. After inputting correct information and accepting all terms Factory Reset Protection should be activated.
  8. In order to introduce additional set the pattern as your screen lock protection.

How to deactive the Factory Reset Protection?

If you plan to sell or give your smartphone you have to prepare your device for such an occasion. One of the most important things to do is removing the Factory Reset Protection. Let me present the how to accomplish mentioned operation.

  1. At the very beginning go to Main Menu and select Settings.
  2. Then you have to find and hit Accounts.
  3. Afterwards you should find and select Remove account.

How to protect your smartphone with Factory Reset Protection?

  1. First of all, set a screen lock, If your phone is stolen and you need to have screen lock protection switched. In that case it is impossible to hard reset your device by using the Settings Method.
  2. Afterwards you have to add your Google Account to your smartphone. When your device gets wiped by hard reset operation but you have your Google Account turned on it, the device can't accomplish setup until the appropriate Google Account information is inputed again.

How can I remove the FRP feature from my phone?

  1. First of all, enable developer options on your device.
  2. Then go to developer options and find "Enable OEM lock".
  3. Click on it and hit "enable".
  4. The phone will warn you that you are turning off the device protection features.

How can I perform a Hard Reset on device with FRP Enabled?

Factory reset on phone can be performed via Menu Settings or hard key method. Make sure that you have Internet connection. You will be asked to connect to your Google Account, so log in with your user name and password. If you enter correct information you will be able to perform a hard reset operation on your smartphone.

How to remove Factory Reset Protection when you forgot the pattern lock and your Google account.

There is a high probability that you would like to to bypass FRP for purely legitimate reasons. For instance, you want to sell or give your phone but can't remove the FRP because you no longer remember the Google Accout login and password. In that case you can’t wipe out  your phone and prepear it for selling. In such a scenario you have to find the bypass method which wich will help you to remove the factory reset protection. The process of bypassing Factory Reset Protection involves quite a few steps and we prepare for you some usefull tutorials.
Important Note!
The following methods of bypassing Factory Reset Protection are not always as effective as you might expect. The FRP can be bypassed on the latest version of Android, 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

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Diffrent security protection:

The mobile's companies worries a lot about the buyers and their well-being, so there is a number of diffrent security features that protect your device from being used when it gets stolen. Let me present a couple of brand's security features.

Reactivation Lock

What is a Reactivation Lock?

Reactivation lock  is a protection feature that enables you to use your Samsung Account to prevent anyone else from activating your device in case the device is missing. When you turn on your reactivation lock, you will be asked to log in with your Samsung account before performing a factory reset.

What is the difference between a Reactivation lock and Factory Reset Protection?

Reactivation lock is available on selected Samsung devices only (from KitKat 4.4) whereas Factory Reset Protection (FRP) lock is available on some of the Android devices – Samsung as well (from Lollipop 5.1). In case of a reactivation lock you need to have a Samsung account – to enable FRP you just need Google Account. If you change SIM with devices with Reactivation lock, you need to login with your Samsung account – with FRP no login is required when you change SIM. Reactivation lock allows you to trace your device’s location in case it is lost or stolen whereas FRP lock does not have that feature.

When it comes to factory reset, devices with reactivation lock need to have a previously setup Samsung Account in case of unauthorized activity or hard reset. Devices with FRP need Google Account to activate the device in case of any factory reset.

What to do if my phone has Samsung Account protection?

Some of the newest Samsung phones besides Factory Reset Protection have additional protection called Reactivaton Lock. The Reactivation Lock on your device is a protection feature that enables you to use your Samsung account to prevent anyone else from activating your smartphone in case the device is missing.

When you have turned on your reactivation lock, you will be asked to log in with your Samsung account before performing a factory reset by using settings or after accomplish the hard reset operation by Recovery Mode. In case you manage to hard reset your phone on some point of the initialize process you will be asked to input Samsung ID and password.

You can have the huge problem when you forgot the Samsung Account login data. Nowadays the only way to bypass this protection is by using one of the paid services.

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My Xperia Theft Protection (MXTP)

What is My Xperia Theft Protection feature?

Sony has decided to implement another security feature for their devices. My Xperia Theft Protection (MXTP) is a solution which make a device useless for the thief right after the stealing. At first this module was available only for Xperia M4 Aqua and Z4 Tablet.

MXTP has one main goal to achive - block the mobile device on the bootloader level in case the thief tries to clear all the data on the Andorid system or upload softwareusing PC Companionor Flashtool. This block should also be activated with the attempt of deleting the Google Acount (which module MXTP is connected with) or deleting the My Xperia Theft Protection. When the thief tries to erase the MXTP, he should be deprived of the administrator's rights.

It is very important to realize the occuring of the stealing as soon as possible. Then, the module MXTP is actived from our browser and when the devices get blocked, it will be impossible to make phone calls, use the memory card or start an application. 

In order to deactive the MXTP, we need to login to our Google Acount. If we make a mistake five times in a row, the device will go into the "Lockdown" mode (similarily when someone tries to delete the MXTP app or Google Acount). "Lockdown" disables the device so that no calls go through. There are also no working applications and it would be impossible to see the content of the device after connecting it to the computer.

Is the MXTP Module available on devices other than Sony?

No. The MXTP is a service designed only for Sony mobile devices.

Is it possible to use the MXTP module after having unlocked the bootloader on the device?

No. Unofrtunately the My Xperia Theft Protection will be disabled on the unsecured devices (the ones with unloched bootloader). 

I forgot the login and password to my Google Acont. What will happen?

Well, you should try recovering the password/emial through the Google website. If you are unable to do that, go to the authorized Sony Repair Centre and show them the receipt (or some other evidence of purchase) - they should be able to help you unlock the device. 

I am sending my device to be repaired. Should I unlock it?

If you are controlling your device then you should unlock it for the repair (both display locks and MXTP). It will be much easier to repair your device.