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How to bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on a Huawei smartphone

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How to bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on a Huawei smartphone

The method shouldn’t be abused to aid illicit acts

Before we start, we’d like to stress that this article should not be used to aid illicit acts. It has, instead, been created to help honest, law-abiding citizens bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on their Huawei smartphone or tablet in the rare event they happen to forget the credentials for their Google Account.

So what is Factory Reset Protection? It’s a feature, designed by Google, that manufacturers can choose to bake into their Android handsets in order to make it more difficult to break into a device if it’s stolen, by requiring users to sign into the Google Account that was last associated with the unit after factory resetting it.

That’s an issue for rightful owners who created a Google Account when setting up their device without noting down or memorising the credentials. That could have happened for a number of reasons, with the most common being they aren’t tech-savvy and therefore didn’t think they’d need to use them at a later date.

How to bypass Factory Reset Protection (FRP) on a Huawei device

Now we’ve established what Factory Reset Protection is, how do you bypass it on a Huawei smartphone or tablet after it’s been invoked? The answer to that question is contingent on whether you’re able to provide proof of purchase in the form of an invoice, if it was bought through a registered company, or a receipt.

If you’re able to conjure up the required documentation, you’re able to have the Factory Reset Protection lifted. All you need to do is visit a local Huawei Service Center or reach out to Huawei’s Product & Technical Support Team, stating that you’re able to verify you’re the rightful owner of the handset in question.

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