LG Journey L322DL is the latest entrant in the Tracfone budget Android smartphone series. Along with Tracfone, it’s available for Straight Talk, Walmart Family Mobile, Total Wireless, Simple Mobile, Net10 & Telcel.
Have you ever wondered, what would happen if you forget the screen lock on your LG Journey? You are left with 2 options in this case.
You can either restore your phone by signing in with your last synced google account (on this particular device) or reset the phone via Recovery Mode (Volume Down + Power Button).
The bad news is that after doing a reset via recovery mode, it will again ask for the last-synced google account.
If you reset your LG Journey using the hard keys (Volume Down & Power Key), you have to pass through the above google verification screen. Its also called Google’s Factory Reset Protection or FRP.
If you don’t remember the last synced Google account details, then the only option left is to bypass this screen with a certain hack. In this post, we are going to bypass the Google verification screen on LG Journey using the latest and the easiest method.
In no time, you’ll able to use your phone once again. So, Let’s get going –
How to bypass Google Verification on LG Journey L322DL – Tracfone, Straight Talk, Total Wireless, Walmart Family Mobile, Net10 & Telcel
First of all, go back from the Google verification screen to the first “Welcome” screen of the setup wizard.
We have come back from the Google Verification screen to the first screen of the setup wizard.
Click on “Accessibility”.
A confirmation pop-up would appear. Select “SETTINGS” as shown above.
On the “Accessibility” page, select “Switch Access” which is the last option.
This takes us to the “Switch Access” page. Tap “SETTINGS” at the bottom-right corner.
Now we are on the “Switch Access Settings” page.
Select the first option “Help & Feedback”
On the next page, again select the first option “About Switch Access for Android”.
On the new page, there is a Youtube Video about Switch access. Tap on the video.
A menu icon with “3 dots” would appear at the right-hand top. Select this icon.
Now we get 2 options – “Watch Later” and “Share”.
Select “Share” to proceed further.
Tap on the “Youtube link” or “3 dots icon” as shown above.
This will open the Youtube app.
On the youtube page, below the video, look for “Share” and click on it.
Among the listed sharing mediums, select “Email”.
Give access to the Email app. When prompted, tap “ALLOW”.
Repeat the previous steps once again.
Click on “Share” & then “Email”.
Select the email provider as “Other”.
On the “Other email” page, add any email id to enable the “MANUAL SETUP” option.
Now select “MANUAL SETUP”.
Select the account type as “Microsoft Exchange” and tap “NEXT”.
This time we are on the “Server settings” page. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find an option “Client Certificate”.
Tap “Add” to add a certificate.
A pop-up appears, which says we need to change the screen lock to add a certificate.
Tap “CHANGE” to add a screen lock.
W can set a Pattern, PIN or Password as screen lock.
Set an easy to remember lock and note it down. We will need it later.
I’m settings up a PIN lock on my LG Journey.
After adding the lock, it says “No certificates found”. That’s fine.
The next step is to restart out LG Journey smartphone.
Long-Press the Power button and select “Power off and restart” as shown above.
When the phone boots again we’ve to use the “Forward Arrow” to proceed further.
On the “Copy apps and data” page, tap “DON’T COPY”.
Now enter the screen lock PIN, pattern or password we set in the earlier step.
It takes us to the Google sign-in page. Here we get a “Skip” option on the bottom-left corner. Select this option.
When a pop-up appears again select “Skip” as shown above.
Now accept the Google Services terms and conditions.
The final page is the “Legal documents” page. Tick the “I agree” checkbox as shown above and hit Done.
This completes the setup wizard and takes us to the LG Journey home screen thus bypassing Google account.
We’ve successfully bypassed the FRP / Google account / Google Verification on LG Journey.
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