The Google verification screen on LG Stylo 4 shows up when you reset the phone via volume down and power keys. When locked out on Stylo 4, the only option left to restore the phone is via factory reset.
However, the reset via Recovery mode involves the Google verification process.
In this post, we are going to bypass the Google lock using the latest 2021 hack without using a computer.
After doing a factory data reset via volume down and power buttons I’ve landed on the welcome screen of the Setup Wizard on my Stylo 4.
Let’s proceed further using the forward button.
We need to connect to the internet via Wifi or Mobile data.
Let’s choose “Set up as new” on the “Copy apps & data” page.
Now, it brings me to the screen lock verification page. I don’t remember the lock screen pattern.
Let’s use the alternate option “USE MY GOOGLE ACCOUNT INSTEAD”.
We need to verify with the previously synced Google account on this device. I don’t remember the Google account credentials.
Let’s use the latest 2021 hack to bypass the Google lock screen on LG Stylo 4.
How to bypass Google Lock/Verification on LG Stylo 4 lm-q710 without PC – No Switch Access
Let’s break the process into 4 parts –
STEP 1: Use another phone to lock a SIM and insert this SIM card in Stylo 4
I’m using MetroPCS SIM and LG K40 to lock this SIM
If using an LG phone, Go to –
Settings > General Tab > Lock Screen & Security
Now, choose “Set up SIM Card lock”.
Hit “Lock SIM Card” to do the needful.
It’s asking for the current PIN. The default Metro SIM PIN is 1234
Type 1234 and click “OK”.
The SIM card lock is enabled.
Now, let’s insert this locked SIM in Stylo 4.
Use a SIM ejector tool to remove the LG Stylo 4 SIM Tray.
Place the locked SIM in its respective slot as shown above.
STEP 2: Turn on Bluetooth and receive an image file
Now the Stylo 4 is asking for the PIN code.
Enter the SIM PIN 1234 and hit the “tick icon” as shown above.
Now, we have a “Not signed in” notification on the screen.
We need to swipe down the screen starting from “Not Signed in” towards the bottom. Follow the arrow in the above screenshot.
If done correctly, you’ll see a few quick access icons on the top. Long-Press the “Bluetooth icon”.
It brings us to the Bluetooth page.
Turn on Bluetooth and use another phone to send an image file to Stylo 4.
Once again I’m using LG K40 to send a picture to Stylo 4 via Bluetooth.
Let’s open the Gallery app and share a photo. Use the “Share icon” as shown above.
Choose the sharing medium as Bluetooth.
Now select the available Bluetooth device i.e. “LG Stylo 4”.
The file is being sent to Stylo 4.
On your Stylo 4, hit “ACCEPT” to receive this file.
Now, tap the “3 dots icon” on the top-right corner and select “Received files”.
STEP 3: Open this file with the Photos app and get access to the Screen lock setup page
Screenshot.png is the file that we received on Stylo 4 via Bluetooth.
Tap this file to open.
The default app is set as “Gallery”. Change it to “Photos”. We need to open this file with the Photos app as shown above.
Give necessary access to the Photos app by hitting “ALLOW”.
Now click the “Share icon” to send this file.
This time, choose the sharing medium as “Gmail”.
Tap “SKIP” and then select “Add an email address”.
Select the last option on the “Set up email” page i.e. “Other”.
Enter any email id and hit “NEXT”.
Now, it’s asking what type of account is this? Choose “Exchange” to move ahead.
Tap the “SELECT” option in front of “Client certificate” as shown above.
STEP 4: Replace the old screen lock with a new PIN, Pattern, or Password
It says, to use credential storage, we need to change to a secure screen lock. Hit “CHANGE” to accept this request.
Now, it brings us to the “Select Screen lock” page.
Here we are going to add a new screen lock. This new lock will replace the old lock.
Let’s add an easy-to-remember Screen PIN 1234
Choose “No, thanks” on the “Secure start-up” page to move ahead.
Type the Screen pin 1234 and click NEXT.
Re-enter the PIN to confirm & tap “OK”.
The Screen lock has been changed. Now, let’s use this new PIN to bypass the Google lock screen.
Use the back button and go back to the first page.
STEP 5: Go back to the Welcome Page and bypass the Google verification screen
Keep going back until you reach the Welcome screen.
Use the “Forward button” to move ahead.
Select “Set up as new” to proceed further.
We are now on the Screen lock verification page.
Verify with the Screen PIN we added a few steps ago i.e. 1234
The PIN verification was successful. We get the “Skip” option on the Google sign-in page.
Skip the Google account set up to move ahead.
Now, follow the on-screen prompts and keep moving further.
Skip the fingerprint setup.
Accept Google services terms and conditions.
Tick the “I agree” checkboxes on the “Legal Documents” page and hit “DONE” to finish the setup wizard.
We have successfully landed on the LG Stylo 4 home screen thus bypassing the Google lock verification.
If stuck at any stage, feel free to leave a comment below.