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Report: Factory Reset Protection Bypass originate for Nexus Devices with Several Security Updates

May 6,2016 | by Sajid Ayaz Fallow to Sajid @Google+

An Android security researcher found a way to avoid the FRB (Factory Reset Protection) in the current operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow build comprehensive with the newest May Android Security Updates.

Whereas it is a complex process, the technique thorough by RootJunky actually supervises to evade the factory reset shield scheme on the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. The investigator has thorough the side step, destined purposely for Nexus devices, in a YouTube video. RootJunky clarifies that Nexus users or robbers have reset their handsets they can bounce the Factory Reset Protection check by separate the Wi-Fi they're presently connected to.


After that they can generate a Google account by using a special Google play apk file and the preloaded Chrome browser. Once they signed into the new account, and the smartphone syncs to the account they can reset the mobile again. But second time user know the password to the account the handset and they will have full access to the mobile.


To bring to mind, Google introduced Factory Reset Protection that is also known as Device Protection with Android 5.1 Lollipop.The system is meant to make sure that if an Android device has stolen; the burglar can’t fully access to the smartphone even after the factory reset. So now it is not easy to use a stolen handset.

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Nexus Smartphones
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