Unlock BLU Verification After Reset to Factory Settings

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Screenshot of a BLU smartphone screen asking to verify the PIN (Personal Identification Number) in order to unlock the phone after a reset to factory settings

Have you been locked out of your BLU smartphone after a reset to factory settings? You have come to the right web page. I will show you how to unlock a BLU phone verification after you reset the phone to its factory settings.

Why Does BLU Smartphone Lock Us Out?

A reset to factory settings is a way of deleting the phone’s contents and starting a new fresh installation. You do this before selling, passing down, or merely giving away the phone. Also, if you lost your phone or someone stole it, you need to reset the phone to its factory settings to delete and secure your personal data.

There are two ways of resetting an android phone to its factory settings. First, when you still have the phone in your possession, you can go to the phone’s Settings and initiate the reset there. And second, when you do not have a physical access to the phone, you reset the phone thru the Internet. In this case, you use Android Find My Device.

In the first case, because you used the phone itself to reset it, it will not lock you out of the phone. It is presumed that you know the PIN and/or the Google account for the phone. In contrast, in the second case where you reset your phone thru the Android Find My Device application, it is assumed that your phone was lost or stolen. Hence, the need for a Factory Reset Protection (FRP) verification to prove your ownership of the phone.

To sum up, when you reset an Android phone into its default factory settings using Android Find My Device, it will ask you for your PIN or a Google account previously used on the phone.

Outline for Unlocking BLU Verification Lock After Reset to Factory Settings

Since bypassing the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a drawn-out process, let us briefly outline the procedure.

The technique used to unlock a BLU smartphone verification after a reset to factory settings is to install a third party FRP bypass application. There are many similar FRP bypass apps but we will be using the application from hardreset.info.

But how do you install an app on a locked phone? First, we must trick the phone to open a Chrome browser. Then, we go to the FRP bypass app’s website and download the bypass app. Afterwards, we run the bypass app and provide an email account. Finally, we reboot the phone.

When the phone reboots, the setup can now be completed, sans FRP verification. The FRP bypass app automatically inserts the email account previously provided. As a result, the setup program will not ask for a PIN or Google account anymore.

The final step is to reset the phone again to its factory settings. This will remove the installed third party FRP app, giving us a fresh installation. Since the reset to factory settings was done thru the phone and not thru the Find My Android app, the phone will not require a factory reset verification anymore.

Step by Step Guide to Unlock BLU Verification Lock After Reset to Factory Settings

Step 1 – Connect to a Wi-Fi network

First of all, we need to have an internet connection. Connect to any available Wi-Fi network of which you know the passphrase or password. Follow the following procedure.

Tap on the yellow START button of the welcome screen.

Starting screen for the unlocking of BLU verification after reset to factory settings

On the About your privacy screen, tap on the link ACCEPT AND CONTINUE.

Screenshot image showing what to tap in order to proceed with unlocking a BLU verification lock after a reset to factory settings

When the Connect to Wi-Fi screen shows up, hit the See all Wi-Fi networks.

Connect to Wi-Fi screen illustrating selecting See all Wi-fi networks in order to connect to the internet, a requirement for unlocking a BLU verification after reset to factory defaults

Then, select the SSID or Wi-Fi name of the network you want to connect to.

Screenshot showing list of available wi-fi networks to connect in order to proceed with the unlocking of a BLU verification after reset to factory settings

Now, type in the Wi-Fi password or passphrase in the password screen. Afterwards, tap on CONNECT.

Image showing how to enter the wireless network password to pave way for unlocking BLU smartphone verification after it was reset to factory settings

Right after connecting to a Wi-Fi network, a screen with a message saying “Checking for updates, this may take a minute or two” will appear. The phone is checking the Internet for any updates and may take a while if it finds and downloads any patches. Otherwise, it should go directly to the next screen.

A screen message showing a successful connection to the internet to be able to download an FRP bypass app to unlock BLU verification after being reset to factory default settings

After the update check, you should see the screen shown below. Now, press the triangular BACK button twice, or until you get to the starting “Hi there” screen.

Screenshot showing how to go back to the starting point in order to proceed to step 2 of unlocking a BLU phone verification lock

Step 2 – Trick BLU smartphone to set up and open a Google Chrome internet browser

The phone is currently locked. Hence, if we want to install an application from the Internet, we need an access to a Chrome browser. Let us now trick the phone to open a Chrome internet browser.

At the starting screen, again tap on the yellow START button.

The starting page for step 2 of unlocking a BLU verification lock

The Privacy screen shows up again. This time, press the blue Privacy settings link.

Image showing Privacy Settings which is the gateway for removing the lock on a BLU verification after being reset to factory settings

On the BLU Privacy screen, tap the link View BLU’s Privacy Policy.

To unlock a BLU verification after reset to factory defaults we must open a chrome browser thru BLU Privacy links

Then, on the BLU Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions screen, tap on the BLU Licensing agreement link. Or simply scroll the screen up.

The BLU Privacy Policy Terms and Condition links where a chrome browser may be started to unlock a BLU verification lock

You should see a bunch of text explaining BLU’s Terms and Conditions.

The text files on the screen is the key for opening a brower for the proper removal of BLU verification lock

Press and hold down on any of the text on the screen. Lift your finger up as soon as you see a pop-up menu appearing. Then, tap on the SHARE link of the menu.

A contextual menu which include the SHARE option that will provide us with a way of opening an internet browser to unlock BLU verification

In the Share screen that follows, long press the Gmail option. That is, press and hold down the Gmail icon until a pop-up menu shows up.

Now we have the link to the Gmail app that will open the browser for a successful unlocking of BLU verification lock

In the Gmail menu that pops up, select App info by tapping on the link.

Screenshot of the Gmail options including App info in a step to open a browser and install an app for unlocking BLU verification lock

On the App info screen, tap on App notifications.

App notifications has to be selected for the eventual access to a browser for the proper unlocking of BLU verification lock

Now, when the App notifications comes up, tap on the link Additional settings in the app.

Additional settings in the app link will provide a way for installing chrome to start the unlocking of BLU verification after reset to factory defaults

What follows is the Settings screen. On the far right side of the word Settings is a column of dots or a vertical ellipsis. This is a “more options” menu icon. Tap the icon.

Screenshot image of the Settings screen showing the options menu for an access to google chrome internet browser for unlocking BLU verification

On the newly opened menu, select Help & feedback by tapping on the item.

The Help & feedback link will lead to a video that will be helpful in unlocking BLU verification lock after reset to factory settings

Step 2 Continuation

After tapping the Help & feedback option, you should see a Support screen. Take note of the search box where it says “Describe your issue”.

A screenshot of the Support page where we can initiate the installation of Chrome browser to facilitate removal of BLU verification lock

Tap on the search box and type the letter “y” (we are searching for “youtube”). There is no need to type the whole word “youtube” because the word will automatically appear on the search list below the search box. Now, tap on the word “youtube”. Please see the illustration screenshot below.

A screenshot illustrating how to search for youtube in a Google Chrome internet browser

On the YouTube search results, tap the second result: “Get started live streaming – Android …”.

Screenshot of the screen showing the search results for searching youtube

On the next screen, click the play button on the video “Intro to LIVE STREAMING”.

The youtube video that will initiate the setup of Google Chrome browser to be used for installing a factory reset protection bypass app

Tapping on the video play button will not start the video. Instead, the small play button at the top right of the video becomes a vertical ellipsis. The vertical ellipsis indicates more options. Tap on the vertical ellipsis icon.

Screenshot of youtube video showing options menu or vertical ellipsis

On the next screen, select Watch later.

A screenshot image of the youtube video with an option to watch later

PRESTO!!!

After tapping on the Watch later option, we now have the Google Chrome Welcome screen! Let us now complete the Google Chrome setup.

The welcome screen of Google Chrome internet browser

On the Welcome to Chrome screen, tap on the blue ACCEPT & CONTINUE button.

Chrome browser setup for turning on or off the Data Saver

On the Save data and browse faster screen, tap on the blue NEXT button.

Finally, we now have our most coveted Google Chrome internet browser, all ready to go. Take note of the highlighted item in the screenshot below. I highlighted the most important thing that we need for the next step – the Google Chrome’s address bar.

Also, we do not need to sign in for now. We can go now directly to the next step: downloading the FRP Bypass app from hardreset.info.

Annotated screenshot with instructions on how to go hardreset.info in order to download the application for unlocking BLU verification lock

Step 3 – Downloading the FRV bypass app

From the open Chrome browser from the last step above, tap on the browser’s address bar. A screen similar to the screenshot below should appear.

First, type “hardreset.info” on the address bar. Then, click the hardreset.info link.

Screenshot picture illustrating how to go to the website of hardreset.info in order to download FRP Bypass app for removing BLU verification lock

Right after tapping the hardreset.info link, you should see the main page of the website. On the right side of the site’s title is a hamburger menu, or options menu. Tap on the hamburger menu icon.

Screenshot of the main page of hardreset.info

Tapping on the site’s hamburger menu icon opens a menu as shown in the screenshot below. Select the item Download by tapping on the item.

Screenshot showing how to go to the download page of FRP Bypass app, the application for removing factory reset protection verification lock

The following screenshot is the hardreset.info’s download page.

The download page for the FRP Bypass app

Scroll up the page and look for the search box.

Screenshot showing the search box for finding the correct version of FRP Bypass app

On the search box, first, type the word “android 8”. Then, tap on the green SEARCH button.

Screenshot showing how to search for android 8 version of the FRP Bypass app

After tapping on the SEARCH button, the result should show the FRP Bypass app. Tap on the green Download button.

Picture showing the search result for the FRP Bypass app

After tapping on the Download button, the app does not download immediately. Instead, another screen shows up detailing the app’s features and specifications. Scroll the screen up to find the new Download button. To start the file download, tap on the Download button again.

Screenshot for the actual download button for downloading the FRP Bypass application

A message appears saying “Chrome needs storage access to download files”. Tap CONTINUE.

A message indicating that a permission to access the storage device is needed in order to download the FRP bypass app to used for unlocking BLU verification lock

Next, a message asking permission to “Allow Chrome to access photos, media, and files on your device?” Tap Allow to grant Chrome the permission.

Another message but this time asking permission to access photos, media, and files on the phone

Another message asks for confirmation to download the file of FRP bypass app. Confirm by tapping on the Download button.

A screenshot of the message showing the details of the file to be downloaded

Then, another warning message that the file to be downloaded may be harmful. Tap on the blue OK button to start downloading the file.

Important Note:

Do not be afraid that the file may be harmful. It is true that we will be installing and running a possibly harmful application. But once the phone is unlocked, we will do another factory reset. As a result, we will have a fresh installation with the FRP bypass app eventually removed from the system.

A warning message that the downloaded file may be harmful

When a message pops up saying the file has been downloaded, tap on the OPEN link.

A screenshot picture of the message that the FRP bypass app was successfully download

Step 4 – Installing the FRP Bypass app

By default, an Android phone only installs apps coming from the Google Play Store. Therefore, when we try to install the FRP Bypass app, we get a message saying that the phone is not allowed to install the unknown app. However, we can change the phone’s settings to allow us to install the FRP bypass app. So, in the next screen, as illustrated by the screenshot below, tap on SETTINGS.

Screenshot of a message that the phone is not allowed to install unknown apps

In the Install unknown apps screen, tap on the text Allow from this source. You should see the switch flip from the left side to the right side. Also, the switch color should change from gray to green. Then, tap on the triangular BACK button at the bottom of the screen.

A screenshot detailing how to change the phone's setting to allow the installation of unknown apps

After tapping on the BACK button, we get another message warning us that the application FRP Bypass will be given access to our phone’s SD card. Select or tap on INSTALL.

A warning message that the application to be installed will get access to the phone's SD card

At last, we get the confirmation that the FRP Bypass app has been successfully installed. Tap on the word OPEN and we will go to next phase: running the FRP Bypass application.

A confirmation message that the FRP Bypass app was successfully installed paving the way for the unlocking of BLU verification lock

Step 5 – Running the FRP Bypass Application (unlock BLU verification after reset)

Selecting OPEN on the last step above, you should see the main screen of the running FRP Bypass app.

We need to install the Google Account Manager APK. To do this, tap on the button on the right side labelled “Google Account Manager APK”. Refer to the screenshot below.

Screenshot image of the main screen of FRP ( factory reset protection) bypass app for removing lock on BLU verification

On the next screen, Choose Android Version, select FOR VERSION 6.0.

FRP bypass app asking the user to choose the version to be used for unlocking the verification lock

In the security message that pops up, select SETTINGS.

A screenshot of a message from FRP Bypass app showing that the phone is not allowed to install unknown apps

In the Install unknown apps screen, first tap on the on/off switch labelled Allow from this source. Turning the switch on will flip the switch to the right. Additionally, the switch color changes from gray to green. Then, tap the triangular BACK button. You may refer to the screenshot illustration below.

A screenshot illustrating how to change the setting to allow FRP bypass app to install in order to unlock BLU verification lock after being reset to factory settings

Step 5 Continuation

After tapping on the BACK button, a final message will indicate that the Google Account Manager APK that is about to be installed does not require any special access permission. Tap on INSTALL to begin the installation process.

Installation of the Google Account Manager of the FRP bypass app to enable the adding of a Google account thereby removing the lock on BLU verification

Finally, we get a message confirming the successful installation of the Google Account Manager. Tap on the DONE button.

Screenshot showing that Google Account Manager application was installed successfully

Now, you should be back to the main screen of the FRP Bypass app. This time, tap on the first button, the ByPass FRP button.

Illustrated screenshot showing how to start the Bypass FRP portion of the FRP Bypass app

Bypass FRP will ask you to choose a bypass method. Select BROWSER SIGN IN.

Image showing how to select the correct method for bypassing the BLU verification lock after reset to factory settings

On the next screen, FRP Bypass is asking for a password. Since we want to use a new Google account, tap on the vertical ellipsis on the top-right side of the screen.

Picture annotated on how to open the options menu of Bypass FRP app

Then tap on Browser sign-in.

The screen showing the correct method for unlocking a BLU verification after reset to factory settings

A message is displayed explaining that if you sign in, you are bound with the Google Terms of Service (TOS) for its different services. Tap on OK.

Screenshot of agreement with Google Services Terms of Service (TOS)

After agreeing to Google’s TOS, you are presented with a Sign in screen. First, enter a valid Gmail account. Then, tap on the Next button.

Screenshot of the Google sign in screen for entering the email account to be used for unlocking BLU verification lock

When you get into the Google Welcome screen, type in your email password. Then, tap on the Next button.

Image of screen for entering the password for the email account to be used for removing factory reset protection of the phone

When you successfully sign in to your Google account, ByPass FRP returns you to the main screen of FRP Bypass app. At this point, you have succeeded in downloading, installing, and running the FRP Bypass application.

Screenshot of the final screen of FRP bypass app after setup and installation

Step 6 – Reboot and set up the unlocked phone

Now, it’s time to reboot. Press the power switch at the side of the phone and select Reboot.

In the starting screen, select your language and tap on the yellow START button.

Screenshot of the starting screen after unlocking BLU verification lock after reset to factory settings

When the About your privacy screen shows up, tap on ACCEPT AND CONTINUE.

The privacy screen after a successful unlocking of BLU verification lock

In the Copy apps & data screen, select Set up as new.

Image of Copy apps & data screen showing how to set up the phone after a successful unlocking of BLU verification lock after reset to factory settings

Take note of the next screen. It says Account added followed by the email address that we provided to FRP Bypass app prior to the phone’s rebooting. Also, take a look at the top leftmost part of the screen. The previously ever-present LOCK ICON disappeared. The phone has been UNLOCKED!!! This must be the work of the FRP Bypass app. Tap on NEXT button.

Screenshot image of the phone's screen showing a successful unlocking of BLU verification lock as manifested by the disappearance of the lock icon

Now, we are at the Protect your phone screen. You may enter a PIN, password, or a pattern but I suggest that you select Not now. The reason is that this is just a temporary installation. We will do another factory reset once the phone has been successfully unlocked. As a result, everything that we set up here now will eventually be erased.

Screenshot of the Protect your phone screen for setting up a pattern, PIN, or password after a successful unlock of BLU verification lock

On the Skip screen lock? message, select SKIP ANYWAY.

Skip screen lock question after skipping the security setup of an unlocked BLU smartphone

Answer NO THANKS on the next screen about Meet your Google Assistant.

Meet your Google Assistant screen after a BLU verification lock was removed

On the Google Services screen, scroll up to view the bottom part of the screen. Tap on the ACCEPT button once it shows up.

Google Services Privacy Policy on a BLU smartphone after it was unlocked using FRP bypass app

On the question, Anything else?, I would say NO THANKS.

Screenshot of BLU phone's screen asking for additional email account

On the Keep me up to date screen, tap NEXT.

A screenshot of the Privacy Policy of an unlocked BLU verification

Again, in the Be the first to know screen, tap on NEXT.

Screenshot of BLU phone's screen during setup asking for subscription to VIP newsletter

Finally, we have the home screen of an unlocked BLU smartphone.

The home screen of a BLU smartphone after a successful unlock of BLU verification after reset to factory settings

Step 7 – Reset the phone to Factory Settings

The final step to unlock BLU verification after reset to factory settings is to perform a new reset to factory settings. This is a necessary step to make sure we have a new and fresh installation. The final step will remove the FRP Bypass app that we downloaded, installed, and subsequently ran.

To perform a new factory settings reset, go to Settings/System/Reset options/Erase all data (factory reset). Then tap on the RESET PHONE button. Lastly, tap the ERASE EVERYTHING button.

When the phone restarts, you will have a totally unlocked phone, ready for a new and fresh installation.

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