1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Bought a phone at flee market and didn't realize it had a pin code to open it. How do I get it to reset or get through this?
    09-22-2019 04:32 AM
  2. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Unfortunately you can't, if you could phones wouldn't be secure.

    You can do a factory reset on it, but since it still has the pin code it's almost 100% guaranteed to be tied to a Google Account so Factory Reset Protection will kick in and require the Google account and password the phone is locked to.

    Possibility the phone was stolen. Usually anyone who deals with used phones won't buy them unless they were properly reset since this Factory Reset Protection has existed for over 5 years and renders the phone useless.

    Your best bet it to try and return the phone.
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    09-22-2019 04:41 AM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    Bought a phone at flee market
    Mistake. It's asking for trouble, and indeed you've got it.
    09-22-2019 06:58 AM
  4. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Flee market? I think you mean flea market but on second thoughts you should have fled
    09-22-2019 10:22 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Bought a phone at flee market and didn't realize it had a pin code to open it. How do I get it to reset or get through this?
    You can register here if you have more questions
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    09-22-2019 10:35 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Bring it to your local police department and tell them your story. Perhaps they can check for reports of a lost or stolen phone.
    09-22-2019 07:42 PM

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