So it is not surprising that new Android devices and updates now include features like the automatic scanning of apps, Google Play protection or the Factory Reset Protection lock in a bid to make them more secure. FRP lock was designed to ensure that a stolen or misplaced phone cannot be wiped or factory reset as the device remains locked even when a new firmware is installed or it is boot into recovery. There have been numerous cases of stolen android phones being resold to unsuspecting buyers as all a thief needs to do is perform a factory reset on the device from the device settings or using the recovery mode and pop in a new SIM, and they have a new phone. However, when the Factory Reset Protection lock is activated on a device, that device cannot be used after a factory reset unless the user has your Google account login details ( Or you use Unlockjunky. To continue, sign in with a Google Account that was previously synced on this device. FRP lock is automatically activated when you set up a Google account, which is a necessary step when setting up a new Android device. In some cases, you may want to give away your android device or exchange it for a better one and you must deactivate the FRP lock before you can do this.