Originally Posted by Artimis
Does anyone know if this is still an issue on 35B?
as far as the incorrect password too many times, i dont know, but doubt they changed that.
however, there were security upgrades to the 5.1 base from google.
now, if you factory reset with a gmail still on the phone, you must enter the correct password for that email, or you cant use or setup the phone.
so, no, it is no longer possible for someone to take your phone, then wipe it and use it without the gmail password that was attached previously.
what you have to do, say if you want to sell the phone, is remove all your emails BEFORE factory reseting, then the phone is no longer locked to the email, and someone else can set it up without password.
before someone says, "you can just flash the 35b kdz and bypass it" no you cant
, the security is not some file that can be cleaned off. its encoded into the software, and requires communication with googles servers to disable with the password mentioned above.
there is a way to defeat the new security, for now, but as people buy new phones from this point on, there will be no way to defeat this security.
and, no, i will not say how to defeat it currently. its not widely known, and not usual that someone would need to know how to do it.