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malikou

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Hello,
I bought a second-hand pixel 5, after using it for a few days I wanted to reset it and I ran into an mdm lock, is there a solution?
thanks in advance
 
Are you able to remove the MDM app?

Unfortunately, the ability to unlock the bootloader is set at ROM build time, so if you got a device that was sold to a particular enterprise, for example, they may have specified that ability to be disabled. That also may mean that the MDM app was baked into system, which means that a factory reset won't remove it.

Still....you can try rebooting to recovery and try to perform a factory reset there, although I suspect as I mentioned the MDM may actually be integral to the firmware.
 

malikou

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yeah the app is bakeday firmware as you said, there are a bypass trick for android 11 but yesterday i got the ota and i m stuck on set up screen with a google authentification and no workaround to bypass this cheat :(
 
yeah the app is bakeday firmware as you said, there are a bypass trick for android 11 but yesterday i got the ota and i m stuck on set up screen with a google authentification and no workaround to bypass this cheat :(
Sorry to hear that. That's why I'm very cautious about buying secondhand devices.
 
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Hi have similar problem with mdm on pixel 4. Any solution?
Please read this thread. If you buy an enterprise device, it will likely have an MDM app baked into the firmware that you cannot remove without root; unfortunately, root is not possible without unlocking the bootloader, and unlocking the bootloader is not possible if OEM unlocking is not allowed in the ROM.
 
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Motorih90

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Please read this thread. If you buy an enterprise device, it will likely have an MDM app baked into the firmware that you cannot remove without root; unfortunately, root is not possible without unlocking the bootloader, and unlocking the bootloader is not possible if OEM unlocking is not allowed in the ROM.
Yes. But, it works for Android 11
My phone was working
 

Motorih90

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What works? Your question isn't clear.

Again: If you bought an Enterprise device, it is likely that you will NOT be able to remove the MDM app or root the device - regardless of the Android version.
My phone with mdm was working good with "verizon cell unlock" method (via adb) on Android 11.
For Android 12 that method is not working
I searching for another solution.

Now I removed com.android.vending (play market). Without play market device working well, but...no market.
 
My phone with mdm was working good with "verizon cell unlock" method (via adb) on Android 11.
For Android 12 that method is not working
I searching for another solution.

Now I removed com.android.vending (play market). Without play market device working well, but...no market.
By "unlock" do you mean bootloader unlock, or carrier unlock?

I'm still not quite sure what you are asking.
 

Motorih90

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By "unlock" do you mean bootloader unlock, or carrier unlock?

I'm still not quite sure what you are asking.
MDM lock. Phone has "MobileIron" integration. When i connect to intternet - "Your device controls by admin, all data will be wiped in 2 hrs". Cell also unlocked. Bootloader inactive and locked.
But cell unlock method was working for it (with android 11). For android 12 - not
 
MDM lock. Phone has "MobileIron" integration. When i connect to intternet - "Your device controls by admin, all data will be wiped in 2 hrs". Cell also unlocked. Bootloader inactive and locked.
But cell unlock method was working for it (with android 11). For android 12 - not
It is an enterprise device - meaning, as I've pointed out, that the MDM app is integral with the firmware. This, coupled with the fact you cannot unlock the bootloader, severely limits what you can do with the device.

If you're specifically asking about carrier unlock to use it on a different carrier, that is a different topic that needs it own thread. Please do not hijack threads with off topic comments.
 

betacrypt

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I just bought a used Pixel 5 and encountered an MDM lock. Phone was functioning fine on A11 but after upgrading to A12, the following message pops up and won't let me continue using the device:

"Your device controls by admin, all data will be wiped in 2 hours".

Resetting my device doesn't help, the same error comes back during Android setup.

The good news is that after contacting the seller they assured me that they will contact the original enterprise owner and that MDM unlocking can easily be done remotely. Bad news is that I'm assuming even after MDM unlock the bootloader will remain locked since this device obviously didn't come from Google directly. But fingers crossed.
 
I just bought a used Pixel 5 and encountered an MDM lock. Phone was functioning fine on A11 but after upgrading to A12, the following message pops up and won't let me continue using the device:

"Your device controls by admin, all data will be wiped in 2 hours".

Resetting my device doesn't help, the same error comes back during Android setup.

The good news is that after contacting the seller they assured me that they will contact the original enterprise owner and that MDM unlocking can easily be done remotely. Bad news is that I'm assuming even after MDM unlock the bootloader will remain locked since this device obviously didn't come from Google directly. But fingers crossed.
Best of luck, this is why I don't ever recommend buying surplus enterprise devices for consumer use
 

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    Hi have similar problem with mdm on pixel 4. Any solution?
    Please read this thread. If you buy an enterprise device, it will likely have an MDM app baked into the firmware that you cannot remove without root; unfortunately, root is not possible without unlocking the bootloader, and unlocking the bootloader is not possible if OEM unlocking is not allowed in the ROM.
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    MDM meaning Mobile Device Manager?
    Go to Settings > Security > Device Admin Apps, and disable whatever is in there. If that agent was still present after a factory reset I would highly recommend flashing a factory image with the Android Flash Tool, after you've enabled developer options and USB debugging.
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    Will try and repport, ty for the reply
    Yeah it mean mobile device manager
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    yeah the app is bakeday firmware as you said, there are a bypass trick for android 11 but yesterday i got the ota and i m stuck on set up screen with a google authentification and no workaround to bypass this cheat :(
    Sorry to hear that. That's why I'm very cautious about buying secondhand devices.
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    Hi have similar problem with mdm on pixel 4. Any solution?
    Please read this thread. If you buy an enterprise device, it will likely have an MDM app baked into the firmware that you cannot remove without root; unfortunately, root is not possible without unlocking the bootloader, and unlocking the bootloader is not possible if OEM unlocking is not allowed in the ROM.