I tried to repurpose my deceased father's old phone into an audiobook player. I discovered Android's Factory Reset Protection in the process. How do you Android users put up with this? (I know how, you just buy a new phone.) Another phone going into e-waste...


I understand the security reasoning for the feature. I just also understand that cooling the secondary market with uncertainty about used phones is likely a stronger motivator for the feature than reducing theft.

@kyle I have my grandfathers iPhone. I don't have the pin, so I think that it's bin bound!

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