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Google phone can not be used after being factory reset

Interesting challenge for everyone this is actually a difficult one.   Has anyone worked with google phones lately?  They have added a feature that prevents phones from getting factory'ed without forcing a new factory restore to continue without entering googles old account information that was previously associated with the phone.   I guess its a new security feature that allows users to setup their account (personal or business related) using a password or pattern swipe to continue to login.  

Having said that we have a bunch of google phones that are "bricked" because even after the phone is factory'ed it still remembers the last account that was setup and will not let the phone setup be complete without entering the credentials of the last user.  

The impossible question is there any way to get around this so the phone can be recycled for someone else?
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Per phone (brand/model nr), there are usually exploits (though it's much easier to find for older phones). Sometimes as a last resort, fully rooting it is another option (which normally is a bit risky, but in your case, you have nothing to lose anyway).   
I've just done this with a new Pixel as a test and had no problem using the usual Droid menu  (Power/Volume up at boot) to wipe the phone.
Which model are you working with?
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Let me find out.
Motorola G6 and G7

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