There are many instances where you will need to create several Google accounts for legitimate reasons, in such scenarios Google’s mobile verification can be an annoying hindrance.
To avoid Google’s mobile verification you need to cloak your IP to a LDC country. Reason being, not everyone in LDC countries have access to mobile phones therefore it would be silly of Google to ask for mobile verification should the account creation request originate from such destinations. Of course there would be some alternative spam fighting measures in place but for now the method explained below would do the job.
For the purpose of this blog post I will use an open transparent IP based in Thailand. I personally use Chrome but you can use this method with any browser although some browsers might have a slightly different way of configuring proxy settings. Chrome uses the same connection and proxy settings as Windows. Changing these settings affects Google Chrome as well as Internet Explorer and other Windows programs.
To set up or change proxy settings, follow these steps:
- Click the Tools menu.
- Select Options.
- Click the Under the Hood tab.
- In the “Network” section, click Change proxy settings . This should open the Internet Properties dialog where you can adjust your network settings
In the Internet Properties dialog box, you need to the following:
- Click LAN Settings.
- Under Proxy server, click to select the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.
- In the Address box, type the IP address of the proxy server in our case we are using a Thailand based IP (18.104.22.168)
- In the Port box, type the port number that is used by the proxy server for client connections in our case it is 3128 however by default it is 8080.
- You can click to select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box if you do not want the proxy server computer to be used when you connect to a computer on the local network.
- Click OK to close the LAN Settings dialog box.
- Click OK again to close the Internet Options dialog box.
Now you need to check whether proxy is configured properly or not. To do this you need to use Lagado Proxy Test which is a very reliable little tool for testing proxy. If things are setup properly you will see the following:
This request appears to have come via a proxy.
The proxy host has ip address 22.214.171.124
The proxy server has announced itself as 1.1 localhost (squid/3.0.STABLE19)
The proxy informs us that the client host ip address was 194.XX.XXX.XX
As you can see above, the proxy host address is set to 202.292.58.33 which is the open transparent proxy based in Thailand we used in our settings. You can now go ahead and create Google accounts without having to go through the mobile verification process.
Below is a quick screen shot which indicates that Google automatically locates the originating request to Thailand.
This should work for a number of accounts, but if you go crazy with it then obviously some other spam fighting measure will kick in and rightly so! For the purpose of this post I have used Xroxy to find an open transparent proxy.