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On my CM9 / ICS 4.0 phone, if I incorrectly enter the drawn pattern five times in a row, it locks itself for 30 seconds. I can't enter any more passwords, but I can click a "forgot my password" button and enter my Google Account password.

On my rooted 4.0.3 tablet running a custom ROM, my lock screen is set with a numeric PIN. If I input it incorrectly five times or more, it locks itself and I can't enter any more passwords.

I'm not offered the option to enter my google account password to bypass this, although I have configured a Google account on the device.

I want to activate the "I forgot" button in order to enter my Google Account credentials. Is it possible?

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You might also want to check Cannot unlock tablet as have no internet connection? for alternatives. –  Izzy Jan 28 '13 at 20:18
    
Favorited, but does not apply to my case: it does not ask me for credentials, and there is no "I forgot" button. –  That Brazilian Guy Jan 28 '13 at 22:59
    
Understood. I just thought in case that would lock you out, it would be nice to have some solutions at hand. –  Izzy Jan 28 '13 at 23:07
    
Sorry @Izzy, I truly appreciate the effor of a great and active member! I had even upvoted your linked answer. Sorry if I sounded rude... =/ –  That Brazilian Guy Jan 28 '13 at 23:12
    
Unfortunately, for my case, apparently there's only the ADB option. I better NEVER forget my password, then. :( –  That Brazilian Guy Jan 28 '13 at 23:12

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It will not show if gapps aren't installed on the tablet (some more obscure brands don't come with gapps).

If gapps are installed, then try and enter it incorrectly 20+ times. This will lock you out. You will only see the enter google details screen if the device has gapps (Google Play, Gmail etc).

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20 times? Why is it 5 on my phone? –  That Brazilian Guy Jan 28 '13 at 17:57
    
@ruda.almeida It's the different UI's. TabletUI must have changed to remove the reset password button. –  Liam W Jan 28 '13 at 17:59
    
1. What is "TabletUI"? Never heard of it. –  That Brazilian Guy Jan 28 '13 at 22:48
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2. I Have typed the incorrect code 20 times. It says "you have typed your PIN incorrectly NNN times, and every 5 times it locks itself for 30 seconds and tell me to wait. Nothing different happened on the 20th time. –  That Brazilian Guy Jan 28 '13 at 22:50
    
@ruda.almeida Do you have gapps on the tablet? –  Liam W Jan 29 '13 at 12:57

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