My phone was stolen recently, and I'm trying to use my wife's old S2 as a temporary replacement. She had a password screenlock, and she can't remember what it was. When I put in my new SIM, the screenlock is still there. Is there a way to get around it?

  • was usb debugging turned on in the developer options? edit: is the phone connected to the internet – dhaval.s Mar 27 '15 at 12:50
  • The phone is connected to the internet. I don't know if usb debugging was turned on, sorry. – Vorgex Mar 27 '15 at 12:56
  • then just try attempting to unlock it. After 30 tries, it will have an option to enter email id and password (Google one) – dhaval.s Mar 27 '15 at 12:58
  • I am currently at 40 tries without any option to enter email id and password. Every 5 attempts it forces me to wait for 30 sec, that's all. – Vorgex Mar 27 '15 at 13:08
  • Have you checked with our locked-out tag-wiki already? Contains a lot of pointers. – Izzy Mar 27 '15 at 13:14

This might work:

  • From your computer, open Play Store:Android Device Manager.
  • Log in from the same Google ID which you used to set up your phone.
  • Click on Install and select the locked phone. In few minutes, your Android Device Manager will be installed on your phone.
  • Now open Android Device Manager with your computer.
  • There will be a button named Lock. Click that and set up a custom password and finish by clicking Lock.
  • The screen lock will be replaced by the custom password you just set up.
  • Voila! Use the password and unlock your phone!

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