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I forgot my number password and I am unable to unlock my phone. I have tried looking things up online and the only solution I haven't tried is to perform a factory reset. I would prefer not to delete all of my data.

How do I reset/unlock my phone without knowing the password for the phone?

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The following steps may help you to reset the moto-g without loosing your data.

step 1: Unlock Motorola Moto G Bootloader

step 2: Root your phone with M-TOOL

step 3: install CWM(clockworkmod) recovery on your moto-g after rooting

step 4: choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu using your volume keys and enter recovery

step 5: then backup your moto-g using your volume keys and store it on sd card

step 6: reset your phone using recovery ,and restore the backup

  • Wouldn't unlocking bootloader reset the device? – Firelord Sep 5 '15 at 8:24

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