While I was out, someone attempted to guess my phone password. They couldn't guess it and now it displays the 'too many password attempts' screen, which needs to be unlocked with a google account. However, my google account is not working. I enter the username and password correctly, and have attempted to do so about 10 times. So why is it not unlocking? Do I need an internet connection to unlock it?

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You won't need an internet connection.

Also, when typing the username/email, make sure you have either @gmail.com or @googlemail.com at the end, depending on what it was when you added the account.

If you didn't add anything, the default for android <= 2.3 is @googlemail.com

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    This is probably a stupid question, but how can it connect to the internet without being unlocked?
    – Drop
    Jan 22, 2012 at 17:28
  • Sorry - typo error. It doesn't actually connect to the internet. It checks the entered details with the details entered on the device. It does however, connect to the internet sometimes to confirm the password.
    – Liam W
    Jan 22, 2012 at 18:09
  • No password with the @googlemail.com account?
    – Drop
    Jan 22, 2012 at 20:53
  • Actually, the whole point of the question is to circumvent this password screen. If this is not possible, please say.
    – Drop
    Jan 23, 2012 at 7:59
  • The only way would be to wipe it - recovery or otherwise. If you do not have recovery, it would be impossible.
    – Liam W
    Jan 23, 2012 at 16:55

Go Here and sign in with your google account: https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

Lock it from the WEB and then use that password to open you device - I just did it on my son's and we saved everything! I thought I was going to have to wipe it, but didn't. Good luck

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