I've read Recovering from forgotten lock pattern which states that there is an option to disable the lock using my Google account information. However I did not noticed such an option when I entered my password five times wrong. (Although there was also a 20s or 30s delay to complicate brute force attacks.) I use Android 4.0.3 on a Asus Transformer Prime TF201.

Would factory reset work?

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    Why do you think, factory reset may not work? It wipes out every custom configurations.. – user3303 Mar 22 '12 at 10:02
  • As the device is locked I did not know if I could employ a factory reset. I just guess that there is a key-combination like: volume down + power button or something similar.. I was not sure. – math Mar 22 '12 at 13:04
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    Yes.. you can factory reset from recovery mode. How to enter this mode varies as per devices. – user3303 Mar 22 '12 at 13:19
  • If you're just trying to remove the lock pattern then a factory reset would work, recovery mode is usually accessible by powering off the device and then pressing power+volume down until it boots into bootloader mode, from there up/down volume keys will get you to recovery where you can factory reset. but if you need access to the data that is behind the lock screen and you don't have root then you're practically out of luck unfortunately. – Timothy Langer Aug 8 '20 at 19:06

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