Thanks for your time. I have a huawei phone which isn't rooted and USB debugging isn't enabled. Furthermore, I am locked out. Please suggest any remedy. I have searched out the whole internet but there isn't any solution, as far as I know. And if there is No possibility please suggest me how to access my data by any mean. Even if it's post hard-reset recovery. Please Help! Thanks!

Edit 1: Actually I handed over 2 phones to my employees. They gave me a loss of 42000$ and I have recovered 2 phones from them. I didn’t recover any cash but these two phones which can give me a lead to what they were actually up to. As I am from Pakistan, I don’t want to go into any legal process. So, that’s what I am looking for and I can spend money even to recover the data inside. –

So you can say I am not the owner but I would have asked it directly than it would be giving an outlook that I am a thief lol. So.... I am in a great need of the data inside that phone. Any sort of help that can give me access to full data will be highly appreciated. And I am willing to pay for that even. –

And thanks for staying there and spending the time to read all that long passages. Thanks again! –

  • Please elaborate on what you want
    – helper
    Commented Jun 15, 2019 at 12:43
  • We can't help you if we don't actually know the issue
    – unixandria
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 0:46
  • I am describing that the phones are locked that’s the whole issue. I am the owner of the phones and I gave them to my employees. They cheated me and gave me a set back of 48000$. I want to unlock the phone and read all the data inside. To get to know what they were up to! Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 13:30
  • Phones are locked. The google account inside one of the phone was mine. I locked it and now I can’t unlock it because I don’t know the passcode or pattern. Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 13:44
  • set a temporary screen lock password from google account, then unlock with this temporary password
    – alecxs
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 18:56

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Huawei has locked bootloader by default, no chance to boot custom recovery from fastboot = no way to break in and reset locksettings.db
(you can check the unlock status with fastboot oem device-info)

If you are the owner of the bonded google account and phone, you can connect it over wifi, or insert a SIM card (with disabled PIN) to accomplish mobile data connection. if you recently changed your Google account password, you need to wait at least 72 hours.

Unlock your Kitkat Android device

  • After you've tried to unlock your device multiple times, you'll see "Forgot pattern."
  • Tap Forgot pattern.
  • Enter the Google Account username and password
  • Reset your screen lock

Unlock your Android device using Android Device Manager (ADM)

  • On a computer, visit: google.com/android/devicemanager
  • Sign in using your Google login details
  • In the ADM interface, select the device
  • Select ‘Lock’
  • In the appearing window, enter a temporary password. You don’t have to enter a recovery message.
  • Now click ‘Lock’ again.
  • If it was successful, you should see a confirmation below the box with the buttons Ring, Lock and Erase.
  • On your phone you should now see a password field in which you should enter the temporary password. This should unlock your phone.
  • Now, before you go on with your life, go to your phone’s lock screen settings and disable the temporary password.

Android system recovery <3e> userdata_20160823_100259.backup

If your device has slot for external MicroSD Card or USB-OTG Support, is not encrypted, and has "backup user data" option enabled by default, you can create a backup from stock recovery. This backup files can be extracted with linux tools (google: "bckp2win")

Brute forcing a 4-digit PIN

If you are not the owner of the google account, the only way will be to bruteforce a 4 digit PIN with a Hak5 USB Rubber Ducky or Teensy microcontroller via USB-OTG Adapter. if it is a longer PIN or password, no chance!

  • source: trendblog.net/…
    – alecxs
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 13:16
  • One is huawei h60 -L01 Second is CHM-U01 Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 13:28
  • Nice answer @alecxs you cover most of methods that will work but need to execute them correctly.
    – K S Maan
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 13:47
  • there are more methods, but these are the easiest one. I recommend to check recovery mode and bootloader mode first. I will update other methods if we can be sure that backup functionality is not available and bootloader is locked
    – alecxs
    Commented Jun 16, 2019 at 16:59

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